Apps and app technology is so popular these days that even Windows has made an attempt to utilize that technology. Potential customers can use apps for everything from getting surf information to selecting a bistro for brunch. Room design apps help people view rooms in their offices or homes with different furniture arrangements, color schemes, and lighting solutions. Most apps are free, and others cost practically nothing, especially when you consider the amount of money you save on purchases. Face it, most people have bought the wrong color paint at least once in their lifetime. With that in mind, here are some room design apps that will revolutionize the way you look at your home or office.
HOUZZ is a big online presence for homeowners and homebuilders. Builders clamor to get their houses featured on HOUZZ. This site’s room design app gives you great ideas for each room of the house, from the home office to kids rooms, the bathroom, kitchen, and other rooms. You can also get great ideas for your workplace. You can even get good ideas on the effective use of office plants for guiding traffic and creating a welcoming atmosphere. HOUZZ will tell you where to get the items featured on its site.
This cool tool is actually a tool you can use on the work site. This app turns your handheld device into a level, a ruler, a plumb bob, and a protractor. This is great for using your smartphone for measuring surface area to order wall coverings and flooring, for hanging pictures and shelves straight, and for getting those door frames straight up and down.
Handy Man DIY
With Handy Man DIY, you get an app that will take the dimensions you enter for your office. Then, you can rearrange the furniture in the app, getting ideas for where each piece will fit and how it looks. You get a good idea of what your office or home will look like with each layout. You can even enter in the position of things like office plants and wall hangings to get an overall picture.
Home Design 3D
You can build your house from foundation to roof with Home Design 3D. You can choose a floor plan and draw the rooms the way you want them. You can even select the thickness of the walls (can you say “hidden room”) and adjust the height of the ceilings to your taste – the app will adjust the roof accordingly. From there, you can even chose the types of windows you want, as well as paint colors, wallpaper, flooring, and doors. Choose your light fixtures, too. When you are done with your design, you can take a 3D tour of your new home or office. Add furniture, and change the design, too.
Benjamin Moore Color Capture
Benjamin Moore Color Capture will allow you to take a picture of a color you really like and match it with their line of paints. They also recommend coordinating colors.