Since there seems to be an app for everything these days, we wanted to share our favorite DIY design apps. It’s so easy to simply download an app on your smartphone or tablet and have new projects at your fingertips. Let’s check out our favorite free DIY apps:
Brightnest takes you through a series of questions, asking you if there are children in your home, pets, a pool, garage, A/C, a furnace, etc… It then goes on to ask you what kind of tips you’d like to learn about for your home (savvy, clean, green, healthy, handy and/or creative). Depending on what you select for each option, the app then gives you different tips on each subject. For example, under creative, it shows me tips on how to get crafty with chalkboard paint – which is funny, because I’m kind of obsessed with chalkboard paint 😉 It also gave me some tips on how to use mason jars in different ways, and how to use cookie sheets in unique ways. This app is pretty cool and different than any other DIY design app we’ve come across. It’s pretty neat to go under each section and see what that days tips are. If you’re feeling green one day, just go under the green section to learn some tips on how to keep your home eco-friendly.
2. Benjamin Moore Color Capture
Love that color wall you just saw randomly at a store? Well, now you don’t need to be stuck guessing the name or exact shade of that color! Download the Benjamin Moore Color Capture app and snap a picture of that perfect color. You’ll then be matched with the best palette choice giving you the new paint color you love within seconds. Easy to use and comes in handy.
3. What the Font
Are you into making your own signs/paintings for your home? If so, then you’re just like me. I am a huge typography fan, and since I use different fonts on a daily basis, this app is right up my alley. Say you’re out and about and see an awesome sign hanging in a store, you NEED to know the name of that font they used. Take a quick picture of the font using What the Font, and it will give you the name of the exact font you’re looking for. If it can’t get the font exactly, it will come up with similar fonts. This is seriously cool. I’ve used this app numerous times – it really is great and definitely comes in handy for those who love typography and creating their own work.
Houzz is basically an interior design look book for your phone. They have so many different photos of every type of room for you to look at and get ideas for your next project. You have no idea how many times I find myself looking at pictures of different rooms on this app just planning out my next project. It’s crazy how many ideas you can get from one photo. Like that bookshelf you see in a picture? Save it to your look book and browse similar photos. It doesn’t get any better than that.
This app reminds me a bit of Pinterest, but is mainly for DIY craft lovers. Look through tons of photos to find inspiration for your next project. Discover new projects, save photos and share them to your friends via Facebook or Twitter. This app is bound to give you endless possibilities for DIY projects around the house.
6. iMetalBox Free
This awesome app comes with 7 useful tools for on the go DIYers. Flashlight, stopwatch, spirit level, surface level, battery, ruler and protractor. Wow. I actually used this app numerous times last week, including when I was hanging a painting on the wall I needed a leveler. Perfect! This app is so handy, you’re sure to find many reasons for needing it.
To see some more apps about DIY design, check out this article here.
Have a great week!