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15 Stellar Renovation and Design Apps

confident technician connecting with a digital tablet and using interior design appsIf you are embarking on home renovation and design projects, don’t start until you check out this list of stellar apps created specifically to assist you with every part of the process. The editors at have rounded up 15 standouts for design, decor, and expert help. They are available on iOS and/or Android, and many are free to download. Ready to take a look? Here you go:

  1. Home Design 3D—Test out possible furniture in your abode and more, all in one free app. Special note, some features like saving designs and 3D-viewing require upgrades.
    Free: iOSAndroid
  2. Roomscan Pro—Create a new floor plan just by touching your phone to each wall.
    iOS ($4.99)
  3. MagicPlan—Create a floor plan using images of a specific room.
    Free: iOSAndroid
  4. Photo Measures—Save measurements directly on your own photos. Now, that’s handy!
    iOS ($6.99), Android ($4.99)
  5. Tap Painter—Visualize paint colors from major brands like Benjamin Moore, Behr, Sherwin Williams, and more on your own interior spaces. Even the 2017 color of the year, Poised Taupe!
    iOS ($2.99)
  6. Houzz Interior Design Ideas—This app will give you access to more than 10 million high-res photos of design ideas. There’s also new features like “View in My Room” where you can virtually try out more than 1.8 million products in your own home, and “Sketch,” which allows you to add products, notes, and collaborators to photos on
    Free: iOSAndroid
  7. Rooomy—Browse professionally staged homes and virtually decorate your own rooms while finding purchase info for products featured, all right in the app.
    iOS (free)
  8. Homestyler Interior Design—Try out wall colors, decor, and furniture virtually from real brands all in one app.
    Free: iOSAndroid
  9. Pinterest—Discover and organize design and decor ideas including those found on
    Free: iOSAndroid
  10. Chairish—Buy or sell pre-loved home decor, vintage furniture, art, and more.
  11. Zillow Digs—Check out thousands of interior design ideas along with project estimates.
  12. HomeAdvisor—Discover and compare contractors in your area and receive instant bookings.
    Free: iOSAndroid
  13. Smith: Home Remodel, Improvement & Repairs—Get multiple bids from pre-screened contractors within 24 hours.
    Free: iOS, Android
  14. Ask Porch—Receive instant home and garden advice from real humans.
    Free: iOS, Android
  15. Thumbtack—Get recommendations on contractors for all sorts of home-related jobs.
    iOS (free)

If you’re inspired to do it yourself, check out this blog from MST with 120 easy and affordable DIY home improvement ideas to instantly add value to your home. Otherwise, ask your interior designer or contractor if they currently utilize any of the home renovation and design apps outlined above to make sure you are both on the same page when it comes to your home project. There’s no Cristal Clarke app — yet – but you can certainly bookmark my website for quick access. If you’re thinking about moving to Montecito, Hope Ranch or any of Santa Barbara’s upscale communities, or are considering selling your home here, just pull up my site and call me at 805.886.9378 or email me at

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