If you are a home owner and you’re looking to renovate your house, there are some great apps to help simplify the process and help you get things done faster and more efficiently.

In 2013, Americans forked out around $130 billion on projects involving home remodeling which is the highest amount since 2007, according the United States Census Bureau.

If you happen to be looking to remodel your Chicagoland home, the experts here at Apex Ext can help. You can use our professional advice and expertise in the areas of siding, door and window replacement, roofing, repairing and basically all of your home exterior needs. Aurora, Downers Grove, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, and Skokie are just a few of the areas we serve in the North Chicago area.

Here are some great apps that may also help you make your project simpler.

1. iHandy Carpenter App

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This design tool app is available for iphone and Android. The iHandy Carpenter App includes a ruler, 2 types of levels, plumb bob, and protractor. Now you don’t have to haul around all your different measuring tools. Cost is $1.99.

2. PhotoMeasures App

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This is a great app for simplifying your work and not losing your notes. It allows you to take a picture of the area you are measuring and draw your measurements and notes directly on the images. Completely brilliant. Available for both Android and iPhone from $4.99 to $6.99.

3. LikeThat Decor

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Take the guess work out of finding the correct type of decor or furniture with the new LikeThat Decor app. Just point your smart phone at the pattern or furniture that you like to search complementary items that may match for your home. This is a free app.

4. Handy Man DIY

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Do you ever wish you had someone to help you figure out how much carpet or paint you will need? This Handy Man DIY app can help you calculate your rooms square footage, dimensions and even improvement costs. It includes tutorials and task / shopping lists. It is free for Android, and $1.99 for iPhone.

5. Houzz

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This is a free app available for Android and iPhone which allows you to search for design ideas by inputting terms to describe the item. You can see how other people have used similar pieces. This app connects you to a community of local architects and designers.


Last Updated on April 16, 2017 by


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