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The best home improvement and design studio apps out there

Have you been planning on doing some home improvements but just haven’t gotten around to it? Maybe the idea of shelling out money to a contractor has kept you from moving forward.

Don’t give up on creating your dream home. Instead, turn to technology for a helping hand.

There are apps out there that can assist you with many home improvement projects. Let’s take a look at three of them now.

iHandy Carpenter

The iHandy Carpenter app gives you these five professional tools right on your gadget:

  • Plumb bob – the easiest way for you to verify the verticality of lines or walls.
  • Surface level – this tool helps you level any flat surface.
  • Bubble level bar
  • Steel protractor – measure angles from 0 to 180 degrees.
  • Steel ruler – supports both inches and centimeters. By swiping left and right, the ruler is capable of measuring things much longer than your phone.

Once calibrated, the plumb bob, surface level and level bar can also be used as an inclinometer/clinometer by reading the angles on the screen. The iHandy Carpenter app is available for $1.99 on both iOS and Android.

Click here to download for iOS. Click here to download for Android.

Houzz Interior Design Ideas

The Houzz Interior Design Ideas app is great for improving and designing your home. Whether you’re building, remodeling or decorating, Houzz has you covered.

You can browse more than 9 million high-resolution photos of home interiors and exteriors. Choose by style, location or room, such as kitchen or bathroom. Save and share pictures with family and friends.

The app lets you connect with over a million home improvement professionals, from architects and interior designers to builders and more. Use the Sketch feature to add notes and draw directly on photos from Houzz.

The Houzz app is available for free on both iOS and Android. Click here to download for iOS. Click here to download for Android.

ColorSnap Visualizer

Capture color inspiration on the go with ColorSnap Visualizer from Sherwin-Williams. The app matches images you take with your smartphone with paints available at Sherwin-Williams stores.

This will easily help you come up with the perfect color scheme for your dream home. You’ll get detailed color information along with coordinating colors.

The ColorSnap Visualizer app is free and available for both iOS and Android gadgets. Click here to download the app for iOS. Click here to download the app for Android.

Protect your home with SimpliSafe

Now that you have created your dream home, you’re going to want to keep it protected. Our sponsor SimpliSafe can help. SimpliSafe offers a no-contract system that installs in 15 minutes without drilling.

The sensors are linked wirelessly so you can put them anywhere and don’t have to run cables. This is perfect for protecting your dream home without messing with the decor.

SimpliSafe uses cellular to signal the monitoring service for help, so there are no phone lines for burglars to cut. Police will arrive no matter what. Plus, it has a loud 85dB siren in the base station, with the option for a second 105dB siren, which will drive off most burglars.

SimpliSafe offers door and window sensors and pet-friendly motion sensors for security. It also has sensors for freeze, flood, carbon monoxide and smoke, so you can protect your home against more than intruders. You also get a panic button so you can trigger the button yourself if needed.

SimpliSafe is the easy, no-contract way to protect your family and your home. Get it today and as a Kim Komando listener, you can get a special deal. Click here to get FREE shipping on your order, and a FREE keychain remote!

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