10 Apps That Make Your Home Remodeling Planning Easier

Professional Home Improvement, Inc

Innovative Ways To Home Remodeling

Want to make your home a more beautiful space to live in? You’re not alone. At Professional Home Improvement, our Grand Rapids home remodelers look for the most innovative ways to facilitate the home remodeling process.

One of the great things about living in the 21st century is our access to technology. Over time, apps have become popular tools for people to complete tasks, even within the home remodeling industry. If you’re interested in improving your home living spaces, there’s no reason why you can’t take advantage of these remodeling apps to help you brainstorm for your next home remodel project.

At Professional Home Improvement, our home remodel contractors have hunted for the best apps to help you during the planning process. All of these apps are available through the iTunes store.

iHandy Carpenter

The iHandy Carpenter app bundles up several useful tools for the person looking to improve their home. By downloading the app, you can access five different measuring tools, including a surface level and plumb bob. You never have to go without an accurate measurement with the iHandy Carpenter app downloaded on your phone or tablet.


It’s a hassle to buy paint samples and paint swatches on your walls. With the TapPainter app, you don’t have to get off your couch. Simply take a photo of the room you wish to transform and choose a color to cover the walls or ceiling. TapPainter is a great painter’s tool because it is sensitive to lights and shadows, making your phone’s or tablet’s image look realistic.

RoomScan Pro

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have the exact dimension of the room you wanted to remodel without the hassle of using a tape measure? RoomScan’s technology allows you to capture your room’s dimensions by tapping your phone on the walls. Making blueprints has never been this easy!

Project Color™

Home Depot created Project Color to help homeowners visualize paint colors on their walls. The Project Color app is also useful for determining the right stain color for your patio deck or hardwood floors. Users have access to thousands of hues that can help them express their creative side.

My Measures

Are you interested in mapping out the dimension of space in your home? The My Measures app allows you to make annotations on photos of your space. This is especially useful for if you want to make notes for your remodeling contractor or if you are planning on making home improvements yourself.

ColorSnap® Visualizer

The Sherwin Williams Company has put together a great little app that can help you visualize their paint colors on your walls. An interesting feature is being able to grab colors from your favorite photos as potential paint colors. Simply snap a picture or pick your favorite from the Internet and the app will pick out wall colors that match paint swatches from the Sherwin Williams Company.

Lowe’s Home Improvement

Do you know the struggle of trying to navigate a warehouse-sized home improvement store? Lowe’s has createda map app for the inside of their stores, so you don’t have to wander around the lumber department when you really just wanted to check out their lighting options. These apps take the expedition feeling out of your next shopping trip.


MagicPlan is a helpful app that creates home floor plans based on the photos you take of your home. The app’s easy navigation makes it popular among iPhone and iPad users. Simply take pictures of your home for the app to generate a floor plan. You can also incorporate annotations into the home blueprint as needed.

Home Design 3D

Home Design 3D is an app that creates a detailed blueprint of your home. Within the blueprint, the app allows you to place furniture and tour it via 3D mode. This app is perfect for homeowners looking to expand their current living spaces or spruce up their existing rooms.


When you are first figuring out the kind of look you want for your home, Pinterest is a great online remodeling resource. The Pinterest app empowers you to collect all you find interesting during your Internet travels. You can even organize your ideas through boards for an easy way to store all your design inspiration.

If you are interested in our home remodel services, feel free to call our Grand Rapids remodeling contractors at 616-784-5700. At Professional Home Improvement, our home improvement professionals make it our mission to help clients realize the design potential in their homes.