Making improvements to your home can make a big difference, not only to the way it looks, but also the way in which you may use a room and enjoy it. Speaking from experience, I know this to be true. Redecorating the room and moving things around we found that not only could we make a good office in there but also put in a sofa bed for when guests stayed over.
Getting ideas for colours and how to carry out certain things from the internet and even apps on the iPhone and the Nexus, it has spurred me on to do more around the rest of the home; so I am going to share my top 5 with you.
1. Home Improvement Tips
This app is really good to give you lots of tips, and the images to go with it really help also. Most popular topics are on simple things like garbage disposal, cleaning stains off carpets to more complex things like installing kitchen cabinets and plastic upvc cladding.
2. Home improvement and Repair Tips
A great app that also explains the importance of being prepared for a DIY job and to take into account all safety aspects. There are some good tips about basic tools to have in the home, for emergency repairs, and then there is the tips and guides to completing a whole host of various tasks.
3. Home Improver Pro
Developer: Egghead Design
There is a free lite version of this app, but I found that it was worth spending the couple of pounds to upgrade to the pro for better features. This app helps you to estimate what you are going to need for a project, what it is going to cost you, how long it will take and of course how to get it done. Simply enter in the measurements for the job and it calculates it all for you.
4. NestPix for Home Design, DIY and Home Improvement
Developer: Happy Olive Media
The best thing about this app, is that I can keep track of my own projects; you can take pictures of your progress so you can see how far you have come. You can also share these with other DIYers to give them inspiration, or check out theirs to help you. This is a good way to communicate with like minded people and is a good little community where you can ask for and give advice on certain tasks. There is also tips that you can look up too.
5. Screwfix Catalogue
Platform: IOS and Android
Developer: Screwfix Direct Limited
Knowing what materials you need to do the job is important, and with this app, you can see all the items that Screwfix has to offer, and their prices. These can then be ordered online or picked up in store; you can also find your nearest store in the app too. There are videos available for most of the products so you can see how they work and whether it is going to be the best thing for the job you are undertaking.