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Home Renovations? There's an App for That
Thursday, August 13, 2009

Actually, there are several apps for that. If you are an iPhone owner and happen to be in the throes of a remodel – or even a minor home decorating project – there are several downloadable applications that can make your life easier. If you're not an iPhone owner, just marvel at modern technology as you read about these:

Home Sizer
Ever get to the store and wonder if the couch/bookshelf/area rug you're ogling will actually fit? Get to know your square footage a little bit better. This app allows you to enter the dimensions and name of each room or area (countertop space, for example) while it calculates the area of the rooms and the cumulative usable square footage. There’s a notes field for each room so you can keep track of room by room ideas or to do’s.


Raisix ColorMatch
Wonder what color pillows will look best with your couch? Which trim might look best with your exterior paint? Raisix ColorMatch “inspires the perfect match for any color you can create, find, or snap a picture of.” More matching, fewer returns.

DIY Home Improvement

The generalist of DIY apps. This one will helps you save time and money through a smorgasbord of instructional tips on how to fix things around the house.

Builder Dan’s Toolbox
Not for the faint of heart nor the amateur tinkerer. But we know more than one super-duper DIY enthusiast who would appreciate an app that helps with floor joist spans, footing sizes, and lam floor beams. If those terms are familiar to you, Builder Dan may be your new best friend.

Eden Garden Designer
Plant a garden from your couch? Sort of. The Eden Garden Designer lets you create and share beautiful virual gardens on your iPhone – in other words, it allows you to experiment with your landscaping before doing the hard labor. It includes a robust plant library where plants are searchable by name, height zone, color, blooming season, sun exposure and type.



iHandy Level
You may have seen this one in an iPhone commercial, but still, how cool is this? An actual (accurate) level on your phone. Now if your art isn’t hung straight you've no one to blame.



All apps available in the Apple itunes store.

[image Raisix app]


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