A few months ago, my partner surprised me with a new cell phone – a Sony Ericsson Experia Arc which runs Andriod. Since then, I have spent a great deal of time searching the Andriod Marketplace for new apps. It is amazing what you can all do with a smart phone – the selection of apps is endless!
Here are a few of my favorite apps for home decor enthusiasts.
IKEA Catalog App – This free app puts the complete IKEA catalog at your fingertips. You can share your favorites with your friends on facebook, twitter or email and the app also includes a store locator. For IKEA fans – there are also apps available that allow you to search and view assembly instructions for your IKEA products.
Colorsmart by BEHR for Mobile – This is a great tool for anyone planning a renovation or painting project! You can test out color schemes in various room settings, share your results with your friends for feedback and browse BEHR color collections. You can take a photo and the app will help you find the paint color to match. A paint calculator is also included with this app.
Handy Construction Calculator: This app includes 27 different calculators. Quickly and easily calculator the supplies you will need for your project. Some of the 27 calculators include:
- Aggregate (Round/Rectangle)
- Board Lineal Foot
- Brick Block
- Circle Solver
- Concrete & Rebar (Round/Rect)
- Crown Molding
- Drop Ceiling
- GPS Measure (experimental)
- Rise Run Angle
- $ SqFt/LinFt Cost Estimator
- Drill Bit Speed/Hole Chart
Home Depot Canada App – Home Depot has an official app in the US but a Canadian version is not yet available. This app, made by a third party, allows you to browse the Home Depot catalog, special promotions and do it yourself videos. It also has a store locator feature.
Carpet One QR Scanner: This free app offered by Carpet One lets you scan QR codes with your Android phone. This comes in handy when you’d like to take advantage of the QR codes that are starting to become more common in home decor advertisements and product packaging.
3D Interior Room Design: This is a fun and useful app to help you visualize your new space. Design your space in 2D and then design in 3D. Includes paints, flooring, wallpaper, mouldings, windows, doors, curtains, fireplaces, artwork, brick, area rugs and more.
Do you have a home decor app on your phone that you absolutely can not do without? Leave a comment and let me know about it!