How a smartphone can help you build your dream home

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Designing the interior of the house is a very responsible business. Nowadays it will not be difficult to do design even for beginners. Special software for your smartphone will help you not only to visualize the rooms, make the floor plan, but also to calculate the cost of repair.

Many programs have ready-made templates for various objects in their arsenal. Therefore, this task will be not only simple for you, but also fascinating. The applications presented below will help you realize all your dreams in terms of building a house and its design inside.

1. MagicPlan

This app will help you calculate how much wallpaper or laminate you need to buy during repairs, as well as make an approximate map of the room. It uses a smartphone camera and an accelerometer built into the device. You just need to point your smartphone at all the walls of the room and place corner markers on the screen of the gadget. As a result, you will get a drawing of the room with all dimensions in one of a dozen graphic formats to choose from.


2. Home Design 3D

Before renovation or construction, it would be great to imagine what the appearance of your home will be like. The interior modeling app will create a detailed 3D floor plan with all the furniture items, using different materials and colors. Do not think that this will require you to draw and work with complex programs like AutoCAD. All the app’s features work for one trial hour. Then you will have to pay for the ability to save projects by purchasing the paid version of the app.

3. Construction calculator

Let’s say you have decided on the project of your new country house. The question is: how much will it cost you? The app already has a large library of building materials. Based on the given numbers, it will calculate how much brick or concrete, boards or insulation will be needed, and so on.

4. Smart tools

With this application, the smartphone becomes a measuring tool that is always at hand. It includes a ruler, level, compass, distance meter, magnifying glass, protractor – a total of 35 useful utilities. The radar function and the distance meter work well. They automatically calculate the speed and distance to the object when you point a smartphone camera at it.

5. Houzz

You can get inspiration for the interior of the house and its finishing by looking at the works of famous architects and designers. This app contains the best advice on home design. You will learn how to make the best repairs based on the available floor space and how to furnish your apartment without going out of budget. The app contains more than 8 million photos that are available in the catalog. You can search by room style or type — kitchen, bedroom, etc. The app also contains answers from experts from well-known design studios to the most pressing questions about repairs.

6. Homestyler Interior Design

You can imagine what the furniture will look like in your apartment without drawing the layout in a 3D editor. It is enough to take a photo of the room with a smartphone camera and, using this program with elements of augmented reality, insert furniture, chandeliers, mirrors, and much more into the photo. The app has a large library of 3D models of various real-life furniture. For each item, you can view information about the manufacturer. And with the help of the roller tool, you can apply the selected Wallpaper and floor covering to the walls and floor!

7. Kitchen designer

The kitchen is often limited in size, so a headset model must be approached responsibly. A dedicated Kitchen Designer application will help you do this. It contains a large number of typical kitchen modules: cabinets, tiles, cases – the size of which can be adjusted. Also, you can change their materials and color.

8. AutoCAD 360

Perhaps this is the most powerful app for planning on mobile platforms. It allows you to create and view drawings in DWG format. In it, plans of premises and houses are distributed. The app has all the tools for drawing and editing drawings, including layer management, adding annotations, and sizing.