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DIY stands for do it yourself, so if you’re one of those guys who prefer to do things themselves, especially when renovating a house or decorating a garden, then you’ll need guidance to put everything in place. And the best ideas come from experts, friends or… the internet! Today, we’ll talk about a few smartphone apps that will get you out of trouble in no time.

Do It Yourself

This application is perfect for craftmen who make calculations in everyday life, it’s easy to handle and it creates and saves room dimensions for measurements, which will be reused in different calculations – for wall paint or floor tiles. Also, it’s capable of calculating the quantity of required materials for different tasks and after offering a preview of results, it allows users to send their plans to other devices.

Houzz Interior Design Ideas

Want to redecorate your home, but you lack inspiration? This application will provide you over ten million high resolution photos taken in various parts of the world. So, if you’re interested in exterior or interior design ideas, you’ll be able to browse by style, room and location, then when you pick your favorite photo, you can save it or share it. You will also have the possibility to design your dream house using Sketch feature.

ColorSmart by BEHR® Mobile

Choosing the right color or combinations of colors for your room or for the exterior of your house is always difficult. Thankfully, there’s an application that will preview colors within generic room images and then it will calculate the quantity of the paint you’ll apply to your walls. Its library includes over 2500 colors (including BEHR MARQUEE, PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA and PREMIUM PLUS color collections) and after you’ll decide which color is best for your home, the Store Locator feature will direct you to the closest The Home Depot, where you’ll find everything you’ll need.

The Woodshop Widget

This application is ideal for construction/contracting projects, as it provides DIYers a rich collection of wood-related utilities (ranging from board volume calculation, squareness testing etc.) and it uses two main systems for measuring distances: Imperial and Metric.

HomeAdvisor Mobile

If you don’t know how to fix leaky pipes and joints, or to install new electrical components or to repair existing electrical infrastructure, then you will need a professional. It will be easy to find one using HomeAdvisor Mobile app, which has have a nationwide network of nearly 100,000 professionals specialized in over 500 home projects.