8 APPS YOU SHOULD BE USING FOR YOUR HOME RENO

And they’re free!

Renovating. Love it or hate it – at some point during home ownership it’s bound to become a necessary undertaking. That’s not to say it has to be a chaotic one, though. Spend five minutes downloading these essential apps, and your renovation will quickly transform from mess to success!

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1. Dulux Colour
Struggling to find the perfect white-off-white for your walls? Found an incredible rich green on a café wall that would look perfect in your living room? This app has got you sorted. Their ‘Capture’ tool allows you to match any colour in their catalogue of over 4,500 colours. You can also visualise different colour options in your interior or exterior area – genius!

2. Pinterest
Unsure of where to start? The Pinterest app is inspiration 101. Browse through any genre or style you can think of and start creating mood boards according to room type or style. Be warned, it can be seriously addictive! Still lacking some inspo? Check out this blog from the archives on our top Instagram feeds to follow.

3. Compass App
This one is our favourite because it’s already in your phone! Swipe your ‘Compass’ app right for a free spirit level, perfect for making sure that your artwork is straight.

4. Room Planner
For those doing a full on renovation, this app is an absolute must! It allows you to create realistic floor plans and 3D models – visualising what the finished product will look like.

5. Hipages
No more endless phone calls and emails trying to get the best price for your plumbing. With Hipages you simply submit the job, get 3 quotes (free!), then compare and choose your favourite. Easy as.

6. Photo Measures
This is one clever app. Take a photo and draw in your measurements, and from then on you’ll have a complete pocket guide to every inch of your space. No more wondering if that side table will fit, or if the fridge is going to be too big.

7. Airtasker
Once you discover Airtasker, we promise you’ll never look back. From assembling furniture to delivering a mattress three suburbs away – you can get basically anything you can think of completed quick-smart with this platform.

8. The Home
What’s a renovation without a little redecorating to ice the cake? Be sure to keep your eye on our app (or just your inbox) every day so you don’t miss a bargain. Not just for decorating, we frequently feature home appliances and fixtures like showerheads, sinks and tapware at low prices, potentially shaving hundreds of dollars off your renovation costs.


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