Remodel your home with these smart apps

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If you're looking for a great smartphone app with which to kick off your home improvement...

If you're looking for a great smartphone app with which to kick off your home improvement needs, look no further. We've done the hard work and picked the top eight for you to consider. One or more of these apps is sure to make things easier as you move to remodel your home.

1. Handyman Sidekick

Need to know which supplies and how many of them to order for a job? Handyman Sidekick gives quick calculations to help you figure out how much product you need. The $1.99 app means you no longer need to track and write down widths and lengths; the simple calculators gauge square footage for you.

2. Handy Man DIY

Whether you're on the job or at home, Handy Man DIY will assist you in storing room dimensions, creating supply shopping lists and looking up detailed how-to instructions, all with a tap of your finger.

3. iHandy Carpenter

Did you forget your toolbox while working outside? Need to make sure things line up properly? This practical mobile app offers protractors, ruler and plumb bobs, and a bubble surface leveling tool to ensure everything is even. Check your handiwork no matter where you are.

4. ColorSnap

For avid painters, ColorSnap is a must for your phone. Simply take of a picture of the swath that gave you the inspiration, and your phone can match it to one of 1,500 Sherwin Williams paint colors.

5. Convert Aid

You're in the middle of a project, and you run into foreign or difficult assembly instructions that require converting measurements into yards, meters and centimeters. Convert Aid lets you plug in this data, converting one measurement unit into any other. For $0.99, it makes measurements a no-brainer.

6. Houzz Interior Design

This free design app provides hundreds of creative inspirations for you to browse through as you give your home an interior makeover. There are more than half a million handy ideas to inspire you, and you can look up designs by style, room or location.

7. Home Sizer

If you're into redesigning or reselling homes, keeping track of all the plans can be a nightmare. This app is a lifesaver, allowing you to store all of your project plans, calculate mortgage payments and interest, and calculate square footage before you start remodeling, all for $2.99.

8. Home Interior Layout Designer

Want to start off small with improvements to just one room? Drop $2.99 for your own personal pocket assistant that offers quick design ideas, store lists and an easy user interface to view every task as you remodel.

Use these apps to assist you in your project, and remember to contact an Atlanta remodeler for the big jobs that you can't tackle yourself.

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