Photo by Ian Lamont

by Dan Fritschen

Update: Finding the time to research and really plan an extensive remodeling project can be quite a challenge. Instead of spending hours sifting through magazines and websites, you can do some research on the move with a variety of iPhone apps. This saves you both time and money because if you can manage to get a good chunk of the designing done by yourself before you hire an architect, interior designer or contractor, you’ll be able to save yourself money for your remodeling project!

Trends Magazine USA is great for DIY enthusiasts as well as contractors and designers. The best homes from around the world are beautifully pictured to give you inspiration for your remodeling project. The app means you can ogle beautiful homes and stay on top of the latest home design trends from wherever you are!

Remodelista describes itself as a ‘sourcebook for considered living’. This home and lifestyle website has tons of articles, an extensive photo gallery and site-specific content that make it a great place to get information and tips. The Remodelista app means you can get all of this daily content delivered direct to your phone.

The Home Depot now also has a phone app – so instead of spending your precious Sundays wandering around a store, you can relax and look at all their products from a position of comfort! You can also read articles with home DIY tips and even watch a wide range of instructional videos. Placing orders is also made very easy with this app.

Furniture stores such as Pottery Barn have also developed phone apps that allow you to browse their catalogues and order items more easily; or for a more modern take on your perfect home, you can download the Dream Home app which is packed with modern home photos and cutting edge design ideas.

And if you’re in the middle of remodeling project and you can’t find your spirit level, then don’t worry – the Stanley Bostich Level app means your iPhone now becomes a built in tool to help you make sure everything is level!