Remodeling your home isn’t easy. Even with careful planning, it
could take months and the result wouldn’t be something you were
wished for. With digital tools and apps available at your disposable,
we can not only improve the speed of our home remodeling project but
also get the desired results.
Tips on Digitally
Remodeling a home
Here’s how you should approach your home remodeling project:
Digital Room Plan
Start by taking pictures of your existing room or home plan. Right
now, there are apps where you can snap pictures of your home, and the
app creates floor plans for them. It calculates the dimensions on its
own, so you don’t need to stand taking measurements using a tape
measure. One app you can download for this is the MagicPlan.
Once you create
your blueprint, you’d easily find which things will fit in
where. This will make your shopping so much easier. You don’t have
to jot down all your measurements and lose the paper somewhere. It’s
all in front of you. You can even visually place the materials and
see how much space they would occupy.
Once you have the floor plan in front of you, the next thing you
should be doing is looking for inspiration. Pinterest is a vault of
design and home renovation projects. Search the style you want, and
you’d get hundreds of pictures.
Create a board on Pinterest for your renovation project. Save all
pictures that interest you on the board.
Your Mood Board
One reason non-designers fail to articulate their concepts into
reality is problems organizing and converting the project. They
overdo some parts or fail to do enough. Mood boards help to create
consistency in your planning and plan your look in advance.
Once you have all the inspiration, the next thing you should do is
design your space using the board. Go back to your floor plan. Start
with the bigger pieces. Where do they come in? Once you have created
the right space for your necessary items, move to the complimentary
ones. These are the ones that reflect on your theme and add a nice
touch to your design.
Milanote is an app that can help you
put all your thoughts in one place. Save the pictures from Pinterest
and add them to your Milanote. With each picture, you can add your
notes. For example, if you like a paint color for your wall. You can
save its picture, the company that sells it in your area, its price
and other such details.
When it comes to home improvement projects, often the best-created
budgets fail to stay within the budget. You misjudge the costs or
timing of one part, and then it overwhelms your entire project.
HomeZada is an app that helps you plan all your home improvement
projects. You can plan your budget, research contractors and
products, keep a track of your work and cost, etc. HomeZada
even helps you keep track of your receipts and warranties.
Even if you aren’t planning a home modeling project, HomeZada can
be very helpful in managing your home finances. You can even estimate
your home remodeling expected cost using this app.
If you are in a financial crunch, check out some of the best loans out there for home improvement for 2019.
Apps are making life so much easier for us, right? You can now even
hire contractors online for your home remodeling. For this, there’s
also an app. One
app is HomeAdvisor. In this app, you can look for contractors in
different categories such as flooring, plumbing, painting, etc.
Be sure to check the contractor's reviews. I would recommend you talk
to 2-3 contractors before hiring one. Get them to give you an
estimate on your remodeling. Ask them what projects have they handled
in the past.
There’s a limitless choice when it comes to online shopping these
days. You can get some of the best deals online for a home. The first
choice for online shopping is mostly Amazon.
But don’t rule out eBay, Ali Baba and even Wish. Even local stores
nowadays have the option of online shopping.
When shopping online, always check reviews of the product. If the
product is being shipped internationally, you might end up paying a
lot in shipping costs. Be sure to calculate that as well.
If you are planning on remodeling your entire home, you might have to
book a hotel stay for a few nights. Compare prices online before
booking to get the best possible prices. You don’t have to get the
most expensive hotel, because relaxing would probably be the last
thing on your mind when your house is all inside out. So, go for the
cheaper, closer to home option.
Successfully remodeling a home can be very satisfying. With these
apps and tips, you will be able to get your project organized from