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10 apps to help create the home you've envisioned 

Home design apps for youWhen you’re creating the home of your dreams you don’t want to leave any stone unturned. And when you get inspiration in the middle of the night, or in, say, the waiting room at the doctor’s office, it’s good to have the ability to plan your custom home at your fingertips. All you need are the right apps on your phone, desktop, or tablet. 

From helping you stick within your budget to finding interior design ideas – there’s an app for that. Here are our top ten favorite apps for custom home building: 

1. Houzz
If you’ve ever used Houzz before, you know it’s a mammoth website. It’s also a fantastic app for design inspiration. From the latest in kitchen design, to landscaping, to floorplan ideas, Houzz can help you with everything including the kitchen sink (sorry, we couldn’t resist!). Like what you see? You can purchase products you find on Houzz directly from the website. 

2. Sherwin-Williams Color Snap Visualizer
This is an easy-to-use app that you’ll want to dowload before you go to the paint store, for sure. All you have to do is upload a photo of the walls you want to paint then add it to the Color Snap Visualizer and tap it to change the color to find the Sherwin-Williams color that works best. 

3. Clopay Imagination System
Cincinnati-based Clopay makes some of the most beautiful garage doors in the world. Whether your custom home is traditional, modern, or a little bit of both, you can use their Imagination System feature to create your perfect garage door. The app works similar to the Sherwin-William app – simply upload a photo of your garage and pick from the Clopay collections to “try on” garage doors. 

4. TaskRabbit
Need a new piece of furniture delivered in a snap? Check out TaskRabbit to book a delivery for same day service. This is a great app to find help for all sorts of projects including cleaning, assembling furniture and gardening assistance. 

5. NextDoor
Using the NextDoor app gives you the chance to get the scoop on your new neighborhood, and it’s an excellent source for everything from the best nearby restaurants and gyms to help with projects, neighborhood events and advice. 

6. JouleBug
Looking to live a little greener? Building a custom, energy efficient home is a major step and to ensure you’re making choices that are good for the planet, download JouleBug. This app helps you monitor your daily activities and see how they impact the planet. You can set goals, and even follow your friends who are also on the app. 

7. Centrig
This is an incredible app that lets you access owner’s manuals for nearly everything in your home from your electronics to appliances to your security system. You can even find information about plants and paint. All you have to do is upload a photo of what you need details about and Centrig will give you manuals, find guides and replacement parts. 

8. HomeZada
Need a place to track all of your home’s expenses? This is where HomeZada comes in. This easy-to-use app lets you keep track of all of your home’s expenses (including multiple homes) so you can budget and plan for future expenses. 

9. Havenly
This is a great app for your interior design needs. After you choose a designer, you can share your ideas with them. They’ll get to work on a design and once you approve it, Havenly will work with you to make purchases and have everything shipped.    

10. Planta
Once you discover Planta, you may never take a walk in the park without it. This is a fantastic app that can help keep your houseplants and outdoor flowers, shrubs, and trees alive. Just snap a photo of your plants and Planta will identify them and give you tips on how to keep them healthy and thriving 

Ready to build your custom home? Give the team at Classic Living Homes a call. We’re here to make all those plans you began on your apps a reality.