Apps for the Home | 5 FREE Smartphone Apps

Whether you’re browsing the produce section in the grocery store, jogging in the park, or even sitting in traffic, you can’t help but notice just how “connected” the world is to technology. Smartphones are no longer a high-end gadget for the rich and famous, they’re a staple for the average American. With the endless possibilities that smartphones and apps provide their users, we can’t argue the reasoning behind their popularity – they’re great!

If you’re a homeowner, and only using your smartphone for the occasional game of Angry Birds, you’ve seriously been missing out. Today’s leading home improvement companies have provided their mobile users with the ultimate convenience: free smartphone apps. We’ve done our research, and after hours of sifting and sorting through hundreds of awesome applications, we managed to narrow down the top 5 free smartphone apps for the home. Ready, set, download!

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Houzz Interior Design Ideas

By: Houzz Inc.

If you’ve got an eye for design, a passion for decoration, or both this iPhone app is a must-have. With Houzz Interior Design Ideas at your fingertips, you’ll have an endless collection of creative inspiration to sift through. Not only are the app’s images high-quality and beautiful, but they are categorized – which means you can sort by room, style, or whatever suits your fancy! In addition to providing you with over one-million breathtaking design and décor solutions via photo, Houzz Interior Design Ideas also features helpful tips from renovation experts, links to top rated professionals in your area, and information about the latest design products.

Availability: Apple® Devices

Cost: FREE!

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HomeAdvisor Mobile

By: HomeAdvisor (Formerly, ServiceMagic)

When it comes to choosing a plumber, electrician, or any type of contractor to service your home, the options are endless – how can you be sure you’re making the right choice? The HomeAdvisor Mobile application makes hiring a reputable contractor a breeze by connecting you directly to top-rated, and pre-screened, service professionals in your area. With this handy application, you’ll never have to endure the stress of searching though directories, reading reviews, or checking references. The best part about this app? After the job is complete, you can rate the service you received and share your feedback with other HomeAdvisor Mobile users!

Availability: Apple® & Android Devices

Cost: FREE!

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HomeSavvy

By: HomeAdvisor (Formerly, ServiceMagic)

Keeping tabs on your home maintenance projects can get really overwhelming, really fast. With the stress of work, life, and everything in-between, how in the world are you supposed to remember that it’s time to clean the gutters? We feel your pain – which is why we’re strongly suggesting that you download HomeSavvy. This super-helpful app allows you to create a customized home maintenance checklist, and alerts you when it’s time to start a project. Plus, HomeSavvy provides you with a constantly-expanding database of local home contractors, categorized by service line. If you’re looking for an easy way to protect your investment, this is the app for you.

Availability: Apple® Devices

Cost: FREE!

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ColorSmart by BEHR™ Mobile

By: Behr Process Corporation

Whether you’re seeking the perfect purple palate for your powder room or a beautiful blue for your bedroom, ColorSmart by BEHR™ Mobile will help you find it. Before committing to a coat of paint, you can explore every possible shade (conveniently categorized by color family) and coordinate multiple paint colors to test out the entire design scheme of a single room, or your entire home! If you’ve already got an idea of what you’re looking for, and are looking for a way to skip hours of painful swatch sampling, simply snap a photo of your favorite color, and upload it to the app – in seconds, you’ll be given the perfect match!

Availability: Apple® & Android Devices

Cost: FREE!

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By: BrightNest

Filled with handy tips and tricks to help you with everything from going green at home and cleaning your bathroom to the latest DIY tutorials and money-saving home repairs, the BrightNest app is perfect for every home-conscious homeowner. Unlike other types of home improvement apps, BrightNest even offers a personalized content feature for users to opt-in to based on your unique interests.

Availability: Apple® Devices

Cost: FREE!

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