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10 iPhone Apps for DIY, Redecorating and Home Repair



The web is full of places to help you find your answers to home projects and help you save big on home repair and DIY projects, but even the mobile sites can’t compare to iPhone apps that deliver tools, tips and guides for home repair, redecorating and DIY projects.

Essential IPhone apps for DIY

Your iPhone can replace a host of DIY tools.

10 iPhone Apps for DIY, Redecorating and Home Repair

Project Planning

Handy Man DIY – $1.99

If you need an app that will help you plan a DIY project, pick up this $2 app which will keep you on track with measurements, material lists and a tasks list so you know what you need to do next. From estimated project costs to projects you should consider to prepare your home for the upcoming season, this app has it all.

iPhone apps for DIY Planning

Figure out exactly how much you need to buy for your DIY project.

HandyMan Sidekick – $1.99

HandyMan Sidekick includes a collection of tools to turn your iPhone into a handyman’s dream tool. Stop guessing how much paint and materials you need. The HandyMan Sidekick will help you figure out how much paint you need, even accounting for windows and doors.

Home Improvement Calculator – $.99

If you need some outdoor home improvement, this calculator app will help you figure out the supplies you need. When you get ready to tile a room, lay a deck or pour some concrete this app will help you figure out exactly what you need to buy so that you don’t run out early or end up with extras.


Home Depot – Free

When it comes to finding what you need, the Home Depot app will help you locate the items you need at a store nearby.

iPhone DIY shopping apps

The Home Depot app checks inventory and helps you get work done.

Milo – Free

For everything else, check out the app that will help you locate tools and supplies at local stores. You can even compare prices and find coupons to help keep your costs down.


Dimensions – $1.99

When you need to take accurate measurements and the only tool you have at hand is your iPhone, the Dimensions app is a perfect fit. Tools include a caliper, 25 foot tape measure using the iPhone camera, measuring wheel for distances of 80 feet to a Mile, flexible tape measure and more.

iPhone DIY apps - Measurements

Turn your iPhone into a caliper, tape measure and more.

iHandy Level – Free

Whether you’re hanging a picture or a big screen TV, keeping things on the level is a big deal. The iHandy Level turns your iPhone or iPad into a level that goes wherever you are.

Paint and Wood Selection

I.D. Wood – $4.99

When you want to find just the right type of wood to set off a room, the I.D. Wood app will help you with 160 types of wood in finished and unfinished samples. This app includes descriptions, durability, sustainability and much more.

Find the right wood with I.D. Wood.

Find the right wood type with I.D. Wood.

ColorSnap Sherwin-Williams – Free

If you want to take the colors from your vacation snapshots into the colors on your bedroom and kitchen walls, then you need to take a peak at this app. In addition to finding a color, the Sherwin-Williams app can find complementary colors and school you in color information.

Sherwinn Williams Colorsnap iphone app

Find a perfect color with your iPhone's camera and this app.

Color Capture Benjamin Moore – Free

For those who prefer to pick their colors from the Benjamin Moore colorwheel the Color Capture app delivers the same color matching technology as Sherwin-William’s app.

DIY image via Flickr smallstuffstudio

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