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Top 5 Home Design Apps for Planning Your New Home in Canton, Michigan

Posted by Evergreen Homes on May 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM

There is an app for everything these days! So it’s not surprising there are apps available for home design. There are so many though, we find it a bit overwhelming. Here are our picks for the top 5 most useful apps for home design inspiration when planning your new home in Canton, Michigan.

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With the largest database of home design ideas on the Internet, Houzz is a one-stop shop for inspiration! You have full access to an extensive array of photos which can be searched using any query and images can be saved to virtual idea books that you create. The app also includes products for sale and local professionals including designers, architects and contractors making it the perfect tool to use when building a new home! Have children? Try the app Houzz Kids’ Rooms.

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If you are looking for inspiration, Pinterest should be one of your go-to apps! Not only can you get ideas for home décor and design, but for any other category as well including food, fashion and travel! This app makes it easy to “Pin” something you like, saving it to your personalized “boards” so you can view it again later. If you do not have an account, it’s free and easy to set one up. We promise you won’t regret it!

Benjamin Moore Color Capture (Free)Ben Moore Color Capture App.jpg

This clever app allows you to snap a picture of any color inspiration that catches your eye and instantly find its match among Benjamin Moore’s 3,300-plus paint colors. It’s easy to access the line’s full-spectrum color wheel to search hues. The app allows you to explore color combinations and group favorites. Of course, the app also lets you locate the nearest Benjamin Moore retailer in a snap.

Home Design 3D (Free basic version - upgrades must be purchased)Home Design 3D logo.jpg

With Home Design 3D, designing and furnishing your new home from the ground up is quite literally at your finger-tips! Starting in two-dimensional construction mode, users pick a floor plan, draw rooms, and adjust the height or thickness of walls. Next, drop in furnishings choosing from a database of hundreds of objects, and select door and window styles, floor coverings, and wallpapers. When you are done, turn it into a three-dimensional design with the click of a button. The basic app is free, but if you want to save your work and take advantage of more features like an additional furniture pack, you will need to purchase upgrades, which start at $0.99.

SnapShop Showroom (Free)SnapShop Showroom logo.jpg

Want to see how a particular piece of furniture will look in your home before you buy it? Now you can with the SnapShop Showroom app. (Say that three times very quickly!)  Simply browse from the app's furniture catalog of your favorite brands. Pick an item and then walk into the room of your house where you want the product to go. Point your iPhone camera and the app will overlay the item on your screen so you can see the item right where you'd like it to be. You can even purchase the item from the retailer's website without leaving the app.

Designing your new home is one of the most exciting steps in the new home construction process. For more beautiful new home design ideas, visit Evergreen Homes’ Photo Gallery.  Or call today to meet with an Evergreen Homes representative to discuss your new home design ideas in person. The options are endless! 

Topics: Building New Home Tips, Home Design

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