Home is where the heart is. It’s a haven, especially for city dwellers who want a place that allows them to shut the door on the hustle and bustle of the metropolis they live in and unwind. Too often, though, city living space doesn’t meet the need for head space and urban folk often have to get creative to make the most of limited floorplans.
Organizing and decorating a flat requires patience, imagination and resourcefulness but often the mental vision doesn’t match the final version. Thankfully these days there are plenty of inspired apps that can help you transform your living quarters from cramped to cozy. Below is a selection of some of the best for overhauling your home.
Homestyler Interior Design
Perhaps the most exciting software for the amateur decorator, the Homestyler Interior Design app offers the chance to envisage and tailor your dreams for your home and see exactly what furniture will fit into a given room. All you have to do is enter in the position of the walls and corners, choose from a multitude of furnishings and simply place the 3D models into your room to see exactly what possibilities will work where.
Home Design 3D Gold
This app is exceptionally handy if you do happen to have the good fortune to plan an extension to your home. As well as drop in furniture, you can add doors, windows and walls for an idea of what your new and improved home would look like.
Not sure what color to paint your living room? Now all you have to do is take a picture of your room, pick a color and virtually ‘paint’ away for a fast, easy way to get an idea of what palette will suit your space. Still can’t decide? Not to worry, you can order testers directly from the app that will be delivered to you.
Probably one of the most common, well-liked home automation apps, Alarm.com includes location-based GEO services as well as what are now the standard remote-monitoring capabilities. This means that, by using GPS, your home will actually know where you are and readies itself for your return by adjusting lights, temperature and more automatically.
This open technology connects to the everyday objects in a home, such as coffeemakers and alarms, through assorted sensors devices that can then be controlled and monitored. Once the object and the app have been linked, alerts about any problems at home will be sent directly to your phone. In many cases, you’ll even be able to fix them remotely. The mobile app consolidates automation apps through its graphic user interface, which means subsystems can be controlled simply and effectively.
For couch potatoes, DirecTV is a revelation that enables voice control to manage commands from your mobile to your TV. By simply speaking instructions to your DirecTV DVR will stream shows and films from any source and set your DVR so you’ll never miss an episode of your favorite show again!
Where there’s an app there’s a way and now users can create, personalize and adapt all their ideas for their own space. Don’t be afraid to unleash your own inner interior designer and remember that there’s no place like (your) home!
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