5 home makeover apps to help redesign your space


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Itching to redesign your home? These home makeover apps will help you visualise your interior design wishes before making them a reality. 

Reinvention – that’s the spice of life. Every so often, we might want to redecorate a room or move some furniture around to keep your home feeling fresh and new. But designing a room, let alone a whole house, can be tough. There’s a lot of guesswork and visualisation involved and you have to be careful not to get tangled up in your measuring tape!

Fortunately, there are a plethora of home makeover apps out there in cyberspace that can take a lot of the uncertainty out of planning a redesign. Here are some of our top picks of home design and layout apps:

1. Homestyler interior design & decorating ideas


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Homestyler allows you to snap a photo of the space you’re planning to redecorate and turn that photo as a virtual fitting room for new home decor ideas. You can change wall colours, add items, move furniture around and even add light fixtures. You don’t have to leave anything to chance with this app. They even have a catalogue of real home decor items that you can try out to see if you like it in your home. The app also offers tips, trends and other interior design projects for inspiration. With over 5 million downloads, you know this app is the real deal.

Price: Free (iOS & Android)

2. Magicplan


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Similar to the previous app, magicplan lets you snap photos of your rooms and turn it into a virtual floor plan. The app measures the dimensions of your rooms, allowing you to figure out what furniture fits best in which area. No more wrestling with the measuring tape and converting centimetres to inches. With this app, you’ll have the relevant dimensions on hand to make furniture shopping a breeze.

Price: Free (iOS & Android)

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3. Home Design 3D


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Home Design 3D lets you design a 2D and 3D model of your home, from the dividers to the height and thickness of the walls. While this requires just a little more effort, once you have your dimensions locked down, you’ll have full access to thousands of furniture and accessories which you can use to redesign your entire home, room by room. You can view your designs in 3D to give you a semi-realistic experience. This app is geared towards the professional interior design crowd but the interface is user friendly, so anyone can use it comfortably.

Price: Free (iOS & Android)

4. Planner 5D – Home interior design & decor


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With an easy drag & drop function, Planner 5D lets you redesign, remodel, and renovate your home in an app before committing to it in real life. Using augmented reality technology, the app will scan your home to get the right dimensions and render a 3D space for you to work with. You can customise almost everything, from the wall colours and texture, to furniture, accessories, flooring and more. The free version comes with a catalogue of over 150 items and over 600 colours, textures and patterns while the premium version offers over 3000 items and the ability to customise the size and appearance of all furniture.

Price: Free (iOS & Android)

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5. Houzz home design & shopping


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If you’re looking for a lighter change, perhaps a slight redecoration or a new sofa set, Houzz is a great option. They have a treasure trove of home decor ideas with millions of photos of the interior and exterior design ideas to inspire. The app also has a Sketch feature which allows you to draw out some ideas and create a simple floor plan to help you visualise your new designs. A major plus with Houzz is that it can also connect you to professional architects and interior designers in your area.

Price: Free (iOS & Android)

Happy designing!

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