While many of us might already have an idea of our dream home, we could still use some help when it comes to visualising the final look. Today, whether it’s to seek design inspiration, play around with layouts, or even swatch paint colours, there are many home design apps and tools to help excited homeowners ease the design process. And we’ve put together a list of them for you.
Source for Inspiration
With an array of interior design and home décor inspirations, Pinterest has become one of the go-to home design apps, especially when putting together a mood board. You can even save the images that catch your eye through Pinterest’s Pins function before organising them in different Boards (another unique Pinterest function that are essentially albums).
Design Your Home Virtually
Now that you have a rough idea of the desired aesthetic for your home, it’s time for the fun part – designing! Skip the pen and paper, and use online tools such as Home Design 3D or Home by Me where you can virtually build your home. These home design apps let you draw your home based on your floor plan, and then pick out tiles and furnishings from a wide selection of furniture and accessories. Once you’re done, you can even walk through your home in 3D, as if you are physically there! It’s like playing The Sims, but only more fun.
Track Your Progress
To keep track of your renovation tasks and progress, leverage online notetaking tools such as Evernote or Google Docs. They may not be fall exactly in the home design app category, but these easy-to-use tools let you upload images (such as floor plans) and notes, which will come in handy when communicating with your designer or contractor. You could even use Google Sheets to track your renovation budget and progress. The plus point of using these platforms is that they sync between mobile, web, and desktop versions, so the content is readily available at your fingertips.
Check out our Design Ideas or Home Tours for more interior inspiration, or check our Guide to Renovating Your HDB Flat.