Keeping up with regular maintenance schedule can be hard work as a homeowner.
You have so many other things to do, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But luckily, there’s an app for that! This list of the best apps for homeowners covers all the basics, so no matter what you need done, you can find the solution here.
Houzz is perfect for homeowners with a creative flair. If you are interested in spicing up your home decor, then this is the perfect app for you! You can browse furniture, countertops, paint colors, and more to your heart’s content.
And, once you’re ready to start the project, Houzz has a database of the best local contractors to partner with to get the job done. You can even buy appliances and décor from directly within the app!
When something goes wrong, you’ll be glad to have Centriq. All you have to do is upload a photo of the product label of any appliance (or you can also just type in the name and model).
Then, the apps shows you replacement parts, accessories, manuals, and guides. It also shows you the best YouTube videos that can help you repair your appliance. It’s almost too easy to get things done with this app!
Believe it or not, YouTube is actually one of the best apps for home maintenance. This is because in just a matter of a few minutes, YouTube can transform you into a plumber, interior designer, or electrician – even if you’ve never done a project like this before.
If there is a problem in your home, all you really need to do is search for it in the app and it’s likely there are hundreds of videos explaining, step-by-step, just how to sort out what you are experiencing. A search tip: be sure to sort by "most views" as those videos tend to be the most helpful.
TaskRabbit is a true sign of the gig economy. If, after watching a YouTube video or two, you decide that you can’t solve your home management problem on your own after all, then all you need to do is to open up TaskRabbit.
Inside, you’ll find hundreds of Taskers ready and able to do pretty much anything for you. They can help with hanging pictures, putting together furniture, repairing plumbing, and more.
And, if you’d ever like to make a quick buck, you can sign up as well!
TaskEasy is pretty similar to TaskRabbit. However, the main difference is that it mostly trades in lawn care instead of general maintenance. If you need someone to mow your grass, trim your bushes, or fertilize your yard, this is the perfect place to find them!
Often, when you move to a new home, it can be hard to find a great lawn crew right away. With TaskEasy, you instantly have dozens (if not hundreds, depending on your location) of amazing individuals and teams to work with.
If you are planning a big renovation project and want a place to keep track of all the details and expenses, then HomeZada is the perfect app for you.
It is especially helpful because you can stay organized, which can make it easier to calculate your exact return on investment if you are completing the renovations with home sales in mind.
When you use Wunderlist, you can take big projects and break them down into individual tasks. You can create to do lists and add deadlines to each task. You can also add notes and leave instructions for each task.
This makes home maintenance, home improvement, and even moving easier! This is because Wunderlist lets you organize your to-dos into projects and assign them to your family members. The app will even send notifications to app-users who’ve missed a deadline!
As soon as you start using Wunderlist, life tends to get a whole lot easier.
This excellent app is from painting magnate Benjamin Moore.
Have you ever seen a perfect sunrise and wanted your kitchen the exact same color? Or been at the doctor’s office and loved the soft pastels in the waiting room? Then Color Capture is the perfect app for you!
It’s so easy to use and functions for visuals like music-app Shazam does for sound. When inspiration strikes, all you have to do is take a photo of the color you like and Color Capture then suggests hues that, if they don’t match it perfectly, are pretty darn close. Sherwin Williams also has a similar app called Color Snap.