Summer has arrived … and with it the perfect time to do some home renovations! Are you looking to add a new sink to your kitchen remodel or bathroom remodel? What about finally painting that spare bedroom, or replacing the carpet with tile? The following applications, available on all mobile platforms, can help you get the job right … the first time!

homespot-logoHomeSpot HQ

This website is one of the more comprehensive tools available out there. It not only includes organizational and calendar sections, but how to maintain and protect your house, as well as planning your next project. One of the bigger frustrations in do-it-yourself home renovations is figuring out what to do next – this app is ideal for those hard-to-complete projects.
Mobile rating: n/a, website only

home-improvement-calcHome Improvement Calcs

This application is entirely focused around calculators. It helps you calculate how much mulch or fertilizer you need for your lawn, what amount of attic insulation is required and much more. This app costs $1.99 for iOs, but the couple of dollars is well worth getting the number of calculators for all matter of projects.

iOs rating: 4+ stars
Android rating: n/a

DIY Tip GeniusFamily Handyman DIY Tip Genius

From the makers of the Family Handyman Magazine, this “genius” provides tips and ideas to getting your next project done right – it highlights what needs to be done for the project to work, and be safe, all while saving money and stress.

iOS rating: 4+ stars
Android rating: 3 stars

home-depotHome Depot

The Home Depot’s app includes a store locator, advertisements and specials. If you’re looking for somewhere to purchase supplies for your next project, this app is ideal, as not only can you search for products you need, but you can also order them on-line.

iOS rating: 2 stars
Android rating: 3-1/2 stars


Like the Home Depot app, the Lowe’s app also includes a product search and store locator. This app also has something called MyLowe’s, which allows you to access your purchase history, home profile and MyLowe’s card wherever you are.

iOS rating: 4+ stars
Android rating: 4 stars