Apps make our lives easier every day. From wellness and exercise to shopping and travel, it’s all at the touch of an app on your smartphone. There are also homeowner apps that make taking care of your custom home easier as well. Here are 10 that we think are must-haves!
10 Must-Have Apps for Custom Home Owners
Make home maintenance a breeze:
Winner of the National Association of Home Builder’s “Game Changer” award, Centriq makes home maintenance and managing the products in your home, such as appliances, easy.
Centriq is an easily accessible owner manual for everything in your home, including appliances, electronics, A/C, heaters, security systems, plants and landscaping, and finishes like flooring, countertops, and paint. If anything in your new home needs fixing, simply take a picture of the product label, upload it to the app, and the app fetches the user manual, troubleshooting guides, a list of parts, how-to videos, and more. It also offers one-touch ordering from Amazon and links to buy compatible products online.
Be inspired, find contractors, shop, and more:
Houzz is the No. 1 app for improving and designing your home. You can browse more than 20 million high-resolution photos of home interiors and exteriors. Search by style, location, or room, such as kitchen or bathroom. You can create, save and share home design photos with friends, family, and home professionals.
Make your home unique:
Do you want unique décor for your new home? Everything But The House (EBTH), is an estate sale marketplace conveniently packaged in an app. You will find that special treasure you are looking for your home. EBTH combines the beautiful finds of an estate sale with the convenience of eBay. Items on EBTH start at $1, and you’ll have seven days to bid against other shoppers.
Be aware of the happenings in your neighborhood:
NextDoor is a fantastic communication app for neighbors and communities. NextDoor allows you to easily communicate with and get to know new neighbors, even if you don’t have their contact information. The app allows you to share service recommendations and keep up on neighborhood events.
Interior design and decorating online:
Havenly makes it affordable and convenient for homeowners to create the space of their dreams by offering interior design services for any space, and any budget. Havenly searches for you and makes it a simple process. You are matched with an interior designer and together collaborate to bring your personalized vision to life.
Never worry about an overdue bill:
Chime is an easy-to-use online banking app with an automatic deposit feature for mortgages and other payments to pay bills. With Chime, you can receive notifications after making a payment; that way, you know exactly when your payments go through. Chime also offers an automatic savings feature that allows members to put aside a certain percentage of their monthly income for important savings, such as down payments on housing or an emergency fund for home repairs. Homeowners can even create a separate account for housing payments so all their housing bills can be kept together in one location.
Smart home security for peace of mind:
Monitor your custom home alarm, security cameras, motion detectors, and more. You will be quickly alerted if there is any situation. ADT Pulse lets homeowners arm or disarm their security systems from almost anywhere in the world, turn lights and small appliances on and off from the app, lock and unlock doors from the app, and more.
Get the help you need:
From deliveries, shopping, moving, furniture assembling, mounting objects, planting flowers, lifting furniture, cleaning tasks, and more, TaskRabbit can help you get it done. TaskRabbit is also partnered with IKEA for furniture delivery and assembly. You can browse a variety of services, professionals (called ‘taskers’), and prices to make sure you’re finding the right person for the job. All booking and communication are done through the app.
Select the perfect paint color for every room:
This app created by Sherwin-Williams allows you to instantly try any of their colors on your own walls through an augmented reality experience. Upload a photo and tap the wall to change the color. This is a great tool for helping you find the perfect color paint for your space.
All in one suite of apps for home management:
This app is an easy-to-use home inventory opportunity where all of your home details can be kept in one place. Manage important documents and plan projects from maintenance, inventory, and finances. Save time and money by managing, maintaining, protecting, and improving your home with home finances services, home inventory capabilities, home maintenance management tools, and help to budget for DIY and remodel projects.
All custom homeowners have different and unique needs. You worked to create a sanctuary to live in: by using these apps and others, you can keep your home organized, maintained, beautiful, and secure.