If you're a homeowner there are some things you'll need to deal with on a constant basis. You'll need to look after your home whether it's making sure it's secure, fixing small problems before they get worse, or finding professionals who can carry out major renovation projects. You will be able to deal with any of those things easily because of some great apps you can download to your smartphone or tablet. Take a look at some examples I've laid out for you and you'll see how a simple app can change your life.
Could you tell me how much space is between your living room door without picking up a tape and measuring it? You might think something like that is trivial, but I'm positive you would think differently when you were in a store ready to buy something to put inside your living room. How on earth would you know whether or not it would fit inside? Photo Measures is a simple app that lets you record every important measurement inside your home so you'll be prepared for anything.
This app is similar to Photo Measures except it comes with a little twist. You'll still be able to measure up everything inside your home, but once you have the measurements you'll be able to use them to work out things like materials you'll need to complete a certain job and the total cost of everything involved. When you're dealing with numbers things tend to get a little complicated, but since this app has a simple interface it's easy to start using straight away.
HomeLogic Total Control
Instead of helping you add new things to your home this app will let you control everything you already have in there. Your heating, lights, audio, alarm system, and a number of other things can be controlled using your phone and since everything will be hooked up to Wi-Fi you'll be able to do it from anywhere. One cool feature is the ability to look through your home security cameras so you can rest easy knowing your home is safe at all times.
Don't be fooled by the name because this isn't some kinky app you would be ashamed to tell your mother about. It's simply a great tool that will teach you everything you need to know about screws. If the doors on your kitchen cabinets are falling off will you know which screws to ask about when you visit the hardware store? Unless you're a tradesman you won't have a clue what you need, so the app will help you pick up the right screws at the first time of asking.
Redbeacon Home Services
There are some jobs you won't be able to do on your own because they're too complex. You might decide to give them a go yourself, but at the end of the day you could end up causing even more damage. That is when you'll need to reach out to professionals and Redbeacon will help you get in touch with someone who can deal with any problem you might have. Just upload a video of your problem and you'll end up getting people giving you quotes and you can choose the best one.
The new way to do things
There is a good chance we'll be using apps to deal with everything in a few years, so you're better getting in on the action now. You must have apps on your phone already so you should know how to use them, but if you've not tested out any home-related apps you should definitely start with these ones.
The author of this article, Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for Apex. She enjoys trying new things. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.
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