At the perfect price of free, this iPhone app is an incredibly useful tool for gathering inspiration about color and color schemes. Plus, with a community of almost 500,000 COLOURlovers, there are plenty of people to be inspired by as well. If you snap a photo of something, this app will create a color palette based off it and let you explore complementary shades and hues, with a huge variety of color and design schemes to explore.

Mark On Call

This app works on both Android and iPhone, and at $2.99 it’s a great deal for anyone planning a remodel. Mark On Call allows you to build the floor plan of your house and change and manipulate it. You can easily see what will fit where with the ability to customize the floor plan with your own furniture and change the skin of it.

Houzz Interior Design Ideas

Another great free app for the iPhone is the Houzz app. Serving the same function as the full size site, this app allows you to access a huge database of high quality interior design photos for inspiration, as well as the ability to save and share them with the rest of the Houzz community in your ideabook. The app also provides a directory of local contractors, architects and designers.


This app is a must have for anyone thinking about a remodel, or even just changing up the furniture. The fact that it’s free is just a perk. SnapShop allows you to take a photo or hold up your phone and browse through the huge selection of furniture in its database, before selecting an item and having it superimposed on your screen so you can see exactly how that love seat would look in that corner!

Home Design 3D

This app was featured on Apple’s Best of the App Store in 2012, so even at $6.99, you know it’s worth it. Home Design 3D allows you to create floor layouts and visualize how your house will look once it is renovated. You can move around the windows and floors and change the material of the various parts of your house. This is a premium app for those looking for inspiration, or wanting to see how their renovation will actually play out.

Color Capture

This fun app from Benjamin Moore paint allows you to take a photo, then color matches it to a corresponding shade of Benjamin Moore Paint. A great way to get inspiration on the go! However you use these apps in your remodel, we hope you choose Floor Coverings International of Hillsborough, NJ to help you with all your flooring needs.