17 Best Resources for Starting a New Home Renovation

August 31, 2018

17 Best Resources for Starting a New Home Renovation

Starting a new home renovation project is a big deal. It’s not something you can just jump into without any planning. Instead, you need to make sure that you have everything put together before you take that first step. And that’s easier said than done, but don’t worry; you’re not alone. 

When it comes to home renovation, there are thousands of resources available to help make your next project as easy as possible. You’re bound to love these apps, websites, software, books, designers, and more. 

INSPIRATION

Houzz

When it comes to getting inspired for your home renovation, Houzz.com is the website for you. It has ideas for every room in your house and offers everything from inspiration on big changes to small paint color ideas.

Tap Painter

If you’re like us, you have a hard time visualizing paint colors throughout your home. With Tap Painter, you can see what paints from major brands such as Benjamin Moore, Behr, Sherwin Williams, and more look like in your home. Free on iOS.

 RoomSketcher 

RoomSketcher is an easy-to-use home design software where you can plan and visualize your home designs, drawing inspiration from thousands of different options.

 Sage Living: Decorate for the Life You Want by Ann Sage

This book takes a unique approach to home renovation, featuring homeowners who decorate their homes based on their dreams, wants, and desires. The book offers great advice and pictures on how to incorporate goal-oriented decorating into your home.

PLANNING

 Lowes Room Designer

Design your new home renovation like a pro with the help of the Lowes Virtual Room Designer. You can set room dimensions, choose cabinets, and more.

Home Design 3D

Available on iOS and Android, Home Design 3D is the app you want when it comes to planning out your next home renovation. You can draw rooms, test out furniture, and review upgrades.

 Virtual Architect 

If you’re looking for the ultimate home renovation software, you’ll love Virtual Architect. It’s easy to use, includes advanced 3D technology, and is perfect for home interior and exterior design, remodeling, and landscaping.

DIY HELP

 DIY Network

If you’re looking for practical advice on your next home renovation, DIY Network is the website you want. This website offers great advice for budget-friendly projects including an exhaustive list of projects and ideas.

 MagicPlan

When it comes to creating floor plans and keeping photos of a room, MagicPlan is the app you want. It’s essential for all you DIY experts and it’s free on iOS and Android.

 DreamPlan Home Design Software 

This software lets you visualize and plan your dream home, which is perfect if you’re a DIY expert. You can create floor plans and custom set colors, textures, furniture, decorations, and more. DreamPlan lets you include every detail of your design plan and see it modeled before you get started.

Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Book Shelves by Emily Henderson 

This book is ideal for the DIY-selfer. It includes tons of advice for styling your space. In fact, you can find more than 1,000 design ideas and tips on décor, vignettes, shelves, and more.

FINDING HELP 

Porch

When you’re finally ready to commit to your home renovation, you’ll love Porch.com. This website will help you search for help from millions of professionals and projects to find the right person in your area.

HomeAdvisor

We love the HomeAdvisor app for discovering and comparing contractors in your area. You can even schedule instant bookings to get started. It’s free on iOS and Android.

DECORATING

 VCNY Home 

When it comes to decorating your newly renovated space, no one is here to help you more than VCNY Home. Not only do we sell beautiful and affordable products for your bedroom, bathroom, and more. We also have a blog that always offers the latest design advice.

Hutch

When it comes to figuring out how to decorate your new home renovation, you’ll want the iOS and Android app, Hutch. This app lets you virtually try out curated décor styles in your space just by taking a photo.

HGTV Interior Design Software

With the HGTV Interior Design Software, home decorating just got easier. You can redecorate rooms using digital photos, and then choose paint colors, stains, fabrics, and more. In the end, you can even generate a virtual walkthrough to see exactly what your home renovation will look like when it’s done.

 Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating by Lauren Liess

If you love incorporating the outdoors into your home design and using natural elements in your decorating this is the book for you. You’ll love the endless ideas and inspiration for incorporating wood, stone, and plants as well as unique textiles and vintage items into your home renovation. 

 

We hope these home renovation resources provide you with all the help you need on your next project. There are thousands of resources out there and these are just a few of our favorites. Let us know if we missed your favorite in the comments.