Text by Samrat Amatya House hunting and re-designing your home has come a long way. Now you no longer have to look at the classified section of the newspaper, nor do you have to pay an interior designer to make a preliminary sketch of your dream set up. You can do all these and more with the help of your smartphone. Yes, you heard it right! You can find and renovate your dream home at the tip of your fingers. Here are five apps to help you do just that and more.
If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last decade or so, you probably heard about Hamrobazar. It is an online classified that helps you find the home of dreams. Not only housing but the app also has a list of other second-hand products that you can easily purchase. It is a gem for anyone looking to buy and sell their stuff.
Being the most popular C2C e-commerce platform, it is natural to find a ton of housing ads. You can find various entries like housing and land for sale. And for folks looking to rent, you can find a ton of ads for those too. Although, technically Hamrobazar is not a Real-Estate App, it is one of the most sought after app for buying and selling real-estate products.
Basobas is one of the most well-designed apps to browse various properties. The app is solely dedicated to helping you find your dream property. Besides property sales, the app also helps you find places to rent. And all that comes in a visually pleasing grid.
The App also has great sorting options to help you find the right property to buy/sell or rent. Other inclusions consist of a blog section and a land unit converter. A nifty little feature to have!
This little app is a gem for anyone looking to design or renovate their home. You can easily create an outlay of your space by defining them through lines. Once you have dragged in all your measurements, you can start placing various elements.
Let’s say you are designing your living room with the app. All you have to do is stretch the lines into the shape of your room. Then you can slowly start adding various elements of the room. Maybe you want the TV in a certain place, a sofa in the corner, and a few plants to make the place livelier. You can easily move these elements or delete them if you feel like you don’t need a certain element. Now no need to fiddle with heavy furniture to find out the best set-up for your room!
Asian Paints Colour Visualizer
Picking the right shade of colour for your room is always a hard decision. You obliviously want something that matches your personality and complements the ambience. Regretting a colour is both expensive and frustrating.
Enter Asian Paints Colour Visualizer, an app that helps you pick the right colour in real-time. Well, real-time in AR (Augmented Reality) sense. So, all you have to do is open up the app and click a photo of the wall you want to have coloured. Once you have done that just pick a shade of colour from the menu. Although this app is made for Asian Paints, people using other brands can use it as well.
Houzz is your personal design scrapbook! You can save and browse through various décor. Not only that but the app has a robust AR (Augmented Reality) backing. You can have an AR view of the furniture you are looking to buy. Just press on the AR button and the furniture comes to life on your screen through the camera. A smart way to see just how a certain piece of décor will look at the chosen place.
Houzz also has a section dedicated to the Pros. You can ask about the various interior design related questions and confusions that you have. And yes, the app does have a list of local pros for Nepal. Kudos to that!