Our favourite home design apps for all kinds of project

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Home design apps can really come in useful — for a range of different types of project. Whether you're self building, renovating, extending or simply re-designing your home's interiors, there is a home design app out there for you, so don't think these are for the professionals only. 

It can be hard to visualise your house design ideas, but not only do these kinds of app give you an opportunity to feel as though you can really see and walkthrough the space, they can also help when it comes to explaining your plans to your builder or decorator. In addition, they are also useful as using to simply plan the layout and positioning of furniture. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.