Do it yourself with these home improvement apps

Jun 6, 2010
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For those brave enough to tackle home improvement tasks on their own, consult your iPhone first.

Dimensions

Dimensions offers a variety of three-dimensional tools, including a caliper, a ruler, a spirit level (for vertical and horizontal surfaces), three different measuring tapes and also computes distance, volume and surface area.

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Color Capture

This app lets you create virtual paint chips that can be recreated in a store. Snap photos of shades you love, upload the image and the app finds the closest match.

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Cal’s Plumbing Video Tutorial – Minor Toilet Rebuild

This is one in a series of seven plumbing repair videos. This app shows you necessary supplies as well as a manual to consult along the way. It offers email support from Cal Campbell, a veteran plumber in San Diego.

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Home Improvement Calculator

This app helps you determine how much paint, wallpaper, mulch, tiling, wood, gravel, concrete or fencing you’ll need for your project and an estimated cost.

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ServiceMagic Home Improvement

If you decide that your project could use the help of a pro, use ServiceMagic to find a pre-screened plumber, electrician, contractor or landscaper. Request quotes, browse photos of other projects and share your own DIY experience.

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