Whether you rent or own, customizing and improving your living space is one of the most crucial parts of making the place where you sleep become an actual home. While your first inclination to improve your home might be to head to Home Depot or Walmart, these days, you might instead want to grab your smartphone, download some home improvement apps and start planning things out before you make any purchases.

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To that end, Brit + Co has a great list 10 extremely useful apps that can help you layout a floor plan, visualize your room after a paint job, research tools and find hundreds of tutorials on how to improve your home inside and out.

10 home improvement apps

For example, the DIY DO IT app features over 50 illustrated tutorials for everything from the complicated tasks of laying a hardwood floor and fixing a leaky roof to simple solutions like unblocking a kitchen sink.

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