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10 Best Apps For Designing Your Dream Home

Apps can be one of the best tools out there when it comes to finding or designing your dream home, but it can be really hard to know where to get started.

Don’t worry too much though, because these 10 apps are all great options to help you create your dream home, no matter what kind of home you’re looking for.

10 Best Apps For Designing Your Dream Home

Palette Cam

Palette Cam is a great tool if you’re looking for something that can help you decide what kind of color scheme you want in a different room. It’s designed to let you see what a room would look like in a different color scheme.

This isn’t an all-in-one tool if you’re looking to design your home, but it’s great for finalizing the colors in your space and deciding how your different color schemes will fit together.

Morpholio 

Looking for an app that will help you organize and manipulate images for inspiration? Then Morpholio is a great option.

This app is designed to let you capture and keep images, but also to sketch, and manipulate existing images to add new features, furniture, and other details that help design a space.

You can either use this app to help design your dream home, or it’s a good way to organize and collect inspiration to give to an interior designer or architect to get your ideal look.

iScape

Does your dream home have a garden? iScape is the app for you if so.

Basically, this app is your all-in-one landscape designer. You’ll be able to create easily readable plans and designs, but you can also use the app to help visualize what your finished garden and landscape will look like.

This app is also easy to use and relatively accessible. It’s a good tool for landscape designers, but it’s also a great way for amateurs and garden hobbyists to create more intricate or effective designs.

Home Design 3D

If you’re looking for an app that will let you build your dream home, make changes, and play with the overall design, Home Design 3D is a fantastic option.

This app is a great way to see how different design elements work together, how different shapes can fit together, and you can play with ideas before finalizing the design.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to truly design and build your dream home, this app is a must-have. It has got plenty of options and a detailed library of resources and assets.  You wouldn’t feel limited in your design choices or even in the furniture that you can add.

The Sims 3 and 4

This is technically a computer game, not an app for your phone or tablet, but it’s still a fun option if you’re looking for something that will let you design an entire property and create a space you’ll genuinely love.

We’re going to include both the third and fourth installments of the Sims in this recommendation, but the Sims 3 is actually a little more powerful as a home design tool, thanks to its greater customization options and wider library of starting assets like furniture and decorations.

Why do we mention the Sims? Because, unlike straight home design apps that might be more detailed architecturally, the Sims lets you get a sense of how people might actually move through the space and interact with your design.

Of course, Sims aren’t real people, and they’ll have problems and limitations that real people don’t. But, there’s something beautiful about watching a design space come alive with an imaginary family that really gives you insight into how everything works.

Plus, The Sims also lets you design your landscape and your interior spaces at the same time, so you can easily merge the design elements from other apps and design tools into one space.

Rapid Reno Mate

Rapid Reno Mate is the app you want to have if you’re looking for something that will help you take your existing home space and transform it into your dream home.

This app is mostly focused on the budgetary and business side of things. It will help you keep an eye on how much you’re planning to spend, find products and suppliers that will make your project easier, and keep track of priorities and when you need to complete certain parts of your renovation.

Photo Measures

If you’re thinking about redoing any of the spaces in your home, Photo Measures is a great tool to make your life a little easier.

The app allows you to take photos of your space and get measurements, or add measurements to reference your space and figure out your materials and what you’re looking for in the space.

You can also organize your photos, take notes, and keep track of other details directly in-app.

Houzz

Houzz is one of the better-known apps for people looking to create their dream home, either by buying a home that’s already built or by connecting you to the resources you need to start building your dream home.

The app has a ton of inspiring photos, ideas, designs, and can help connect users to the resources in the area.

It’s also a good place to start if you’re looking for a great architect for your exact vision, or the material suppliers and other places you can get what you need.

RoOomy

RoOomy is one of the better apps if you’re looking for an interior design program that can help you plan out different rooms and try furniture and color schemes before you buy. Its specific idea is to help buyers avoid falling into trend traps and create rooms and designs that they ultimately don’t like.

However, the potential is there to help with design challenges and figure out how to create a space you genuinely love. There are lots of different assets and tools you can use to make this app an effective option, especially in combination with the other design apps on this list.

Final Thoughts

Your dream home can be any combination of things, so don’t be afraid to use a combination of different apps and tools to get there. No one app will do absolutely everything, so it’s a good idea to play around with different options until you find a combination that helps you visualize and make your dream home a reality.

Of course, different apps have different strengths and weaknesses. So, these apps aren’t perfect, but some options are better for different people.

Good luck, and we hope you find the tools you need to make a dream home you’ll truly love.

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Live a movie Christmas with Denon sound bars

Thinking of a good gift for movie and sound lovers in a big way? Whatever the size of your television, the style of your home or your preferences, this Christmas will sound better than ever thanks to the different sound bars proposed by the firm.

November 2021.- Denon, a leading European company in the manufacture of high-quality audio components, has in its catalog the perfect home theater solutions to give or treat yourself to the best sound during the upcoming parties: Home Sound Bar 550, DHT S-216 and DHT-316.

Denon Home Sound Bar 550

At only 65 cm wide, this compact and high-performance bar stands out for integrating advanced acoustic hardware, digital signal processing tuned by experts and premium drivers, everything that a lover of good sound needs in his home, being able to enjoy a excellent 3D surround sound. In this sense, it offers Dolby Atmos and DTS: X 3D surround sound along with 4K video compatibility, creating a realistic 3D cinematic experience.

Likewise, it reproduces high resolution audio from the most popular music streaming services or from the libraries available to the user (via WiFi, AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth). Listeners can play different music in each room or group all the HEOS Built-in and Denon Home devices together to listen to the same music throughout the home or office. Also, it is compatible with Apple AirPlay 2.

Similarly, it provides the convenience of managing both certain functions and audio through different ways, including voice commands through Alexa. The bar is also provided with a control panel that has a proximity sensor that allows it to turn on automatically when the hand is passed over it, illuminating the controls.

On the other hand, and thanks to a recent update, Denon Home 550 now allows you to use Home 150/250 or 350 speakers as rear speakers or use the DSW-1H wireless subwoofer for more spectacular and deep bass. Also, it is compatible with the HEOS ecosystem for multi-room sound.

Finally, in terms of connectivity, it has two HDMI ports, one of them compatible with eARC (Enhanced Audio Remote Channel) that achieves superior sound quality through a single HDMI connection to the TV, a digital optical input and a port USB to connect memories with song lists.

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 RRP: 649 euros (VAT included)

Denon DHT S-216

With an elegant and minimalist appearance, this ultra-thin and compact soundbar, just 6 cm high and less than 90 cm wide, hides a technology capable of transforming any space into a true sound show. It integrates two drivers for mids, two tweeters for the treble and two subwoofers built into the bar for the low frequencies. Furthermore, it is capable of decoding Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks.

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This is completed by various preset EQ modes optimized for movies, music listening, and night mode.

By using Bluetooth technology, you can wirelessly stream audio from files on smartphones, tablets, or computers. Add to that full compatibility with current HD and 4K televisions via HDMI UHD 4K. At the same time, it quickly connects to the TV and other devices via an HDMI ARC port (with audio return channel) and has a digital optical input and an AUX input.

Denon DHT-S216 RRP: 219 euros (VAT included)

Denon DHT S-316

It also has Bluetooth technology to wirelessly transmit the audio of the files contained in smartphones, tablets or computers. Thanks to the advanced psychoacoustic algorithms used for virtual surround processing, this sound is also reproduced with surround surround effects.

Denon DHT-S316 RRP: 279 (VAT included)

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Today, it is a world-renowned company thanks to its innovative, cutting-edge and high-quality products. DENON has a long history as a provider of technological innovations. A good example of this is having carried out the development and being the first to commercialize PCM digital audio.

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* DENON is a registered trademark of D&M Holdings, Inc.

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December 6, 2018

Designed in 2017 by Garza Maya Arquitectos, this inspiring concrete residence is situated in Chihuahua, Mexico.

 

 

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Sustainable and smart; this house is one of opposites; breaching the gap between last century’s construction methods and next century’s technology and ideology.

Built with concrete, steel I beams, and wood; it resembles the classic architecture styles of Louis Kahn and Mies Van der Rohe but at the same time it incorporates a range of technological systems not available in their time. Water collection, treatment and reuse, and solar power technology are only some of those mentioned systems.

The smart part of the equation is not only the fact that you can control your lightning to create different moods or lower the temperature of the baby’s bedroom from your phone while on a business trip. But more importantly it responds to its environment complementing the sustainable systems to make them more efficient, for example: the sprinklers won’t water the garden if it rained the night before.

Another opposite we find in the house are the facade designs. The front responds to privacy and security, looking more like a bunker than a residence. Aside from some clues on the ground, you can’t really read where the entrance is, nor figure out if there are any windows at all. The north facade on the other hand is completely transparent, since we wanted to exploit the panoramic views and make them part of the interior.

Upon passing the main entrance, the space quickly opens up to you as you realize the kitchen, dining and living rooms are all encased in a single open space, even the city itself seems part of the same place you are in, thanks to the huge windows mentioned before. The windows are another sustainable system the design embraces; double UV-light resistant glass layers with argon gas in between, they keep Chihuahua’s harsh weather at bay.

Photography courtesy of Garza Maya Arquitectos

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– by Matt Watts

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