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Spruce Up Your Space with Apps That Use ARKit

There is no better way to remodel, redecorate, or redo a room than with apps that show you how it will look when it’s done. Augmented reality apps give you a way to see the finished project before you even begin.

Houzz Interior Design Ideas
IKEA Place
Housecraft
Wayfair – Shop All Things Home
Build.com - Home Improvement

Design Your Home with AR

Get ideas, place objects in your space, and see how your transformed room with look using augmented reality apps.

Houzz Interior Design Ideas

Houzz Interior Design Ideas

Houzz Inc.

Houzz Interior Design Ideas

For those who want to transform their home or a single room with great ideas for any type of project.

Build, remodel, and decorate your space with the Houzz Interior Design Ideas app. With millions of photos, sketch, save, and share options, and tons of products to purchase, creating your dream room is just a few taps away. View exactly how an item will look in your space with augmented reality and turn your house into a home.

Why we love it

The Houzz Interior Design Ideas app is an easy-to-use option for decorating or redoing your entire space. Get ideas, buy products, and create the perfect space.

magicplan

magicplan

Sensopia

For those who want a floor plan creator with AR, price list, and work estimate options.

MagicPlan lets you create floor plans in a few simple taps. Using augmented reality, you can make a floor plan in minutes, edit and annotate, and then purchase your plan in a variety of formats. The app also lets you create work estimates, price lists, and tasks easily.

Why we love it

If creating floor plans is your business, MagicPlan is the ideal assistant.

IKEA Place

Bring the IKEA store right into your home

IKEA Place

Simple to use

For those who want to browse and place items like furniture and home décor in their space using augmented reality.

IKEA Place is incredibly easy to use. To get started, just give the app access to your iPhone's camera, and then scan your room. Aim the camera at the floor, so IKEA Place can determine how large your space is and what angle you're working from. Next, you can browse for furnishings and decorative items. The full IKEA catalog is at your fingertips, so look through or search for that perfect item. Once you find it, you can add it to your room's augmented reality view. When placing the furniture or decorative item, you can drag it around or rotate it by swiping around with two fingers. Once you have the object how you want it, just tap on the checkmark to drop it into place. Now find more items to add to your room, until you have things just the way you like them. One drawback to the app is that occasionally, when you either move IKEA Place to the background or point your iPhone too much on empty floor space, everything resets. Furnishings you'd placed go back to hovering, waiting to be put in the spot you'd want them.

Why we love it

IKEA Place is a fun and useful app for checking out new home items. Place them anywhere in your house and then tap to buy direct from the IKEA site. It couldn't be easier to shop for your living room, office, or bedroom. Virtually everything in IKEA's catalog is available for you to see, virtually, how it would look in your home. You can also snap a photograph of what your room looks like with the furnishings. Share this image with someone else, or just save it to your Photo Library for later use. You can use the image to help you pick out the right furnishings in an IKEA store, if you prefer to shop that way. I wish the app would allow you to export a list of items you're interested in, but that's not there yet. Perhaps in a future update.

Housecraft

Housecraft

Sirvo LLC

For those who want a simple augmented reality app to move and place furniture in their home.

Housecraft is a basic augmented reality app with several resizable furniture pieces. If you are wondering how a table, chair, or couch will look in a certain spot, Housecraft can show you. Move, resize, and adjust items for a better view and save your configurations.

Why we love it

For a basic app to move and resize furniture in your home to see how it will look, check out Housecraft.

RoomScan

RoomScan

Locometric

For those who want a floor plan maker with AR, manual drawing, and ease-of-use.

With RoomScan, creating a floor plan for free has never been easier. You can make plans using augmented reality by scanning floors and walls in seconds. The app also lets you draw manually, export, save, send, or print plans, and has a pro version with even more features.

Why we love it

RoomScan is a great free app for creating, saving, sending, and printing floor plans.

See Exactly How Products You Buy Will Look

With a new meaning for “try before you buy,” these apps let you see how items look in your home before you purchase them. Then, just order with a tap.

Use Amazing Measuring Tools

When you need to measure rooms, walls, floors, or other areas in your home, these augmented reality apps make it simple.