Like Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “If you want things done well, do it yourself.” If you agree with these words, then you should definitely give DIY apps a try. They’re an excellent way to help you relax, and you save money since you don’t have to pay someone else to do it.
DIY apps give you great ideas on topics such as gardening, home decor, life hacks and more. They’re also great tools that give you ideas that the whole family can enjoy. Keep reading and discover five of the best home improvement and DIY apps for Android.
1. DIY Ideas
DIY Ideas has a large variety of ideas that you can try. The app organizes the ideas into various categories:
- Life hacks
- Arts & crafts
- Home decor
- Beauty and Health
The app will also show you the most popular ideas among other users, and you can easily download it or share it. Any idea that you download will automatically appear in the My Store tab for easy access.
When you choose a topic, you can either make a choice between an image with DIY instructions or a YouTube video, whatever is easier for you.
2. iFixit: Repair Manual
Instead of taking in your device for service, you can always try to fix it yourself, but only if you’re sure you can do it. If not, just take it in.
iFixit is an app that only focuses on repairs of all kinds of things:
- Game Consoles
- Computer hardware
- Media Players
The app offers various sub-topics, so you get precise information about what you want to fix. For example, if you want to repair a PC, you’ll choose if it’s a desktop PC or laptop, the brand, the model and the particular guide for that specific PC.
iFixit also has an answer tab that works like a forum, so you get an answer to your particular problem. The app is available in various languages such as German, Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese, Russian and more.
3. WikiHow: How to Do Anything
WiKiHow just may be the most popular DIY app out there. As soon as you launch the app, WikiHow displays a variety of tutorials such as how to do puzzle nail art, how to stain teak furniture and the list goes on and on.
Tap the hamburger icon and browse through the following categories:
- Cars and Other vehicles
- Finance and Business
- Arts and Entertainment
- Work World
- Personal Care and Style
- Home and Garden
- Pets and Animals
- Hobbies and Crafts
Each tutorial gives you specific details on how to complete your project. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any videos, but the images do an excellent job of illustrating what you need to do.
The instructions are easy to understand and do a good job of informing you of the steps you need to follow. To save a tutorial for later you have the option of bookmarking it.
4. Magic Plan
With Magic Plan, you can design your own home. You can create your own floor plans and get the measurements of a room by just taking a picture. The app lets you create your own design by either using 2D or 3D technology, and you can even add digital furniture as well.
You can also add other things such as plants, trees, upholstered furniture, storage areas, roofs, stairs, etc. There are three ways you can view your creations: Presentation, First Person, or Flyover.
Navigate in virtual reality, but you can only use this feature if your phone has a gyroscope. Once you’ve created your plan, you will need to pay if you want it in either JPG, PDF, PNG, SVG, CSV, or DXF.
Not all the items in the app are free, but you can get still get a good design with the objects that are. To unlock everything the app will set you back $35.77 or a monthly payment of $3.57.
5. DIY Wood Pallet Projects
If you don’t need step-by-step instructions but just need the idea to do it yourself, DIY Wood Pallet Projects is worth a try. The app only contains images of what you can create with wooden pallets so you can create them the best way you can.
You can create things that go from towel holders, plat holders, drawers, tables, dog beds, and more. The app doesn’t have an endless amount of images, but the ideas it does have are fantastic ideas.
Why pay someone else to do something when you know you can do it yourself? The result could even be better than you expect. What project are you going to try first? Leave a comment and let us know.