There are many useful Apps on the market used by architects, designers, and professionals in the construction industry. An interior designer needs to take notes, measurements, and look at color pallets.
Designing the interior style of a room may mean looking at plans, for a room that is still being constructed, or, it may mean looking at an existing room. There are a number of tools that can be used to make this job easier and to make recording information, more efficient.
What is that duck egg blue shade, with a hint of green, which is trending? Will you find the same shade of paint? With ColorCapture you can match up to 3000 colors using Benjamin Moore paint colors. You can also take notes, and share to social media.
Palette App is also a popular app, and you can use photos to match colors, such as ColorSnap for iPhone. Have captured the most striking shade of rosy crimson, and want to add this color to your decor pallet, to complete that `Mexican Fiesta’ feeling, but, what on earth is it called? A color palette app will allow you to find the exact shade, you are hoping to use.
This App is used by both interior designers, and architects. This App takes the time to use, and there is some criticism that it is not user-friendly, however, MagicPlan allows you to create your own interior plans. You are able to construct plans, without moving objects or furniture.
The interior measurements are mapped for you, and walls, for example, are recognized separately, to furniture. This is a very clever function when you are measuring a room.
Interior designers will use both positive and negative space, to plan the design of a room, and look at both its function, and form. Before creative, style choices, can be made, the basic measurements of a room are needed.
3. iHandy Carpenter
This App is used by contractors, designers, and carpenters, and is a bit of a traveling tool box. You can use the App to measure furniture or walls, and it has some very useful tools.
There is, for example, a ‘plum bob’ – this is used to measure vertical lines, while a ‘surface level’ checks how straight, or flat, a surface is. There is also a ‘bubble-level’ bar and a steel protractor that measure up to 180 Degrees.
A designer will need to check the space and take extremely accurate measurements, to make sure that there is a balance, for example, in a room. ‘Balance’ refers both to the arrangement of color, and objects, within a space – both furniture, and other items, such as art work.
4. PhotoMeasures App
This App allows you to measure, a room, or objects, using either imperial or metric units. This is very useful, especially if you are working on international projects, and need a quick conversion. You can easily measure spaces, and take measurements on the go.
One of the problems that interior designers have is that they are often taking measurements, and recording information on paper. Keeping your information together is very useful, and you can also save your photograph as a JPEG file, or PDF.
5. PlanGrid App
This App is commonly used to work on a project, by many parties. You can enter data, as well as, track various issues that you need to work on. You can distribute reports, and communicate changes, with ease. It is an App that can be used to plan projects, and plan the use of a space, too.
Design apps allow for both the recording of data and for data to be used by more than one party. This means that you are able to share information more efficiently. This is a time-saving App, as well as a creative tool, used by both architects, and designers.
Interior designers are creative, and look at a space, in a unique way. Interior designers need to use tools that will help them to create perfect color palettes, track down the exact shades of paint, for example, that are going to be used – either to paint an accent wall, for example, or shades that compliment, or, the space.
Before soft furnishings are added to a room or furniture changes, an interior designer needs to have a very high-level understanding of the space, which is available. While interior designs can all be unique, or themed, according to a client’s taste, the basic tools needed, are universal.