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4 Must-Have Smartphone Apps When You're Planning a Bathroom


Creating your dream bathroom from scratch has always involved a lot of work.

Because of that, you’ll probably welcome anything that makes the process easier with open arms. Prior to the internet, that would’ve involved poring over books or magazines. Luckily, we live in the digital age, and there are plenty of smart solutions you can leverage.

With that in mind, here are four essential smartphone apps you can use to make your dream bathroom a reality.

Penultimate (Free) 

Just as with any interior design project, the first part often involves a lot of brainstorming and sketching. Sure, you could do that using a classic pen and paper – but where’s the fun in that? One great smartphone-based option is the Penultimate app. It gives you a total sketchpad solution for you to do with as you please. When it comes to your bathroom, you could sketch out potential design choices, make important notes and more. It’s essential, and best of all it’s free!

 Houzz Interior Design Ideas (Free) 

There’s a reason that Houzz Interior Design Ideas is known as the ‘Wikipedia of interior and exterior design’, and that reason is that it’s packed with pure inspiration. It features over 5 million high-res photos of interiors across the world, and it’s an ideal way to get the creative juices flowing. You can browse by room, colour, theme and much more. This one’s free too, so why not give it a try?

iHandy Carpenter (£1.99)

Before you start taking the tools to your new bathroom, you need to be sure that you’re doing it the right way. That’s why the iHandy Carpenter app is so useful. Using your phone’s accelerometer features, the app packs in 5 different tools you can use: a plumb bob, a surface level, bubble level bar, protractor and steel ruler. All of these can be used in various ways to help you measure and perfectly plan out your new whirlpool bathroom. The app costs £1.49, but when you compare that to the price of collecting these ‘real world’ tools, it’s a real bargain.

Instagram (Free)

One of the most fun parts of planning and bringing a bathroom to life is watching its progress. With the Instagram app, you can share this progress with your friends and family. The app lets you create a story for your bathroom, then allows you to post updates of how you’re doing. People can comment on your project too for that little boost of motivation! You can even choose to share your project globally and look at the ongoing projects of others. The app is free, so give it a go.

There you have it: four of the absolute must-have apps when you’re designing your bathroom. Don’t forget to browse our online whirlpool bath shop for a wide range of bathroom products and accessories. And if you need some expert advice about the perfect additions to your dream bathroom, just call our friendly team.

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