10 indispensable apps for your kitchen project


Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android

Price: Free

For interior decor inspiration in your kitchen and elsewhere in the home, no app even comes close to Houzz in terms of sheer breadth of content. Hundreds of photos of gorgeous rooms will generate both inspiration and envy, with new images added regularly. Users can save images to an “Ideabook” from within the app or share them on social networks. Also included are articles giving home improvement advice, a section showcasing chic home products and an integrated forum. A Professionals Search function is a nice touch, but is unfortunately of limited use to UK users.

Houzz app


Platforms: iPad

Price: £6.99 (there is also a free Lite version)

Moodboard allows you to create a virtual scrapbook of your design ideas and inspiration. You can clip images from the web or import them from your photo albums, as well as adding elements like push pins, labels and colour swatches, then drag to arrange them however you like. The app also allows you to share finished moodboards on Twitter and Facebook.

Moodboard app

Photo Measures

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Price: £2.99 (there is also a free Lite version)

A simple but effective app that allows you to add measurements directly to photos of your rooms.

Photo Measures app


Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android

Price: Free

Pinterest is an online virtual pinboard where you can “pin” your favourite inspiring images from the web and your photo albums. You can keep your boards private or you can share them with others and even make them collaborative. You can also find a wealth of home decor ideas by following other users and boards. Warning – Pinterest can be addictive!

Pinterest app

Paint My Wall Pro

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Price: £2.49

Wondering what your kitchen would look like in another colour? This app allows you to “paint” a photo of your kitchen using your finger and then apply different colour swatches until you find one you like.

Paint My Wall Pro app

Dream Home

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android

Price: 69p

Dream Home showcases the latest interior design trends and offers abundant inspiration for your home improvement project. Images can be filtered by colour or style and photos can be stored in a a Favourites gallery or shared on social media.

Dream Home app


Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Price: £1.99 (there is also a free Lite version)

Beloved by celebs including Gwyneth Paltrow, Remodelista is a stylish online sourcebook for design aficionados and interior decor professionals.

Remodelista app


Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Price: Free

Fab showcases a wide variety of chic home products, many of which are unique, available at a range of prices.

Fab.com app


Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android

Price: Free

Evernote is a note-taking app that can be synced across a number of devices, including tablets, smartphones and desktop computers. It allows you to make notes, clip images and web pages, even record voice reminders, then access them wherever you are. Individual notes are stored in notebooks, which can be either private or shared (so more than one user can view and add to them).

Evernote app


Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android

Price: Free

Create the perfect colour scheme for your new kitchen with the Dulux colour app. If you see a striking new colour on the move, snap a picture and the app will match it to the closest Dulux paint. There are also multiple colour palettes to browse.

Dulux app