Mobile apps have become an intrinsic aspect of life in the 21st century. If there’s anything you’re interested in or want to do, you can be sure there’s an app for that. Irvine homeowners who want to turn their smartphones into useful tools to help them with household tasks have quite a few options. Here are eight of the most helpful apps to make your life easier as an Irvine homeowner. If you haven’t bought your perfect home yet and you’re looking at Irvine properties such as Quail Hill townhomes or single-family homes in Northwood, you’ll be ahead of the game with these tools.
Home ownership involves a lot of documents, forms, certificates, and assorted paperwork that needs to be reviewed, executed, and notarized. During the closing process, all that was handled by the mortgage lender and title agent, but once you move in, you’re on your own, and this is when DocuSign comes in handy. With this app, you can prepare and sign documents and also have them notarized.
2. Bubble Level
When you’re ready to tackle home improvement projects, this app will take advantage of your smartphone’s gyroscope and accelerometer sensors to turn it into a surface level, stud finder, and ruler, complete with augmented reality measurements.
Insurance agents recommend this mobile app as a smart complement to homeowners insurance policies. In essence, Encircle provides a template that can be followed to take photographs of household items for the purpose of making an inventory. Descriptions and appraised values can also be entered in case a claim needs to be filed in the future, and the inventory can be updated at any time.
Household tasks, chores, and projects are easier to manage when they’re organized with Any.do, an extremely simple, intuitive project management app that’s ideal for homeowners. Any.do task lists can also be shared with others and synchronized among desktop, laptop, and mobile devices.
5. Mark on Call
Home remodeling mobile apps are a dime a dozen, but few of them can claim to have been developed with the input of an interior designer (Mark Lewison) who is also a member of the Art Institute of California as well as a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. This app presents Lewison’s guidance along with a series of digital living spaces that homeowners can design and decorate at will with furniture, drapes, accessories, and textures.
This home design app focuses on providing trendy ideation. If you’re short on ideas about how your home should be remodeled, Remodelista will present you with hundreds of photographs and a variety of aesthetic options.
7. Happy Plant
This clever app for the iPhone and iPad helps you remember when your plants should be cared for. From watering and pruning to adding fertilizer and moving pots to sunny spots, Happy Plant can help you keep your plants healthy.
This household organizer covers everything from utility bills to property tax payments and maintenance essentials such as changing air conditioning filters. HomeZada also features a comprehensive expense-tracking and budgeting function to help you with home finances.
Whether you need help keeping up with regular home maintenance or you want to explore decorating ideas in a virtual space, you’ll find an app to suit your needs. Download any or all of the above examples and make homeownership more fun and efficient.
If you’re looking to buy real estate in Irvine so you can get started using all those apps, it’s important that you work with a real estate agent you can trust. Call Irvine Residential Living today at 714-454-6304 to begin your search for the perfect property.