For many people, the December holiday is the time to take home improvements and renovations into their own hands.

To help you get your home ready for 2019, try these five innovative renovation apps.

1. TapPainter

Ever wondered what an accent wall would look like in that bold colour that you’ve had in mind for months? Wonder no more! TapPainter helps you to choose the perfect paint colour for any room by uploading a picture of the room in question, and choosing from complete colour decks by famous paint brands. The app’s specially-designed algorithms take the wall edges, lighting distribution and shadows into account, giving you a realistic, true-to-life and colour-accurate idea of what a particular wall will look like once it has been painted a particular colour. TapPainter is available on iOS.

2. Snapguide

Whatever the task is that you want to undertake this December, Snapguide has a how-to instruction guide to make it happen. Crowd-sourced guides on everything from gardening, to automotive, and arts and crafts will make it easy to do everything yourself. Get Snapguide for iOS devices.

3. Houzz

Houzz is probably the most comprehensive interior design guide and resource out there, and the app has a huge archive of articles, photographs and discussions that will provide inspiration and help you with any DIY projects you are planning for the holidays. The app is available for iOS and Android.

4. wikiHow

wikiHow has a DIY guide for any task or project you can think of. Guides are sorted into 20 different categories, and this app is sure to make light work of almost any task or project. Get it on your Android or iOS device.

5. BrightNest

If you like to spend your holiday making sure the house is neat and tidy, the cleaning tips and hacks on BrightNest will make you very excited. The organisers among us will also love the archive of organising tips and lifehacks. The app can be downloaded for free on iOS and Android.

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