Looking to redecorate your home? Check out these apps. They also will come in handy when you're looking for a new place to live.

Looking to redecorate your home? Check out these apps. They also will come in handy when you're looking for a new place to live.

HOUZZ INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS: This app has a huge collection of home design photos. To help you get design ideas, you can browse the images by style, room and more, and you can create an "ideabook" that saves your images and ideas.

Free for iOS and Android.

http://www.houzz.com/

COLORSMART: This app from Behr helps you choose color schemes for your rooms. Browse through color families, see what a certain color looks like in a room, calculate how much paint you need and more. Since this is a Behr app, they'll direct you to their paint, so if you have a favorite brand, you'll have to research something comparable to what you pick out from this app.

Free for iOS and Android.

http://www.behr.com/consumer/customer-service

SUN SEEKER: Want to find out where the sun will shine in your rooms at certain times of year? Get this app. It's especially ideal when you're buying or renting a new home, but it comes in handy when you're redesigning as well. The app uses your GPS to help show you the solar path throughout the day and year.

$6.99 for iOS, $5.99 for Android.

http://www.ozpda.com/

PHOTO MEASURES: This apps lets you take a photo of your space, add the measurements and then plan your space. You can zoom in to take a closer look at the space, or see the broad view. This is great especially when you're adding new furniture, but it works well for rearranging, too.

99 cents for iOS, $4.99 for Android

http://bigbluepixel.com/photo-measures/

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TRANSIT APP: If you live in a large city and take (or want to take) public transportation, this is a great free app. Transit App keeps track of buses and trains and lets you know when they'll be arriving. You can even see where they are on a map. You can personalize the app to your trek as well.

Free for iOS and Android.

http://thetransitapp.com/

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