If you’re on a mission to remodel your home, you’ve got a lot on your plate. First, you need to figure out who you’re going to hire for the job, and then you need to make sure the job fits within your budget. If you’re doing major work, like adding on a new room or redoing your only bathroom, you also have to plan for the disruption to your everyday life.

Although remodeling jobs can take up a lot of your time and energy, several apps can make the process much easier.

1. A floor plan app

If you’re remodeling an existing space, like a kitchen or bathroom, having a perfect floor plan is a must. For many people, remodeling is fueled by the need for a better floor plan. For instance, some homes have toilets and sinks in awkward places. Some placements even make it difficult to use the bathroom, and other homes just have unpleasant design aesthetics.

Kitchen remodels are pretty common, especially when there’s a lack of cabinet space. In fact, that’s why many people are adding outdoor kitchens to their homes. They’re basically an extension of your existing kitchen and modular units can be placed just about anywhere so space isn’t a big concern.

Whatever your remodel job, your contractors are going to build whatever you hire them to build, even if it isn’t the best layout. Once you pay them and put them on the task, they’re only going to be focused on completing the project. If anything seems weird, they’ll never tell you.

To avoid making any major layout mistakes with your new remodel, plan everything ahead of time by using a 3D model floor plan app, like Cedreo, that will help you arrange your fixtures, appliances, and details according to the available space. You might have to get some custom plumbing work done if you want to change the position of sinks, toilets, or bathtubs, but it’s worth it to get a better design.

2. A furniture and décor preview app

When you’re remodeling your home, you might also be in the market for new home décor. However, since most home décor is sold online and physical stores aren’t always available in every area, you run the risk of not liking whatever you purchase. That’s where preview apps come in handy.

One of the most popular preview apps is Chairish, and it’s actually more than an app. It’s a website that sells décor and furniture and has an app that will show you what each item will look like in your home through an augmented reality feature. The downside is that this app will only let you preview home furnishings and art sold on the website. However, some of the items they have are pretty cool, so you might find what you’re looking for there.

3. A color preview app

The most popular app for previewing paint colors is ColorSnap, made by paint giant Sherwin-Williams. Let’s face it, when you remodel, you’re going to need to repaint and it can be quite a task to choose a color. You can get as many paint samples as you want and hold them up against the wall, but it still won’t give you the full visual.

Some paint looks way different on a wall than in a sample, and the appearance of certain colors is often augmented by surrounding colors. This can even create an optical illusion of a color appearing as a completely different, unwanted color if you don’t choose carefully.

Using an app to preview your color options on your wall in real-time is the best way to get a clear visual of what your space will look like. With the ColorSnap app, you can even match paint colors to existing colors in your room. Best of all, it’s free.

4. A budget calculator

Figuring out your remodeling budget isn’t as fun as finding nice décor, but it’s necessary, and if you use an app like HomeZada, it will be a whole lot easier. This particular app can be used by DIY remodelers and contractors, so it’s perfect for anyone looking to keep their projects within a set budget.

Take advantage of technology

Home renovation projects are exciting, but take a lot of hard work to complete. Even the smallest remodeling job can seem easier than it ends up being, so use some of these apps for a smoother home remodeling experience.