BACK TO SCHOOL: Digital tools to help you design an epic dorm room (or apartment)

(WXYZ) - There's no doubt, college can be stressful. In fact, I still have that reoccurring nightmare I wake up late for a final exam!

But designing your dorm room should be fun and with these digital tools it is! Plus, it's easier than ever.

DesignYourDorm.com

DesignYourDorm.com makes move-in day a breeze. With over 140 schools in their database this interior design tool allows you to preview a 3D model of your dorm room before you ever set foot on campus. So there's no more guessing if the futon with fit. And just so you don't end up with two microwaves or mini-fridges, the site allows you to collaborate with your roommate and create the ideal space for both of you.

SnapShop Showroom

SnapShop Showroom is an iPhone app that helps you virtually place furniture around your room. Decide if you like the way the sofa looks beneath your lofted bed or if it fits, before you spend the money! SnapShop allows you to browse products from stores like Pier1 Imports and IKEA. Plus you can share your design ideas alongside a link so purchasing is just a click-away.

iHandy Carpenter

iHandy Carpenter is a five-in-one app to replace your toolbox that likely won't match the decor of your dorm room anyway. The plumb bob measures the verticality of walls while the surface level ensures any surface is flat. It also includes a bubble level bar, ruler and protractor for angle measuring made easy. Together these tools would cost you a pretty penny at the hardware store but the app is just $1.99 for both iPhone and Android users.

 

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