Located just outside of Vancouver, Maple Ridge provides its residents with a charming lifestyle and access to all that the big city offers. If you have decided that Maple Ridge is the ideal location for your custom built home, congratulations! You’ve made a great choice. Before you can get settled in to your custom home designed and built by Alair Homes, there are numerous decisions to make. Thankfully, there are multiple apps that can assist you with various aspects of the home design and decorating processes.

Adobe Color Capture

Selecting the right color scheme for your new Maple Ridge home is a critical part of the design process, and this app helps you to select colors that are appealing to you. After you download the app, capture images of the colors that are appealing to you over the course of several days. Adobe Color Capture creates a customized color palette for your interior and exterior paint selections based on the colors that you love.

Sun Seeker

The location and size of your new home’s windows directly impact ambiance, your comfort level in the home and more. The Sun Seeker app tells you precisely how the sun will track over the home so that you can take advantage of sunlight as desired while blocking it for comfort in some areas of your custom built home. This app is also useful when selecting interior and exterior paint colors, designing your home’s landscape plan and more.

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Photo Measures

As the completion of your custom home construction project approaches, you may use Photo Measures to facilitate decorating decisions. After uploading images of your new rooms to the app, you will have precise measurements. With dimensions of your home’s room’s in hand, you can quickly and accurately determine which furnishings will fit well in the space. This can be used with your existing furniture or to help you make purchasing decisions.


Regardless of whether you want a quick expert decision when decorating your home or you want the entire space to be professionally decorated, Havenly is the right app to use. It connects you to professionals who review photos of your home, your preferred style and your budget. These professionals then make recommendations to help you create the ideal look for your new custom home.


If you need inspiration for the design and details in your new home, Houzz is an excellent app to use. While it is most commonly used to inspire home decorating decisions, it can also be used to generate design ideas for your home’s architectural details, layout and more. Use the apps to capture ideas and jot down notes, and you can share these ideas with your Alair Homes project manager.


The roOomy app is an innovative tool that quickly generates 3D images of your new home. These detailed renderings are to-scale, and you can incorporate images of furniture and other pieces into the renderings to get an accurate idea about how each piece may impact the décor before you make any purchases.

You can rely on our team at Alair Homes to help you create the perfect new home in Maple Ridge. For further assistance with design and decorating efforts, take full advantage of each of these apps. They’ll help you formulate a plan and develop the design aesthetic for your gorgeous new home.