Divide living room and kitchen with a click or test the new color of the sofa directly from the mobile phone camera are just some of the “wonders” of home design app. Available on smartphones and tablets, they are increasingly popular especially among Millennials who also use them for micro-gardening. Why, needless to deny it: who doesn’t want to play with their imagination to compose their own ideal space? Halfway between a hobby and a professional tool, they can prove to be particularly useful in initial phase of a project, waiting to rely on the advice of an architect or interior decorator.
In fact, if this “metaverse” does not in any way replace the expertise of a professional, it can become a help for the laziest customers who, without leaving the house and without having special skills, can design a space at an amateur level. A need that could grow in the coming months, according to the report’s data Our home is the question of the future, created by Scenari Immobiliari in collaboration with Abitare Co. According to the survey, 60 per cent of Italian families feel a strong “desire for housing improvement”. 50 percent, on the other hand, want to move home within the next year. Therefore, whether it is new or in need of renovation, the home design app come to our aid.
APP TO DESIGN AND FURNISH HOME
An e-commerce that has made this service its flagship is Westwing, online shopping club dedicated to interior design. L’app to design and furnish your home, downloaded by more than 3 million users, it offers a catalog full of furnishing ideas and inspirations with brands such as Kartell, Missoni Home and Seletti (just to name a few) and thanks to the augmented realityallows you to frame a space and virtually position the selected products in the correct proportion.
Among the many solutions, 3D home interior decor is theapp to design rooms that measures the space by creating 2D / 3D floor plans, as well as decorating and furnishing with famous brands from all over the world. As well as MagicPlan (over 18 million users), which allows you to detect a room in less than 30 seconds and to assemble entire floor plans in a few minutes, using only the mobile phone camera. Plus, by connecting the laser meter to the app via Bluetooth, you can instantly create a 100 percent accurate floor plan. Appointed since New York Times in 2016 as best interior design appand instead Houzz which with over 40 million users, including architects and technicians, is one of the most used home design and furnishing apps. Translated into nine different languages, it offers a digital book with 16 million high-resolution photos.
Able to create professional visualizations, again thanks to the use of augmented reality, he is also Ikea Place, the interior design app based on Apple’s new ARKit technology. “The app allows us to bring Ikea to people, rather than bringing people to Alkea,” explains Kaave Pour, Creative Director of Space10.
Fun, intuitive and affordable for everyone, these applications allow users to predict the arrangement of a piece of furniture even before buying it, in real time and at no cost, without having to move. “The goal is to help warehouse visitors but also online shoppers to virtually try on furniture”, explained Michael Valdsgaard, head of Ikea’s digital transformation division, “by placing them in an environment, and then concluding the ‘possible purchase directly from the application’.
Easy to use, the apps that simulate color they are a service that many companies now make available to consumers. Just upload your home interior images and then overlay and change the colors of walls and furnishings in any environment and, above all, to give a first visual form to our ideas. Here are some of the most effective apps. Seeing is believing. Like a slot machine with infinite possibilities, Coolors is the app to create a project of your home that adapts to the most varied design needs. Used every day by more than 500,000 people, it allows you to create color combinations simply by touching the smartphone screen. To have always up-to-date know-how and trends (such as the one on colors) at your fingertips, the social channel Pinterest allows you to upload, share and save creative ideas through photos and videos. Or again Pantone Studio, which, by simply pointing the camera at the object of interest and taking a photo, allows you to extract the chromatic composition. Finally, thanks to the new photorealistic 3D rendering, with Home Design 3D it is possible to visualize the three-dimensional creation in real time as if we were really inside the room.
APP TO DESIGN THE KITCHEN
Even the app to design the kitchen they become a real ally of the restructuring. It is an example of this Planner 5D which, thanks to the use of augmented reality in 2D and 3D, allows a high quality visualization and attention to detail. Or again, ARKitchen – Kitchen Design, but also the same Ikea Place, Home Design 3D, Houzz and MagicPlan. So whether it’s a new kitchen, a renovation or a simple restyling, the software for the design of this space allows you to create a precise and quite realistic layout.
APP TO DESIGN GARDENS
As we have learned, especially in recent years, the house – for those who have the possibility – also consists of outdoor spaces such as gardens, terraces and small metropolitan balconies. In fact, there are many app to design gardensWhich SketchUp Pro, for Windows and macOS, ideal for creating three-dimensional models of green spaces. Then follows Sweet Home 3D, again for the same devices, which allows you to draw in two dimensions and simultaneously preview the result obtained in 3D. Among the many proposals also Garden Planner ranks among the most used apps, making many users available plants, flowers, trees and decorations to choose from. Lights and other devices are now also easy to control thanks to Gardenia, the app that helps you take care of your green space. With the free home design app finally we have the opportunity to wander with our imagination at no cost, and why not, take a first virtual step to transform dreams into reality.
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