Imagine being able to avoid expensive mistakes when you redesign your home? That is exactly what you can do with the latest 4D visualization technology for home makeovers. The tool will allow users to see their newly designed home in detail before committing. As seen in the BBC television series ‘Your Home Made Perfect,’ the VR goggles has technology that allows users to see new room configurations, such as how the light will change in a room throughout the day. Virtual reality software, or VR, stretches the imagination and illustrates ways to improve daily life through better design.
VR software is increasingly offered by architects and design retailers. More than 200 UK retailers now offer this customer service. The Life Kitchens flagship showroom in Waterloo uses Virtual Worlds’ 360-degree 4D tech in its VR theatre. Virtual Worlds’ 360-degree 4D technology lets the customer immerse themselves in the design for their new layout and design. Managing director of Virtual Worlds, Nathan Maclean, says it makes communication between architects and designers and their clients easier, as well as saves a lot of expensive mistakes and disappointment.
Alex Christou, who is the designer and founder of interiors and property company 1.61 London, works with both homeowners and larger-scale developers. Christou agrees, “It saves everyone money on the project, and they have the comfort of knowing what it’s going to look like at the end. Changes have become a lot rarer since we’ve got this technology.”
Take James and Vicky, for example, who used VR technology to redesign their family home in Kent as part of the BBC’s ‘Your Home Made Perfect’ series. “It allowed us to appreciate the fact that we’ve actually got an amazing space and such an inspiring canvas, whereas previously when we stood in the hallway we saw the space as it was and we felt so constrained. The VR removed all the constraints. “Using VR allowed there to be no limit on what was possible, as long as we could afford it,” he adds. “I can see how in five years’ time it will be the norm for everyone.”