There are very few areas of our lives that have not been touched by new technology. On the whole the changes have been positive and we are now able to do things that in the past would not have been possible. Plus, there are many things that we can do better and it is with this in mind that we examine how technology has changed interior design and home improvement.
Architectural and Lifestyle Renderings
At the top end of the scale there are architectural and lifestyle renderings. These digital images are produced by professionals, usually before work has even begun on a building or its interior and the results are slick, photo-real designs that can then be used as plans or marketing materials.
Specialist software is used to create architectural and lifestyle renderings, but there are plenty of apps out there that anyone can use to good effect.
Interior Design Apps
Redecorating and refurnishing a room in your home or even your workspace needs careful planning and it has never been easier thanks to some very clever apps that have been developed.
Hutch, for instance, allows you to take photos of the space in question and then completely redesign it. You are able to change wall colours, try out different pieces of furniture and even art.
The app is fee and most of the items that you can play around with are available through the app.
By contrast, Havenly is an app that helps to match you with professionals so that you can ask their advice about interior design. Choose a designer who works in a style that you like and then send them photos and questions about what you could do with a space. If you like their ideas, you can also hire them to complete the work.
If you are happier doing the interior design work yourself, then never fear because modern tools and gadgets make much easier to achieve a professional finish. The likes of digital tape measures, laser range finders and self-levelling laser guides all help you achieve pinpoint accuracy as you work. Whilst tools such as gyro drivers take all the hard work out of DIY interior design.
In addition to DIY tools and gadgets, there are also many new bits of tech you may want to incorporate into your space itself – the internet of things is beginning to feature strongly in many new interior designs.
New technology has made interior design and home improvement easier, more creative and cheaper to achieve your dream look.