Ocean City Today

View Room 3D phone app for  decor options

Real Estate Report
By Lauren Bunting | Oct 19, 2017

(Oct. 20, 2017) Ever wondered how that new sectional you’ve been eyeing would look in your living room?

Houzz.com has your solution – the “View in My Room 3D” app for iPhone and iPad. This app lets you place half-a-million home decor and remodeling products in 3D, true to scale, exactly where you want them in your house.

The app has been available, but the newly released version allows you to view multiple items in a room using the augmented reality technology, and also see them at scale on your screen and observe the object’s surfaces up close.

With the enhanced app, you can layer products over rugs, you can walk around products to get a closer virtual look at how their surfaces will appear in your room’s light, and you can virtually “walk up” to an object, for example a bathroom vanity, to view its material and texture up-close.

The app allows you to select certain “3D enabled products” that are labeled with a green badge on the website. Once you’ve selected the product you are interested in, the app will launch your device’s camera. Next, you hold your device toward the area in the room where you want the product to appear. The app detects your room’s floor, and you can move the object around or place multiple objects in the room.

The tool now also features a shopping list to help you keep track of the items you’re looking at. The shopping list is available at the tap of a button and makes it easier to use Houzz and shop from the comfort of your home.

The tool is available only on iPhone 6s and higher, fifth-generation iPads, and any iPad Pro. A 3D update is coming soon for Android devices.

— Lauren Bunting is a licensed Associate Broker with

Bunting Realty, Inc. in Berlin.

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