For home redecorating
Best apps and sites...
▪ Houzz lets you shop a huge catalog of furnishings and superimpose 3-D images of the pieces you like on a live image of whatever room you’re in. When you view the room through a smartphone, the app sizes the virtual furniture to match your reality. You can even walk up to a virtual-reality sofa to inspect its texture.
▪ Hutch encourages you to play interior designer. Take a photo of a room and the app creates an image free of clutter. You then redecorate in 2-D, going item by item or choosing from premade designs.
▪ Modsy.com offers an online alternative to bringing a designer in. Snap photos of the room you’re redecorating, take a quiz about your design preferences and budget, and for $69, Modsy will return two lifelike 3-D renderings of the space refurnished. For $199 per room, you can work remotely but live with a Modsy designer.
Source: The New York Times ■