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The Ultimate AR, VR, APP Home Planner

Welcome to our latest blog post where we dive into the dynamic world of technology and its ever-evolving impact on our daily lives. As the world becomes increasingly digital, traditional industries are adapting, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to innovate and create more efficient, immersive, and personalized experiences. 

One of the areas experiencing significant transformation is home construction. Thanks to the powerful tools that Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) provide, prospective homeowners can now visualize, customize, and experience their dream homes in entirely new ways before the first shovel even touches the ground.

Fowler Homes has summarised the tools on offer from our suppliers into one conclusive list to help you utilise technology to build your dream home. 

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1. Simply Wardrobes – AR Wardrobes

With Simply Wardrobes augmented reality system, you can view, place and experience the products in your space.

AR is available for the entire i-Robe and linen shelving range. It is a great place to start in visualising which colour and what size wardrobe will best fit in your home! 

Simply Wardrobes

3. Clearlite –  3D Bathroom Planner

Whether you are a home owner, bathroom specialist or a renovation expert, this 3D planner can help you  create a brand new dream bathroom today. 


2. Reece – 3D Bathroom Planner

Reece offers a 3D bathroom planner called Imagin3, there’s lots of elements to explore and add into your dream layout. 


4. Caroma Bathroom – Visualiser 

Over on the Australia site you’ll find this cool AR visualiser tool. 

Build your perfect bathroom and visualise it in 3D and augmented reality.  View the product reality modes and see how they fit in your own space!


5. the Tile Depot – Tile Visualiser 

The Tile Depot’s tile visualiser enables you to select a room along the lines of what you are renovating and play around with floor and wall tile combinations.

The visualiser is now in 3D, allowing you to view the visualiser rooms on a VR headset.

The Tile Depot

6. Tile Max – Tile Visualiser

TileMax tile visualiser and design the room of your dreams. They have hundreds of tile designs for you to experiment with online.


7. Altherm – Virtual Door Selector

Altherm offer a Virtual Door Selector, explore the options and see your dream entrance door come to life before your eyes.


8. Dominator – Garage Door Visualiser

Take a virtual tour. Select your style, colours and more to find the perfect garage door for your home.


9. Vantage – Entrance Door Visualiser

Explore the options and see your dream entrance door come to life before your eyes.


10. First Windows & Doors – Door Visualiser

Take a look through the door options and select a design that suits your style of living, make a statement or choose subtle, the choice is yours. 

First Windows

11. Velux Skylights –  AR App 

Experience the many benefits of adding a skylight to any room in your home, including natural light and fresh air, with the VELUX Skylights AR app. Choose from a variety of skylights from VELUX and use augmented reality to see how your chosen skylight would look in your room. Then bring your vision to life with social sharing and easy access to find an installer near you!


12. Samsung – Smart Things App

Connect, automate, and manage all your Samsung and SmartThings-compatible appliances and electronics with a single easy-to-use app. Smart should be simple, regardless of how many devices you bring home. 


13. Fisher & Paykel – SmartHQ App

Well not entirely AR or VR related but worth a mention, F&P have an APP that allows for connected living. The app allows you to control your Wi-Fi enabled Fisher & Paykel appliances, check in or manage your cooking and laundry appliances, refrigerator or dishwasher at any time.

Fisher & Paykel

14. Dulux – Colour App

The easy way to visualise colour in your home. The Dulux Colour App is the ideal tool to help see how colour can create impact, softness or transform a space in your home before you even lift a brush.  The app is available for download on iOS and Android.


15. Resene – Colour

Resene has dedicated section of their website devoted to ‘Tools and App’  

  • Colour Match App
  • Colour Vision VR 
  • Design your own wall paper 
Simply upload your high quality photo (a holiday destination, family photo or artful composition) or choose from a gallery of images then adjust the scaling to create a perfectly sized feature wall.

Once you’ve finished your design, Resene WallPrint is printed onto wallpaper.

Each strip is numbered so simply paste the wall, hang the wallpaper and enjoy your one-of-a-kind wall. How cool. 


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