SYDNEY, 16 June 2021 - Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, today introduced a set of visualisation tools within Houzz Pro, the all-in-one business management and marketing solution for residential construction and design professionals. The 3D Floor Planner and Mood Board tools, now available with any Houzz Pro subscription, empower pros to quickly and easily communicate their vision for a renovation or design project to current and prospective clients.
The Houzz Pro 3D Floor Planner allows designers, renovators and other professionals to create accurate 3D interior models which can be presented in walkthrough or dollhouse views to give clients a realistic preview of the finished project. Pros can use the built-in augmented reality (AR) room measurement tool within the Houzz Pro app to capture and store room dimensions. The tool automatically generates both 2D floor plans and 3D models, which can then be modified in the 3D Floor Planner to include windows, doors, furniture and other room features to scale. A library of colour accents and floor finishes such as tile, wood and carpet, let pros customise walls and floors.
“We developed the Houzz Pro 3D Floor Planner and Mood Board tools to help designers, builders, and renovators communicate their vision and align with their clients on important project decisions early in the process,” said Tony Been, Houzz Australia and New Zealand Managing Director. “Considering recent supply chain constraints on timber materials for building or cabinetry, we’re pleased that pros can use the Houzz Pro visualisation tools to expedite the decision-making process and order materials as soon as possible.”
As kitchens are one of the most consistently popular projects among homeowners, the Houzz Pro 3D Floor Planner includes a robust set of kitchen features such as islands, cabinetry, drawers, sinks and taps. These details help pros demonstrate the value of making significant changes to a kitchen, such as adding an island or expanding cabinet space. Pros can even include nuanced surface details from hardware materials and finishes to benchtop styles and edges, offering a realistic look at the future space. Appliances are also available in a variety of sizes, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, stovetops, microwaves, ovens and range hoods.
Houzz Pro Mood Boards enable pros to showcase a project’s look and feel through products, colours and inspiration photos. Products can be uploaded from a computer or added through the Houzz Pro Product Clipper, which captures and stores product images and information from any website where pros source products. Pros can edit product images within each mood board, including removing backgrounds, layering products on top of each other, and presenting the room with a 3D perspective to offer a comprehensive look at the space.
“As a designer, it is important for me to showcase my value right from the onset and using Houzz Pro’s powerful visualisation tools takes the customer experience to the next level,” said Natasha Hodgson, principal at property styling and interior renovation firm Bankson Design.
“Being able to show clients and leads a Mood Board or a 3D floor plan of their project helps them to envision the complete layout and their life in the space. They can see significant changes like removing a wall or adding an island, and in a click, they can give direct feedback such as approve or decline products. The entire process moves forward more smoothly because we’re confidently aligned.”
The 3D Floor Planner and Mood Board tools are completely integrated within Houzz Pro, making it the only platform that seamlessly addresses key business needs across the entire project lifecycle from marketing to management. Combining all of these tools in one place streamlines processes for designers, renovators and other professionals, so they can grow and run a more efficient, profitable business from their office or on the go with the Houzz Pro app.
Learn more about the Houzz Pro 3D Floor Planner here and Mood Boards here. Houzz Pro subscription packages, priced to fit any budget or team, also include premium profile features, website building services, and lead and business management tools. Free trials are available at houzz.co.nz/pro.
The Houzz community includes more than 65 million homeowner and home design enthusiasts and over 2.7 million home renovation and design professionals around the world in more than 100 categories, including architects, interior designers, contractors and landscape professionals. Watch demo videos of the Houzz 3D Floor Planner here and Mood Boards here.
Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish. On Houzz, people can find design inspiration, research and hire home professionals and get advice for their projects. For home professionals, Houzz Pro (houzz.co.nz/pro) provides an all-in-one software solution that empowers industry pros to stand out, win clients and manage their projects efficiently and profitably. The Houzz community is made up of millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals around the world. Houzz is available on the web and as a top-rated mobile app. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.co.nz.