Houzz has a new AR mode that lets you try furniture before you buy
Houzz, the home decor company that combines professional renovation services, design ideas, and furniture shopping into one app, just rolled out an update to its iOS app that includes 3D imaging features. That means that users can now place a virtual furniture item or accessory in a room and get a sense of how well it will fit or look in the space before buying.
The company previously offered a “View in My Room” option in the mobile app that let users affix a digital object to a space, but it was a flat image, without any depth. The new 3D augmented reality option, which will apply to around 300,000 items in Houzz’s marketplace of eight million products, is supposed to offer a more realistic view.