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10 Best Apps For Designing Your Dream Home

Apps can be one of the best tools out there when it comes to finding or designing your dream home, but it can be really hard to know where to get started.

Don’t worry too much though, because these 10 apps are all great options to help you create your dream home, no matter what kind of home you’re looking for.

10 Best Apps For Designing Your Dream Home

Palette Cam

Palette Cam is a great tool if you’re looking for something that can help you decide what kind of color scheme you want in a different room. It’s designed to let you see what a room would look like in a different color scheme.

This isn’t an all-in-one tool if you’re looking to design your home, but it’s great for finalizing the colors in your space and deciding how your different color schemes will fit together.

Morpholio 

Looking for an app that will help you organize and manipulate images for inspiration? Then Morpholio is a great option.

This app is designed to let you capture and keep images, but also to sketch, and manipulate existing images to add new features, furniture, and other details that help design a space.

You can either use this app to help design your dream home, or it’s a good way to organize and collect inspiration to give to an interior designer or architect to get your ideal look.

iScape

Does your dream home have a garden? iScape is the app for you if so.

Basically, this app is your all-in-one landscape designer. You’ll be able to create easily readable plans and designs, but you can also use the app to help visualize what your finished garden and landscape will look like.

This app is also easy to use and relatively accessible. It’s a good tool for landscape designers, but it’s also a great way for amateurs and garden hobbyists to create more intricate or effective designs.

Home Design 3D

If you’re looking for an app that will let you build your dream home, make changes, and play with the overall design, Home Design 3D is a fantastic option.

This app is a great way to see how different design elements work together, how different shapes can fit together, and you can play with ideas before finalizing the design.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to truly design and build your dream home, this app is a must-have. It has got plenty of options and a detailed library of resources and assets.  You wouldn’t feel limited in your design choices or even in the furniture that you can add.

The Sims 3 and 4

This is technically a computer game, not an app for your phone or tablet, but it’s still a fun option if you’re looking for something that will let you design an entire property and create a space you’ll genuinely love.

We’re going to include both the third and fourth installments of the Sims in this recommendation, but the Sims 3 is actually a little more powerful as a home design tool, thanks to its greater customization options and wider library of starting assets like furniture and decorations.

Why do we mention the Sims? Because, unlike straight home design apps that might be more detailed architecturally, the Sims lets you get a sense of how people might actually move through the space and interact with your design.

Of course, Sims aren’t real people, and they’ll have problems and limitations that real people don’t. But, there’s something beautiful about watching a design space come alive with an imaginary family that really gives you insight into how everything works.

Plus, The Sims also lets you design your landscape and your interior spaces at the same time, so you can easily merge the design elements from other apps and design tools into one space.

Rapid Reno Mate

Rapid Reno Mate is the app you want to have if you’re looking for something that will help you take your existing home space and transform it into your dream home.

This app is mostly focused on the budgetary and business side of things. It will help you keep an eye on how much you’re planning to spend, find products and suppliers that will make your project easier, and keep track of priorities and when you need to complete certain parts of your renovation.

Photo Measures

If you’re thinking about redoing any of the spaces in your home, Photo Measures is a great tool to make your life a little easier.

The app allows you to take photos of your space and get measurements, or add measurements to reference your space and figure out your materials and what you’re looking for in the space.

You can also organize your photos, take notes, and keep track of other details directly in-app.

Houzz

Houzz is one of the better-known apps for people looking to create their dream home, either by buying a home that’s already built or by connecting you to the resources you need to start building your dream home.

The app has a ton of inspiring photos, ideas, designs, and can help connect users to the resources in the area.

It’s also a good place to start if you’re looking for a great architect for your exact vision, or the material suppliers and other places you can get what you need.

RoOomy

RoOomy is one of the better apps if you’re looking for an interior design program that can help you plan out different rooms and try furniture and color schemes before you buy. Its specific idea is to help buyers avoid falling into trend traps and create rooms and designs that they ultimately don’t like.

However, the potential is there to help with design challenges and figure out how to create a space you genuinely love. There are lots of different assets and tools you can use to make this app an effective option, especially in combination with the other design apps on this list.

Final Thoughts

Your dream home can be any combination of things, so don’t be afraid to use a combination of different apps and tools to get there. No one app will do absolutely everything, so it’s a good idea to play around with different options until you find a combination that helps you visualize and make your dream home a reality.

Of course, different apps have different strengths and weaknesses. So, these apps aren’t perfect, but some options are better for different people.

Good luck, and we hope you find the tools you need to make a dream home you’ll truly love.

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Smart technology with perfect styling

Duravit’s focus is on comfort and added value for the user

As the world becomes ever more digital, innovative products that enhance the user’s comfort are also finding their way into the bathroom. This is the end product of a customer-focused research and development process that combines technology, functionality, and design in a meaningful way.

Individual mirror control
Gone are the days of users being dazzled by harsh light in front of the mirror. The mirrors from the Happy D.2 Plus and XViu series by sieger design offer practical control via icons on the mirror surface. Contactless operation of the illuminated symbols by “hovering” a finger over the desired icon (infra-red sensor): thanks to the universal symbols, operation is intuitive.

Aesthetically, the icons harmonize perfectly with the overall design of the mirror.
The LED lighting can be individually configured via the touchscreen. With a luminosity of up to 1000 lux, XViu allows continual adjustment of the light color from warm light at 2700 K to cold light at 6500 K. The integrated mirror heating, which keeps the mirror clear of fog at all times, is also controlled using the relevant icon.

The optional dual mirror sets from the Happy D.2 Plus series, also by sieger design, are a perfect blend of aesthetics and technology. Innovative wireless technology allows for synchronized adjustment of the settings for both mirrors. All technologies are subtly integrated within the mirror.

Mirrors from the White Tulip series are available in versions controlled by sensors or an app. The light temperature featuring a memory effect can be synchronized with other lamps connected in the living area and controlled via “Casambi”, an app that has established itself as a reference in smart homes control systems. This feature can be used to dim the mirrors and switch the mirror heating on and off.

Iconic design and hi-tech

The D.1 faucet range saw Duravit team up with Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez to create an iconic design. With the D.1e electronic version, extra state-of-the-art technology has been integrated into the accentuated design for even greater operating comfort. This variant offers the highest comfort and safety thanks to a range of functions. The flat operating button with the integrated LED colored ring is easy and intuitive to operate. A light tap starts or stops the flow of water, and a turn to the left or right alters the water temperature from cold to warm. With the continuous color display from blue to red, the LED ring also provides visual feedback.

Up to three temperature values can be individually stored and directly activated via the “Quick Access” feature. An electronic thermostat integrated into the control unit reacts sensitively to any change to the cold and warm water flow, so that the required temperature is automatically adjusted and kept constant. Additionally, the scald protection is preset at 38 degrees Celsius.

D.1e features a range of presets that can be configured easily and individually, for instance temperature limitation, maximum water flow time, hygiene interval, thermal disinfection, color selection for the ambient lighting on the LED illuminated ring.

Intuitive operation for perfect hygiene
SensoWash® is a by-word for contemporary, gentle, and flawless hygiene. The SensoWash® Starck f shower-toilet is iconic and minimalistic in equal measure. The design of the new shower-toilet generation bears the hallmark of star designer Philippe Starck. His mission: to make the most natural form of cleansing – with water – accessible to a broad public, to subtly integrate technology into the design, and to guarantee the highest level of comfort.

Users’ individual requirements were taken into account during product development – for example, the option to adjust the intensity and position of the spray arm. This function and others are managed using an innovative remote control. While the “Lite” version impresses with its elegantly restrained look, the premium version, SensoWash® Starck f Plus, stands out thanks to its sophisticated, streamlined design. In addition to operation via remote control, on this model, functions such as the water and seat temperature can also be configured using the app. Five different user profiles can be set up. The customer-oriented app enables quick and easy operation and reflects the stylish design of the shower-toilet.

The flush function and odor extraction system may also be controlled via remote control or app if the wall-mounted element, itself perfectly harmonized for SensoWash® Starck f by Duravit, is combined with the A2 electronic actuator plate. An ideal example of how Duravit deploys digital technologies to enhance and maximize comfort.

Duravit AG
Founded in 1817 in Hornberg in the Black Forest, Duravit AG is today a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. The company is active in more than 130 countries worldwide and stands for innovation in the fields of signature design, comfort-enhancing technology and premium quality. In cooperation with an international network of high-profile designers such as Philippe Starck, sieger design, Christian Werner, Cecilie Manz and young talents such as Bertrand Lejoly and Kurt Merki Jr., the company develops unique bathrooms that enhance quality of life for users on a sustained basis. Duravit’s product portfolio comprises sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, bathtubs and shower trays, wellness systems, shower-toilets, tap fittings and accessories as well as installation systems.

Live a movie Christmas with Denon sound bars

Thinking of a good gift for movie and sound lovers in a big way? Whatever the size of your television, the style of your home or your preferences, this Christmas will sound better than ever thanks to the different sound bars proposed by the firm.

November 2021.- Denon, a leading European company in the manufacture of high-quality audio components, has in its catalog the perfect home theater solutions to give or treat yourself to the best sound during the upcoming parties: Home Sound Bar 550, DHT S-216 and DHT-316.

Denon Home Sound Bar 550

At only 65 cm wide, this compact and high-performance bar stands out for integrating advanced acoustic hardware, digital signal processing tuned by experts and premium drivers, everything that a lover of good sound needs in his home, being able to enjoy a excellent 3D surround sound. In this sense, it offers Dolby Atmos and DTS: X 3D surround sound along with 4K video compatibility, creating a realistic 3D cinematic experience.

Likewise, it reproduces high resolution audio from the most popular music streaming services or from the libraries available to the user (via WiFi, AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth). Listeners can play different music in each room or group all the HEOS Built-in and Denon Home devices together to listen to the same music throughout the home or office. Also, it is compatible with Apple AirPlay 2.

Similarly, it provides the convenience of managing both certain functions and audio through different ways, including voice commands through Alexa. The bar is also provided with a control panel that has a proximity sensor that allows it to turn on automatically when the hand is passed over it, illuminating the controls.

On the other hand, and thanks to a recent update, Denon Home 550 now allows you to use Home 150/250 or 350 speakers as rear speakers or use the DSW-1H wireless subwoofer for more spectacular and deep bass. Also, it is compatible with the HEOS ecosystem for multi-room sound.

Finally, in terms of connectivity, it has two HDMI ports, one of them compatible with eARC (Enhanced Audio Remote Channel) that achieves superior sound quality through a single HDMI connection to the TV, a digital optical input and a port USB to connect memories with song lists.

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 RRP: 649 euros (VAT included)

Denon DHT S-216

With an elegant and minimalist appearance, this ultra-thin and compact soundbar, just 6 cm high and less than 90 cm wide, hides a technology capable of transforming any space into a true sound show. It integrates two drivers for mids, two tweeters for the treble and two subwoofers built into the bar for the low frequencies. Furthermore, it is capable of decoding Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks.

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This is completed by various preset EQ modes optimized for movies, music listening, and night mode.

By using Bluetooth technology, you can wirelessly stream audio from files on smartphones, tablets, or computers. Add to that full compatibility with current HD and 4K televisions via HDMI UHD 4K. At the same time, it quickly connects to the TV and other devices via an HDMI ARC port (with audio return channel) and has a digital optical input and an AUX input.

Denon DHT-S216 RRP: 219 euros (VAT included)

Denon DHT S-316

It also has Bluetooth technology to wirelessly transmit the audio of the files contained in smartphones, tablets or computers. Thanks to the advanced psychoacoustic algorithms used for virtual surround processing, this sound is also reproduced with surround surround effects.

Denon DHT-S316 RRP: 279 (VAT included)

Corporate profile

Today, it is a world-renowned company thanks to its innovative, cutting-edge and high-quality products. DENON has a long history as a provider of technological innovations. A good example of this is having carried out the development and being the first to commercialize PCM digital audio.

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* DENON is a registered trademark of D&M Holdings, Inc.

MACETA PARROT POT

Parrot Pot es una maceta conectada que te ayuda a mantener sana tu planta. Cuenta con un sistema de riego inteligente y cuatro sensores que supervisan de manera permanente las necesidades de tu planta. ¡Disfruta sin límites de la jardinería!

LA CANTIDAD JUSTA DE AGUA EN EL MOMENTO ADECUADO

El modo de riego “Perfect Drop” se adapta diariamente a las necesidades de riego de tu planta. Después de varios ciclos, la maceta Parrot Pot comprende sus necesidades, y adapta automáticamente su consumo de agua. Tu planta recibe entonces la cantidad justa de agua cuando lo necesita favoreciendo así su crecimiento. ¡Por fin podrás disfrutar de una planta con buena salud!

¡VETE DE VACACIONES SIN TENER QUE PREOCUPARTE POR TUS PLANTAS!

La maceta Parrot Pot garantiza hasta un mes de riego autónomo gracias al modo “Plant Sitter”. ¡Puedes irte con la conciencia tranquila! La maceta Parrot Pot mantiene tu planta viva ya que adapta la cantidad de agua. Cuando regreses la encontrarás en plena forma.

PARA UNAS PLANTAS SANAS Y BONITAS

Gracias a sus 4 sensores integrados, la maceta Parrot Pot mide en tiempo real y con exactitud los datos indispensables para la buena salud de tu planta: luz solar, nivel de fertilizante, temperatura y humedad del suelo. Recibirás consejos y alertas específicas para que le puedas ofrecer lo que le falta o cambiar lo que no le va bien. Para tener buena mano con las plantas, ¡nada como los consejos personalizados!

UTILIZA LA MACETA PARROT POT TANTO EN EL INTERIOR COMO EN EL EXTERIOR

Parrot Pot es un dispositivo autónomo e inalámbrico que funciona con 4 pilas AA. Instálalo en el salón, en la terraza o en la oficina, queda bien en cualquier parte. Además, gracias a su revestimiento rígido de ABS con tratamiento anti-UV, no necesita mucho mantenimiento.

ESTÁS LISTO PARA TRABAJAR EN EL JARDÍN.

Gracias a Parrot Flower Power, todos podemos tener buena mano con las plantas. Una aplicación específica gratuita.

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December 6, 2018

Designed in 2017 by Garza Maya Arquitectos, this inspiring concrete residence is situated in Chihuahua, Mexico.

 

 

Description

Sustainable and smart; this house is one of opposites; breaching the gap between last century’s construction methods and next century’s technology and ideology.

Built with concrete, steel I beams, and wood; it resembles the classic architecture styles of Louis Kahn and Mies Van der Rohe but at the same time it incorporates a range of technological systems not available in their time. Water collection, treatment and reuse, and solar power technology are only some of those mentioned systems.

The smart part of the equation is not only the fact that you can control your lightning to create different moods or lower the temperature of the baby’s bedroom from your phone while on a business trip. But more importantly it responds to its environment complementing the sustainable systems to make them more efficient, for example: the sprinklers won’t water the garden if it rained the night before.

Another opposite we find in the house are the facade designs. The front responds to privacy and security, looking more like a bunker than a residence. Aside from some clues on the ground, you can’t really read where the entrance is, nor figure out if there are any windows at all. The north facade on the other hand is completely transparent, since we wanted to exploit the panoramic views and make them part of the interior.

Upon passing the main entrance, the space quickly opens up to you as you realize the kitchen, dining and living rooms are all encased in a single open space, even the city itself seems part of the same place you are in, thanks to the huge windows mentioned before. The windows are another sustainable system the design embraces; double UV-light resistant glass layers with argon gas in between, they keep Chihuahua’s harsh weather at bay.

Photography courtesy of Garza Maya Arquitectos

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– by Matt Watts

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