But what if you want to see how a new granite countertop would look in your bathroom, try out a new stain on your cabinets, or put some virtual hardwood on your floors? Up until recently these kinds of things werent possible, but now, with the help of Lowes new Holoroom, you can test-drive a wide range of home improvements virtually before you ever commit to buying anything. We know that for many homeowners, the struggle to visualize a completed home improvement project or to share that vision with others can stop a project in its tracks, said Kyle Nel, executive director of Lowes Innovation Labs.
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15 Guys Who Failed at Home Improvement [VIDEOS] « 100.7 WZLX
As such, the company has created something it calls a “Holoroom” to allow customers to envision what their home improvement plans will look like in real life. The Holoroom appears to imitate the Holodeck, a fictitious room from the show “Star Trek: The Next Generation” that creates fictitious but real-looking environments suitable for experiments. Here’s the Holoroom that Lowe’s has built: YouTube/Lowe’s Home Improvement It looks promising! Here, for comparison, is the Star Trek Holodeck: YouTube Once the Holodeck is programmed, it creates the illusion of an entire environment seen in 3D: Star Trek: The Next Generation However, the Lowe’s Holoroom’s similarities end there. Lowe’s 20-by-20-foot rooms will be equipped with iPads that have apps allowing customers to create virtual models of rooms in their homes, which can then be furnished with virtual Lowe’s products. Customers can see how the planned room will look through the iPad screen as they move the screen around the room like a viewfinder.
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Science Fiction Inspires Lowe’s Holoroom and Home Improvement Innovation – Yahoo Finance
Here are 15 guys that need some lessons on how to really do home improvement (WARNING: Some clips contain NSFW language). 1.This guy who shouldnt be allowed near trees, or chainsaws: 2. This guy doesnt seem to understand gravity, or physics in general: 3. This guy who wanted to knock out a couple of bricks: 4. This guy who electrocuted himself trying to teach us how to install an electrical outlet: 5.
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Home improvement retailers battle for sites | Bayside Bulletin
Lowe’s created Lowe’s Innovation Labs to build new technology to solve common consumer frustrations while working alongside start-ups, universities, specialized professionals and other companies. “We know that for many homeowners, the struggle to visualize a completed home improvement project or to share that vision with others can stop a project in its tracks,” said Kyle Nel, executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs. “The Holoroom is our solution, enabling consumers to visualize their project and share that vision with family and friends.” The Lowe’s Holoroom is a home improvement simulator which applies 3-D and augmented reality technologies to provide homeowners an intuitive, immersive experience in the room of their dreams. A customer will begin by choosing their preferred products before viewing and experiencing those products in the Holoroom.
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Lowe’s Holoroom v Star Trek Holodeck – Business Insider
Like its food and fashion retail counterparts, the group has sold some warehouses and leased them back, and used the cash for future expansion. But as the penchant has risen for home repairs and renovations, thanks to many television shows led by the popular Kevin McLouds Grand Designs – more market players have arrived. Land grabs are now the main game for Woolworths Masters Home Improvement and Wesfarmers Bunnings, the two biggest in the sector. Masters is the main sponsor of Channel Seven’s House Rules, and while there is increasing awareness of the brand on the back of the deal, brokers at Macquarie say, the translation to sales and the cost of sponsoring the program is unclear. Part of the growth cycle of the hardware business was the takeover of the suburban hardware store, but as demand for hammers, and paint for showers and kitchens, has grown, so too has the size of the stores.
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