Is there a way to test your home design before you build it?
Before you make all those lines on a page, the permanent walls you’ll be living in? A way you can walk around a life-size version without the big investment upfront?
Enter … REALAR!!
Realar will be game-changing in helping you get confidence you’re designing the right renovation or new build – before you start construction.
I’ve been sharing the Realar app with my course and VIP members for a little while now, and I’m really excited to be bringing it to you. This augmented reality app will be game-changing in helping you get confidence you’re designing the right renovation or new build – before you start construction.
So often, homeowners I speak with are nervous about whether the design they’re creating for their renovation or new home will actually be the home they want to live in once it’s all finished.
Watch how Realar works here
If you don’t work in the industry, or you have trouble reading floor plans and visualising what that means in terms of the spaces, rooms, views and light you’ll be living in and around … AND you know what a big investment you’re making in time and money to bring these dreams to life … well it can be very nerve-wracking to commit to a design, and get it built.
It’s why I see homeowners stall, and doubt if they’re doing the right thing.
And one of the biggest fears homeowners tell me is that they’re simply worried about stuffing it up. These lines we’re drawing on a page become the permanent walls and floors and roofs we build … and so, if you make a wrong choice, it can be expensive to change, or something you have to learn to live with. No wonder it can feel daunting and take some time to feel you’re making the best decisions for your home.
This is why I’m so excited to be doing this episode, and telling you about this fantastic app. Members in my online courses have been testing it out and getting in touch with me to tell me how helpful it is in giving them certainty and confidence during their design phase.
One member even told me it helped her show the designer some items she’d been concerned about but unable to communicate properly with him … instead, this app let her show him exactly what she was talking about. Sounds awesome hey?
And for the architects and designers listening, this is a fantastic way you can really show your clients what you’re designing for them.
Clients don’t need anything other than their device and the app … you can keep drawing it in the 3D CAD tools you’re using … and they can open and view in their app either with you, or later when they want to think things over to give you feedback. It’s a brilliant way to communicate with clients, and help them understand, give feedback and commit to the design far more simply and efficiently.
What’s this app? Well, it’s called Realar.
I have Dan Swan, one of the founders here to talk about the app … which is actually an augmented reality software.
Dan Swan and Keith Ahern, CoFounders of Realar, teamed up because they saw there was an opportunity for augmented reality to transform the way we create our homes.
Dan Swan of Realar
I met Dan earlier this year – he’s actually based in Byron Bay and mutual friends connected us. Dan has founded several successful technology start-ups in the USA, UK and Australia that have seen huge success and growth internationally. He’s also an active startup mentor and investor AND he holds a PhD in Innovation.
This is not sponsored content … I’m always super excited to share something new that I know will really help you as you’re building and renovating … and I know this definitely will.
Here’s some of the questions I asked Dan about Realar …
- What is Realar (app, 3D visualisation tool, confidence builder)
- Most virtual reality and augmented stuff these needs expensive gear, goggles, visiting a specific premises – how is this different? (comfort of own home, ipad / android / iphone)
- How does it work (file formats, interaction, do you download it or does your designer, who has the paid account ideally, what if you don’t have a designer but you’ve done it in Sketchup yourself – do you have paid account then?)
- How realistic is it and what will you see (the window feature is my favourite … being able to see real views on site etc, level of resolution, walk around on your own site)
- How resolved does your design need to be to use it (this one is REALLY exciting!)
So, let’s dive into the episode and learn more about Realar …
You can also watch this interview on video …