PlaceMakers’ new 3D design planner makes kitchen and bathroom renovations easy.
One of the hardest parts of new construction or remodeling a kitchen or bathroom is visualizing it. Yes, you have a picture in your head of what you want and what you want it to look like – but a real picture is so much better.
It’s available now – PlaceMakers has become one of the first in Australasia to offer a comprehensive 3D design planner on its website, allowing homeowners to see what their new kitchen or bathroom looks like before work begins.
The photo installation design means you can choose from inspiring room designs and drag and drop your favorite features into your plan. You can see the cost of your cabinets as you go – and, when you’ve found something you like the look of, you can send to a PlaceMakers consultant for more design refinements and the final price.
Liz Aitken, Interiors project manager at PlaceMakers, explains that the pandemic and resulting lockdowns have seen hordes of New Zealanders spend money they would otherwise have used for vacations to spruce up their homes – with the renovation of the kitchen and the bathroom first.
“We’ve seen a huge influx of people wanting to renovate their homes, just because of the traffic we’ve seen in our stores,” she says. “But now there’s an opportunity for people to do it from the comfort of their own home – and get the best possible view of how the finished product will look.
“The great thing about this software is that no matter what happens – like lockdowns – all that is needed is the internet. All consultations and purchases can be done online.”
The system has safeguards to ensure that customers include the design elements required by law in New Zealand, such as distance between hob and hood, dishwasher and fridge spaces, so that users can focus on finding the best possible look for their budget and desires. A PlaceMakers consultant is always on hand to help you with design advice and any design challenges, and can work with you to ensure the final design is complete and perfect for you.
“It lets you draw kitchens and bathrooms to the size, height and shape required for a given layout and design. The 3D design planner is new, so people are just starting to realize that it’s there and can be used to personalize their designer kitchen or bathroom, choosing from a variety of materials, finishes, styles, and more.
“You can save your project and then edit it for as long as you like, creating multiple projects to try out different ideas. There are plenty of online helps to guide you.”
More products and features will be added to the 3D Design Planner, says Aitken “and once your dream kitchen or bathroom is complete, you can schedule a consultation with one of our experts, share your design with the branch of your choice or visit your local branch and we will help you make your dream come true”.
Users can get high definition renders and can easily share with friends and family, or even on a Pinterest account.
“The intention along the way,” she says, “is to expand the project categories to include cabinets, laundries and more.