You can see samples in the showroom, but how will the colours combine in an actual kitchen or bathroom layout? How will dark counters go with high gloss light doors, and will splashback tiles be competing for visual impact?
Granite Transformations, king of kitchen and bathroom makeovers, has addressed those d̩ecor quandaries by putting all of its work surfaces, replacement door colours and a selection of glass mosaic tiles, on its new iGranite app. Available free from the iTunes App Store, it allows you to browse through the entire Granite Transformations collection, mix’n’matching the almost endless colour combinations and transposing your selection onto a library of standard images.
But Granite Transformations latest iPad app goes much, much further than that. It also enables you to take a picture of your very own kitchen or bathroom, then overlay new work surfaces, doors and mosaic tiles onto the existing finishes. So instead of just imagining the look or seeing your choice of d̩cor on a picture of someone else’s room, you will see virtually the finished result.
You can take a photo using one of iPad’s in-built cameras, then once your still is filed by this very tricky design app, you can customise it to your heart’s content, using the tablet’s touchscreen functionality.
If you don’t have an iPad that doesn’t matter, because showroom staff at your nearest Granite Transformations store have them and will even come to your home and take pictures of your kitchen. Then they will email your favourite colour layouts for you to view on a PC and print out locally. It makes shopping for a makeover a modern digital experience.
To download the free iGranite app, go to the Lifestyle category of the iTunes App Store, or ask at your nearest showroom for the iPad digital experience.