What it is: An app to design a room using furniture and décor from real brands.
What it does: Amikasa allows the user to build, restyle and redecorate rooms using furniture, flooring and wall colors available from real brands. The app has predefined room shapes or, to be as accurate as possible, will create a custom floor plan. Users can set the exact wall dimensions with the blueprint mode, putting windows and doors where appropriate. Once the room size is set, Amikasa has a color wheel to find different color combinations as well as a catalog of various flooring materials. The catalog also has furniture options that can be dragged and dropped into the room, and then adjusted, rotated and rearranged as needed. The design can be experienced using “in the room” mode and can be viewed in 3-D. Favorite items can be purchased directly from furniture stores via Amikasa. Finally, finished rooms can be shared with family and friends through social media or email.
Who it’s for: Designers and homeowners.
Why kitchen and bath designers need it: This app allows kitchen and bath designers to work along with clients to find the right finishing look for each room being designed, with real furniture items that can easily be purchased on the spot.
Available Since: October 2014
Who makes it: INDG
Platform: iOS for the iPhone, iPad; Windows OS
Where to find it: On the iTunes Store, on the Windows Store
For more information, go to: http://www.amikasa.com/