Whether you are young, old, man or women, all have the desire to have a space that is a representation of their personality. There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a specific style on a design show, and then, when you visit the shops, you only find builder’s grade or old stock.
Physically going out and doing this kind of shopping need no longer be your headache anymore, you can do this in the comfort of your own home, while keeping an eye on the kids.
Interior: Too many styles to have so few choices
Society is bombarded with styles depicted by a selected few people; however, they may not be the collected styles of every person represented. When you shop online though, it is a little easier as you are able to shop by category.
A frustration for many is the fact that a lot of projects seem easy enough to be done at home, however, when you get to the supplier, the one-size-fits-all approach is often the case. To get the item re-sized is often a mission, and ends up being faulty after your 6 week wait. What online companies however are offering is the opportunity to have the items made to your specifications, and once delivered, for an additional fee they can to the install as well. You have the option overall how much the product is going to cost you, and a lot of these companies are able to allow you to do online tracking of the product. The problem however, is this company does this, and that company does that. It will take the customer endless searches and many grey hairs to find a company that specifically does whichever service you require. By ticking off one item on the list, there are a few more that is more than likely waiting for you when remodeling your home.
How to overcome the search engine overtime
The best way to have all the information at your fingertips would be for all of the information to be linked to a page. This can be done by having a photo of the style in mind. What imagpic does, is bring images to life. On an interior and exterior design website, you have the choice of what you would like to have made available to the customer. If your picture is of a modern loft lounge, the following information can be added to the photo for the client’s ease:
- The paint used on the walls. Also cladding and wallpaper suppliers and installers can be listed here.
- The floor treatment can be listed as well, for instance carpet, treated cement, wooden flooring, or floor tiles.
- The furniture in the room can all be listed.
- Wall sconces and other electrical fittings.
- Electronics for instance sound systems and television sets.
- Fireplace or mock fire place installations.
- Built-ins or cabinetry.
- Decorations, paintings and wall clocks can also be tagged.
Not only will this make the search for items listed in the photo easier, it also brings home every aspect of what is required in terms of renovating or building.
You can also theme your pages, and make it accessible to previously untapped markets:
- Ethereal style (think Lord of the Rings style homes)
What about the garden?
The garden sets the tone for the ambiance you would like to create in your property. By making it easier for consumers to find information regarding this, not only are you creating a relaxed environment for your customers to create a beautiful space, you are also ensuring that your customers know they can find almost anything they require right at their fingertips. Whether this miniature garden or a one that can fit both an Olympic sized swimming pool and a koi pond, in order to create a beautiful space you need access to all the bells and whistles, for instance:
- Paving and pavers
- Gravel, sand, ground cover, turf and grass (Artificial or natural)
- Plants, flowers, shrubs and trees
- Swimming pool installations
- Kiddies play areas, for instance trampolines, jungle gyms and swing sets
- Outside benches and tables
- Porch swings
- Flower pots, wheel barrows, gardening tools
You could also make information available of landscapers to use, and other services required.
Why use imagpic?
There is a wealth of information available on the internet to assist would be renovators,, decorators, designers, builders or buyers in terms of styles and products available, however, they are not always grouped together with the result being that customers delay the renovations or purchases. The other option would be for them to head to the jobs, and ultimately settle for items they did not really want but compromised on. By offering a service where the customer can view an entire scene at a glance, and then make purchases directly from the site, there is no need for them to shop around or not shop at all.
How does imagpic work?
Imagpic takes a photo and brings it to life. The image will not be obscured with writing; instead, information is presented by a relatively small but visible dot. Whichever information you would like to add to that specific aspect of the photo, can be added in here. This is where you would have items such as prices, stockists, colors, sizes and ranges added in. you also have the option of having an access bar, where all the information is available in a panel so as to ensure that you have not missed out on any information. The beauty of having clients browse through different mock ups and taking it from there, is that often when you see an item in isolation, it is not always possible to see how it will be drawn into the rest of the scene. In this way, the customer will have the joy and peace of internet shopping, with the thrill of visiting a showroom. This is a feasible way to not only attract clients, but also maintain them.
Feature image courtesy of: BURLE YATES DESIGN #subtropicalmodernism