In an Australian first, Metricon Homes is set to transform the way that people experience and interact with display homes, with the use of virtual reality technology.
The virtual display experience will be offered in select regional areas where people face the geographical challenges of visiting a display home. Not only will this save them time but also the inconvenience of travelling huge distances as many people travel interstate to view their future home.
Virtual reality headset
Consumers can view everything from the colours and materials used on cabinetry through to soft furnishings and light fittings through a virtual reality headset.
“The technology enables our customers to virtually walk through the home and really experience the actual interior. Virtual reality allows you to gaze inside the latest trends and home styles allowing you to select your dream space and colour palette,” says Jacinta Evans, Metricon senior interior designer.
It also allows home designs that are located in other states to be viewed around the country without the need for building a display.
“We know consumers love the next-gen 3D virtual tours on our website, so being able to take these to another dimension, using virtual reality technology is fantastic,” says Jacinta.
The first area to experience this technology is Wonthaggi in Victoria’s south-east.