Project Showroom is a technology preview that establishes a vision for a service for home furnishing suppliers to enable their customers to visualize their products in real-life room settings. It is great for home remodeling or redecorating. It's our version of kitchen and bathroom design software provided using a software as a service model. You don't install anything. You just visit a web site.
As I mentioned in a previous blog posting, to be able to work at the One Market office in San Francisco, California instead of being a remote employee in Scottsdale, Arizona, we are moving back to the Bay Area. Since the home market is sluggish in Arizona, we are doing everything we can to make our home more attractive to a potential buyer. We had our master bathroom remodeled. The floor and shower were retiled. The vanity counter top was replaced with granite. New under-mount sinks were installed. The fixtures were replaced with brushed nickel. In fact all of the door knobs and hinges throughout the house were replaced with brushed nickel. We get got new mirror closet doors with brushed nickel frames. Apparently the gold was so 90's. The bathroom wallpaper was removed, and the walls were textured and painted. We painted our bedroom to match the new bathroom.
Here are some Facebook pictures of the process.
We are glad to have this behind us and have now moved on to smaller projects like touch up painting throughout the house and getting the carpets cleaned.
Personally recognizing the value in what Project Showroom addresses is alive in the lab.