The Young Team is proud to introduce an exciting new way to market your home: 3D virtual home tours, powered by Matterport. This ground-breaking technology creates a high quality and friendly experience for you to explore the entire interior of your home. We’re offering this Virtual Tour in Cleveland to all of our newly listed properties as part of our marketing plan to engage and captivate buyers so they can easily see what your home offers.
HOW IT WORKS
A special camera is placed in multiple locations in every room of your home. Controlled by an iPad, the camera rotates a full 360 degrees for about 60 seconds. The image data is then transferred to the iPad, then later uploaded to a cloud server, and in less than 24 hours, a captivating 3D model of the entire home is ready for immediate viewing. The Young Team includes this model on our website, Facebook, the MLS, Zillow, and Realtor.com, and many more.
HOW TO NAVIGATE
The beauty of Matterport is how easy the homes are to navigate. View the dollhouse in the bottom left corner and view different angles by pinch and zooming with your smartphone, or scrolling with a mouse on your desktop. To select a space, simply click and you’re ready to navigate forward from that location. You can also choose a different floor or go back to the dollhouse/floorplan view.
VIEWING HOMES IN VIRTUAL REALITY
You can even use your virtual reality headset to experience our homes in a completely immersive experience. To view tours, simply:
- Download the Matterport VR app through the App Store or Google Play.
- Click on the VR goggles button on any of our virtual tours.
- Open the link through the Matterport app, let the model download, and you’re ready to walk through the home by simply looking at the highlighted blue circles.
We’re also offering this service to other local business, so if you’re a realtor looking for virtual tours in cleveland, or have a commercial, hotel, or other interior space you would like to showcase, feel free to reach out to us!
RENOVATED HOMES IN SHAKER HEIGHTS, BEACHWOOD, AND CHAGRIN FALLS
It is that time of year, again, to bring in new trends for our home interiors. Embrace the old, organic, and original for this year’s top home design trends. In 2017, we’re seeing the mixing of materials, textures, and sophisticated colors to give spaces an added and unique edge. This mean combining warm wood with ceramic tiles or copper mirror frames accented by simple, neutral color palettes. See below for our list of what we think will be the biggest design ideas of 2017:
1) MIXING METALS
You may have heard “never mix metals,” but 2017 is calling for “mixing metals, but mix them wisely.” Copper, gold, silver, brass, bronze, and the list goes on for you to use different metals in your home design. In fact, mixing metals can add depth and interest to your décor.
Copper is continuing to trend well-into 2017. The warm metallic tone adds just the right amount of sparkle to your home and looks great with just about any textile, fabric and decorative style. Various shades gold can exude luxury, for example warm gold accents on the mirror and pillows add a luxe touch.
We recommend choosing a dominant metal, mixing textures, and using natural iron as a neutral black. In this picture, black and white backdrop sets the stage for an eclectic mix of metallic accessories.
2) MARBLE SURFACES
White and light gray marble will continue to make its way into 2017 as one of the biggest design trends. Like all natural stone products, the classic elegance of marble adds beauty and luxury to home design. Marble’s distinctive veining and colors have been associated with formal settings, but this stone is also making its way into more casual décor.
Marble will be a popular choice for countertops, flooring, and tabletops, as well as for household items like end-tables or serving platters. We love this marble table for equal parts sleek and glamorous. What we’re most impressed with are the entire walls that consist of only marble. You don’t need to decorate much more if you have an entire wall dedicated to white marble.
3) ORGANIC MATERIALS
The outdoors is making its way in, and the organic materials trend is no exception. The use of organic elements like stone and wooden textures will add peace and tranquility to your space as it keeps your style grounded in nature. If you want the look of wood with the easy care of tile, consider wood look porcelain tiles as an alternative to wood flooring. Wood look porcelain tiles can even be used as decking material if properly installed.
Truly organic interiors meet the needs of the style-savvy eco-conscious. Some of our favorites organic materials are natural wall coverings, hemp and recycled glass-bead chandeliers, or any type of reclaimed wood, sisal and sea grass floor coverings. There is no need to sacrifice personal style to include organic materials in a room. Beautiful materials such as reclaimed wood and recycled stone are organic.
4) SOPHISTICATED COLORS
Sophisticated hues are poised to take center stage with purples and blues paving the way for color aesthetics this year.
Though black has long been a decorating darling, designers are now enlisting navy blue for their go-to dramatic hue. Blue goes with everything and it gives a softer feel than black. Just like the color of those favorite faded jeans. White is hot especially in matte finishes in everything from cars to ceramics. When paired with pops of white, red, or yellow, it has a peaceful nautical vibe.
Thee trend toward violet, wine and amethyst is edging out soft lavenders or true purples. A midtone greyed-off violet works well in any room, from kids’ rooms to living areas. This color is ultra-versatile, pairing well with natural elements such as wood, glass and greenery.
OTHER DESIGN TRENDS WE’VE BEEN SEEING IN HOMES:
- Maps as murals and on other home decor items
- Bright and deep green
- Big clocks
- Boho and bohemian accents
- Blush pink
- Dark furniture with pure white walls
- Rustic accents