From crowdsourcing products to virtual interior design and experiential e-commerce to mobile apps, technology is overhauling the shelter industry

Technology has profoundly impacted the $7.3 billion dollar per year (and growing) home industry – specifically within the areas of architecture and interior design. Together social media, mobile apps, and digital connectivity are changing the nature of one of the oldest businesses in the world.

It was Pliny the Elder that said, “Home is where the heart is.” It was HGTV’s David Bromstad said, “Measuring and laying out the room in advance can save you a lot of headaches.” Overlay those statements with our obsessions with Pinterest, Zillow Digs, and DIY and we start to see why consumers continue to leverage technology as a way to take design into their own hands.

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