In the summer, we highlighted the Lowe’s Holoroom as one of the avenues for the future of e-commerce, but the tech was only available for customers in the United States. Now, this augmented reality installation is coming to Canada in two Toronto locations.
The Lowe’s Holoroom is available at two Greater Toronto Area Lowe’s Canada stores in North Etobicoke (48 Lowe’s Place) and Burlington (3270 Harrison Crescent). Customers may walk-in for appointments or schedule appointments in advance with the Lowe’s Holoroom Concierge. Customers planning a bathroom remodel can then choose paint colors, wall and floor tile and select products from a Lowe’s 3-D catalogue to design their room.
An excellent addition to the Holoroom experience is the MyHoloroom app, which allows customers to take the plans from their Holoroom experience home and show it off or make further home improvement plans. The app will be released in 2015.
“We are very excited to introduce this groundbreaking technology to the Canadian market first,” said Sylvain Prud’homme, president of Lowe’s Canada. “The Holoroom inspires customers to explore, create and experience a home project before they ever begin, which in turn builds confidence in their decisions to initiate work.”
“Home improvement can be complex, and we know customers are looking for solutions that help simplify the process and allow them to experience the end result during their decision-making process,” said Kyle Nel, executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs. “We look forward to working closely with customers and employees to gather their feedback and better understand how the Holoroom technology can make Lowe’s the preferred choice for home improvement.”