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Do You Dream in 3D?

October 24th, 2013

In designing your next remodel, how important is it that your designer, architect or interior designer bring your vision to life in 3D? One hurdle of the design process has always been communicating and understanding traditional two-dimensional drawings and how they translate to the final product, your home. Here are a few benefits of seeing your vision in 3D…so you can decide whether it’s an important qualifier for your design team

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“almost there!!” a photograph taken by our client showing off the similarities of the 3D design to the real thing.

Probably the most exciting point of designing a remodel with a client in 3D is when we turn on the virtual sun and give them a tour of their house at different parts of the day.

1.WYSIWYG

What You See Is What You Get, from customizing a new car online to selecting a personalized phone cover you’re used to seeing your preferences come to life before your eyes. In a similar way, the advancements in today’s 3D design software make it possible to see your finished remodel before it ever gets built. From picking out final colors, to understanding the layout of a room, you can make changes on-the-fly and see their impact immediately. What would you prefer,…an abstract two-dimensional drawing or a realistic three-dimensional model? With the option of 3D you can see how communicating with your designer can become a more fluid process.

2. Measure Twice, Cut Once

Measure Twice, Cut Once is the best piece of advice for constructing your remodel, and is also the book title from master carpenter Norm Abram. Taking this a step further, why not apply that same concept, but virtually, to designing your remodel. One of the advantages of an accurate 3D version of your remodel is that you can actually build it stone by stone. Understanding exactly how the materials will be placed, assembled and fastened together virtually can help you anticipate unintended consequences of a design choice. Knowing when a beam will block your million dollar view really is priceless.

3. Lights, Camera, Action

Designing the right amount of natural and artificial light in our homes is essential to help create that elusive “vibe” or special space that we enjoy. Probably the most exciting point of designing a remodel with a client in 3D is when we turn on the virtual sun and give them a tour of their house at different parts of the day. Our 3D process lets you see how the sunlight and shadows will interact with your space on a specific day or even hour of the day. This allows you to understand the impact of your redesign on the amount of natural light in your new space and help you to make informed decisions you might not see in a two-dimensional drawing.

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