Interior Design

Visualising a new kitchen

 

3D models and photorealistic rendering can also be useful for interior design such as kitchens. In this project a client wanted to make sure she was utilising the available space well and also required some help in deciding colour scheme.  The new kitchen was a totally different design from the old kitchen and so drawing up the model in itself provokes all sorts of queries. These were gradually resolved into the design and the end result was a stunning kitchen.

Renovating headaches

 

Even renovating an existing home can benefit by 3D modelling.  You can try out a new configuration of rooms, add an extension, change doors and windows and do it all before a hammer hits a nail.   Once you see a 3D model of a house you will be surprised by how many variations and changes you can come up with – seeing all the rooms ‘helicopter’ style makes all the difference.

One recent example of how a renovation can really benefit was a family who wanted to make a major extension to an existing older home.  A new lounge area was added to the north, a new porch and entranceway, a new garage and extensive reconfiguration of the internal rooms.  There was additional complexity in this house due to differing floor levels. It was very hard for the family to visualise the new rooms and how they would work so the 3D model helped the whole family ‘buy in’ to the project.

An added bonus was that the 3D modelling process uncovered a mistake in the architects plans which meant the new roof trusses would have been constructed to an incorrect angle.

3D models are built in a similar logical fashion as a real building thus uncovering any significant mistakes in the plans prior to any construction work.

How a 3D model can save you money!

 

Many people find it hard to visualise what their house will really look like from 2D plans and a 3D model makes all the difference and helps them decide on what they actually want. Various levels of detail can be drawn from exterior walls only to interior walls and fixtures, fittings and furniture. Clients can be given the 3D model to play with on their own computer at home which allows them to study the house from every angle and watch where the sun falls both in the garden and through the windows. They can ‘orbit’ the house and view the interior flow of specific rooms.

Often as a result of studying the 3D model or the resulting images clients will go back to the drawing board and request changes various aspects, for example, to the kitchen and bathroom layouts, placement and size of windows and maybe exterior landscaping. Once they are happy with the design of the house any changes needed can be made to the plans at a far less cost than once building is underway.

Finally, a selection of photo-realistic images can be created to confirm your choice of colour scheme and cladding.

Making changes early on in the process saves thousands of dollars compared to redesigning rooms once building is underway.