When you’re building a new home, how can you avoid paying for design work you don’t want? Making sure you know what you’re getting before you have it built helps.
Today there is no better way to understand and have a feel for new design than to see it in 3D. Rather than your having rely on imagination to hope your living room gives you the best view of the Barnegat Bay, 3D allows you to virtually walk through your home before even approving any specs or designs. Want to see that living room wall with bay windows? No problem. Want to check out the view from the window? Step right up. Changed your mind and now want no windows? Hold on a sec.
3D design is a fast and efficient way to get involved in every part of the design process. At JJC Inc, we’re a full service Design - Build firm with architects that actually design with you, the client — and present other, different or better options — you’ll be better equipped to make informed decisions on a design that’s perfect for you.
3D design is becoming an industry standard, and finding a great architect who offers it should not be hard. The good news is, most firms don’t charge more for 3D; they either have it or they don’t.
Here are five reasons 3D design can work for you.
1. Understanding traditional 2D floor plans and elevations can be difficult.
Many people can get the general idea from a floor plan but have trouble visualizing how the design is going to look. Being able to see and experience your design in 3D will help you understand how it is going to work. The more you understand the look and feel of your design, the more comfortable you’ll be at making decisions.
2. Designs can change and evolve in real time, during meetings with your architect.
Meetings are the best way to be included in the design process and to make sure nothing is overlooked.
What does a design presentation in 3D look like? It could be a fly-through video or multiple perspective views of your project. We’ve found that the most efficient and productive 3D design meetings are in our conference room in Mantoloking, NJ with everyone sitting around the flat-screen, walking through the project room by room. This usually always brings up design questions, and changes can be made to the model during or shortly after the meeting for instant results.
3. Town review boards generally respond positively to presentations that include 3D.
3D to show how a building relates to the existing environment or to a neighbor’s home is a very powerful tool when you’re seeking design approval. JJC Inc. has had great success by rallying the support of neighbors when they can understand clearly how a building is going to look and feel compared to theirs.
4. 3D design can help cut down on changes after construction has begun.
Reducing the amount of changes during construction can help save time and money. But it can be hard to do until you really understand what the space will look and feel like, which is where 3D design comes in.
5. It helps you avoid paying for work you don’t want.
Having a clear understanding of your project before construction begins is the best method to significantly reduce the problem of unnecessary charges.
With all that said, there is definitely no substitute for having an experienced, local NJ Shore design-build team who understands the permit process and building codes. While 3D design can be helpful to you and your architect, know that great designs do not come from computer programs. They come from design professionals who have spent countless hours designing, reviewing plans, improving details and listening to everything you want in your home.
Tell us: Are you considering 3D design for your next project?