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Why Design Renderings Are Helpful When You Decide to Remodel Your Bathroom

Posted by Matt Ates | August 05, 2017

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                Ever heard the phrase “look before you leap”? There’s a reason it’s such a common idiom, and there’s a reason expert home remodeling companies know not to begin construction before visualizing their end result. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons you’ll want to ensure your North Dallas area contractor uses 3D design renderings for their home remodeling projects.

Clear Communication – Visuals are Vital

                A while back, many designers started to use Pinterest and Houzz as tools for their client meetings. The idea is that the client assembles a portfolio of photos of homes that attract them. Later, the designer and client go over these photos together and discuss which specific elements in the photos the client likes. These colors, textures, layouts, etc. then become the spring board for designing the client’s particular space.

                3D design renderings are the natural next step in this process. While collecting photos of other people’s homes is a great place to start, it isn’t a great place to stop, because ultimately, you’ve got to be able to see what your home will look like. Design renderings enable you and your remodeling company to literally be on the same page about your project; and to communicate more effectively about what exactly you do and don’t like about your proposed renovation changes through concrete visuals.

2D Versus 3D - A Virtual Tour

                But design renderings don’t solely facilitate clear communication. They also allow you to change course before it’s too late. Say you think you like an idea, and your remodeler likes it too. The two of you collaborate and put together 2D blueprints of the proposed remodel. Say you even manage to envision the same idea without seeing it 3D. Say you go ahead and build it, and it’s exactly what you both agreed on.

                Chances are, even if your end product matches your established goals, you may not like what you’ve built. This is because things look completely different 2D than 3D. When you’re looking at a 2D blueprint, it’s nearly impossible to visualize the amount of space you’ll have between fixtures and how your room flow will feel.

You can easily design an awkward bathroom by trying to cram in every fixture you want simply because you don’t really know what it will end up looking like. A 3D tour of your proposed bathroom remodel, however, allows you to understand how what you’ve proposed will practically translate into day-to-day use.

Time and Money – Avoiding Mistakes

                Ultimately, this will allow you to avoid design faux-pas on your North Dallas area bathroom remodeling project that can cost you some serious time and money, because you’ll be able to revise unworkable ideas up front rather than having to install and rework your space while investing in unnecessary materials, labor, and time.

Our Design Process

                At Thaddeus Drew, 3D design renderings are not just provided upon request; they are a prioritized part of our every project. In a nutshell, here’s how our design process works:

  1. We meet you in your home to discuss your goals and to brainstorm possibilities. We look through your idea collections to understand your vision. Finally, we gather dimensions and solidify the project’s scope.
  2. We present an initial proposal with allowances, revise it as necessary, and agree upon a final proposal. 
  3. We meet at our design center to have you pick out all your selections.
  4. With your goals and materials in place, we will get a design rendering to you. At this point, we meet with you again to discuss the 3D designs and make modifications as you see fit.
  5. Once you like what you see, we’ll get a final sign off, we schedule the project start and order all materials at once.

Our Goals are Your Goals

                We know the importance of giving our clients what they actually want. This is why we take such care to ensure they first know what they want before they finalize their direction. To begin a discussion about your personal project and move toward 3D design renderings,  contact your home remodeling company today.

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