Ever struggle to visualize something based solely on an explanation or highly technical information?
Luckily, we won’t ask you just to use your imagination — or to learn how to read blueprints. Our team uses Chief Architect‘s home architectural software to bring home plans to life through precise 3D renderings. This software has amazing advantages for both our team members and our clients. Here are the top three.
It’s a challenge to imagine how your remodeled home will look, feel, and work as our talented designers reconfigure layouts, plan additions, combine rooms, and more. With Chief Architect, you don’t have to imagine — you’ll have access to 3D renderings and walkthroughs to help you see how each room will look from any angle. After taking a virtual tour, you’ll know what your living room looks like when you’re standing in the kitchen, how your foyer will appear as you walk through your front door, or how much bigger your dining room will feel with those extra windows.
With this clear visualization, you’ll feel confident with your choices. Or, if your design isn’t quite right, you can work with your designer to make it a better fit. Remodeling is an investment, after all, and you want to make sure you’re making the right decisions every step of the way.
Save Time — and Money
Blueprints are difficult to read, leading to miscommunications or confusion when sharing plans. When our clients look at a 3D rendering, the design is straightforward and clear. With fewer questions and less confusion, the design process goes smoother and faster. Furthermore, changes can be made instantly with just a few clicks of a mouse. For example, if you decide to swap your hardwood floors with vinyl tile, we can quickly show you what this will look like — without going back to the drawing board and well before it becomes a costly change order.
Just how close are the renderings to reality? See for yourself! Here’s a comparison of a Chief Architect rendering and a finished living room remodel.
Adjusting design plans over email conversations or phone calls can be risky, stressful, and time-consuming. Instead of trying to communicate these changes with words, Chief Architect’s visual tools allow homeowners to see how changes will actually look. Designers can even produce multiple looks for homeowners to choose from, allowing more influence on the design. The options layout below shows six versions of a bathroom our designers came up with for a recent client
In addition, designs created in Chief Architect can be quickly shared between family members and anyone else who may be involved in your project. You can take a family vote on drawer pulls, ask your artistic friend about paint colors, or get your mom’s stamp of approval on the layout of the new in-law suite. The design process doesn’t have to be something frustrating you trudge through – it can be an enjoyable experience you feel good about.
Chief Architect technology is just one advantage that sets us apart from other home designers. Want to learn more about the Custom Craft Difference? Contact us today!