May 28, 2016
We have all heard the old adage “measure twice, cut once”. However, this mentality stretches beyond simple measurements of a piece of lumber, no stone should be left un-turned when it comes to planning out your next building. Houses are one of the largest investments people will make in their lives, it is important as a home builder or designer to reduce as much stress on the home-owner as possible and answer as many questions as they may have to help them feel at ease. When a home owner has elected to build a new home, particularly a custom home, they are faced with a great number of concerns:
How will the layout work for me and my family? What is the best way to use this space for me? How will all the elements fit together? Am I going to like the final result?
We believe the best way to answer these questions is by providing top quality 3D rendered images. Yes, we are biased as we do offer Architectural Rendering Services; nonetheless, this is an important aspect of custom home building which is often overlooked and under utilized
Benefits of Pre Vizualizations and how it can save you money in the long term:
1.Have more meaningful discussion with your clients about how they want their house to end up looking. A vast majority of home buyers here in Vancouver, are from overseas, specifically China. Even if the home owner’s native language is English chances are they are not well versed in many of the common architectural and construction terms which we take for granted. Being able to quickly and effectively communicate each other’s visions benefits both parties and can make the whole process much smoother.
2.Avoid costly mistakes and backtracking during the construction process: Floor plans, samples and swatches are generally not enough to convey an idea when deciding on a layout or choosing an overall style or design. Often simple factors like lighting or layout pinch points are over looked and not realized until construction is well underway. The benefits of seeing it before you build are of the utmost importance especially now as technology has improved so drastically in recent years. Animations, 360 degree walkthroughs and 3d rendered images have become accessible to the average person now. Providing clients with a simple sketchup model render is a good start towards giving an overall feel for the flow of the house. Beyond that, it can be beneficial to show a photorealistic render of the interior and exterior to truly explain the design and all it’s intricacies.
3.Gain approval from regulatory bodies. Typically getting permits goes a lot smoother if you can show a detailed image of all the features and colours of your proposed building. Every little bit helps!
4.Show your commitment to offering the best. Giving your client the most stress free experience and providing the best services available is a tried and tested way to have them spread your name to friends and family. If you can prove to them that you are taking advantage of every opportunity available to make the end results as good as possible people will pick up on that. Using top of the line, cutting edge technology excites people and often will place you into a higher end of service which at the end of the day allows you to charge more and provide superior services than the next guy.
Your next step. If you are not providing your clients with at least the bare minimum of visualization services to help them understand the process it would be advisable to ask them if it something that they would find beneficial. In our experience we have found that the vast majority of people we asked would prefer to spend a little extra upfront if it means the job will be completed faster and with fewer hiccups along the way.
RealSpace 3D offers both in-depth rendering services and basic rendering services. If you are interested in finding out how much we charge for our services and how you can begin working with us do not hesitate to contact us.