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Finally made up your mind about building your dream home? Congratulations on hitting another major milestone in life. The home construction project you’re about to do is a big one, and you can’t miss out on the details. Having a 3D design for your structure is key to make this a success, explains Tom, from Evolve by RS Group who works on many residential and industrial projects. In this post, we’ll walk you through the essentials of 3D home designs – what is it, how can it benefit your project, and what should you look for in a design.

What is 3D Design?

3D or three-dimensional design is a type of modelling that uses complex high-polygon shapes to achieve a real-world presentation of an object. This technology has been used in different industries, such as in the film production, engineering, video game development, and architecture sectors.

In the construction industry, 3D technology gives builders and designers more opportunities to showcase the floor plans and home components in a more realistic way. Unlike 2D designs or sketches, 3D models give clients a more holistic feel of their future home.

How Can a 3D Design Benefit You as a Client?

Reading a floor plan sketch could be a bit overwhelming, considering the lines, curves, and dimensions you need to understand. But with a 3D design, you wouldn’t have much trouble getting your mind around these aspects. This modelling type is well-loved for the three benefits it can give to clients:

  1. Accuracy – Unlike photos and sketches, 3D floor plans are more accurate and effective in portraying space dimensions. And with this efficiency, you can easily imagine the usage of the areas.
  2. Clarity of Design – Programs for 3D designing usually have built-in features that can be used to mark specific areas of the house. These marks aren’t just curves and lines. These are 3D objects of common house features (e.g., seating options, beds, furniture pieces, fixtures). With this type of modelling, you can easily imagine yourself inside the house, going from one room to another.
  3. Ease of Comprehension – The use of 3D objects also makes the model easily understandable. You can figure out the spatial dynamics easily, which is extremely important if you have seniors and kids. You’ll know if the hallways and stairs are senior-friendly. And you can see if the rooms and spaces are designed for ease of navigation.

What Should You Look for in a 3D Home Design?

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Now looking forward to using 3D modelling for your dream home construction project? Find reputable builders to start working on the designs. Then, talk with them and make sure the models can address the following aspects. Considering all these aspects ensures you and your family will have fun at home for a long time, explains Tom, from (Evolve by RS Group) who works on many residential and industrial projects.

  1. Sustainability – Following the energy-efficiency principles for your home helps you make some savings on your expenses on utilities. The 3D design should show the set up for the water systems, HVAC, solar panels, and other SMART home features.
  2. Accessibility – An excellent home design should be inclusive. It should take into account the diverse needs of a family, including the preferences of the kids, teenagers, couples, and elderly people. Add to that the family’s occasional home parties and events with relatives and friends.
  3. Functionality – Your home should be a comfy place for everyone. And you can achieve this by implementing some space-saving design principles. See if the 3D model includes features for clutter control, vertical space maximisation, and double-duty furnishings.
  4. Durability – It’s also important to indicate the materials in the 3D model. It should include suggested materials for roofing, flooring, walls, and insulation.
  5. Aesthetics – As you create the 3D model with the designer, make sure to set the right colour scheme for both the interior area and rooms. Plus, think of an attractive, but energy-efficient landscape design. If you’re running out of unique ideas for your home, you might also like to follow a popular interior design trend. Or better yet, mix and match different aspects of various styles to come up with your own unique style.
  6. Ergonomic – This refers to your home’s user-friendliness. Yes, this is closely related to accessibility and functionality. But ergonomics focuses on improving your family’s quality of life through safety features and comfort-enhancing furnishings.
  7. Affordability – By looking into the other 6 factors, you’ll also be able to determine the ideal budget and time-frame for your project.

Home construction might be a huge project. But you can work on this more effectively with your builder of choice if you use 3D designing programs. With this type of model, you can plan out all the details of your dream abode accurately and confidently.