Renovation is a lifetime decision. That can happen after you are married (congratulations!), or when you (finally) decide to purchase your own home for either yourself or for investment purposes. We all know renovation is not going to be cheap (find out why renovation is so expensive in Singapore), even if you find a really nice renovation package deal or you decide to DIY.
Considering the cost you have to spend on renovating, we're sure you don't want to cock up your home renovation (that's super sad!). Lai, think about trying on new clothes, you get to see how good or how awful you look in them (definitely not your fault but the designer's). When you apply the same theory to a renovation, here comes the 3D design drawing - a solution for you to eliminate the uncertainties before you make your big move to renovate your home.
So, here are 4 reasons to tell you why you need a 3D design drawing before renovating.
1. Visualize your future home theme & style
Whether you love to have a neat Scandinavian or an exotic Bali style home theme, or even a cute Hello Kitty theme home design, you can visualize any style through a 3D design drawing rather than imagining it through your own mind. Through a physical vision, it can facilitate a distinct feeling between what you may or may not like for your home theme, to consider whether you want to make it as your home theme or not.
2. Provide multiple choices of home design ideas
We understand the excitement of you getting your new home keys, and before this you definitely have thousands of ideas regarding your home design in your brain. Either you get them from home decor magazines, Pinterest or a professional interior designer, you can simply collect the ideas and visualize them with 3D visions. Choose the best among your options or pick the best part of every design and integrate them.
3. Layout and space arrangement of your home design
Not only aesthetic that needs to be considered when designing your home, but also the functionality. A 2D furniture layout plan can show you a rough idea of how you can organize clusters. But it is always easier and clearer to foresee your arrangement in 3D visions. You can even use the 3D image of the furniture that you are likely to order and arrange the space between items considering the size of them showing in 3D design drawing.
4. Avoid inaccuracies and mistake during home renovation
It becomes tricky when applying the same renovation package (read Does renovation packages really suit you?) on a different house that are in different models and dimensions. When a 3D design drawing is rendered based on your floor plan and furniture layout, it can eliminate or at least minimize inaccuracies that would occur during renovation time and yes especially the expensive carpentry works. With an accurate measurement showing in 3D design drawings, not only can you do a more effective cluster organization, but also an accurate counting of materials cost used for renovation to prevent the mighty killer of renovation - which suddenly pops up with some hidden cost.
Thus, always consider to get your 3D design drawing done before any renovations, especially if you were not going to do one. You can always go to different contractors to find the best price among their quotations after getting your home design, or engage your designer's id firm (contact us) and get your 3D design drawings fee fully waived.
In ted iD, we provide tailored-made home design service with detailed 3D design drawings. It won't hurt your wallet to view our design portfolio, or simply drop us a call for your 3D design drawings enquiry.
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