In home design, 3D architectural visualisation is invaluable. It helps your natural communication with designers, architects and contractors, and assists in making key decisions. Whilst not everyone can interpret a 2D drawing, a 3D visual is readily understood.
Without requesting our full interior design service, you can bring your new home design to life with our 3D architectural visualisation service. Whilst we offer this as standard for our regular clients, we are happy to help others to see their properties in 3D. We produce models quickly and cheaply from existing, fully-dimensioned sketches or drawings from as little as £250. We offer this service to homeowners as well as design professionals.
I Wanted to thank Nick at Style Within for his help in designing our new 5 bedroom modern house we are about to start building in Thailand, I gave him some basic concepts and he turned these in to 3D models.
Andrew and Vivi
If you live some distance from Bath, we can correspond by email, sending screenshots of 3D home visuals and making amendments for as many angles as you need, interior and exterior. If you live near Bath we can fly you through the design so you can see how each room works – as if the house was built already.
3d architectural visualisation
Our 3D architectural visualisation service focuses on practical design. Our visuals are working documents that are still very realistic; what they are not is super high quality, photorealistic visuals that you might see in a brochure. Those images take ages to produce with a number of software packages and photoeditting facilities to produce a select number of images, usually for sales or presentation purposes. Most regular clients just want to see what their home will look like, and to evaluate changes quickly and simply; that’s what we do. We produce as many images as you like from all angles, internally and externally to help you communicate and make decisions whilst still getting a good sense of what the final design will look like.
3D Home Visuals
For new builds, extensions and conversions, 3D architectural visualisation is easier to understand than a 2D drawing. You can communicate more easily with your builder or architect and hold a meaningful discussion about features you’d like to improve. If you want to consider options, we can produce alternative layouts for you to compare side by side before choosing your favourite.
Some of our clients have an inkling of what they want, but can’t visualise it in practice. We produce 3D home visuals quickly, cementing their ideas and inspiring them to proceed.
3D home visuals versus 2D drawings
Most architects produce 2D drawings with only basic reference to furniture, fixtures and fittings. Clients have difficulty picturing how a new property will look and feel from a 2D representation (see example below). In particular, it is easy to overlook furniture size and location, door position, kitchen layout and other features, because the design focuses on the building itself. Conversely, we account for all factors that affect the space. We can then make changes easily to the basic model, which clients can then evaluate.
3D home visuals show each space more clearly, giving you confidence that the design will work before committing to the build. If you are unsure about a particular feature, we can move walls, re-size windows, and re-position furniture with a few mouse clicks. Much cheaper to do this on a computer than to modify a building once it has started.
We can also produce 2D plans and elevations from the same model as shown below. Instantly, you can see how much easier it is to communicate around the 3D version above. You can see the windows, the balconies, the steps, the solar shade and how they relate to your use of the space. 2D plans are still required for planning submissions and our model produces both.
Good home designers and architects will take your detailed brief. Yet we still come across homes being designed without reference to preferred locations for a TV, sockets and lights, and no account of your actual sofa. On the other hand, our philosophy is for total design. We create new spaces, inside and out, from the start. We design for specific furniture, home entertainment, speaker cables, home network, extractor vents and flues. We create interior and exterior views, which colleagues, clients, builders and planners understand.
Our rendered 3D architectural visualisation shows buildings (including the grounds) as well as floors and single rooms, complete with furniture and colours. We create representations of fixtures and fittings so that you can start to visualise how they will work in your space.
Above is our representation of our client’s kitchen units, complete with gloss finish, months before project start – and below is the finished kitchen. Our 3D home visuals are clearly close enough to reality at the fraction of the price of photorealistic rendered images.
We can also create a dolls house view of a home by slicing through the model.
3D home visuals of exterior views
Clients also like to see what the home will look like externally. As shown below, our 3D architectural visualisation is pretty accurate, helping clients to make decisions on materials and finishes.
Here is the building nearly completed:
Below is a pair of neighbouring extensions that we designed, submitted for planning approval, then delivered…
… and here is the finished project:
Electrical and Lighting Layouts
We can also superimpose an electrical and lighting overlay on each floor plan. We advise on the opportunity for two-way light switches, ethernet ports adjacent to audio visual equipment, downlighters and freestanding lamps; all before commitment to the final design.
3D home visuals are so important to us and our clients that it is embedded in our process. If you engage our full interior design service, you would receive these as standard. At the same time we bring actual paint samples, fabrics, furniture and other products to show our clients to describe the total scheme. We invite you to read more about our residential interior design and home renovation services.
Should you only require 3D home visuals to visualise your project, send us your fully-dimensioned sketches or architect’s drawings. We’ll produce a single model for you from £250+VAT. As a guide, this base price would be for a 2 storey, 10 room property; we would generate exterior and interior views using representations of furniture to specified sizes.