16. 07. 2020
A bathroom addition or remodel can be difficult and challenging at times. It's a big investment in a room that is used numerous times a day so getting the look, style, function, and durability just right is crucial. When everything does come together perfectly it's a wonderful experience.
At Crystal Bathrooms, we want to help make this progress as simple and as smooth as possible, one of the ways we are doing just that is by implementing the latest in 3D modelling and walkthrough technology to allow you to preview every aspect of your new bathroom before the plans are finalised.
What is a 3D Walkthrough?
3D walkthrough technology is an innovative technology utilising 3D design and visualisation techniques to allow designers to create realistic 3D representations of the design for clients to virtual 'walk-around' in and review. It is another tool in the designers' toolbox to enable them to better work with the client to assess and develop the design in the early stages.
The process starts by creating a layout model of your space using the real-world dimensions. This is the most crucial step as having an accurate template to work from is an essential part of the process. Next, the key elements of the room such as doors and windows are placed, while sometimes these can be moved, in most cases you will want to prevent additional costly construction by designing your new bathroom around existing entrances and windows. Finally, the design process begins. The process starts by adding stock shapes to represent the various fixtures of the bathroom before more realistic models and textures can be added to provide a more finalised look.
The Benefits of 3D Walkthroughs
A 3D model allows the designer and the client to work together in ways never imagined before. The usage of 3D walkthrough and visualisation techniques to render the final design enables issues with movement, access, sight-lines, and flow to be highlighted earlier than ever before. This means the designer can take action earlier, allowing for easier and cheaper modifications and refinements as the progress moves along.
2D drawings can be hard to interpret without decades of experience and years of formal training. This can make it difficult for the client and designer to work together in the early stages of the design process where the client may not be able to fully visualise the 2D drawings into the 3D space. With 3D walkthrough technology, the client and the designer can both be on the same page from day one. This is especially useful when working with a group on commercial projects where there is a greater chance that one or more members may not be able to read 2D design drawings.
Revising a design can be a costly and time-consuming experience, especially so if you are unsure a change is what you want and are just looking to see what works. 3D walkthrough and visualisation technology allow for fast and easy revisions allowing both the client and designer to experiment with the design in a more cost-effective and time-effective manner.
2D drawings still have their place in the design and construction world. They are generally still required for submitting planning applications and contractors will certainly want to work from 2D drawings. 3D drawings can still be easily converted/displayed in a 2D format, offering you the best of both worlds—construction ready plans that are easy to visualise for clients.
How Crystal Bathrooms Can Help
Crystal Bathrooms are the leading provider of intelligent and sophisticated bathroom solutions in the Sydney area. We service all types of bathrooms from residential to commercial, new builds to renovations. Our expert team of designers will work with you hand-in-hand to design a customised bathroom solution that is functional, blends seamlessly with your interior design, and is guaranteed to stand the test of time.
Crystal Bathrooms employs the latest advances and technologies to help you achieve a bathroom design you are sure to love. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you with your next bathroom project.