One of the allures of having a custom-built home is the ability to design every aspect of the home, including the aesthetics of your outdoor spaces. In the past, you would have to rely on drawings and plans from the landscaper and designer, but they hardly offered up the same visual impact as today’s technology, specifically 3D imaging. This has become an invaluable tool for landscaping during the design process as you get an accurate visual of your outdoor spaces and how well they integrate with the design of the home.
The days of using 2D plans to try to visualize landscaping are over with 3D imaging. You can now generate a realistic representation of how your landscaping will look when it is completed, including lighting, textures, and elevation. You can even simulate plant growth over time to see how the landscaping will impact the home for years to come. This enables you to make adjustments before any physical work begins on the project.
Enhanced Planning and Design Accuracy
When we have discussed 3D imaging in the past, we always cite how this enables you to identify design flaws that can be adjusted before construction begins, and the same is true when designing the landscaping for your outdoor spaces. For instance, what if you wanted particular trees but the simulation shows that the location chosen could present a problem in 10 years for possible storm damage? You may still be able to use those specific trees, but the location may need to be adjusted to account for future growth.
Better Communication and Collaboration
Communication is vital in any collaborative effort, and sharing these images allows the designer and homeowner to bridge the “technical” gap that sometimes exists when trying to explain how the landscaping comes together. Most of us do far better with images than words or blueprints, so 3D imaging allows for real-time feedback where everyone can be on the same page regarding the outcome of the design.
Integration with the Home’s Architecture
This may be my favorite aspect of 3D imaging for landscaping. The fact that you can actually see the landscaping in its true form integrating with the home is invaluable. You can see how specific colors and aesthetics work or, for that matter, do not work. Some of the plants, flowers, trees, or effects you had your heart set on may not work properly, aesthetically speaking, with the design of the home or certain outdoor areas. This can all be adjusted before breaking ground, ensuring the landscaping integrates perfectly with the home’s architectural design.
Effective Selection of Plants and Materials
This is an aspect of the design that is crucial in states like Oregon where we have more rainfall and certain areas are more prone to flooding. With 3D imaging, we can design the space to not only integrate with the home’s architecture, but we can also harmonize the plant life with the environment and design the outdoor space to help protect the home in case of flooding or wildfires.
Cost and Time Efficiency
Trial and error in real-time can be extremely costly, but as discussed during home construction, 3D imaging avoids expensive mistakes during landscaping. Before the first shovel breaks ground, you will know what will and will not work with your home design.
Interested in learning more about how 3D imaging can improve your Oregon custom-built home design? Better Build Now offers 3D imaging services as well as various residential construction project management services to make your journey into the custom-built home market easier and more enjoyable. For more information, give us a call at 888-402-4180 to schedule your consultation.