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Put yourself in your client shoes. Isn't this a bit more effortful to construct or remodel your place when you only have design copies, either from showroom displays or 2D photographs? How can you imitate or modify those designs specific to your construction model?
Now, back into your shoes. As an interior designer or home remodeler, how can you make sure all expectations of your client are met in the design you have hypothesized in your head?
Designers! You know this, 'When there's a Will, there's a Way'. And your problem wants you to head towards '3D Rendering'. "See before you build" is the privilege you can provide to your clients and win their trust on your ideas. It saves them money. It saves you time.
It seems more technical to make use of virtual reality in your design business. Rather, if we conceptualize the Wizard of Oz Prototype, we come up with many different aspects of a 3D Rendering. Generally, KABMS divides the life cycle of its 3D Renderings into six prominent phases.
Life Cycle of 3D Renderings:
1. Initial Discussion & Documentation:
During the initial discussion, our 3D designers learn about the project and review the relevant documents. Based on project goals, our 3D designers recommend different services and strategies. Following the Initial discussion, our designers send over a quote for the project along with the expected deliverables, terms, and timeline of the project.
2. Content Gathering:
During this stage, our 3D designers create a checklist of everything needed to successfully complete the project. The checklist asks for details such as appliance and fixture model numbers, material references, fireplace models and other details that cannot be gathered from the project floor plans / elevations. Any items that are not known right away are supplemented by our vast library of 3D materials and objects.
3. Interior Design:
During the interior design phase, our professional interior designers take care of everything from scratch. Our team is equally capable to remodel an existing interior design.
4. Modelling, Texturing & Rendering:
Once the content is received, our talented team of construction and design professionals delivers near perfect results the first time around and offer free revisions until our clients are 100% satisfied.
5. Final Results:
Once our client has reviewed and approved the content, a final set of high resolution, post processed images are sent through secure channels and the quality of rendering is maintained.
If the project includes an animation, the animation will be made following the approval of the interior renderings. Each of our animations are backed with royalty-free premium music and cinematic video editing!
Virtual reality is not only limited to 3D Renderings. Kitchen & Bath Marketing Solutions is leading a variety of 3D design services.
K&BMS 3D Design Services
1. 3D Renderings:
3D rendering is an impactful marketing tool that can bring your project to life. This virtual design can replicate the feel of actual showroom display
2. 3D Animation :
Animations highlights the key features of a design. With the use of real time animation software, KABMS provides professional editing combined with premium music, close-ups, wide angle and panning shots of a 3D design.
3. 3D Virtual Walkthrough:
3D virtual tours where clients are in the driver seat, not only enable them to see their future home / remodel, but now they can move around inside the virtual design.
4. 3D Configurator:
Designers do not need to iterate 3D renderings because the clients themselves can mix and match different designs to find their favorite combination in our 3D Configurator.
3D Renderings - Budgeting Schemes:
From data collection to creating animation, everything may go smooth until the main problem heaves in sight. What is the worth of your 3D Design? This question has to be answered in monetary terms. Kitchen & Bath Marketing Solutions provides a comprehensive budgeting scheme for various kinds of 3D design projects.
1. Low End Budget:
It may range from $99-$250. Projects that usually don't require fine details and material finish accuracy are included in this budget scheme.
Pros: Because of low cost, it is preferred by clients. You may offer interior renderings, exterior renderings, floorplan renderings and virtual staging of images.
Cons: You may require to do multiple revisions of your design due to insufficient data on construction knowledge incorporated into the design.
2. Mid End Budget:
$400-$3000 typical cost for renovation or custom home design projects.
Pros: Services may include interior, exterior & sitemap renderings, 3D & colored floor plan, animations, cinematics and interactive 3D tours.
Cons: You need to pay attention to the minute details in the design.
3. High End Budget:
$3000-$10,000 is an estimated amount of budget for high-end commercial and residential projects.
Pros: Top of the line quality renderings presented through kiosks and real-time design configurations. Interactive communities are also the part of multi-unit projects.
Cons: Such design processes have a longer turn around time.
For more information you can review CEU Webinar and Workbook on our website under Resource Library section. If you have any questions or just want to speak with one of our professionals to learn more contact our office or schedule a strategy session to see how we can be of service.
How Photo-Realistic Renderings, 3D Animations, and Virtual Walkthroughs Can Help Promote Your Interior Design, Architecture or Home Remodel Business
3D animation and virtual walkthroughs can help promote interior design and home remodeling businesses tremendously. Presenting your designs and ideas to your clients using proper 3D imagery and innovative animation tools can be beneficial for the client as well as the business entity. Creating visualizations and interpreting concepts into reality cannot be any simpler than this. Here are 5 ways photo-realistic renderings, 3D animations and virtual walkthroughs can benefit interior design and home remodeling businesses worldwide.
1. Enhance Client Experience
Like any other business segment, clients are the most important stakeholder of an interior design or home remodeling company. Improving the client experience through high-quality 3D design services will help build strong long-term relationships that will be vital for the success of the company. Using photo-realistic renderings, 3D animations, and virtual walkthrough visualizations can give your clients greater satisfaction and a better understanding of your design concept. Providing them extended know-how into exactly what they are going to get as a client helps enhance their command and control over their dream project.
2. Cost-Effectiveness for Greater Profits
With so many tools and applications, photo-realistic interior rendering services help you cut down your expenses that are spent on physical and miniature models and design portfolios. If you want to show the client what you plan to do about a given interior design project, you can use renderings, 3D animations and virtual walkthrough samples. They will help highlight even the minutest of details and give the client an exact idea of what they will be getting. Using interactive models, you can save time and money on re-doing or re-building various elements of the design project if they are not liked by the client.
3. Innovative Solutions for Marketing
Displaying your proposed plans and interior design ideas using these 3D design services and digital techniques, you have a better opportunity of improving your brand position and recognition in the industry. With higher quality social media marketing materials and content to offer, your chances of boosting the interest of potential clients in your company, increase.
4. Accurate Plan Execution
A good design or remodel company is one that delivers what they promise. Showcasing your ideas and plan to the client is not enough, but you should also be able to transform it into a reality for greater success. Using photo-realistic renderings, 3D animations, virtual walkthroughs, or a detailed design configurator model, enable you to transfer your ideas, concepts, and plans, to builders more effectively and efficiently. With better insight into the details and hands-on accurate knowledge of what you plan to make, builders can help create the exact replicas of your design projects.
5. Strengthen Your Competitive Advantage
Photo-realistic interior renderings help interior designers establish a brand identity that differentiates them from conventional companies. Utilizing these innovative technological breakthroughs, the company remains abreast with the changing trends in the industry and improves its competitive capabilities through a better client experience and stronger client relations. These graphic tools help boost your competitive advantage by improving your chances of attracting potential clients to your company with that visual WOW!
These tips, if utilized will help you promote your design or remodel business. For more information check out our Resource Library for additional resources and marketing tips. If you want to speak with one of our experts about our 3D Design Services and how they can promote your designs and provide that wow factor to your clients, feel free to contact us or schedule a strategy session so we can better understand you business and show you how we can help grow your business and your brand.
Do you have any idea how much technology is effecting the Interior Design Industry? Surely, the question caught you off-guard, didn’t it?
Well, thanks to the boom in technology, the Interior Design Industry is evolving at a never-ending pace. The concepts and trends which had taken the market by storm a decade ago are no longer in demand and are considered obsolete by many.
Hence, to compete in the face-paced industry of today, Interior Designers need to let go of the old-school mind frame. Additionally, the need of the day is to embrace better ways of operating your business. In comes the concept of virtual design. Especially after this pandemic, interior designers have realized how convenient and cost-saving the virtual design option is.
Therefore, it looks like it is here to stay!
5 Ways in Which Virtual Design Can Help
1.Upgrade Your Online Presence
First things first, before you start off with introducing virtual design, an interior designer needs to work on their online presence. Make sure your website has a proper portfolio picture, updated information, blogs etc. Keep a focus on adding pictures. Let your work do the talking. Visual images leave a big impact on people. So, make sure your digital footprint is strong to lure the prospects in.
2.Clients Can Actually See How It Looks
Are you tired of difficult clients who keep changing the color scheme? With virtual design options, you can say bye-bye to this headache. With it, the client can see different color options without too much extra effort on your part. Similarly, with the rest of the things like furniture, light fixtures etc., the client can see how the entire house will look virtually without it actually happening.
3.Changes can be made in real time
Yes, there are clients who realize things aren’t looking quite right once you are finished designing their space(s). Those petty little changes again and again waste your time, money and effort. But, with virtual design, interior designers can easily change and manipulate things without much effort. Moreover, the client can even make endless changes until they arrive at the one which suits them and their budget.
4.Use 3D Programs to Design
It is important to give the client a real feeling of how their space with look. That is not always easily accomplished virtually because when visiting a place in person, you can FEEL the space. As interior designers, you should use tools which can make the virtual experience as good as REAL. 3D and 4D tools can make your project so life-like that it gives the feel needed to satisfy the client.
Another advantage is the quick feedback you and the client both can give one another. There are no interruptions and the client can easily tell you what changes they need. The client feels more in control even though in traditional designing everything is approved by the client too. With virtual design clients can feel this control as well.
These are just a few of the ways virtual design can help your interior design business. If you want to learn more visit our blog on e-design. Our next webinar is on How To Effectively Work Virtual Design into Your Business Mode. If you missed this webinar, check out our resource library for a recording.
The Top Benefits of Virtual Design Assistant Services for Interior Designers and Kitchen/Bath Remodel Professionals
Outsourcing is not only about saving time, it is about protecting financial resources and having a team to support and augment your “Client Experience”. Here are 4 reasons why you should outsource.
If you have been in business for any amount of time, you know “busy work” is time-consuming. When you think of the work involved in researching materials, ordering samples, back and forth emails or phone calls with vendors for pricing, ordering, paying and tracking materials, scheduling deliveries, ordering replacement materials and tracking those replacements, the mind and body go into a frenzy of anxiety and stress.
Not to mention, social media platforms that need updating, tending and interaction. Oh, and let us not forget the portfolio on the website needs to be updated with pictures of completed projects. And what about invoicing? Who will invoice the clients for on-time payments? Email is out of control and who knows how many important emails are falling through the cracks because of it.
A Virtual Design Assistant can support the business by taking on those tasks. Your remote assistant focuses on this “busy work”, while you gain back time, energy, peace and sanity.
The experience a virtual design assistant brings to the table is priceless. It not only involves industry experience but, in some cases, it includes corporate experience. This means methodical, dedicated and outside-the-box thinking. A virtual design assistant will have processes in place that will enhance, not take away from, your business. The experience in the industry is a huge benefit when considering that this assistant will be organizing and cleaning your email inbox, researching material sources, speaking with vendors about tile or cabinets or plumbing fixtures and handling your social media.
Someone with no knowledge or experience in the design or kitchen and bath industries will hinder your business. How many more missed emails will you have? How many questions will they have about what type of tile to source? Will they know the difference between framed and frameless cabinets, slab fronts or 5-piece fronts? Will they miss the fact that a shower valve needs to be ordered separate from the trim pieces? Again, industry knowledge and experience counts.
Protecting Financial Resources
As the business owner, you must consider where your financial resources are going, day in and day out. Income and expenses. Assets and Liabilities. So, how does a Virtual Design Assistant protect your financial resources? You do not have the extra operating costs from providing an office space, a desk, and tools to complete the job. This Entrepreneur article noted that business owners save an estimated 78% on operating costs when working with a virtual assistant! Why, you ask? Because a Virtual Design Assistant’s work is all done remotely, from their home and only paying for time spent working on projects.
Of note, a Virtual Design Assistant is an Independent Contractor. Meaning, you do not provide benefits or pay federal, state, or local taxes. According to this article from Nolo, a business spends anywhere between 20%-30% on payroll expenses for traditional W-2 employees!! Consider what this added revenue means for your business. Not to mention, by outsourcing the “busy work”, you are earning more income because you are working less and focusing on the work that brings you meaning and are passionate about.
This all now brings us to the Client Experience. These are buzz words in the industry but also in the corporate world. This became a real issue a few years ago because companies realized their customers were going elsewhere for products and services. They acknowledged that to keep existing customers and bring in new ones, changes had to be made. The home improvement giants made changes to internal processes, company “culture”, store appearances, employee engagement and staffing, in an effort to affect the “customer experience”.
In this manner, a virtual design assistant affects your “client experience”. Their experience not only saves you time and resources, but it allows you the opportunity to revisit those front-end, client-facing processes that have fallen by the wayside. This is the opportunity to put yourself in the client’s shoes and experience your design and project managing processes for yourself. At the end of the day, you want your clients to enjoy seamless, uneventful (well, as much as possible) projects. Because these clients will provide raving testimonials and bring you referrals and new work. This is the only path to growth and more revenue.
The goal of a Virtual Design Assistant is, ultimately, to support the business owner with their goals, dreams, and aspirations, and to support them in getting back to what they truly love: designing and remodeling beautiful spaces for their clients. What would you be able to accomplish with as little as 10 extra hours per month and more revenue going back into your business? Want to know more about virtual design assistant services? Contact Erica Graham Consulting to schedule a discovery call. Their services can make your business less stressful and more productive.