Houzz Article: Who Needs 3-D Design? 5 Reasons You Do...

Who Needs 3-D Design? 5 Reasons You Do

Whether you're remodeling or building new, 3-D renderings can help you save money and get exactly what you want on your home project

1. Understanding traditional 2-D floor plans and elevations can be difficult.

2. Designs can change and evolve in real time, during meetings with your architect.

3. Design review boards generally respond positively to presentations that include 3-D.

4. Three-D design can help cut down on changes after construction has begun.

5. It helps you avoid paying for work you don’t want.




ASLA Survey IDs Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2013...

Worth noting stats below…

The ASLA asked landscape architects who specialize in residential design to rate what outdoor residential elements in six categories they anticipate will be “somewhat or very popular” this year in the residential design realm. The survey was fielded January 28 through February 12, with 166 LAs responding.

The top elements in each category:

Outdoor Design Elements
Outdoor living spaces (kitchens, entertainment areas): 94.5%
Gardens/landscaped spaces: 94.4%

Outdoor Living Features
Fire pits/fireplaces: 97%
Grills: 96.3%
Seating/dining areas: 96.3%
Lighting: 95.1%
Installed seating (benches, seat walls, ledges, steps, boulders): 90.3%

Outdoor Recreation Amenities
Decorative water elements, e.g., ornamental pools, splash pools, waterfalls, grottos, water runnels or bubblers: 90.9%
Spa features (hot tubs, Jacuzzis, whirlpools, indoor/outdoor saunas): 81.5%

Landscape/Garden Elements
Low-maintenance landscapes: 93.9%
Native plants: 86.6%

Sustainable Design Elements
Native/adapted drought-tolerant plants: 83%
Drip/water-efficient irrigation: 82.5%

Outdoor Structures
Terraces/patios/decks: 97.6%
Fencing (includes gates): 89.6%
For the complete breakdown within each of these six categories, visit


3D Encino Home Project...

Just completed a 3D design for a whole house project that we're calling Encino Home:

You can see more of the project screenshots here:

(Look at the Encino Home project.)


Next up... need to create demo video of the project.  ;-D









Indoor-Outdoor Building Materials Showroom...

This design showroom Virtual Tour... is downright impressive!  Be sure to explore indoors and outdoors... both front, back pool, and pool house.  Check out the night time view too!

Prime 3 Virtual Tour



3D Jackson Residence House Video...

Testing to see if the VisionScape code embed works:

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