The 3D Design Process:
Why 3D Design?
3D Design is a wise investment when planning a large, multi-phase outdoor living space; Or, when planning a smaller project where communicating ideas needs to be done visually. It is also a smart investment when you have a specific budget in mind, and you want to see the most that you can get out of a space for your money. Most clients prefer to visualize the outcome of a project before it begins, seeing it before they invest in the construction of it. Whether it be a new pool project, outdoor kitchen space, pavilion, pergola, paver patio, composite deck, water feature, or addition to any outdoor living space, we are a one stop shop from initial design concept to project installation on the New Jersey Shore.
My specialty is communication through visualization, the modernized version of the saying: "what you see is what you get."
Where do we start?
Every project starts with Design. This is the essential part of every successful outdoor living space project installation. This is our chance to communicate ideas by way of 3D design renderings, and finalize detailed plans about how the space should look and function.
The Design Consultation
Every Design begins with an initial Design Consultation. These consultations take between 1 and 3 hours, depending upon the complexity of the proposed project. During the consultation we discuss and itemize everything you desire within an outdoor living space. Do you need an outdoor kitchen space? A covered roof area or automatic pergola? Pool? Firepit? Water Feature? Composite Deck? Do you prefer concrete pavers to natural stone slabs? Will you be doing a lot of entertaining? Are you looking for privacy? You get the idea. I also ask that you send me photos or links to spaces you have seen on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Google Images, Yahoo, YouTube, or any other platform; This gives me a general idea of your style, and whether you prefer the smooth curves of organic freeform shapes, or a sleek-sharp-modern looking outdoor living space. My job is to bring everything together, in a way that not only meets your needs, but exceeds your expectations.
I gather all needed home and property measurements, including elevation changes in terrain. A copy of your survey/plat/plot plan allows me to create design overlays, making for easy permit approvals by government officials.
This is where our vision begins to take shape. I work closely with the construction team to ensure that the project markouts reflect the exact measurements needed to ensure the perfect installation of our design. I handle the design, permits, and project build for you from start to finish.