A CRISP, CLEAN, CONTEMPORARY HOME REMODEL DESIGN
Recently, CastleView 3D worked with a couple in Florida who were undertaking a major remodel to the townhome they had purchased. They had a few preliminary 3D views done by someone working in Sketchup, but they weren’t really satisfied with the level of detail they were able to see, plus they felt the process was taking too long. That’s when the wife did a web search and found CastleView 3D. After a brief phone conversation and a couple of emails, a wonderful working relationship was born.
We spent a great deal of time visualizing numerous versions of the kitchen and master bath designs, tweaking the details to get them exactly right. The couple wanted a sleek, clean, contemporary design — no fuss, no frills, and no curves or rounded edges. The color scheme was light and neutral — taupe, ivory, palest green, and white, with natural limestone, bleached wood floors, glossy lacquered cabinetry, and some dark wenge wood accents. Below are photorealistic renderings of these two room designs.
The kitchen design features glossy white lacquer European-style frameless cabinets, frosted glass pantry doors, white quartz countertops, a large island with serving area, and a backlit backsplash behind the stove.
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The master bath has limestone counters and tile, white wenge wood floating cabinets, a steam shower enclosure, a skylight, and pale green walls.
Over a period of several months, the clients and I also explored various options for the great room, the office, the home theater, the exercise room, and the master and guest bedrooms, to help with finish material choices, lighting, and space planning. We also worked on visualizing the patio, pool with decorative water wall, and landscape design. It took over 9 months for the couple to get everything designed to their satisfaction and subsequently approved by their homeowners board. Below are a few of the renderings done for this project, out of more than 200 total.
These clients were very enthusiastic about the value of their work with CastleView 3D in visualizing their contemporary home remodel. They say it was extremely helpful in their design planning to be able to see detailed renderings of their ideas. Some things they originally thought they wanted, such as stainless steel cabinets and a dark marble counter in the kitchen, were eliminated once they saw how they would actually look.
The wife says that the 3D renderings helped her to communicate with her husband and get him excited about her ideas for their home. The renderings also helped the couple communicate with their contractors about exactly what they want.
“Working with CastleView 3D has been a real gift for us and has made an incredible difference. Saved us many, many mistakes in our build. I had no idea how incapable I was of visualizing things from blueprints and plans. We tell people about you all the time!”