By Ursula Kuefer at February 08 2019 13:54:38
What is 3D floor planning? Imagine being able to see your new home or development project without it even being built! That's what 3D floor planning can do for you. It's basically a virtual version of the home or development you plan on building or renovating, but it also gives you so much more. You are given a birds_eye view of the architecture, with ceilings removed so as to show you the layout inside the home or unit or development. 3D Floor planning is used by architects, developers and home owners as it helps to ensure you get the best results for your project. Within this virtual view of the home you can see walls, doorways and the way a property will flow, it is a very beneficial tool.
Blue prints of a real estate property can be transformed into 3D or interactive floor plans. Property owners who are willing to design their own engineering plans often look to use architectural design software for 3D or interactive floor plans. 3D architectural plans are illustrations/layout of a property. It is created from the basic blue prints of the building which is further edited to add electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures, windows, doors, furniture etc. This gives a complete overview of the home and the elimination of unused space. 3D home or office plans are a good way of understanding the space around the property and representing the correct measurement of doors and windows for proper ventilation. Precisely speaking, the 3D and interactive floor plans become the final step before the erection of the structure. However, it is difficult to create 3D and interactive plans for reconstruction of a property. Areas of the older plan need to be studied carefully and changed based on the requirements. Plans of existing structure are used and the preferred changes are done with no compromise in the structural reliability of the building. Engineering services also helps in making use of the space to add an extra room to the existing structure.
By and large, almost any residential floor plan can be adapted to a log home, but there are substantial differences and considerations that need to be addressed. One such example is that of room dimensions as they relate to the diameter of the logs you will be utilizing. A custom handcrafted home made from 20" diameter logs will have a different footprint than one requiring 6" milled logs. If this is the first time you will be dealing with a log home manufacturer or architect, make sure you are comparing 'apples to apples' when discussing interior dimensions. If you want a room to be 14' wide, make certain that your designer knows that you want the interior of the room to have 14' of open clearance and not measured from the center of the corresponding logs. Using the example above, your 14' room could shrink to 12' if such presumptions are not understood.
It is also a good idea to keep a list of things that you don't like; things you may have seen in a magazine or noted when visiting other log homes. Some of the most frequent complaints one hears about log homes, especially older models, is the lack of storage space and small closets or bathrooms. This is most often the result of poor planning or not taking into consideration the diameter of log walls and the lack of attics in most log homes. Refer to your list when discussing details with your designer and remember that in most cases you cannot build a closet or a bathroom that is too large.