Why Interior Rendering Is Important for Interior Design Companies
Once upon a time, interior design relied heavily on intuition, education and lots of trial and error. Physical models were common, as was “staging” a room. However, all too often those efforts led to less than ideal results, forcing the designer or design firm to start again from scratch, spending additional time and effort, and increasing costs. With the help of CAD (computer-aided design) software, it’s possible to improve satisfaction, reduce time and cut costs as well. In fact, it has become vital that interior design companies make use of CAD software. Why is this? Let’s take a closer look.
Visualization and Planning
All good interior design should begin with a conceptualization stage. In the past, this might have involved anything from building scale models of a home to using colored pencils and a sketchbook. The problem with these methods were twofold – they were time consuming and often inaccurate. Today, CAD software allows interior design companies to visualize the full design before project execution in an accurate way.
Client satisfaction is vital in any business, including for interior design companies. Using CAD software for interior rendering enhances client satisfaction considerably. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, CAD software is able to accurately depict an interior design, showing clients exactly what the inside of the structure will look like when the project is finished. Second, making changes, adjustments and refinements to the interior design is easy, allowing clients to explore different options without incurring any problems (little additional time and no additional money).
Reducing Rework Costs
One of the most significant problems interior design companies face is the issue of rework costs. When an interior design project doesn’t come out right despite the designer’s best efforts, the client’s needs and expectations must still be met. The cost for reworking the project comes straight out of the interior design company’s pocket. Obviously, that’s not the way to run a profitable company. The good news is that thanks to the accuracy and ease of reworking the design, CAD software ensures that rework costs are reduced substantially.
Predicting Costs Accurately
Interior design can be tricky when it comes to predicting the final costs involved with a project. Again, CAD software proves its usefulness and versatility. Because of the accurate modeling capabilities, interior designers are able to predict the costs of a project, allowing them to offer clients more accuracy and building a better reputation based on client satisfaction.
Innovative Ideas at Work
Finally, interior designers are idea people – they live in a world of inspiration. However, it’s often too difficult for them to really innovate. Creating “test” designs simply to see how they work is just too costly. Traditional modeling techniques are too imprecise to be particularly useful (or too time consuming to bother with). With the help of CAD software and services, interior designers can free their creativity and imagination, allowing them to create truly innovative ideas and apply them without incurring any costs.
– The CAD Chief