Benefits of Having A Rendering Before Construction Begins

Feb 28, 2023 | Cape Cod Remodeling, Design, Design/Build, Design|Remodel, Home Design

Once you’ve made the decision to renovate your home or build a new one, you then get to turn your dreams into a reality. 

The process can sometimes lead to decision fatigue because many choices need to be made, from which walls to take down, which windows to install, and which colors and textures will complement your aesthetic. Many homeowners have found that it is helpful to have a rendering completed, and we highly recommend that they complete the rendering before construction begins. 

A rendering is a visual representation of a building.

Some things to keep in mind when it comes to renderings is that a rendering is a 2D image that shows what a project will look like when it is built. Homeowners get a glimpse into what their home will look like, knowing that the drawing is not to scale yet accurate in proportion.

Below is an example of a rendering of a project in Harwich we are working on.

Renderings are used by many different people in the Design-Build process.

From the architect and designers, to builders, subcontractors and homeowners.  Renderings help create a visual connection between each of these stakeholders ensuring that the dream becomes the reality.

Better Decision Making Allows for Happiness In The Long Run

There are many benefits of having a rendering completed before construction begins.  A rendering helps homeowners make better decisions about the design and layout of a home.  Drawings like the one above help the homeowner along with subcontractors visualize the project.  When a rendering is completed before the project officially begins you are even able to see how the home will look in different lighting conditions. This could change which types of windows you choose, or which color paint you select leading you to be a satisfied homeowner in the long run.

Return on Investment

From a cost perspective it is important to remember that having a rendering done before construction begins will save you money in the long run.  It reduces unexpected changes and mistakes.  It also helps the project stay on budget and on time (and we all know that time is money).  When the rendering is done before construction begins, all stakeholders can see the design and make necessary changes as needed before supplies are purchased.  When renderings are completed before construction begins, it will help solve issues with the design, selections and layout before the start of construction, saving you a few headaches and a lot of money.

Renderings can be used to fully conceptualize your project before it’s built.  The process of creating renderings is an important part of the Design-Build process for any residential project here at Encore Construction. Renderings have proven to help homeowners and contractors visualize the completed project better than any other method.  Saving the homeowner money and ensuring they are happy with the finished product.  Before you embark on a home renovation or build, we highly recommend having a rendering completed and shared with all stakeholders before construction begins.

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