A new way to envision your space.

I started using SketchUp for my design work a few years ago.  I love how simple it is to use, how precise it can be and how well the drawings can evolve with the design process.  I used the free version for quite a while but recently upgraded to the professional version.  Now with even more detail, “scenes” and a professional layout the design development, finishing, 3D views and construction drawings all come from the same file.  This eliminates errors and provides everyone a clear view of what is expected as a final result.

Here is an example of a set of finishes drawings for a kitchen reno.

Visualization through Sketchup www.yourperfectspace.ca Ingrid Mertens

Visualization through Sketchup http://www.yourperfectspace.ca Ingrid Mertens

Visualization through Sketchup www.yourperfectspace.ca Ingrid Mertens

Visualization through Sketchup http://www.yourperfectspace.ca Ingrid Mertens

Visualization through Sketchup www.yourperfectspace.ca Ingrid Mertens

Visualization through Sketchup http://www.yourperfectspace.ca Ingrid Mertens

Visualization through Sketchup www.yourperfectspace.ca Ingrid Mertens

Visualization through Sketchup http://www.yourperfectspace.ca Ingrid Mertens

Visualization through Sketchup www.yourperfectspace.ca Ingrid Mertens

Visualization through Sketchup http://www.yourperfectspace.ca Ingrid Mertens

 

 

I also use image modelling in SketchUp.  This type of modelling involves importing an image and with one known measurement SketchUp uses perspective to model by tracing on the image.  This allows for remote designing.  In this case the client had a few photos of an apartment over seas that she would be moving too.  She felt it needed more storage and wanted to know if a few Ikea pieces might do the trick.  By modelling the space and importing Ikea models already in the SketchUp Data base I was able to show the proportions of the items in relation to the room.

www.yourperfectspace.ca Sketchup interior modelling

http://www.yourperfectspace.ca Sketchup interior modelling

www.yourperfectspace.ca Sketchup interior modelling

http://www.yourperfectspace.ca Sketchup interior modelling

 

 

Using SketchUp is allowing clients to to clearly see the proposed design.  It is so fast, accurate and intuitive that I spend my time being creative and truly designing instead of painstakingly drawing my ideas by hand to show the client what is in my head.  No project is to big or small to be SketchedUp!

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2 responses to “A new way to envision your space.

    • Hi Luc, Yes, I can do this with any plans. The most effective is from a set of AutoCad drawings but this can also be done from PDF’s. It can be done from hardcopies too but this is more expensive as it has to be done from scratch! Final result is a 3D virtual model of the house detailing all their personal selections on the outside and inside. Imported colours from Benjamin Moore create accurate colour schemes on the inside with real reference numbers for the painters.

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