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Visualise Your End Results Before Starting Work

Indian Restaurant 3D Computer DesignAs mentioned in previous tips, the creation of an accurate and detailed floorplan and 3D visuals of your desired end results will help you enormously in your quest to achieve those results as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Finding that your choices don’t work after you have completed work is time-consuming, expensive and frustrating. Often people who have taken the wrong approach and ended up in this situation will give up completely or, worse still, start again but with a similarly mis-guided approach, repeating their failures.  It happens a lot!

If you are happy using general PC applications then there are plenty of fairly cheap home design applications available for home PCs that will do everything you need for any relatively straight-forward home project.  You will find a few of the popular ones in places such as PC World.

These applications are fairly quick to learn and enable you to create your floorplan, choose your colours, position your furniture and lighting and view and change the results in 3D. These types of applications are always limiting when it comes to more demanding projects and arranging finer details, but are great for visualising the smaller domestic interior design project.

At Sunset Interior Design we use professional architectural and design software to produce detailed plans and photo-realistic 3D imaging and walkthroughs for our customers.  Larger domestic and commercial projects demand computer software of incredible versatility, flexibility and quality.  This certainly does not come cheaply, but to meet our clients’ requirements and produce our high standard of work it is essential.

If you would like any help with your domestic or commercial interior design or decorating projects, however small or large, please contact us and we will be delighted to work with you.  We offer a professional, friendly, personal and affordable service to every one of our customers and are here to help you achieve your desired results first time and within budget.

Linda Mills
Sunset Interior Design, Sheffield Interior Designers


How Will You Use The Space?

2D Computer Generated FloorplanIt is very important when designing any space to consider not only the overall look, but also the practicalities of using that space on a day to day basis.

While you are considering the overall look and feel that you would like to achieve, also pay attention to how you will use the space and imagine, in as much detail as possible, actually being in that space and doing the things you know you will need or want to do.

This can help you identify any problems regarding the layout of the space and positioning of various elements.  Do doors open the right way?  Is there enough space around furniture? Is there enough natural light and sufficient opening windows? Will there be enough electrical points?  Are the surfaces, fabrics and flooring suitable for the uses they will be subjected to?  Is there enough storage?

The better you can imagine yourself in the new space and even act out your use of it the more potential issues you will be able to identify and avoid problems further down the line.

Create yourself a floorplan, to scale, of your required design so you have something accurate to refer to at all stages of the project and to avoid any confusion when working with suppliers and contractors.

At Sunset Interior Design we always try hard from the outset to understand how our customers imagine using their new space and what their expectations are of it.  We then bring our expertise to discuss design options, bearing in mind the look, feel, practicality and, importantly, any necessary rules and regulations, to finalise a professionally produced floorplan and 3D imaging.

If you would like any help with your domestic or commercial interior design or decorating projects, however small or large, please contact us and we will be delighted to work with you.  We offer a professional, friendly, personal and affordable service to every one of our customers and are here to help you achieve your desired results first time and within budget.

Linda Mills
Sunset Interior Design, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire Interior Designers