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Importance and Benefits of House Floor Plans

Architects and Interior Designers all agree; good designs will always start with the floor layout! A House Floor Plan indicates the layout of the property, as viewed from above. Drawn to scale, a plan shows the location of walls, doors, and windows, as well as fixed and movable furniture such as kitchen cabinets, sofas, beds, and wardrobes. House plans with exteriors also indicate garden and courtyard spaces, outdoor sheds and swimming pools and so on.

What is the importance of creating a detailed floor plan? A floor plan shows the flow of spaces in a room, indicating the footprints of furniture and the remaining area that is available for circulation. It depicts accurately scaled down walls, positions of windows and doors, electrical and plumbing points, and the furniture layout.

Types of House Floor Plans

There are two types of House Floor Plans: 2D Floor Plan and 3D Floor Plan. A 2D plan is a diagram, such as a blueprint or an AutoCAD Drawing that is ‘flat’ and does not show the depth or height of objects. A 3D Floor Plan shows the layout in 3D, that is including depths, heights, and perspective. Because of the added dimension, 3D plans make it very easy to understand the size and layout of spaces. Both 2D and 3D house floor plans are popularly used by real estate marketing agents and builders during property sales. 3D floor plans that are in full color can even show furnishings, textures, and finishing of surface materials to give potential buyers a very realistic depiction of the spaces.

Collins Avenue First Floor Plan

Wanna try creating layout options yourself?

Floor plans can also help you to work out the best interior layouts for your rooms. While architects and designers can create professional drawings, you can also try an easy exercise yourself! If you have a plan that’s accurately drawn to scale, you can make cut-outs of your scaled down pieces of furniture, and move them around within the room to see which interior layout works best for the space available. Leave some space in front of doors and in front of cabinets, as you should be able to open the shutters. Place the pieces of furniture where you would like to have them….a sofa against a wall, or overlooking a sunny window, for instance. When you are able to create a nice flow between spaces, the layout will be easy to use and will also be aesthetically pleasing as well. You can try out various options, keeping in mind the positioning of the pieces of furniture or appliances that you already own and what you will need to buy.

Here are the direct and indirect benefits of getting a 3D House Floor Plan for your property.

Get your property listing noticed!

Buying and selling houses has become very competitive these days. Property developers and sellers find that professionally created 3D Floor Plans that include the dimensions of rooms will help breathe life into their listed properties, capturing the attention of prospective buyers who would like to see whether the spaces will work well for them or not. Real estate listings are highly competitive, and if the listing shows a detailed 3D floor plan, it gets noticed by people who are looking to make a purchase.

Plans are accurate and definitive

A floor plan has been found to be more important than photos or descriptions in the listing. Photographs can be deceptive, but plans are always considered to be definitive. Even if buyers are not able to visit the property to make a physical inspection in person, a house floor plan gives a detailed high-res view of the spaces available and enables them to visualize the spaces in a much more optimal way.

Visualize Spaces

Many realtors feel that the absence of a well-depicted floor plan is actually a significant barrier to sales. Without house floor plans, buyers cannot easily visualize the spatial arrangement and sizing of the house. Many buyers will skip listings where the house floor plan is not included and will be less likely to call to arrange a tour.

Understand spatial relationships

They may also not be able to judge whether the layout suits their needs- for instance, a split level house will not work well for a family where someone is physically challenged and unable to navigate steps easily. Families with small children will want the bedroom to be close to the nursery so that they can keep an eye on their little ones easily. Those who love entertaining would want a house that has large terraces or decks, and a kitchen that is open-plan and centrally situated.

House Floor Plan Design

Showcase key features

While photographs do a great job of showing the exterior of the house and the garden, a plan is what draws attention to the overall layout and flow of interior spaces. By getting a good idea of how all the spaces work together, buyers will be able to judge whether they want to make a bid for a property or not. If the garden or pool is an important feature of the property, it can be shown on the plan as well, and realtors can thus highlight key features of the house that will help them to sell it.

Determine floor area easily

When the floor plan is drawn out to scale, buyers can also easily determine the sizes and floor area of the property and will know that they are getting good value for their money.  An accurately drawn plan will help to give clarity to unseen properties, helping buyers know what they are investing into. Their chances of buying a property that is listed with a plan are far higher than from other real estate agents who may have listed only photographs and not plans.

Are you looking to sell your property or give it out for rent? If you do not have a floor plan included in your property listing, then you may be missing out on a lot of potential buyers….so do consider including a floor plan when you put your property on the market! If you are looking to create 2D or 3D floor plans that are rich in detail and imagery, get in touch with the team at Rayvat Engineering, and we will help you to increase the marketability of your project!

How 3D Virtual Staging Helps Sell Your Property 6X Faster

As realtors know only too well, it’s very hard to sell an empty home! Bare walls and echoing hallways look sad and neglected and do not make a pretty picture. When clients are unable to imagine themselves living in a property, chances are it will not be sold quickly. With the hyper-competitiveness in today’s Real Estate Rendering Market, it becomes all the more important that homes for sale are presented in the best possible light.

Physical Staging – the Traditional way VS. 3D Virtual Staging – the Modern Way

Till recently, staging professionals used to be hired to fill empty homes with furniture for a photo shoot, so that potential buyers could understand how the spaces worked. Their work involved clearing out the clutter, bringing in hired furniture and placing it in all the rooms to make the property seem clean, comfortable and desirable. As you can imagine, this was an expensive proposition, and many realtors could not afford this.

3D Virtual Staging

Today’s answer- 3D virtual staging

Enter 3D virtual staging! If you haven’t heard of this term, 3D Virtual Staging encompasses technology at its creative best. By taking digital photographs of empty rooms and providing actual measurements taken at the site, 3D visualization experts can insert furniture, rugs, curtains, and accessories into the images.

Even if the photos show existing furniture which is perhaps not in the best shape, the staging designers will be able to remove the pieces of furniture that you do not want and replace them to complement the new style you have in mind. Clients who view the finished images can connect with the spaces emotionally; a big factor when it comes to making a bid for the property!

How does 3D Virtual Staging work?

In contrast to physical staging, virtual staging images are created using 3D Staging Software, quickly and at a very affordable price tag. Designers can create, and customize furniture and furnishings to make a completely bare room look stylish and comfortably lived in. They can create stunningly Photorealistic Visuals that will help to capture the real potential of your listing, and make buyers fall in love with the homes!

3D Virtual Staging Before

3D Virtual Staging Services After

Advantages of 3D Virtual Staging

Compared to traditional staging, virtual staging is a quick, hassle-free and inexpensive way to stage an empty property for online listings.

As virtual staging does not involve moving around actual pieces of heavy furniture, changing wallpaper or paint colors or trying out new lighting fixtures, there is no need for transportation, furniture rentals or manual labor and practically no restrictions at all. Designers can play around with their imagination and can stage the room to any style, theme or color preference in a jiffy. They can also change the color of the walls, try out different furnishings, cabinet colors or kitchen appliances and various options of flooring to indicate how the home would look after a makeover.

How can you get started?

If you are looking to get your property noticed, fill it virtually with the right design elements that will help it to sell! There are many 3D Property Staging Experts like Rayvat Engineering who will create digitally appealing images that you can use to showcase your home online. Usually, all you need to do is to upload digital pictures to their website and give them measurements (only if needed); and the property staging designers will digitally add furniture such as sofas, beds, couches, tables and whatever else you specify to breathe life into the rooms.

Most designers will have pre-designed furniture options that you can choose from, or you can ask them to customize the interiors to your specifications. They will also usually oblige if you ask for a few revisions. Once done, they will send you back the digitally finished files for you to use in your postings online. You can even print the pictures or add them to your print catalogs, as you may wish.

Statistics posted by the National Association of Realtors indicate that at least 90% of buyers use the Internet to search for a home. Most of these buyers opt for homes that are listed with well laid-out photographs of the rooms, as they can get a better ‘feel’ of the lived in spaces. Listings without photographs are often overlooked, but properties always get noticed the moment the good 3D virtually staged visuals are added. Do make sure that the images you add are realistic; as poorly rendered images do more harm than good!

Most real estate firms are already using this innovative digital technology to impress buyers and get an edge over the competition. If you haven’t tried this as yet, do call the Rayvat Team and we will help you to get started!