Over the past month, our lives have had to adjust to a new way of doing things, finding ways to remain creative, positive, and productive throughout the COVID-19 crisis. With new social distancing guidelines in place across the DC area, it was important for us to find a way to provide our design-build services without surrendering the safety and peace of mind of our clients.
Luckily, virtual meetings and 3D renderings have been services we have offered for several years, so we were prepared to adjust! Over the past couple months, we have put our virtual design services into action like never before, with clients who live out-of-state.
Read the story behind the project below and see examples of the coming home transformation.
After growing up in Northern Virginia, our client settled out west to raise a family. Once the kids were all off to college, she and her husband decided to relocate back to the DC area to be closer to extended family. In anticipation, they decided to purchase and renovate a home prior to moving back.
While the house was in decent shape overall, the kitchen and bathroom needed significant updates, so JDBG was engaged to provide design-build services and we were up for the task!
When looking for a design-build company, our client was impressed with our 3D design capabilities and appreciated our willingness to meet with them virtually. Although in-person meetings are always valuable, a lot can be accomplished remotely. Our new technology allows the JDBG design team to realistically convey the new spaces with ease.
Standard architectural plans can only go so far in communicating what a space might look like, as well as how it might feel, once completed. As the renderings and virtual walk-thru show, reconfiguring the kitchen’s layout, extending cabinets to the ceiling and modernizing all the finishes will totally transform our client’s space.
The only bathroom on the main floor had an odd Jack-and-Jill layout with two toilets, two vanities and a single tub. Shared by all 3 bedrooms, the original bathroom also served as the de facto powder room for guests.
With some creative modifications to existing walls and the removal of a small linen closet, we were able to divide the space into two functional and totally separate bathrooms (one of them now a true en suite master). A birds-eye view of the bathrooms was helpful in illustrating the layout changes to our client. It also realistically depicts what the proposed finished selections will look like.
During the design phase we use a combination of 3-D renderings and image portfolios to convey how different selections influence the overall design of the space – our clients’ final finish selections are depicted below.
While social distancing has presented new challenges for all of us, it doesn’t mean the future needs to be put on hold! Home is more important than ever these days and we recognize the value of having a space that is comforting, beautiful and well-designed. Using our experienced designers and innovative tools for virtual consultations and 3D renderings, we are ready to start designing and planning your dream home.
We’d love our next project to be yours!