Eveything you need to know about 3D home modeling

We've talked a bit about our 3D modeling services on the blog, which we feel really separate us from other builders, but we wanted to truly explain and show you what this means for you when you're building a home. You can see a 2D layout a million times but it's really hard to visualize how it will look.  How much of the kitchen will you be able to see from the living room?  How much room do you have for a table?  Is the kitchen island too large (or not large enough)?  We get it, it's hard to envision all of this and then you add in the layered complexity of your finishes and trims and it makes it that much harder.

So, here's what we've done at Nosan Signature Homes to make the whole process of building your dream home that much more enjoyable and allow both of us to avoid costly mistakes.  We have an in-house designer who can mock up 3D renderings of any view of your home and even layer on your selected trims/finishes so you can truly see how they'll look in the space.  We recently did this for our home in Baron Estates and made several adjustments based on how the home appeared in 3D.  

Building a home is stressful enough, we don't want you to second guess your decisions just because you can't see the finished product.  We look forward to continuing to use this technology on all of our new homes and make the home building experience as transparent and fun as possible for our homeowners.

Front Elevation - 3D vs. 2D at 3235 Baron Court

3D renderings of the great room and kitchen at 3235 Baron Court

Standard 2D floorplan of great room and kitchen at 3235 Baron Court

What's your Style?

One of our homes was featured in this article on EuroAmerica Design in Troy, MI.  We enjoyed working with our client to implement their EuroAmerica kitchen design and highly recommend them!  Checkout our customer's beautiful kitchen on page two. 

Sweating the Details

Introducing our Project Manager, Russ. He became part of the Nosan Signature team about a month ago. Russ is a skilled carpenter and has a keen eye for detail and quality. He has been involved in this job for some time on a part time basis but is now with us full time. Russ agreed to come on board even though he knew first hand how picky I am. I guess that’s because he’s pretty picky too! 

Under Russ’ watchful eye the finish carpenters built some cubbys with seating, hanging and shoe storage in the mud room, built some nice dadoe molding and panel details for the library, rebuilt the stairs with beautiful cherry treads and installed the front entry door and a lot of crown molding

The drywallers have done all of their touch ups.The tile contractors have set most of the tile in our five full bathrooms (two of them with electrically heated floors) and back hall areas.

And the painters have carefully prepared all the millwork and walls and ceilings for their finish coats.

Because we sweat the details on the front end things tend to come together pretty well now with very few surprises. That’s the way it’s supposed to be but it doesn’t just happen. It takes folks like Russ to make it happen.

Oh yeah – He’s a Wolverine too! Go Blue!

We Are Back!

A 10 day vacation turned into a 2 week sabbatical from blogging. Even though I haven’t posted, things at the house have progressed quite a bit. The plumbing, electrical and HVAC that runs in the ceiling of the lower level (née basement) has all been completed and inspected so it could be drywalled.

That’s now all done and will be taped within a week.

Upstairs, the taping is all done and the painters have primed all of the drywall.

Meanwhile we have loads of cherry hardwood planks that are acclimating to the house prior to installation. This is about 30,000 pounds of lumber so we decided to spread it around. The installation will start toward the end of next week.

The tile contractors came in and installed the cement base on all the floors where they will set tile.

Things should keep moving along with quite a bit of visible progress in the coming weeks.

See you soon!

The Cover Up

The holidays were challenging because they fell on Tuesday and broke up two weeks. However, we did manage to get some things done. The furnaces were set and fired up.

The ceilings were all drywalled so we could install the attic insulation. We are using cellulose in the ceilings and that requires drywall to hold it in place (more on cellulose in a later post).

We also installed most of the beadboard lanai ceiling and trimmed the posts.