One issue that seems to constantly create a conflict between the contractor and customer is the ability to visualize what is the overall plan and see what they are getting prior to construction. We have a solution to this dilemma which is at a fraction of the cost of an architect designing it and of changes you might want during the process.
Here we have a sun room overlooking Lake Carmi in Franklin Vermont. The windows are Pella and the finishes were completed with clear and knotty pine. In the top left corner of the picture, you will notice a light. The light is mounted on an exhaust hood which vents to the outside. This hood allows for the set up of a grill so that indoor barbecues can be enjoyed.
The second picture is called a Perspective View which enables you to visualize your dreams and desires. These perspective views can be generated with a great deal more details if preferred but at an increased cost, depending on the complexity of YOUR plan. Time is money and paying for a rapidly obtained visual of what you want is more cost effective than paying an architect's fee for a complete set of drawings. You’re paying only for what YOU need in order to visualize YOUR project finishes.
With this project, the customer requested only a basic visual of what he wanted for a sunroom.
You can only see the beginning of the final picture in this Perspective View.
A perspective view can only be generated from a plan. It’s like placing yourself in the plan with a camera and deciding which way you want to point the camera. Did I mention that you can have a perspective view indoors or out! Well, that’s the beauty of it all!
Here is the plan for the Sun Room. We were able to work off this plan as it is, and the minor changes the customer requested for windows, exhaust hood, lighting, etc. did not require further revision because he had what he needed to visualize his sunroom. He smartly decided it would be better to use his money in building the project rather than planning it.