Functional Commercial Renovation: 3 Ways to Visualize With Tech Beforehand

Yes, you want to hire just the right tiling contractors, painters, electricians, woodworkers, etc for any successful commercial renovation project. Still, before all that comes the planning, and one of the best things you can do at the planning stage is visualize as much as you can. 

Why? Primarily because visualization sets the stage for a successful commercial renovation project by allowing you to foresee the result before the hammers and paintbrushes even come into play.

So here are 3 ways you can visualize with some tech beforehand. 

Virtual Reality (VR)

If you want to give your stakeholders and yourself a real-deal sneak peek into the revamped commercial space, virtual reality(VR) is a good bet for a go-to. It often means walking through the design and getting a hands-on feel.

You want to implement VR by cooking up 3D simulations that are spot-on replicas of the commercial space so that using VR headsets, you can dive in and navigate the redesigned interior, interacting with every nook and cranny.

Imagine you and your team throwing on VR headsets and taking a virtual stroll through the new office layout. They can wander down hallways, check out the fresh office setups, and really soak in the vibes of the spruced-up workspace.

In fact, picture virtually “trying on” different furniture and decor options in real-time through VR. It’s like a futuristic showroom experience, helping fine-tune your preferences before the actual renovation kicks off.

Online Collaboration Platforms

When you want everyone on the same page, turning to online collaboration platforms is a simple, often effective way to go. It really makes the whole collaboration thing a breeze, letting stakeholders work together in real time.

How? You want to fire up platforms like Figma for some seamless collaboration action. Your architects, designers, decorators, etc can all dive in simultaneously, viewing, editing, and tossing comments on the evolving renovation plans.

Picture a virtual meeting where your team, spread out here, there, and everywhere, logs into an online collaboration platform. They’re all digging into the 3D model, throwing around ideas, and ensuring everyone’s in sync with the latest changes.

Now, envision an architect making real-time adjustments to the renovation plans during a video call with you. They’re tweaking the layout, and you, viewing it instantly, give the green light. That’s collaboration in the fast lane.

AI-Enhanced Visualization Tools

When you really want those visuals to pop, AI-enhanced visualization tools can be very useful. Often, it means accurate renderings that go beyond the usual, giving you a crystal-clear vision of the final result.

You want to plug in AI-powered tools with project specifics to cook up detailed renderings. It’s not unlike having a visually competent assistant who understands all the nuances of what you have in mind for the renovation.

Imagine an AI reading through project descriptions and whipping up renderings so real, it’s almost like a photograph. It’s not just about the design; it’s about nailing the lighting, shadows, and all those little details, giving you as close to an on-point preview of the renovated space as possible.

Or, picture stakeholders reviewing multiple design iterations generated by AI. They can explore different color schemes, materials, and layouts without committing physically. Really, it’s a game-changer for decision-making before work actually starts.

Making renovations on a commercial scale is typically a big commitment and so it’s a good idea to have a clear picture in mind before costly or permanent changes are made. Try out these visualization tips.