Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Interior Design with Sketchup

Simply Elegant Home Designs is now using Google Sketchup to better describe the interior design elements of their house plans.  

Ron Brenner of Simply Elegant had this to say.  "Better visualization of the product results in more thorough understanding of design intent and better translation by the builders.  We have been using 3d visualization for some time to illustrate building exteriors, and have discovered how valuable that visualization is.  It seems a logical next step to illustrate the interior design elements of a home with 3d.  Nowadays Architects have so many good tools to work with, and so why not use them?  The idea is to use the tools available to us to create a better product and a better service.  I think that some day we may not be issuing 2d plans, sections and elevations, but we will be issuing 3d virtual models.  And some day builders may have a television monitor at the job site in lieu of a plan desk."

The animation below illustrates the interior cabinetry and millwork elements of "The Stillwater", a house plan offered by Simply Elegant Home Designs.


  1. This is great! By using 3d visualization, customers will be able to appreciate more the designs presented to them.

  2. This is the first time that I have seen Google Sketch-up used in this way, it's very clever idea and really could be used quite inovatively.

  3. This is a tool I also discovered a while ago. I have a blog dedicated to this simplicity and am currently working on a monstrously huge ranch house modeled in SketchUp, from scratch. I think this is the easiest concept out there, in terms of architectural modeling. :)