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Virtual Reality for House Owners

If you are getting your house built or renovated, this article is for you.

We don't think anyone would get a new construction or renovation done without getting detailed drawings and even 3D views from architects. Some of us may even have got 3D walkthroughs made. This is certainly beneficial as you can visualize how the new construction would come up.

But have you ever thought of experiencing the upcoming property before it is constructed? If it would have been possible somehow to live in that property before construction, you would have known the utility in complete details. You might have required certain changes or amendments. You might feel some components are not comfortable or wrongly placed. You may want to have electrical points and switches added or shifted.

Many of the readers might have a similar experience. After the construction is complete, they find so many unsuitable components. Changes after construction require much more effort and resources. Often, they remain undone. Why does this happen even if we got 3D walkthroughs made?

This is because walkthroughs are video experiences. We watch them like a movie. We tend to ignore the utility part of the property and concentrate more on the aesthetic part.

Virtual Reality has a complete solution for this. Virtual reality models of property not only bring out the aesthetic parts, but they also let users experience the property before construction. Users can literally live in the property before construction. They can use it the way they would use after construction.

Virtual reality models can be made to resemble closely to actual properties. Even the views from windows, the sunlight and ambient sounds can resemble the real site. Users not only watch the property like a video, but they also live in it. They walk in it, sit on the couch, lay on the bed and can do everything they would o with real property. The experience is so vivid, the feel like living in real property. They open cupboards, doors, move curtains, switch on lights and fans and much more.

This way users can use the property before construction. In addition, virtual reality models allow various changes to be done by users. Users can choose from various options provided for flooring, wall colours, textures, furniture or virtually anything. The changes made by them appear instantly and users can now live in the changed model.

These models allow users to experience the property at various times of the day and days of the year. They can closely inspect the amount of light available from windows at different times of the year, for example.

These models can also be used for energy audits. If we associate artificial intelligence to them, they can even suggest optimisation changes by themselves. Possibilities with virtual reality are endless.

Any changes to be made at this time are easy and very less time and resources are required. Once users are satisfied by the model, construction can begin.

These models can serve great help during construction too. Since these models are portable and can be used on mobile devices, construction teams can use them extensively for detailing and understanding the project. Construction details and information can also be embedded in the same models.

Perhaps this is the future of construction. No building would start before a live-in model is completed and evaluated.


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