"What would my home look like if..." -said the dreamer
If you are like me then you probably walk past homes with a red pen (so to speak) & a critical eye. I say things like, "well, that was a cute house, until they blew it with the entry door" or, "how did they end up with that trim color?" Chances are I probably can't even afford the houses that I'm judging so harshly, but that's beside the point. Believe it or not, despite this pessimistic habit, I'm actually a very optimistic person (but that's just for the record).
When I started working at Perdue Builders & Supply, Rich introduced me to our renovation software, and thus began the humbling journey of realizing that exterior home design isn't as simple as my former house-judging self had thought. Maybe I wouldn't be sitting here with a job if it was so easy though, right? :)
My point being here: we've all had the "what ifs" about our home. What if it was this color? What if I upgraded the windows? What if we had shutters? What if (fill in your blank here)? It's hard to pull the trigger on an expensive home renovation if the inspiration is just a bunch of fragmented thought bubbles in your noggin, and even if you are more organized than that, it would be nice to see these "brilliant" design ideas on paper, right? Well, I present to you: a mock-up!
It goes like this: you call us for an estimate, our project manager goes to your house & takes some measurements, snaps a picture & brings me back a few notes about what you're looking for (siding, colors, windows, doors, trim, etc.). From there, I get to have all of the fun!
The mock-up may confirm that you really do love what you've been dreaming of. Or, on the other hand, the mock-up could spark a new idea --- when you see your home with the vibrant color you never thought you'd consider, you might be surprised with how much you love it.
Here are a few examples of mock-ups. The first one is the mock-up + the finished (real life) product. The second & third are the before pictures + mock-up. They of course don't look totally realistic, but it does the job, don't you think? And lastly, don't be too critical on me (because that's how it works -- you're judged with the same measure that you judge -- right?)
| written by Alissa Peronto |