The most powerful testament for the use of 3D renderings is to see a finished space that was conceived and designed in 3D.
Here is the final rendering of this kitchen addition (I had featured it previously here and here.) The computer model was used throughout the design to test various cabinet configurations and material choices. It also provided a useful reference during the depths of construction to make sure that the decisions that were being made lead to this goal.
The next image is the finished kitchen interior as it exists today. From the wood countertops and stainless steel sink, to the cabinet layout and butcher block table, all the different choices for interior materials and arrangements were filtered through the 3D model and through continuous iteration.
It proved very useful to also test different designs for the renovated areas of the house. This enlarged dining room is where the old kitchen and dining room used to be. The original dining room was on the left, separated by a non-bearing wall from the kitchen to the right. The stairs were originally accessed through a door opening, and one of the ideas was to open up the stairs with a stained wood bannister. The design of the bannister was done in 3D and then the measurements given directly to the carpenters. Here is the rendering of the stair opening.
And here is a photo of the finished space:
It was a very gratifying process to have the renderings to guide both the decision making and the construction process to give the desired result for the happy home-owners.