How This Tech-Savvy Dad Transformed His Son’s Nursery Into The Ultimate “Big Kid” Room
Avesh was no stranger to 3D technology and knew there had to be a way it could make designing his son’s first bedroom easy and fun. Here’s how we read his mind and gave him something even better than what he was looking for.
Homeowner: Avesh, software developer and tech-savvy dad of two
Location: Princeton, NJ
Room: 3 year-old’s bedroom
His Style: Mod Visionary
Transforming a nursery into a “big kid” room
This year, our 3 year-old son was ready move into a room of his own. My wife and I were eager to use this opportunity to ditch the old nursery furniture we had used for him and his older brother and start fresh.
From the beginning, we knew we wanted the space to be bright, modern, and fun with splashes of color and a stylish chair where we could sit and read bedtime stories. My son is also really into cars right now, so we wanted some help incorporating this theme in a creative and subtle way that he wouldn’t grow out of in a few years.
The Design Dilemma
Visualizing the results without wasting time
As a software developer, I’ve worked with 3D tools before, so I knew how helpful they could be when designing a space from scratch. I’d even created some 3D renderings on my own for a previous home improvement project, but I ended up spending every night working on the designs, gathering ideas, or searching for products. The process was so time-consuming and things always just seemed to look “off…”
For my son’s room we decided to try an interior designer. Unfortunately, the designers in our area were more experienced with a traditional style, and none could create the type of visualizations I was looking for. I remember wishing there was an online service with experienced professionals that could help.
“None of the interior designers in our area could create the type of visualizations I was looking for… I remember wishing there was an online service that could help.”
The Modsy Moment
Letting technology do the heavy lifting
When I learned about Modsy through TechCrunch, I immediately thought they read my mind. My wife and I had started gathering ideas for our son’s bedroom on Houzz and Pinterest, but when we saw the stunning Modsy renders we knew this would be the perfect time to try the service!
At first, I wasn’t sure if our renderings would look as great as the marketing material… it seemed too good to be true, especially at the price! I was also not sure if they would have kid-friendly furniture options available. We were pleasantly surprised!
When we got our renderings back I was blown away by the quality. The lighting, textures, materials, and layout looked fantastic. There were also many ideas in the designs that hadn’t occurred to us before.
What Modsy’s Renderings Showed Avesh:
The Modsy renderings helped us completely visualize what the room would look like with a twin compared to a full size bed. This was one of the decisions we were going back and forth on, and seeing the two options made the decision easy.
Our first Modsy design showed us how the space would look with a twin bed. We loved this layout, which we hadn’t originally thought of, because it would give the boys room to play and be silly before going to bed.
Modsy suggested a dresser with shelves above for books and other items. The kids don’t need a dresser with a mirror right now, so this was a nice use of that space, which again we hadn’t thought of before. We also liked the idea of the pouf next to the reading chair, because we could use it both for seating and as a place to set books for storytime.
We plan to buy a few of the pieces Modsy showed us, but we’ll most importantly use the layout they suggested. Turns out we already own the little red car they included for us in our design!
We just wanted a modern space that would delight our son, express his personality, and that we could enjoy at night when putting him to bed, without spending night after night designing it ourselves.
The fact that these renderings are so photo-realistic made it much easier to make purchase decisions and give us the confidence that we’re all going to be happy with the selections.
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