It’s easy to fall in love with Techo-Bloc hardscaping materials, but it’s not always quite as easy to lock down your design plans. In fact, coming up with a workable design that matches your personal sense of style and tastes requires a lot of thought and careful planning.
After all, you’re going to be living with the finished product day in and day out in the many years to come. If you’re struggling a bit to come up with the perfect design concept for your outdoor living space, take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone – and you don’t have to go it alone either.
By making use of a reliable hardscape design software tool you’ll enjoy the freedom to get creative and come up with a brilliant plant. A design software, for example, makes it easy and fun to make plans for your upcoming project. Take a look at why design software programs are so important, as well as at the following 5 ways that a design software can help you give your property the makeover of your dreams.
The Value of a Design Software
If you’ve got a few ideas floating around in your head about how you’d like your finished landscape and hardscape to look, you may be wondering if a design software tool is really necessary.
Unless you’re a professional designer, we strongly encourage you to make use of the tools that are available to you, and to avoid going “off the cuff” with your plans. While an idea may seem great in theory, it may not be practical or possible in practice.
The last thing you want is to invest a great deal of time, money and effort on a project that doesn’t look the way that you’d envisioned it. When you take advantage of tools like a design software, you’re able to get a more accurate sense of what type of space you have to work with, and how you can maximize and makeover that space.
In other words, using a software tool essentially means that you’re not leaving anything to chance.
5 Benefits of a Design Software
So how, specifically, can a design software help you with your project? Here’s a closer look:
1. Zero In On The Space
The first thing that a good design software tool can do is help you to get a better handle on the space available within your property. This is important, because when it comes to landscaping and hardscaping, size really does matter.
Throughout the years, we’ve seen homeowners overestimate the amount of space they have and create outdoor living spaces that completely smother their landscapes, and we’ve seen people underestimate the size of their properties and create tiny patio areas that look out of proportion when compared to the rest of the landscape.
When you make use of design tools, you’ll have the ability to see a scale image of the boundaries and limitations of your property, and you’ll be able to see how specifically sized patios and other outdoor living features fit into that space and how they look.
2. Play With Color and Texture
Locking down the right colors and textures for your finished landscaping and hardscaping project is essential to your overall level of happiness and satisfaction.
A design software will give you a solid understanding of which colors work best within your space, and how to choose patterns that will compliment your property rather than overwhelm it.
It’s easy to flip through your options in the Designer’s Toolbox, and you can always request samples directly from Techo-Bloc.
3. Visualize Hatch Patterns
Linear, Modular, Random, Herringbone…these are just some of the many different hatch patterns that can be used with a variety of different Techo-Bloc materials. When you have so many options, you can quickly become overwhelmed and unsure of which is right for your property.
Once great way to step back and objectively assess the situation is to take a look at Techo-Bloc’s Auto CAD Hatch Pattern guide. This part of the design process is essential as it allows you to visualize different pattern possibilities, and to understand how the pieces fit together during installation.
Whether you prefer Parquet patterns or a classic Herringbone, you’ll be able to see which patterns are available for which materials and how they look within the scope of that particular collection.
4. Get Inspiration
For the majority of us who are not professional landscaping designers, drawing inspiration for the perfect outdoor design schematic isn’t necessarily a simple task. If you’re feeling stuck or going through a creative block, you might want to take advantage of Techo-Bloc design tools like their Decorative Mozaiks.
This particular tool lets you take a look at preconceived design concepts that are centered around various patterns and colors available throughout Techo-Bloc collections. Another great way to get your creative juices flowing is to check out before and after project pictures to see what is possible in the type of space that you have, or to flip through the Techo-Bloc design book.
You might even consider taking the company’s backyard quiz to get a better feel for what you want to do with your outdoor living space.
5. See How It All Fits
One of the most challenging parts of designing your landscape and hardscape is determining where everything is going to go and how it’s going to fit. This is especially true when you’re bringing patio or pool deck furniture into the mix, or when you’re introducing fire pits, fireplaces, or outdoor kitchen features to the space.
You don’t want your furnishings and features to eat up so much space that you and your loved ones aren’t able to move around and enjoy it. A design software lets you play with Google Sketchup Software which gives you a 3D glimpse of your property.
Being able to visualize the space in this way will let you play around with different layouts and concepts, ensuring that everything will fit, and allowing you to make any changes as you go along. You can even see how different furnishings will look when contrasted against the textures of Techo-Bloc pavers and other materials.
Working With Techo-Bloc in NJ
Homeowners who are interested in working with Techo-Bloc products know they can rely on Braen Supply for all their project needs. For years, we have worked closely with Techo-Bloc, acting as authorized dealers of their high-quality products.
We’re proud to provide our customers with a full inventory of these fabulous materials at competitive, affordable prices. In addition to being knowledgeable about Techo-Bloc materials, we’ve also established strong connections with local contractors who are familiar with Techo-Bloc installations.
We’re happy to direct you to professionals who make good use out of design software and are able to handle your project with speed and precision. Give us a call or stop by today to learn more about Techo-Bloc products and design software, or to talk about how to order your materials today. We bulk deliver to areas throughout parts of NJ & NY and limited parts of PA & CT.