Should I Get a 3D or 2D Landscape Design?

Should I Get a 3D or 2D Landscape Design?



Why We Always
Design in 3D

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Are you contemplating a landscape redesign? If so, the choice between a 2D or 3D landscape design might be at the forefront of your decision-making process. This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide that outlines the key differences between 2D and 3D landscape designs from the perspective of Midwest Landscape, a premier designer and builder of luxurious landscapes. We use cutting-edge technology to bring our clients’ ideas to life through 2D and 3D models, letting them see what the finished product will look like. Here’s how to decide which option would be best suited to your project.

Types of Landscape Designs

2D landscape designs are the traditional form of presenting landscape plans. These designs offer a quick and cost-effective solution for smaller projects. They provide an overhead view and floor plan of the property, utilizing photos to depict plants and hardscaping textures. Recommended for quick projects under $10,000, minimal softscape installations around homes, and minor landscape renovations, 2D designs are less time-consuming to develop compared to their 3D counterparts.

On the other hand, 3D landscape designs are renowned for their precision and attention to detail. These designs use state-of-the-art technology to render a realistic depiction of the final project, allowing clients to view multiple angles of the design for maximum accuracy. They come highly recommended for larger projects such as outdoor living spaces, outdoor kitchens, custom pergolas and gazebos, in-ground pool projects with hardscaping, and new construction homes.

Benefits of Landscape Designs

The benefits of opting for a 2D landscape design lie primarily in its efficiency and cost-effectiveness. It offers a straightforward visualization of your project, providing a clear and concise layout of the property.

Conversely, the 3D landscape design brings your project to life before it even begins. This design provides a virtual walkthrough tour that offers realistic outside views of what your home would actually look like post completion. It ensures peace of mind, knowing the project will be installed within the budget and material choices.

When to Use Each Design

When should you use each design? Opt for a 2D landscape design if your project involves small-scale renovations or minimal softscaping. 2D landscaping is a great option for simpler designs, letting you see the layout in less time. 

However, if you’re dreaming of an elaborate outdoor living space filled with intricate landscaping, paver patios and other hardscaping a 3D landscape design is the ideal choice. It allows our professionals to render an accurate example of what the finalized product will look like, which lets you pinpoint any details you’d like to revise. 

Midwest Landscape: Your Partner in Design

Whether you’re interested in a 2D or 3D landscape design, Midwest Landscape is here to guide you through the process. With our commitment to delivering high-quality landscapes that exceed customer expectations, we strive to make each project reflect horticultural and professional integrity. We take pride in every landscape project we complete, from maintaining a beautifully manicured lawn to creating an outdoor getaway.

Are you ready to start designing your dream outdoor space? Reach out to us at Midwest Landscape for more information about our design services. Call us today, and let us bring your vision to life.

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