Frequently asked questions
Who is Cozyhomedesign?
We are an online home design team who is an amazing and reliable design resource for current and future home owners, to enhance their living spaces in both the exterior and interior.
How does Visual Design work?
The process is simple and easy! You take photos of your home (exterior or interior) and upload them with your design ideas on our platform. We will create virtual renderings showing your house with your new design, so that you can make better decisions before executing and spending time/money on the actual construction/ material/ furniture. We also give you professional comments and advice about your design ideas for your reference.
Do not worry if you do not have any idea yet. Our designers will work with you in the design process and create a virtual design on photos of your house based on the information and requirement you provided.
See some samples of Visual Design here.
What kind of comments/ advice does Cozyhomedesign provide?
With your photos and your designs, our experienced designers can understand your house and your design intent. Based on that we will provide a brief report which can include
- advice which can enhance your designs
- notices about challenges you will meet with those designs
- comments about building science insight for the materials you pick (for exterior).
**We generally don't give advice on structural unless we find something is obviously problematic in your design. We also don't give advice for electrical and plumbing issues within your designs. Please consult with industry professionals on these matters.
How many photos should I provide?
We only require one good photo for each project.
We do recommend that you upload other photos of your home to provide more information on the context of your design when applicable. Your description is also very important. The more we understand about your home and its context, the better advice we can provide.
What is a good photo?
A straight photo taken with your cell phone should be sufficient for our work. Please ensure the quality/resolution of your photo is high enough so that when you zoom in, you can see the details clearly. We will contact you if we require a higher quality photo/s.
We don't recommend using the wide angle photos as they can trick your eyes and give an inaccurate feeling of the space. The same applies to fish-eye photos.
What is the final rendering used for?
The point of rendering your home is to visualize and validate your ideas (that is also the powerful method used by every architectural and interior studio).
Most of our clients use the renderings as a resource to make important and critical decisions in their renovation or home design. Based on the renderings, they can decide if the designs (new material, new furniture, new layout,, etc...) meet their needs and style. Some clients also order several design options for their space, so they can pick the best one. They can also modify the design based on rendering. Please note that you can always update your design using our platform, for a low additional fee.
Many clients have shared with us that the renderings were very helpful for them to communicate clearly with contractors, limiting potential 'big, bad surprises' which can happen during a renovation project or new build .
I am a realtor, should I use your services for virtual staging?
Our honest answer is No. We are not a virtual stage company. Actually, we are a design company which is developing into a virtual design company. Thus our work focuses more about the actual designs, and helps customers to renovate their house for life instead of showing beautiful images.
I am not a homeowner yet, should I use Cozyhomedesign services?
I am building a brand new house, should I use Cozyhomedesign services?
How long does an order take?
The time required for a full rendering of your home will depend on the complexity of your design and the number of changes that may be requested. On average, it takes 1-3 days for simple changes, however for more complex designs, it may take up to 3-5 days. We do our best to complete the renderings as quickly as possible.
How can I find the furniture or material which I want to try on my house?
How much does it cost?
Should I test paint colors and checking material samples?
We highly recommend testing colors and checking material samples in your house at different times of day. Your environment and the surfaces for painting have a huge impact on how the painting and materials look. Besides, every computer screen shows color a bit differently.