I really enjoy building in the sims and occasionally I build rooms and houses that I would like to live in. Sometimes realistic, sometimes fantasy. Then I started wondering, if I were to move house or remodel in real-life, would I build something I like and show it to an architect/builder/interior designer?
Sometimes it's difficult to describe what you're after and trawling through multiple websites and magazines can take time, so wouldn't it be easier to just build something yourself as a guideline? There are
specialist programs for this, but you need training to use them and you would just be giving instructions to whomever was operating it while they have no visual. Instead you could just build something yourself, maybe floorplans/interior layout/decorations/garden and just show them. Then they try to replicate it with realistic measurements and see if it works. Of course they'll weigh in with their expert opinions on what's possible, regulations that need to be followed, materials needed, cost, improvements based on their experience, etc. etc. but they'll see exactly what you're after.
There are limitations of course, because we don't have a full variety of building tools like you would in real-life, but at least you have an outline with some details. It's a good starting point.
So my question is, would you do this? Has anyone actually done this in real life? If so, how did it go? If you work in this sort of profession, what would you think if a client gave you a Sims build as a guideline? I look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts and answers