Sunday, December 08, 2019
Sep 08 2014
Article by: Tampa Architectural Photographer Brian Swartzwelder
Project Location: Washington, DC

What’s the first thing that people look for in a builder model home?  In general, it’s space because they’re probably moving from a smaller home into a bigger one.  So when they look at architectural photographs, they want to be convinced that there’s going to be enough room for their entire family in their new home.  Decorating a model home to suit the needs of a growing family can help a lot when taking architectural photographs.  So it would be ideal to do up the living room, dining room and the bedrooms to show how they would suit the needs of a nuclear family.

  • The living room should look comfortable and roomy and have enough seats for an entire family.  A fire in the living room would also make it look cozy, like the kind of place where you’d like to roast marshmallows or play scrabble with your family on a rainy day.

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  • Dining rooms usually seem very formal, so you can make yours look a little more casual, like the kind of place where a family meets to dine but also to do other things like working on a computer or doing homework.

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  • The master bedroom will probably be the roomiest bedroom of the home, and if it has a view, it’s a great idea to emphasize this through architectural photographs.  A four-poster bed, a walk-in closet and a bathroom where you can luxuriate and get rid of all the stresses of the day all present a number of attractions in the master bedroom.

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  • Children’s rooms decorated in blue and pink with the kinds of motifs that young boys or girls will relate to, such as superheroes or ponies, also serve to make the home more inviting.

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Since many people move because their families are growing, it may be a good idea to focus on children’s bedrooms.  Still, don’t forget to appeal to the adults as well, maybe by setting up an entertainment space in the basement or a  sparkling kitchen complete with pots and pans.

Contact us for more information on decorating your builder model home to take the best architectural photographs possible.