Color doesn’t have to be complicated. If you’re working on a home renovation or looking for ideas for an upcoming exterior remodel, there are many interactive design tools that can help you create and customize your home’s exterior. Check out these tools that can be used as a siding color visualizer.
Ever wished you could find just that shade of sky, or fallen in love with the color of another home? Now there’s an innovative app to help you find the paint shades you love. The ColorSnap® Visualizer from Sherwin-Williams allows you to use your phone to match a photo to one of the 1,500 paint colors in the Sherwin Williams collection. Simply take a picture, tap anywhere on the photo and drag to find the matching Sherwin-Williams paint color. You can also save color selections, see coordinating and similar colors, create custom palettes, and share the results with your remodeler. The ColorSnap Visualizer is available for both iPhone and Android.
The ColorSmart by BEHR® mobile app is an easy and convenient way to find, coordinate and preview a BEHR paint color for all of your paint projects. To use it as an exterior house color visualizer, simply take a photo, then match the photo to a BEHR color with the in-app photo-match tool. You can review, match and coordinate colors “on the go,” as well as save colors, calculations and store locations. Projects can even be shared to a Facebook or Twitter account. ColorSmart by BEHR is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Let an LP® BuildSmart™ Preferred Contractor help you with all of your siding needs. Bring your selections from an exterior house color visualizer, and your contractor can assist you with finding the right siding profile from LP’s innovative line of engineered wood siding products. If you simply need a paint touch-up, your Preferred Contractor can help match your existing siding color. Find a remodeler in your area.
The mood of builders in the 55+ single-family sector can be described in just two words: very optimistic. Earlier this year, the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index scored its highest builder confidence rating since the index was introduced in 2008.Continue Reading
It’s no surprise that 97% of realtors say that curb appeal is most important to a potential buyer, which makes keeping up with the latest exterior trends a priority to homeowners. While traditional exteriors like stone and brick can add uniqueness as accents, according to LP industry experts, homeowners these days are gravitating toward sleeker and smoother siding options to cover the bulk of their homes.
Both general contractors and building product dealers have a lot on the line when they use subs, so it’s important to understand subcontractor liability. It’s common for both dealers and Big Box retailers to hire a subcontractor to install materials like hardwood flooring purchased at their stores. GCs likewise have relationships with many trade subcontractors.
In recent years, designers have offered new visions of this classic style and have dubbed it the “modern farmhouse.” Chip and Joanna Gaines from the home improvement show Fixer Upper were relentless promoters of the modern farmhouse aesthetic, which helped make it chic and add “shiplap” to more people’s vocabulary. Last year, Builder magazine named the modern farmhouse one of the top 5 trends in floor plans. While craftsman homes still account for about 25 percent of all house plans, the modern farmhouse is rapidly gaining ground and now has about 15 percent market share.