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Design Your Dream Home - Virtually!

Wednesday April 21, 2021

Are you curious what the hues of Swirling Smoke, Desert Dune, French Chateau, Silver Ridge, Stone Lake, and more look like?

Are you just starting your new home search and you want to explore the various elevations, colors, and materials that your dream home might encompass?

Do you have a new home under contract and are trying to select your home’s exterior trim and siding, roof, brick, and stone colors – and more?

If any of the above describes you, then John Houston Homes’ new Exterior Visualizer can bring clarity to your homebuying experience. 


Unveiled in April 2021 on John Houston Homes’ website, the new Exterior Visualizer Tool takes your search for coordinated colors and unique style to an exciting new level.

And the best part of all? It is free of charge and can all be done right from the comfort of your home – or anywhere! – on your desktop computer, tablet, or smart phone.

How does it work?

Visit this link: Exterior Visualizer Tool and enter your name and email for full access to hundreds of paint, stone, and brick choices and infinite color combinations.

Select from 11 distinct John Houston elevation plans including Athens, Barcelona C, Dublin B, Madrid B, Melbourne A, Milan B, Montreal A, Stockholm C, Valencia B, Wellington A, and Florence B to start your design project.

Then the real fun begins! Simply choose your category from the following:

  • Trim and Siding
  • Roof
  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Window Frame 
  • Front Door

And then let your imagination run wild!

Watch your dream home take shape before your eyes as you experiment with contrasting shades, textures, and materials on the home’s architectural elements. As you accentuate design details, prepare to be amazed at how varying fusions of colors will dramatically alter the look, style, and personality of your home’s curb appeal.

The possibilities are endless!

Online visualization tools are becoming a coveted resource in the homebuying industry due to their myriad benefits that allow clients to:

  • Preview diverse exteriors and colors, and tailor selections to match personal preferences
  • Engage in home design virtually rather than in person
  • Save time, money, and worry 
  • Avoid costly mistakes
  • Eliminate the guesswork of how colors and materials will look together
  • Change their minds and change their designs as often as they want

While tools such as these are enjoying widespread appeal while people are spending more time at home, real estate trends show that homebuyers are increasingly requesting and utilizing resources that allow design experimentation from the comfort of their home and that this will likely continue even after life gets back to normal.

In-person and virtual walk-throughs will always remain a staple component of the homebuying experience, but online visualization tools are helping to make your dream home even easier to choose, design, and visualize.

It is important to remember that, while undeniably valuable, these visualization tools offer a representation of what colors and materials will look like on a home. Images are not an exact depiction of the true end result as colors, patterns, and lighting will vary, but these virtual visuals are the next best thing.

Additionally, having the ability to envision how a home’s exterior will look can help clients prepare and narrow selections before visiting the 6,000-square-foot John Houston Design Center to see colors, materials, and products in person.

Experimenting with John Houston Homes’ Exterior Visualizer offers the freedom to explore bold new design looks on your home’s facade, and homebuyers will be happy to learn that, later this year, John Houston Homes will add an Interior Visualizer to its website, as well.

Designing your dream home – inside and out – has never been so much fun or this easy!

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If you are in the market for a new home, we invite you to experience the John Houston Homes brand of luxurious living up close and personal. Contact a New Home Advisor today at 866-251-0910 to start planning your dream home!