When it comes to choosing products and materials for a new home or remodeling project, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the choices in brand, color, profile, style, and more. Online tools that help homebuyers visualize their options can bring tremendous clarity and, perhaps most importantly, a level of confidence that can help avoid change orders down the road. Westlake Royal Building Products offers several online design platforms and most recently partnered with Pro Builder magazine to create an immersive experience for easy browsing of its siding, trim, roofing, and outdoor living product lines.
The Immersive Experience is an online 3D interactive program designed to showcase exterior products from all Westlake Royal brands. Contractors, builders, architects, and homeowners can discover the boundless array of materials and expressive color palettes available from Westlake Royal Building Products as they explore three distinct homes—a Custom Home, a Mid-Range Home, and a Multi-Builder design.
The program begins with an avatar introduction, providing an overview of each home and product selections where users can interact and select key hotspots to learn about product details and color options. Easily travel around the front and rear elevations of the houses, engaging with different interactive features along the way.
Three Unique Homes
On the Custom Home exterior, created by BSB Design out of Charlotte, N.C., the six schemes feature roofing from DaVinci® Roofscapes, TruExterior® Siding and Trim, Eldorado Stone® and Cultured Stone® sidewall treatments, Zuri® Premium Decking, and Kindred® outdoor elements. The textures and colors amplify the designs and elevate the senses.
For the Mid-Range Home exterior, also designed by BSB, Unified Steel™ Stone Coated Roofing and Newpoint™ Concrete Roof Tile options are highlighted, plus Celect® Cellular Composite Siding and Trim and Cedar Renditions™ aluminum siding. Versetta Stone® sidewall treatments, Zuri decking, Kindred outdoor elements, and Atlantic Premium Shutters® help transform the home with boundless designer options.
The Multi-Home Builder exterior, a creation from Larry Garnett Designs in Glen Rose, Texas, features Newpoint™ Concrete Roof Tile, Foundry® and Royal® Estate™ siding, plus Versetta Stone sidewall treatment. Mid-America® shutters, Royal Trim, and Kindred outdoor materials complete the home tour options.
Boundless Color Options
Coordinating the color palettes for the six schemes on each home required the special talents of Kate Smith, chief color maven at Sensational Color. Using the broad color offering available from each brand, Smith found palettes that harmonized across all products to create enticing schemes meeting the demands of today’s homeowners.
“There were boundless color options to select from within the Westlake brands,” Smith said. “According to the national and regional color trends I’ve researched, we came up with colors and styles that consumers currently find most desirable. These include contemporary dark primary colors like black, charcoal and gray. Then there’s a crisp, white modern farmhouse palette. We also relied on some classic color combinations plus timeless neutrals that shine on their own or can coordinate with the brick or stonework on the home designs.”
According to Smith, each Westlake brand’s broad color offering made it easy to find palettes that harmonize across the products. “One of my favorites is the combination of the Newpoint Saxony Slate in Cheyenne on the Multi-Home Builder,” said Smith. “When paired with the Versetta Stone in Plum Creek, the roof and stonework together work beautifully to set off against the updated deep primary and door colors. Another favorite is the DaVinci Province Slate in the European blend of colors on the Custom Home. When matched with the Eldorado Stone Ledge in Whitecap with the white, pale gray and black, it’s an elegant combination that any homeowner would love.”
Visit and tour the Immersive Experience at http://www.wrbpimmersive.com/.