In 2008, Exterior Portfolio debuted Dream Designer, an easy and intuitive online visualization tool for homeowners, as a means for contractors to comfortably initiate conversations about design and color. Today, our new and improved Dream Designer helps contractors even more. We’ve added new features, worked to shorten the sales process and introduced a more vibrant portfolio of products and colors.
Q: How Can Dream Designer Help Me?
A: Start the Design Conversation. Generate the Lead. Close the Sale.
Exterior Portfolio’s Dream Designer can help guide the design conversation and accelerate the color and product selection process. Our new focus on trim and accessories blends with our broad selection of designer colors and textures, allowing your customer to envision a more extensive exterior redesign opportunity, which can mean a bigger project for you. And, customers can experiment with Dream Designer before and after they meet with you, which saves you time. Finally, our quick turnaround on design boards and samples means you can follow up quickly to close the sale.
Q: What’s New About Dream Designer?
A: A Personalized Design Kit for Your Customers: The Dream Designer Board & Exterior Portfolio Siding Samples
Exterior Portfolio has added new and more innovative features to our Dream Designer visualizer tool. Why? We want to help you, the contractor, better manage the design conversation with customers and close the sale more quickly and more efficiently. For example, when your customer completes a Dream Designer design, we’ll send directly to their home a final high-definition design board with true-to-size product images, as well as 12-inch cut pieces of the actual siding products they selected. All for just $20 and it ships within two business days. Click here to see samples of our Dream Design board and samples.
Q. How do I help my customers use Dream Designer?
A. One of the key advantages to the Dream Designer tool is that it was created with both the consumer and professional in mind.
While you can use Dream Designer as a discussion tool to help guide and educate your customer on various exterior design options, she can utilize Dream Designer on her own too. To help her get started, you might refer her to the Dream Designer FAQs.
Q: How do I find out more about how Dream Designer works?
Dream Designer is an easy and intuitive way for consumers to mix and match siding colors, textures and styles. And we have the tools and support to help contractors and consumers see how it works. Check out the Dream Designer You Tube tutorial or share it with your customers. Or, for tips and suggestions on how your can “talk design.”
Q: How Can Dream Designer Support My Business?
A: Dream Designer Was Created To Be Shared.
At Exterior Portfolio, we’re committed to making the exterior design process easy and fun. Part of that mission includes making Dream Designer accessible to our Contractor partners. This allows our contractors to co-brand Dream Designer by embedding or linking the Dream Designer web application, creating an integrated and customized look. That means homeowners can access Dream Designer through a contractor’s website, making their brand a portal for exterior home design. And, with Dream Designer embedded on your website, when a customer orders a Dream Designer board they receive a board customized with your logo on it.
Here's information and guidelines on adding Dream Designer to your website.
Q: How do I link my website to Dream Designer?
Exterior Portfolio provides the simple option to link to the Dream Designer application. This is easy to do as it is implemented like any other link on your site. If you simply link to the application the URL is: http://exteriorportfolio.chameleonpower.com. If you want to take full advantage of all the application has to offer with customized Dream Designer boards, you will need to embed Dream Designer into your website.
Q: How do I embed Dream Designer to my website?
Dream Designer can be embedded directly on your website so your customer sees a seamless transition from your company information to the Dream Designer application. When you embed Dream Designer, you can upload your company logo to the Exterior Portfolio Contractor Portal. Then all Dream Designer boards ordered through your website will be co-branded with your company logo and a small box of text information. For details, download our Website Implementation Guidelines.
Q: Is there a way I can stay up-to-date on changes to Dream Designer?
News and information about Dream Designer is continually updated on this section of the Exterior Portfolio website, so check back frequently. The best way to stay up-to-date is to sign up for our quarterly eNewsletter for building professionals. Click here to join our mailing list.