The Spectacular Houzz.com
This week we can’t seem to get off Houzz.com, a user friendly website for professionals and homeowners that contains uploaded images of interior and exterior spaces, where to find the items and the contractor behind the beautiful space. This site is beneficial for professionals in the remodeling industry because it allows them to create a profile to display their previous project accomplishments. It’s also perfect for homeowners seeking a remodel expert or home decorating enthusiasts, who can view the multiple contractors profiles and select a professional that meets their needs.
Houzz.com is centered around their vast and organized selection of photo galleries that help people gain inspiration quickly. Users then create personal “ideabooks” to store their favorite interior & exterior spaces, contractors, information, and helpful hints. We love that Houzz.com offers the ability to share photographs and information from the website with friends through social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
What is Houzz?
Founders Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen created the site in 2009 after having difficulty communicating their design wants and needs to a remodel expert. They, like many home owners, found the process of looking for inspiration through magazines exhausting and frustrating; in response to their experience they created Houzz.com to help facilitate the home building, remodeling and decorating process allowing homeowners to spend more time enjoy the exciting process of creating a home.
In just three years, the site has gained unbelievable exposure, showcasing the work of more than 65,000 design professionals and containing more than 400,000 photographs organized to allow viewers to easily find the style that suits their needs. The site also accommodates on-the-go users with their 5-star rated iPad App that has received great reviews. Recently the New York Times release an article on the company as well as CNN who claims the site is the “Wikipedia of interior and exterior design”.
Renewal Remodels & Additions on Houzz
If you are currently in the process of remodeling or adding an addition to your home try utilizing this site. While you’re at it, check out our profile! Our profile displays all our projects in the Puget Sound area in organized ideabooks to help you find the style that best suits your tastes.