2/1/2013: Houzz.com

You guys know how much I like home improvement projects, but I have to be honest — sometimes I don’t know where to start.  Inevitably, I wind up on HomeDepot.com or Google looking for answers.  After a few minutes of fruitless searching, I usually give up and give Management the following excuses:

1.) It’s going to be really expensive.

2.) It will compromise the entire structure.

3.) The city inspector doesn’t think it’s a good idea.  Frankly, he thinks it’s dangerous.

Then I found Houzz.com — where home improvement projects that were previously DOA come back to life!  Houzz.com is a website that brings homeowners together with contractors, designers, decorators & retailers.  The site features hundreds of thousands of pictures to inspire your renovation or remodel.

Here’s how it works.  The picture below was posted by a design firm in San Jose.  They have tagged 5 products in the pic — so you know where to buy them and how much they cost.  (No way that chandelier was $5,500!)  The design firm has also answered 78 questions about the renovation, including what type of window and flooring was used.

The site is easy to navigate and they have a great mobile app as well.  Get inspired!

One thought on “2/1/2013: Houzz.com

  1. Then call me to do the renovation! if your in the Boston/Belmont/Lexington/Newton Wellesley and surrounding areas.
    Please note: Present web site needs to be updated with current information. Lots of projects have been completed since this site was created back when….

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