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!