As someone who just recently really started exploring the confusing and deep cavern of remodeling, I was glad to find that there are websites that make it a little less hectic. One of those sites is Houzz, which Amiano & Son uses on a daily basis. Think of it as a Pinterest, Wayfair, and Home Advisor combined. It’s a great resource not only for finding contractors, but also to shop products and keep lots of different ideas in one place. After seeing their commercials on TV recently, I decided to take the time and sign myself up for an account to see what Houzz was all about.
First off, the sign up process is pretty easy and straight forward. You can use a standard email to sign up or utilize your already existing Facebook account, I opted for the latter. Then they ask for the type of project(s) you are looking to do. I don’t have any myself, so I just checked off a bunch that I could possibly see myself doing in the future. Last, they ask for your style preferences, and not just contemporary or modern. It is a long list of styles, decorating colors, patterns, etc… that they allow you to check off. Again, I went through picked what I liked and what I thought I would like in the future.
This last step brings you to your dashboard, which is a home base for the website. The first thing I noticed was the sale they are having on bar stools. Do I have a bar? No. Do I need stools? Nope. Did I look at the sale? Of course. I was drawn in and from there; falling down the remodeling rabbit hole. I spent at least half an hour browsing everything before I was snapped out of it by Wendy asking what I was working on. Thankfully, that gave me my next blog topic.
What is a little confusing is where you should go first when you sign up. I guess if you have a project in mind or at least some design ideas, it would be a little easier; I was just browsing general ideas. The navigation is slightly overwhelming because of all the links, but once you have a plan, it should be simple. Overall I think it is a fantastic resource that I will use in the future and I am glad we are such avid proponents of Houzz. If you haven’t had the chance to check it out, I have included a link below!
Written By: Amanda Seeland