It’s only been around for 5 years, but Houzz has quickly become the leading resource for interior and exterior home design, providing photographs, articles, company reviews, product information and design trends the home improvement industry. The company’s website and mobile apps direct homeowners to local architects, contractors, landscape designers, decorators and handyman services.
Gone are the days of tearing out photos from magazines and keeping ideas in a manilla folder. Now anyone anywhere can keep a digital scrapbook of what they envision for their custom home, dream kitchen, outdoor living space or master suite.
Houzz.com has a database of over 3 million photographs that are categorized by room, style, color, location and price points. These images are browsed by homeowners, designers and builders and put into “ideabooks,” much like a Pinterest board. Architects, decorators and contractors find this type of research invaluable when working with clients.