The Domination of Houzz.com and How to Make It Work for You.

Just this week I received the wonderful news that one of the family room spaces that I designed has been chosen as the 2017 Best of Houzz Family Room for the Charlotte Metro Area!  Houzz.com bases these awards on the popularity of the photo by how many times it is downloaded into Houzz ideabooks, an online tool that allows users to save ideas.  


Houzz is quite a phenomenal website.  They have 35 million users, with 25 million unique visits a month.  They feature the portfolio's over 800,000 professionals equaling almost 13 million photographs.  The Charlotte NC metro area alone has over 40,000 professionals that showcase their work, services and products on the site.  To have had my work chosen is kind of a miracle and I am thrilled.

Houzz.com is a great resource for homeowner's that are getting ready to renovate, redecorate or build.  In fact 90% of Houzz users are homeowners which makes it a great tool for those wanting ideas.

If you are looking to build, renovate or re-decorate, I would encourage you to start saving ideas to the Houzz Ideabooks.  The website is very user friendly and the ideabooks are a great way to create an online photo album that you can then share with your designer.  I use it quite frequently to collaborate on ideas with clients.  There is a privacy setting that allows you to determine how much you want to share with the public which is nice for those of us that don't want to share every little detail.  

The easiest way to find what you want is to browse by Keyword.  For example, if you want to see ideas for your new kitchen, and you know that you want it to be gray and white with quartz countertops, you can type all of those words into the search bar at the top of the page and it will narrow down the choices to a few thousand instead of a few million!  Get even more specific; like naming the quartz that you want to see - for example La Vietera Snow Storm - and you will narrow it even more.  This will keep you from seeing way more than you have the time to browse, and, get you the photos that are exactly what you need.

When you visit Houzz; be sure to stop by Jane Ann Designs at the link below:
http://www.houzz.com/pro/janeanndesigns/__public

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