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Where can I get Remodeling Ideas and Inspiration?

by / Friday, 25 April 2014 / Published in Remodeling Inspiration

Can you recommend any remodeling idea or inspiration websites?

One of the most asked questions by many of our clients during the consultation phase is “Can you recommend any sites for ideas?” or “I want to see more examples”. Though we do a great job showcasing our projects as examples in our project gallery, providing  prospects customers additional resources helps us better understand their personality, style and color choices. The web is filled with resources for various remodeling projects, and can be overwhelming, we put a list of sites we recommend along with a review to better help you narrow your search for remodeling ideas.

Remodeling Ideas and Inspiration Resource Guide

 
 Houzz.com 
 
Houzz.com

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality.

  • Photo and ideas are created by the user community, contractors and industry professionals
  • Large format Photos
  • Social Network Community/Advice
  • Find a Pro Locator
  • Contractor Profiles/Reviews
  • User Account Required/Free for Ideabooks
  • Products Online Store
 

 
 Hometalk-Logo-transparent 
 
Hometalk.com

Home and garden social network. Users and professionals use hometalk to share their knowledge and photos. Ask questions for help or advice and get answers from the members of hometalk community. Get Inspired through hundreds of thousands of photos and inspiring ideas posted by members and professionals.

  • Photos and Ideas are submitted by Users, Contractors and Professionals
  • Find a Pro Locator/Reviews
  • Social Network Community/Ask a Question
  • Contractor Profiles
 

 
 buildzoom.com 
 
buildzoom.com

BuildZoom is a resource that helps people make smarter decisions about their most valued possession: their home. They provide you with information about general contractors in your area that you can’t find anywhere else. That way, you can be sure you are making the best decision possible when it comes to hiring people to work on your home. Additional features include “Ask an Expert” and scoring system for Contractors and Professionals.

  • Photos Archive is a catalogue of projects submitted by contractors and industry professionals
  • Find a Contractor
  • Contractor Profiles/Reviews
  • Project Estimate on Contractor Project Showcase
  • Ask An Expert
  • Photo Gallery Archive
 

 
 Porch.com 
 
Porch.com

Porch has a main focus of connecting professionals, contractors and designers with homeowners in need of home improvements. Though Porch is a new comer to the Remodeling/Construction social networking it provides resources directly to homeowners through various supplier channels like Lowes and Realty Companies. Project photos are provided by contractors and professionals thus you can see actual projects, costs and estimates in your local area.

  • Photos Archive is a catalogue of projects submitted by contractors and industry professionals
  • User Scrape Books – User account required – Free
  • Find a Contractor
  • Contractor Profiles/Reviews
  • Project costs provided on Contractor completed Projects
  • Neighborhood Project View
  • Get Advice
  • Photo Gallery Archive
 

 
 spacio.com 
 
Spaceio.com

SPACEIO is a foremost online portal which provides everything you need for home and office décor. SPACEIO offers an array of services that spans across the country and around the world. Social community provided photos and galleries. Users can submit high resolution images for a social experience similar to pinterest.

  • User community provides the high resolution photos
  • User Galleries – User account required – Free
  • Contractor Profiles
  • Discussion Forums
  • Ideas Blog
  • Photo Gallery Archive
 

 
 decorpad-logo 
 
decorpad.com

DecorPad® is a source for decorating, renovating and home building! A social community of designers and professionals. Very large gallery or high quality remodeling projects both interior and exterior.

  • User community provides the high resolution photos
  • User Galleries – User account required – Free
  • Designer and Professional Profiles
  • Discussion Forums
  • Idea Sets with User Accounts
  • High Resolution Photos
 

 
 Pinterest.co 
 
Pinterest.com

Pinterest is by far the largest photo social network with a massive gallery archive, however its not just for the Remodeling, Construction or Home Design industry and can be daunting to find ideas specific to your project. However since many folks already have pinterest this may be a good option to get ideas for all types of remodeling and design projects.

  • User community provides the high resolution photos
  • Account required before you can view boards
  • User Boards to pin photos User Accounts – Free
  • High Resolution Photos
 

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By no means is the above collection the only online resources for remodeling and design ideas these are the ones we recommend to our prospect clients.  If we have missed your favorite remodeling or design resource please feel free to comment so we may review it in the future.

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