What’s the key to a great remodeling project? There are a lot of important elements, including great design and quality craftsmanship. But having a great idea of what you want to accomplish is absolutely crucial to ending up with the home you’ve always dreamed of having.
Where in the world do great ideas come from? A lot of people have a pretty good general idea about what they want from the remodeling project. But when it comes time to articulate that idea, they’re at a loss. Maybe you can identify with the people who say, “I’ll know it when I see it!”
If that describes you, you’re in good company! Lots of people struggle to some degree to find the right ideas and inspirations for their home remodeling projects. The good news is that there are websites for people like you.
One of the most popular is houzz.com. The site is packed with ideas and inspiration for virtually every room in the home—in a wide variety of styles. Some ideas are more geared toward interior decoration, but many take a look at overall home design trends. The site is packed with pictures and comments—from homeowners and professionals alike. And the site allows you to set up “Idea Books” so you can collect and save photos and ideas you like. Plus, you can interact with others about your—or their ideas.
Another helpful site can be found at Better Homes and Gardens under their Home Improvement tab. You can find articles and images for all kinds of home design and remodeling topics. There are ideas for everything from DIY projects to complete professional remodels of any room in your home.
If you’re looking for additional ideas, HGTV.com is another site that can help you find inspiration. There are plenty of pictures and ideas for ideas both inside and outside of your home. You can even check out the HGTV Dream Home of 2015. (Whether it’s actually your idea of a dream home is up to you to decide!)
At Reed Design Build, we even have our own online design studio that allows you to collect ideas and inspiration from the comfort of your own home. But our design studio offers a nice little perk that the other sites can’t match. If you see something you like, you can actually come in to our “brick-and-mortar” design studio to take a closer look at the things that catch your eye. There’s just no substitute for getting your hands on materials and seeing how things work. If you’d like to set up an appointment or talk to one of our designers, you can do that right here.
There’s plenty of inspiration out there! We’d love to help you turn your inspiration into reality!