november 22, 2016

An Introduction to Houzz

Let’s talk Houzz. Let me preface this topic by stating that a year ago, when people said, “Houzz,” I thought they were referring to their home in slang. It wasn’t until I started working at Bria Hammel Interiors that I was formally introduced to this “Houzz,” only to find that it’s an incredibly useful resource.
Houzz, like Pinterest is an online community that encompasses many things, complete with pictures and a plethora of information. The platform, while I find it to be a tad overwhelming can be an incredibly useful tool that can essentially facilitate your project.


From small scale decorating projects, to building a new house, Houzz will have product recommendations, contractor reviews as well as an endless library of images that will help give you inspiration, or better yet, a design concept you can bring to your designer to execute. What’s unique is that the contributors are people like you and me, we are not designer but we too want lovely spaces and have experiences to share.


Many of our clients find their way to us by way of Houzz. We use it as an online portfolio. Being able to share the specific details of a project is very helpful to our clients. We use this platform to depict how a project came about. For example, a client came to us with a problem; they had a lovely home, but it was dated and in need of a new master bath. Through this online portfolio we can give you a tour of this project, and speak to the way in which we enhanced the space and how we solved our client’s dilemma. You can see how we transformed this Eagan home, here.
Recently, Bria sat down with an editor of Houzz and shared how her design business came to be, what inspires her, and how she designs with a purpose. Bria includes important design tips that are applicable to just about any project. Click here for the compete interview, and to see some of the incredible work she’s done.



That’s all for now, till next time.

Christine | Bria Hammel Interiors



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