I must warn you: A visit to houzz.com may be hazardous to your productivity...! You may want to set a timer because you can lose complete track and before you realize it , you will have whiled away hours searching, admiring and even creating your own albums. Regardless, I definitely think the possible time-sink is a risk worth taking!
Why do I love Houzz? Let me count the ways!
- User-friendly. Its so organized you don't have to be a computer-whiz. Its pretty easy to search and find what you are looking for!
- Filters. You can search by style, space, or even metros - from the most basic to unique approaches to design. If you wish, you can narrow in on a location or any combination of the three options.
- Ideabooks. In case you don't want to get that specific, you might just want to make your trip over to Houzz a quick stop to simply browse and swoon over the ideabooks - yup, how nice is that...other people have done all the searching for you! It can be a great afternoon pick-me-up when you need a break from work and just want to look at something pretty.
- Buzz. Love this! Users can upload their own images and get feedback from other readers or use this area to "buzz" about a detail or design you found and admired. I love to see the work of my colleagues in the design field and I have to tell you, it is fun to see the creativity of some of the DIY crowd too. Creativity is never-ending!
Just look at what caught my eye while searching by categories:
Search = "Architects":
Filter by Style = "Eclectic":
Search Photos = "Funky":
Search Ideabooks = "Storibook":
So tell me, how much do you love it and what has caught your eye?