Yes, going through magazines and ripping out ideas and designs that you like can still work and a lot of our clients still do it. Even so, creating an idea book on houzz.com will help you pull together all of your thoughts and ideas into one place, where you and your designer can easily and more efficiently look through them to determine your focus and direction for your home remodeling project.
If you haven’t spent any time on houzz.com yet, click the link and take a minute to look around. You can search for images of finished projects by the room or type of product. Our advice is to spend a lot of time here. Create an idea book and fill it with many images from each space you’ll be remodeling. Once you begin the meetings with your designer, this tool will give them exactly what they need to get to know your style quickly and personally. You can have a great discussion with your designer while looking at your idea book to determine the trajectory of your home remodeling project.
For home remodeling, houzz.com is hands down the best tool for design research today. One of the reasons it is so great is because it is so specific to our clients’ needs. Our clients have also used pinterest.com and other search platforms, but nothing comes close to the range of ideas you can get from houzz.com.