Houzz: The Go-To Site for All Things Remodeling

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This is the time of year when many homeowners start plotting their long-awaited remodeling jobs. One site that will help immensely—and which will easily find you looking at the clock and muttering, “I was on this site for two hours?!”—is Houzz.

Houzz is an online platform for home remodeling and design, and it is well worth your time. You can search through photobooks of various room designs for everything from a kitchen or bath renovation to a home office revamp and beyond. If you want to go to the next level, the site connects you with the professionals who can potentially help you, facilitating your questions about their work. The service providers range from interior designers, landscapers, and contractors to architects. And all the less sexy service providers are included, too, like electricians, heating and solar energy contractors.

And of course, there’s a community aspect to Houzz where you can chat about remodeling, products and beyond.

Houzz also offers a mobile app for those who like to design their kitchens from their phone or iPad.

So make Houzz your starting point for that 2014 remodel. And a shout-out to my excellent interior designer colleague, Suzy Baur, who introduced me to Houzz!