In designing, remodeling, or upkeeping your basement, you will undoubtedly run into problems and have major quandaries. When this happens, where do you go? For those who have the money to pay for a professional designer and contractor, this question is easy to answer. For the rest of us who are trying to be creative or save a buck on our basement design, we may have to look elsewhere. Fortunately for us DIYers, there is Houzz.com.
I first became aware of Houzz.com when I was searching for design ideas while decorating my small home; I quickly realized Houzz.com is much more than a website full of pretty pictures, it is a major resource for anyone who owns a property.
Let’s start with the “Design Dilemma” page. This feature on Houzz.com provides an open forum for home designers wanting feedback from fellow home afficionados. You submit a question or dilemma and architects, interior designers, DIYers alike provide their feedback. It’s incredibly helpful, especially if you submit your question with pictures. Design Dilemma is like your very own team of home counselors right at your fingertips (and for free!).
Now, check out “Polls”. Like Design Dilemma the Polls feature allows you to get advice from fellow Houzz users. However, this time the advice can be more straightforward: THIS or THAT. You submit photos or ideas and ask people to vote for which design or idea they like best. It’s that simple. Polls is a great application to use when your quandary is between two choices and you just need a second (or third, or fourth, etc.) opinion.
So, check out Houzz.com and find relief in knowing you’re not at this whole basement design game alone! Start here!