4 of the Best Home Inspiration, Design and Resource Sites
Part social network, part online bulletin board, part design know-how and how-to, Houzz comes as both a website and an app (iPhone and iPad). People and designers hold ongoing discussions on the site about rooms, design ideas and how-to’s, resources and prices. A new feature has added green tags to photos — clicking on a tag will bring up details like price and where you can buy it.
One of the most popular design sites around, Apartment Therapy is chockfull of photos, tips, question & answers geared toward “helping people make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas and community online.”
Come to this site for ideas on and guides on accessories, renovations, make-overs, and shopping tips. With a strong emphasis on design, this site is a great combination of inspirational imagery and practical advice to help you make the most of your home.
A blog on design that was launched in 2004 by a Brooklyn-based design writer, Design*Sponge now sports a team of writers and editors covering categories including “Before + After” and “DIY” — ideas, images and instruction on everything from renovated bathrooms to made-over china cabinets, and which you can search by difficulty, cost, or technique; “Spaces” — sneak peeks into and commentary on other people’s homes, searchable by size, state, even owned or rented; “Products” — showcasing new, cool, useful or just beautiful goods and gadgets; and more.