From time to time I’ve found myself watching the home improvement and flip this house type of show on TV. They are great shows to stimulate ideas about home improvements you’d love to have in your home. Whether it is that awesome outside entertaining space with water feature, built in grilling kitchen area and surround sound entertainment system and wet bar. Or it could be that incredible kitchen remodel or maybe you’ve always wanted to build your house from scratch.
So when Tane came to me with this infographic and “Story of Houzz” I checked out the “Houzz App” and was blown away. Incredible concept and very user friendly.
And in talking to people after being introduced to it, I found many of my interior design type friends had already discovered it and loved it too.
But beyond that, I also loved the story and it can teach you a lot about starting and running a business. And how when you’re open to it, opportunities often appear out of nowhere. And they can be the start of something incredible. Here’s some highlights of the story.
- How the couple met on a bus journey from Bangkok
- How a frustration turned into a business idea
- How that idea came up while chatting at the kitchen table
So check out this infographic and story provided to me by Tane Clark, Marketing Manager with the home improvement solutions provider HalfPrice.com.au. And if you haven’t gotten the Houzz app and find yourself watching home improvement and real estate shows and thinking, “I’d love that in my house!” get the app and check it out. It is pretty amazing.
The Story of Houzz – Home Design Platform
What started as a simple idea has become one of the biggest websites in the world. From a chat at the kitchen table, a community of over 40 million has been created. Houzz’s strength is in the size of its community and it relies upon people sharing their home design ideas with the world.
One particularly effective use of Houzz is in communicating with interior designers. You may have an idea in your head about how you would like your home to look, but explaining this to a professional can be difficult. You may be unaware of the specific terminology that should be used and might completely miscommunicate your message to a professional. The wonderful thing about Houzz is that it has 12 million pictures and the eyes never lie. You can simply show a professional a photograph of what you want and it will avoid any potential confusion.
Check out this infographic and accompanying guide for more information on the growth of Houzz.