It’s home design crack, pure and simple. I’m not quite an addict yet, but with a kitchen makeover looming later this spring, I have been known to lose an hour or two clicking through the images on Houzz. This has been called the “Flickr of design idea sites” and “the best showcase of houses on the internet;” it’s basically a monstrous collection of images of interior design. I’d like a bit more text myself, but I can’t deny I’ve gotten some great ideas from it and have seen some gorgeous materials for cabinets and counters that I hadn’t known existed.
Lately, as warm weather approached, I have noticed “idea books” (these are images that users put together around a certain theme) for the outside, like this one on “whimsy,” which is a word I hate, though some of the images are fun. Most of the garden-related images are found under “Landscape;” Houzz makes no pretense to be a gardening site. But some of the landscape architects documented in Houzz are up to interesting stuff. Anyway, worth checking out just for fun.Posted by Elizabeth Licata on April 13, 2010 at 10:00 am, in the category Designs, Tricks, and Schemes.