Design Inspiration is Everywhere: but here are a few sites that do the best job curating renovation ideas

Homeowners are becoming more educated around all facets of home renovation and remodeling projects.  Between Home Renovation TV shows, websites, architectural and design websites and social sharing apps, there are so many options to help you find the perfect inspiration for your next project.  Here’s a few that we like:

Design Websites / Magazines have been inspiring us for years; some are the digital footprint of long running magazines while others are web-born design blogs.

  • Architectural Digest – luxury design, style and architecture take front stage with this established magazine and website.
  • Home Adore – home design blog focusing on real estate and architecture and international trends.
  • Dwell – home design magazine / blog focusing on modern living and contemporary design.
  • HouseBeautiful – decorating ideas for every room in your home
  • Founterior – interior design and home architecture blog that tend to focus on living spaces with a “less is more” approach.
  • MyHabitat – likes focusing on small or efficient home design.  Lots of prefabricated home information too.

Social Sharing Websites / Apps - maybe you’ve bee traveling in a wifi free zone for the past two years if you haven’t heard of any of these sites;  they have all experienced explosive growth over the past 2 years through their photo sharing and curating tools.  Most have a foundation in an app and are complimented by tools available in your browser.

  • Houzz.com (app and website) – create an ideabook and follow designers
  • Pinterest.com (app and website) – search images and save to your own boards
  • Instagram.com (app and search online at: http://web.stagram.com/) – the king of photo-sharing apps
  • Scoop.it -  tool to collect, annotate and broadcast your design ideas across other social media properties

Youtube Remodeling Channels can also bring you instructional videos and reviews (and lots of product info):

  • BuildDirect.com installation tips – lots of DIY wood, tile and resilient flooring and decking information
  • Builddotcom – a few hundred DIY videos including lots of 30 second short How-To’s

Social Influencers do an excellent job curating content and bringing design ideas into themes that can help inspire your project but I’ll assemble a list of top designers and remodellers in a separate post.

Please add in any other key resources in the comments below :)

 

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Comments

  1. Just found this design site covering architecture, automotive, art and technology: http://www.designboom.com/

  2. Here’s another design inspiration website – DorNob focuses on design, gadgets and cool home decor features: http://dornob.com/

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