We’re pleased to announce that our photos have been shared often enough on Houzz to earn us the “100K Saves” badge! That means over 100,000 people have posted Laurysen’s photos to their ideabooks.
“We are very honoured and pleased that so many people have liked and shared the photos that we have placed on Houzz,” said Laurysen VP Giuseppe Castrucci. “We have enjoyed working with our customers and look forward to expanding our Picture Gallery in the future.”
Houzz and Its Online Community
If you’re interested in décor, interior design and architecture, you’ll love Houzz (assuming you’re not already on it!) The site has an online community of almost 40 million people all over the world. It has great design articles, product recommendations, a forum, and you can also use it as an online scrapbook.
Photos are posted from professional designers and architects and everyday people working on DIY projects. There are all styles and budgets represented – there are no boundaries. You can see everything from classic looks from all over the world to the latest trend. There are also some very unique solutions to the design problems we all face with our houses.
You can save images that others have posted to your own scrapbooks (called “ideabooks”) and collect inspiration for your own renovations. By comparing photos you love, you can discover features and placements you like and dislike. This makes it easier to communicate your tastes to any professionals you’re working with.
One of the best things about Houzz is that the photos stay tagged with the original poster’s name, so you can ask them questions about the paint colours, furniture and other elements of the rooms you love.
Solving Real Design Problems for Real People
Unlike a lot of online sites, Houzz was started by a couple who were trying to solve their own design problems. In 2009, Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen had a 50’s ranch house that needed updating. Another challenge was that, like many couples, they weren’t 100% agreed on what they wanted. At that time there weren’t a lot of design resources out there, and they were trying to explain what they wanted to their designers and contractors.
Instead of ripping up their books and design magazines, they started Houzz. Alon built the site himself, and Adi worked on the content. Within months they had hundreds of photos from design professionals in the area, and the site snowballed from there.
If you haven’t heard of Houzz, we recommend you give it a try!