Scituate: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.
By: Craig H. Guido, CS (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Mass)
The world is changing so fast and the way people get ideas for the remodeling of their homes is changing fast too. We all can remember the days of going to the local bookstore to get idea books and magazines so that you could decide the style and desires you want in your project. And For years we met with clients with our idea book. Usually a 3 ring binder with past project photos we have found this has helped clients learn more about the projects we do but it also acts as an “Idea Book”
Today the world is different! The Internet is everywhere we go, not just on our computers. There are apps, resources, and websites on just about every device you can imagine. Today we are going to look at some great places to start with apps and the Internet that you can gather you remodeling ideas to give to your contractor when you first meet to discuss you project.
–Houzz.com and the Houzz app. Over the past year Houzz has gained 10 million users. This free service is searchable for photos of projects that many professional contractors. You can do very specific searches and some great
photo ideas for you next remodel project.
See our Idea book at: http://www.houzz.com/pro/almarbuild/almar-building-and-remodeling
–NARI.org is a site to look for professional remodeler in your area. Their website not only is a resource for homeowners who are seeking contractors, but it is also has great content for homeowner about industry trends.
–YouTube.com is now the seconded most searched website on the Internet. There are a lot of
great videos out there to get ideas. Many remodelers are starting to post videos about their company or projects they have done. Check out our page at www.YouTube.com/almarbuilding
–Yelp and Angies list. If you are looking for a professional remodel they should be listed on one of these review sites. I am a firm believer that you should read reviews of the professional that you hire to be in your home.
–Pinterest.comand app. Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.
As technology continues to grow there will continueto be more and more options and places to look for ideas on your tablets,
phones and computers. There will probably be ways we haven’t even imagined yet!
For more information you can contact Craig Guido, CS at Craig@almarbuilding.com, follow him on Twitter at: www.Twitter.com/AlmarCraig, and see more of Almars work on youtube at: www.YouTube.com/almarbuilding