Houzz.com is an interior design portal that helps people find design inspiration, contract with professional designers and shop for home decor items. Users can sign up through Facebook or email and receive notifications about the latest design trends.
Houzz.com is laid out like a blog in that a large hero image dominates the top of the homepage, while below you can find featured articles about model houses, landscaping tips, DIY ideas and highlighted products available for purchase through the online shop.
Inspirational image galleries showcase ideas for designing a house. These images are curated from houses completed by one of the 97,000 interior designers who have listed their services on Houzz, as of early 2015. According to a statistic published by TechCrunch in 2014, more than 300,000 home professionals advertise on Houzz, and many of them find that using Houzz is easier than maintaining their own websites.
Besides viewing their portfolios, you can search Houzz to hire professionals based on the type of work you need done or according to location and star-rated client reviews. You can also find general advice on how to work with a professional and what their services may cost, be it for interior design jobs, custom installations or landscaping. A weekly email newsletter features articles written by industry experts.
The online store offers quality lighting, furniture and home decor items to make your house look like those featured on the website.