Need Inspiration to Spruce Up your Home? Enjoy Houzz

Screen Shot 2015-02-09 at 8.35.13 AM This is the time of year that many people use to fuss around the inside of their homes.

A little paint … or little renovation … or maybe more. Walls, floors, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, windows, they all need attention. Sometimes a little. Sometimes a lot.

We Boomers know that in years gone by, when we needed inspiration, our only source was magazines and decorating books borrowed from the library.

But today, the internet offers vast opportunities to explore.

Enter HOUZZ. A website where you can explore in one place …. and save those ideas for later. (Giving a little order to the chaos of the internet.)

This website allows you to search for photos of the rooms you are interested in viewing, or for windows, or flooring, or basically anything home related. I have a 1959 bathroom covered in bright yellow tile, and when I searched for “yellow bathrooms” I was treated to pages and pages and pages of inspiration to update and alter the look.

You can search for anything at all ….. and if you register (free), you can create albums of the photos that interest you. This is your own “idea book,” where you save the photos that you like in one place so that you can refer back, later. Very, very nice!

If you are doing anything at all to your home, and need a bit of inspiration, give HOUZZ a try.

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