Which is Better? Houzz or Pinterest

Houzz might be the go-to idea website for both you and your clients when working on a project, Pinterest can be equally helpful. Pinterest, with its thousands of home design pins, serves as “a visual mediator between client and consultant,” Jessica Pace reports for the DURANGO HERALD. Many Durango-area designers and consultants use Pinterest to help clients focus their ideas of what they want in the space, but also use the site to share ideas back and forth. Pace continues:

As a professional mechanism, Pinterest is a “big picture” tool – a virtual collage of color schemes, architectural details and other design elements. Designers say for both themselves and their clientele, clicking on the pins – exploring the website behind them, the methodology of the project, finding specific vendors and how-to ideas – is beside the point.

“Follow-through of clicks isn’t as important as just having a visual,” said Sheryl Lock, Handcrafted House co-owner. “I had a customer who wanted to redo her bathroom but had no idea how. Houzz and Pinterest let us find common denominators.”

Among local home interior professionals, Houzz is either the runner-up or preferred site to Pinterest. Pins can be misleading and increase guesswork for homeowners. For instance, unlike Pinterest, Houzz always accurately references color numbers.

Houzz also provides more conceptual images – showcasing entire room designs.

“If you’re building a home or remodeling, there is so much available that it gets overwhelming to people and you have to narrow it down for them,” Favour said. “With all the technology, someone who maybe would have hired someone before has access to vendors and takes on a project themselves, but when they get into it, they find coordinating it is more than they counted on.”

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