Creating and Using Ideabooks on

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If you are thinking about making some changes to the appearance of your home soon, the odds are good that the internet will be your primary source for inspiration. While there are plenty of home design magazines and television shows as well, online resources make it easy to save your favorite images and concepts for later. is one of the leading home decor inspiration websites right now. Once you create a Houzz account, you will gain access to a variety of features, including Idea books. As you read the remainder of this guide, you’ll learn more about how to effectively utilize your Idea books to organize images and information that catch your eye.

The information you see here specifically pertains to visiting on a laptop or desktop computer. Idea books can also be used on mobile web browsers and the Houzz app, but it is easiest to take advantage of all of their features on a traditional laptop or desktop browser.

Saving images – To save a photo you like on, click the white “Save” icon on the bottom of the image. This will put it into one of your Idea books. There are thousands of pictures in the web site’s archives, so no matter what you’re interested in doing to your home, you should have no trouble finding inspiration!

Saving contractors and specialists – Houzz isn’t just for finding decor inspiration. It’s also a great place to learn about the best general contractors and remodeling specialists in your area of North Carolina or South Carolina. To save contact information, click the “Save” icon that appears at the bottom of each home services expert’s photo on his or her Houzz profile.

Saving advice – The “Advice” section of is rife with information about a wide range of renovation topics. If you would like to save a particular discussion to one of your Idea books, click the “Save” icon next to the original poster’s name.

Saving a story – stories include home tours, decorating guides, and other similar articles. If you would like to reference a particular story later, save it to an Idea book by clicking the “Save” icon at the top of the story you’re interested in.

Once you’ve started putting Idea books together, you can share them with your friends and family, your interior decorator, or even your contractor. You can also add collaborators who can add their images and articles to your Ideabooks. This is a great way to involve everyone who is associated with a specific renovation project in your home.

At Hatch Homes, we thoroughly enjoy taking on all sorts of exterior remodeling jobs from a new roof to a whole exterior makeover. If you would like to talk to us about some of the ideas you’ve been saving on Houzz, give us a call.

One of our team members will set up a call with you to discuss your upcoming project with you. We truly get to know each of our clients, and you will be no exception. We want your house to be perfect for your family’s lifestyle, so we take the time to understand your wants and needs.

More than just a contractor.

Hatch is your partner for exterior remodeling.