Working with a builder to create your dream home is an exciting prospect. However, the array of options to select from can become overwhelming. The ability to visualize different rooms and elements can help you pull ideas together into a cohesive vision for the home that’s exactly right for you.

Houzz: Using Your Eyes to Feed Your Mind

Building a home from the ground up is an enormous undertaking. It’s difficult for many people to begin because there’s nothing to visualize. That’s probably why homebuilders and homeowners-to-be alike have taken to the Internet to get their creative juices flowing.

Recently, Houzz has emerged as the perfect platform for generating ideas and collaborating with your builder. Houzz provides the ability to filter images by home size, room, style, budget and more.  You can avoid getting overwhelmed with options that aren’t relevant to your vision.


In 2016, the image of these adorable bunk beds was the top Houzz image for Carbine & Associates.

Houzz Basics: Ideabooks and More

Once you sign up for a free account, you’ll be able to select your favorite styles and indicate which, if any, home building projects you’re interested in. Your homepage feed will then show you images that match your interests. The interface is highly intuitive; you’ll find yourself starting an “ideabook” effortlessly. When you see something you like, save it to one of your ideabooks.


Carbine & Associates uses Houzz to share interesting and inspiring building projects.

From there, you can start sketching out your entire design, room by room. Check out this video for more detail. Inspiration, products and professionals are at your fingertips. You’ll be designing the perfect space right in the app in no time! Want a hand getting started? Houzz has its own YouTube channel with an array of instructional and inspirational clips.


Visit Carbine & Associates on Houzz

Much like assembling a wardrobe, building a custom home becomes easier when you have an array of sample styles to choose from—and to generate fresh ideas. Clicking through your builder’s images on Houzz is like window shopping from the comfort of your home or your favorite coffeeshop. Be sure and visit Carbine’s page here and give them a follow for the latest in home building ideas. And, contact us today if we can help you with your custom home design and build.


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