So, before you get dazed & confused by too much choice, let me guide you in how to get the best from Houzz. It’s a fantastic resource, described as the online equivalent of clipping décor images from magazines, something every smart phone owner should download, an app to stoke your imagination.
First create an IdeaBook and then, using a variety of words that relate to your aspirational bathroom, make several searches in ‘photos’. Any picture that resonates with you needs saving. But don’t look too closely at what it was that made it pop off the screen – yet, or you’ll lose yourself. I usually give a disclaimer as it’s easy to lose hours – I lost two days when I first discovered the site.
Save any images that appeal to you and move on. On a separate day, with fresh eyes, just revisit your IdeaBook and review your selections. You’ll start to see a common theme coming through, an idea for a detail, a style preference and so much more. You can add captions to remind yourself
what you liked and why. This way you can get the best from the site’s wealth of information, without getting too immersed.
For anyone taking the first steps to a new bathroom project, it can provide invaluable inspiration to help you decide what you like, what’s possible and, probably most important of all, it helps you work out what you don’t like. You’ll have a one-stop reference point to your personal likes and dislikes.
I have some style IdeaBooks already set up to get you started. Once you have yours created, share them with me at firstname.lastname@example.org