For everyone else, there is Houzz

It is possible that you are a gifted architect or visual artist and you already know exactly how you want every last detail of your home to look. You are well versed in the latest materials and trends, heck, you are at the leading edge of the style. But, let’s face it. You probably aren’t. And that’s great. It means that there are a world of ideas and inspirations out there to delight and inspire you in designing your new outdoor living space.

One fabulous place to start looking for those ideas and inspiration is Houzz. Houzz is web that allows users to discover, keep, and organize images and web pages that they want to reference later. In the same way that some people save craft ideas on Pinterest or have a clip file of magazine articles, Houzz is an easy, dynamic virtual idea box for anyone considering an addition like a Salt Lake City porch or a Salt Lake City patio, deck or pergola.

Setting up a free account on Houzz is a breeze. Use an existing Facebook profile or create a password to go with your email address. From there you can create one or more “idea books.” You might have one for “Patio” and another for the “Pergola” that you would like on your patio. A third might be “garden” or “landscaping” for the area next to them. Add any photos you see that inspire you. Make notes right on them about what particular things you found appealing: the design of a roof, the color of a paint, the way a course of stones was laid out in a pathway. You can keep your idea books private or share them with friends.

Many people think about Houzz as the place to start a project, but I think it can be beneficial to someone during any phase of construction. Early on you might be thinking about what you want to build and what features you want to have. Later, you’ll have to make decisions about shapes, sizes, and materials. During the final days, believe it or not, you will still be making choices about accessories and decorating. Who knew your outdoor kitchen’s drawer pull could be in the shape of a treble clef?

The Archadeck Salt Lake City page on Houzz has about half a dozen project pages right now, but we are adding more images and galleries regularly. What kinds of projects would you like to see? Our page is relatively new, but we want it to be your first resource for the latest and greatest ideas in Salt Lake City outdoor living spaces. Even if you won’t be building this year or next, you can bring your dreams closer to reality by filing them away in your idea book on Houzz. For our current customers, tell us which details of your project you would like to see featured. Our contact information is right there on our page if you have feedback for us. You can even post questions about one of our project photos right on the site.

We invite you to visit our page on Houzz or call for a free design consultation about any Salt Lake City porches, gazebos, outdoor kitchens or any other outdoor living project you are considering, 801.683.2355.

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