Cool Tools for Artists: Houzz

People who are building a home or redecorating love it. It’s Houzz, the largest database of home ideas on the internet.





Is your artwork perfect for an interior or garden setting? Post your images on Houzz, an ideabook website for anyone who is remodeling, looking for great decorating ideas, or just loves home design. Created in 2009 by Silicon-valley types Adi Tatarko and husband Alon Cohen who were frustrated when trying to compile ideas for their own renovation project, it appeals to architects, contractors and interior designers as well as homeowners.





If you want to be seen and listed as a professional (it’s free), visit the site and sign up. There is a category for Artists and Artisans, which can be filtered for location if desired. Each profile includes photos uploaded by the artist, their own ideabook, and any reviews that may have been posted.





Houzz describes how artists and others can list:

Professionals can create their profile on the site and upload photos of spaces that they have designed or built. We welcome professionals to upload their photos and some information about themselves, so that homeowners can find you. We aim to maintain the positioning of the site around high quality design and architecture, and reserve the right to exclude things if necessary.




Over 500,000 high-res images are on this massive website, which boasts a membership of over 65,000 design professionals. Visitors curate and create their own virtual “lookbook.” They can email images, share on social media or embed images in a blog (as shown.)





Houzz encourages visitors to interact and share – and provides such rich content that it can become quite addicting. Thousands of discussion topics are also listed on the site, so that users can ask questions and comment. 





This free online tool gives artists the opportunity to be seen by architects, designers, and builders – and to connect with writers and bloggers interested in design. Thousands of articles can be accessed through this site, which means that artists can find connections in the press to seek interviews and exposure.


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