Houzz Tool Provides Remodeling Cost Data

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 07/09/2013 10:52AM

 

click image to zoomHouzz.comHouzz.comHouzz.com launched a new tool to allow homeowners to find real cost data on renovation products. PALO ALTO, CA -- Houzz, an online web site and mobile app for design and remodeling, launched a new tool, Houzz Real Cost Finder, which aims to provide homeowners with cost data for renovation projects.

Earlier this year Houzz conducted a survey of more than 100,000 homeowners who use the site. From that research actual costs from remodeling projects were compiled. The Real Cost Finder will allow users to pull actual cost data from completed projects, such as kitchens, closets, dining rooms and more, from within their area.

“Since 2009, we have been making home remodeling more transparent, fun and productive for both homeowners and professionals,” said Adi Tatarko, Houzz CEO and co-founder. “The Houzz Real Cost Finder gives renovation and decorating data we’ve collected back to our community, empowering homeowners to make the best decisions for their projects.”

Key features:
• Homeowners can research real costs for completed projects gathered from homeowners in their area ranging from high-end to modest, for virtually every space inside and outside their home

• The tool is fully integrated with the entire Houzz platform:

• Together with Houzz’s green tag feature, the tool helps homeowners allocate their budget by showing products at different price points

• Pulls from Houzz’s database of more than 1.7 million images to surface the most popular designs in each area, as well as relevant guides and ideabooks

• Links to local professionals who homeowners can work with to secure legitimate estimates for their unique project

 

About the Author

Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford is Managing Editor of Closets magazine, Custom Woodworking Business magazine, Wood Products magazine and Custom Built Interiors Weekly eNewsletter. She can be reached at mbradford@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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