It’s home improvement month – do you have any plans for your home’s remodel? Well, if you’re like many of the other Internet savvy homeowners out there, you’re using the Web to your advantage. There are so many different ways to get inspiration from the Internet, such as through design blogs, social media networks and forums where homeowners share their experiences and ideas. Today, it is proven that smartphones aren’t just useful for making phone calls and checking emails; it’s being used by homeowners that are planning home renovations.
Using Smartphone Apps
Phone apps like NestPix is one of the more popular amongst seasoned home remodelers and do-it-yourselfers. It was designed for remodeling amateurs and pros who are interested in keeping track of and sharing their renovation projects with the rest of the world. It is an Apple application that works on smartphones with iOS. You can use it to post photos of ideas for your project, and can then easily share them with others on Twitter, Facebook or via email. Of course, other members of the NestPix community can view and share photos with other members. It is mainly used by homeowners, realtors, architects, contractors, interior designers and property managers. It is currently free to use, but you will have to pay for extra project folders.
The beauty about smartphones is that you can do everything at the push of a button. You can snap photos, upload pictures, post status updates and share them on any social media sites that you have accounts with. Those who are looking for inspiration can use this application or other Internet sites to help them get ideas.
Home Remodeling Expected to Rise in 2012
According to a study conducted by Harvard University, 2012 is going to have a 5.9 percent increase in home remodeling projects. In March alone, 10 percent of the smartphone owners underwent major renovations for their properties. The month of May is considered to be home improvement month, so if you’re looking to bring in the summer with a brand new design for your property, then you may find great inspiration right from your cell phone.
But don’t worry if you don’t own a smartphone. You can still use your computer to search for ideas and find professional help. There are plenty of contractors available to help complete the design ideas of homeowners everywhere. Make sure that the contractor that you hire for your home renovation is licensed, bonded and insured. Once you have found the inspiration you needed, you can share your ideas with a home remodeler and watch the project unfold before your eyes. At the end of the redesign, you will fall in love with your home all over again.
Make the month of May the time you breathe life back into your house. Repaint, knock down walls, expand or add rooms, redecorate your rooms and/or tear out old kitchen/bathroom furniture and install new ones. With that, you’ll take the idea of spring cleaning to a whole new level!