How to connect with the right professionals


Wanting to renovate is one thing, but making it happen is quite another. Not many of us have all the skills required to design and install a new kitchen or bathroom, let alone an extension or granny flat out the back – design experience and specialist trades are essential for an outcome you can be proud of – but how do you find the right people for the job?

Word of mouth is one way, of course, but is the architect, interior designer or kitchen/bathroom pro available when you need them and willing to work in your area? Are they likely to turn up when they say they’ll turn up, and provide a quote you can trust?

Houzz – now the world’s leading platform for home renovation and design – has masterminded a way to connect the right professionals with renovators in need of expert help to turn their ideas into reality. Houzz Australia alone has more than 70,000 design professionals actively engaging with home owners at every stage of the renovation process, whether they’re at the planning and budgeting stage, ready to hire expert help, or need a pro they can rely on to rescue a project that’s not quite going to plan.

From designers who work with you to plan and install a kitchen or bathroom that ticks every item on your wishlist, to builders, architects, cabinet makers, pavers, interior designers and flooring specialists – they’re all there in one place, with reviews from past clients on the quality of their work.

So how does it work?

The process is easy.

Step 1: Start here on Houzz

Step 2: Answer a few questions about your project and enter your postcode

Step 3: Houzz will connect you with up to five of the right experts working in your area


The best part (apart from the fact it’s free) is that you get to look at the previous work and reviews of the professionals suggested for you before they get in touch to discuss your project and provide a quote.

This is just one of the features that has made Houzz such a success. Houzz is now a worldwide community of 40 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals, with offices in Sydney, USA, London, Berlin, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz grew from an idea dreamed up around the kitchen table to an enterprise connecting renovators with design professionals, ideas and advice – it’s easy, fun and it works.

Houzz is the place to browse and save inspirational photos into ideabooks you can share with your designer, architect or builder to communicate clearly the look and feel you’re after. It’s your home, after all! But be warned, once you start browsing through some of the incredible home photos being added daily to Houzz, it can be difficult to stop. Looking at beautiful designer spaces just never gets old; they’re full of ideas that could work brilliantly at your place.

And if you have a dilemma you’re finding hard to solve – how to rethink a floor plan, which kitchen benchtop you should choose or which shade of white you should paint your living area – Houzz is there to help. Discussions with fellow Houzzers and expert advice is all a couple of mouse clicks away.


Visit Houzz for all your home design and decorating needs. 


Houzz is a platform for home renovation and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community. These guest posts are supplied by their community of authors and first appeared on www.houzz.com.au

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