We help you find you dream home, but that doesn't mean that somewhere down the road your dreams will get bigger and you'll want to add on or renovate parts of your beautiful house.
This weekend we did some research to find five of the best home-improvement websites on the Internet. We found some great sources of information, ideas and dream-making. If you've got some favorites of your own, let us know in the comments section!
Yep, you guessed it. Retro Renovation is a site dedicated to renovations of the retro kind. RR specializes in mid-century modern designs as well as the wood-heavy, olive green fads of the 60's and 70's. Granted, not everyone loves the retro look. For those who do, Retro Renovation is your candy store!
Houzz is one of the most popular home improvement sites on the internet. The website is a one-stop shop for decorating ideas as well as interior designers, brands and more. You can go to the site not only to find ideas for your next project, but also to look at the projects other Houzz members have completed. It's a fantastic place for home design ideas which span all decades, including the current one.
If retro isn't your style and modern is your MO, become a faithful follower of Dwell. The website is home base for Dwell's network of home design satellites: the Dwell Store, Dwell Magazine as well as Dwell's design branch. The site is flush with the clean, beautiful designs which pervade today's design world. Looking for an ultra-modern home with style? Dwell is your place.
If Dwell's modern flair isn't your style, head to This Old House for a more traditional take on home renovations and design. TOH is part of TIME Magazine's network of home improvement sites, which includes The Snug, Real Simple and Sunset. The site has a wealth of videos and tutorials for homeowners who want to take an active part in their renovations and projects. Here's a few examples of their current projects: "How to Build a Classic Picnic Table" and "Bigger, Better Kitchen for a Pre-American House".
Moms and dads, you've found your site. Young House Love was started by an enthusiastic young couple who had a love for their kids and for remodeling homes. Dealing with both at the same time takes special talent and that's exactly that the YHL duo has. Their design ideas and remodel plans are numerous -- more than 3,000 free projects for you to use in your own home.