10 Awesome Websites Every HomeOwner Should Know About

Posted: by July 20th, 2015

As well as PropertyPal, the web is a wonderful place for home inspiration. Whether you are planning a complete home makeover project, or simply looking for some new places to get ideas, this collection of 10 websites that you may not know about, should hopefully provide you with a couple of new places worth visiting.

IKEA HACKERS

URL: http://www.ikeahackers.net/

ikeahackers

Useful because. You can repurpose standard issue IKEA furniture into the amazing and sublime.

ROOM SKETCHER

http://www.roomsketcher.com/

room-sketcher

 

Useful because. You can easily sketch out your home in 3d, and if you are planning a renovation or a complete makeover, room sketcher lays the groundwork.

HOMESTYLER

URL: http://www.homestyler.com/

home-styler

Useful because: You can design (from the browser) your dream home. Perfect if you are considering a self-build project, or a restyle of your home prior to selling. You can also draw floor plans.

BOILERJUICE

URL: http://www.boilerjuice.com/

boilerjuice

Useful because: BoilerJuice is awesome. They work on the basis that multiple orders through their site reduces the cost for you, as well as getting the best possible quote from a list of suppliers. Once you use it you’ll never order home heating oil in any other way.

ROOM PAINTER DULUX

https://www.dulux.co.uk/en/visualiser

roompainter

Useful because: Want to see what a room or hallway, or part of your house will look like once painted, without actually painting it? Room painter is a god send when it comes to visualising tones and colours without much effort. You can also save your favourites so you know exactly what colours go with each other when decorating.

PINTEREST

URL: http://www.pinterest.com

pinterest

Useful because: You can easily save your ideas, colour schemes, wallpaper examples, and other awesomeness. Create boards of inspiring spaces, and interesting decor ideas for you to reference later. If you aren’t on it yet; get on it, you’ll be hooked. Oh – you can follow us here.

HOUZZ

URL: http://www.houzz.co.uk/

houzz

 

Useful because: Although initially established in the U.S. Houzz is now in the UK. It’s like a Pinterest, except you can see exactly where each of the home remodels which are showcased are created, with suppliers providing links to the items they have used.

ETSY

URL: https://www.etsy.com/

etsy

Useful because: A home isn’t much fun unless you’ve amazing things to put in it. Etsy provides an easy way to shop from crafters and independent artists from around the world, with everything from pictures to furniture its your one stop shop for inspiring purchases.

INSTRUCTABLES

URLhttp://www.instructables.com

instructable

URBAN BARNS ROOM PLANNER

URL: http://www.urbanbarn.com/category/room+planner.do

urban-barn

Useful because: Enter the dimensions of your room and the things you want to put in it… it helps you come up with ways to arrange it.

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