Since its launch in March 2010, Pinterest has quickly become the go-to social media platform for compiling design and creative ideas. From a home renovation company’s perspective, Pinterest is a great tool for collaborating with homeowners during the dreaming and design process.
If your family is planning to undertake a room remodeling project either soon or in the future, you’ll want to follow these 5 easy steps to use Pinterest to make your project easier.
5 Steps for Using Pinterest
1. Create a board for your project.
Organization and being able to recall ideas fast are the keys to using Pinterest effectively. Create a new board for your upcoming project and start compiling your ideas. You can make this private or public, so anyone can see your ideas. If you are contemplating a substantial remodel, like a kitchen and bath upgrade, you may want separate boards for each category.
2. Follow accounts and boards.
Even before you start planning a home remodel project, you should start following people and boards that you like. Most home magazines, designers, and remolding experts have boards on which they curate the latest design trends. Find a pin you really like? Consider following the person who pinned it, as well as the original author. If you are looking for new boards to follow, be sure to check out our Pinterest account.
3. Search for Inspiration.
Pinterest is a powerful search engine, providing users with the ability to search by project type, room in the house, style, and may more options. Moreover, the search feature helps you find new people and boards to follow, giving you even more ideas for your project.
4. Get Off Pinterest.
Another great feature of Pinterest is that you don’t have to stay on the site to use it. You can pin nearly any website or image you find online. That means you can visit other sites for ideas and add them directly to your project board.
We recommend looking at Google Image Search, Houzz, and your favorite websites for new ideas to spark your creativity. Once you find something you like, add it to your board.
An easy way to do this is to copy the URL of the site and paste it into Pinterest. You can also download a browser extension that gives you a Pin It button on every image.
5. Share with your designer.
As you start to enter discussions with a contractor or designer for your remodel project, be sure to share your Pinterest board with them. Feel free to point out what you like and don’t like about each image, as well as your own ideas for the project. The more input you provide your designer, the better chance they have of capturing your ideas into the design.Pinterest