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Using websites to help gather ideas and information for your new home build

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 by Ashley Chute

Need help gathering your wild and wonderful ideas?  There are many websites that can be of great use in helping you to organize your ideas and gain information easily.  Here’s a very small sampling of what is available:


Twitter is a great place to gain ongoing and helpful tips and hints for your new homes in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Set up an account and start following designers, architects, paint companies, furniture companies – anyone who is providing knowledge and know-how, so you get more background information.  You don’t need to start tweeting to get this info – just start following!  People post links to websites on specific ideas, so signing on to Twitter can help you get the ball rolling and point you in the right direction.


This is a really great website.  It’s practically a scrap book online.  You create categories or boards and when you surf the internet, you “pin” the picture you want to save to a board you have created.  When you go back to Pinterest, the board will be full of the images you saved along with their website link, so you never lose the information or forget where you got it from just in case you wanted to get back there – we’ve all been there!  On top of this, you can follow other people who have similar categories (or any category that interests you for that matter – ‘cause it’s a bit addictive once you start) and you can filter through their images which will also bring about new ideas.


Houzz is a design website that has the style of a blog.  They post relevant articles and have categories of ideas to search through. This is a great website to get ideas for your new homes in Halifax, Nova Scotia; the only downfall is the fact that they don’t allow you to copy the images – bummer!  So you are forced to go back to their website to look at the image again.  They want you to create an “ideabook” which does allow you to save your images and they can be sent to friends, etc. but that’s about the limit of what you can do with these photos.

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