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Houzz - Home Design & Remodel

Houzz - Home Design & Remodel

Houzz Inc.

Home Ideas | Renovation Advice | Local Pros. Go From Dream to Home with Houzz.

4.7 Ratings 725K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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  • img Community
    Really I the way I see the game it look nice
    img by Doreen
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Interior design is all about visualizing every element that will be put in your space, but it can cost a lot more than $1000 to bring it to your home just to see how it looks. Houzz has all the tools you need to see what your room will look like before you drop $2,000 on that new sofa.
    img by Doreen
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    That gorgeous picture at the gallery could look absolutely awful set against your wallpaper. Check before you spend $500 on a painting. Create a virtual preview and make an informed decision. If the artwork fits your style, you can even use this app to find a framer in your area.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Before you get into measuring your room sizes for your home renovation, take a moment to visualize how you want each room to look with this home design and remodel app. With plenty of options available Houzz can help you save $1000s by helping you choose the exact pieces you need.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    It can take 2 days to find a piece of furniture that you think will look perfect in your living room, and then it doesn't look quite right when it shows up. Houzz lets you shop unique furniture and using your phone's camera to show you how it will look in your house.
    img by Renu
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Looking for some home renovation ideas? Browse through Houzz to get inspirations from millions of beautifully designed spaces that you can adapt for your own home. Their database has some 19 million HD photos that you could take inspiration from.
    img by Paulo
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You might find it hard to picture what colors you want in the living room and kitchen or if the new built-in entertainment system should be 6 or 8 feet high. Here you can design and remodel to make decisions before buying materials.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Whether you've moved houses or just want to give your home a new look, furnishing it can help revitalize your space. If you're not sure about what to buy, where to buy and what should go where, Houzz should be your first stop. With over 1000 furnishing ideas and tips, you'll be lost for choice.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When updating the flooring in your home, one of biggest struggles is determining how many tile squares you need. You don't want to end up being 1 or 2 squares short. This app has many great features for home renovation projects, including a virtual tile calculator so you will know exactly how many squares you need to complete your project.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    I love this app. I am building my home and not only does it give me ideas on design, but professionals gave me advice on restoring my 25-year-old dining room table to give it a new life instead of retiring it.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • Fun to look through, but... Mar 27, 2021

    By Somuchtimespent
    I enjoy looking through Houzz to get ideas from the photos or solutions to problems on the different forums, however... 1) The search function is average at best. If you search for something like “basement laundry” you’ll see photos of that plus lots of unrelated pics. It seems the more specific your search, the more “off” the results are. 2) Lately and with increasing frequency, the attached information under “learn more” is for a different property, and probably one you looked at previously. Its like the previously viewed information won’t clear out. 3) Considering there are supposedly millions of photos posted, I keep seeing the same ones over and over. 4) I don’t know that I would ever dare to post a question on a board, as the people answering (pros and lay people alike) can be particularly snarky or unnecessarily harsh. A woman asked about thoughts on paint color for her kitchen, and was told by respondents that she had too much stuff on her counters, her word signs were awful, and her back splash didn’t properly coordinate with her counters. And it kept going even after she very graciously included a little background information about some of her design choices. It was a very nice kitchen by anyone’s standards, but the people replying (which included pros) were just rude. There seems to be no monitoring of the site at all.
  • Couldn’t do it without you! Jan 20, 2020

    By SRLwee
    I have built many a house in the past thirty years. My how technology has changed and for the better too! I am building and designing a house with an architectural firm and construction company. Houzz has become invaluable! From my original designs saved in an “idea book” to answering questions, sourcing products, pricing and conversation staters! I bring my iPad open to Houzz to every design meeting since the project started a year ago. It is wonderful to be able to look up a design element, faucet, room configuration and have all that information available. Having Houzz has also helped with ambiguity since photos make understanding elements clear and easy. Here’s to Houzz and for making the project so much easier and fun!
  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Галина Taylor
    Lots of ideas and inspirations. Lots of professionals where you can look what projects they have done and see if your vision go alone with theirs. I LOVE this app. Recommend to my by friend and definitely worth your time
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Prescod PPS
    Love it. Clean, organized on current useful information. Prescod Property Services recommended
  • May 2, 2021

    By James W
    View your products in your room is just a 2d cut out image of the furniture that you place within your photo of your room. Like a sticker. Is NOT a 3D orgmented reality product placement of furniture in your room. The image showing this feature in the app description with shadows under the sofa is misleading.
  • Posting New Questions Oct 2, 2020

    By hogsareback
    The number one thing you can do to improve the user experience, especially new users, would be to make it easier to post a new question. I see this over and over in comments on your site and other search engines. This also goes for folks like me who do a lot of browsing but don’t post that often. I love HOUZZ and refer it often to my friends. Remodeled the entire interior of my house and thanks to your site, it’s beautiful. Now working on the exterior. The advice I’ve received has been invaluable. Kept me from making some major mistakes with my roof and exterior paint choices. In turn, my stress level is way down. For that, my husband thanks you too. I hope you take this feedback and move “Post new question on your home page”. Can you tell I worked for a top ten e-commerce site? Lol just trying to help.
  • Indispensable Inspiration May 2, 2021

    By Tornado Allie
    Houzz has been my go-to place for ideas this year. We are building a new home, and I could not have gotten by without inspiration and ideas from Houzz! Houzz makes it incredibly easy to save examples of decor, appliances, hardware, furniture, tile, fixtures and share them with my own architect and decorator. I can save all of these elements in one spot for easy reference ( we do not live currently in the state in which we are building) and then zoom meetings are a breeze. Houzz shows me the latest trend, prices, and lets me search broadly or in narrow categories. It is my favorite tool for planning a new space or just taking in moments of beauty when I need a break. There is always something to look forward to here on this amazingly user-friendly site.
  • Texas Hill Country Lake Whitney Home Mar 28, 2021

    By Casa Bella Vista
    We were planning to build a lake house for years. Houzz definitely helped with every step in the architectural phase as well as the interior design phase. It’s influence enhanced almost 100% of this home’s beauty. It is designed for ease of comfort, use and maintenance while offering much light throughout via its large windows, allowing the great outdoors to be enjoyed from within. We love the practical storage, floor plan, appliance placement in the kitchen and utility, the wall colors and stained woods. Just search on Houzz and you will find great options for inside and outside. I showed the contractor many pictures from Houzz to explain what we want. We have been in this house for three years now and love it. Thank you Houzz.
  • Recent updates ruined this app Dec 15, 2019

    By RedRyder60
    This is a fantastic app EXCEPT... updates have changed key features and now it’s a mess. Comments on stories are now listed “in reverse” so the most recent is first. That makes reading the narrative harder when participants are talking to each other. More annoying, the Notifications area doesn’t work on my iPad anymore. Just the notifications for stories, not discussions. If you’re invested in a DesignDilemma, you want to keep reading the narrative. The link never connects on my iPad -it does work on my desktop, which isn't helpful since I use my iPad more often to read Houzz in the morning with my coffee. Updates like these are often the demise of a great app, Houzz is a perfect example.
  • Dec 22, 2020

    By meghana parkala
    I have been browsing this app instead of social media ones, for a year now and have gained a whole lot of knowledge needed for the upcoming project. Content is good. It's mobile friendly, easy to navigate and save up ideas.
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By A. H.
    Used to love this app, but now the save button is missing when sharing a photo to an idea book-Making the app worthless for me now. Deleting.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By E88tball W1zard
    Cant create account! Put in email, then try to put in a new pass and hit enter, says 'invalid password'.
  • Unresponsive Jun 5, 2020

    By WordLover2013
    We placed an order on May 17 and got a confirmation that it would be shipped by May 22 and delivered by May 30. We ordered from Houzz vs another vendor because we could get the merchandise so soon. There was no indication on website or in our confirmation that there may be COVID-19 related delays like some companies have posted on their sites. Our delivery date passed and on May 24 I emailed Houzz asking for a status. Auto response said a response may be delayed 4-5 days due to COVID-19. I tried calling and was on hold forever and hung up. 5 days passed and no return email so I emailed again on May 30, the day we were supposed to receive our order. I asked for an order cancellation. It is now June 4 and I’ve still not received an email response but noticed my credit card got billed. I didn’t receive an email notification saying my order had been shipped, though I was promised one in my order confirmation email. I logged into Houzz and sure enough my order finally updated to “shipped.” We tried calling and using chat function and those are no longer being manned. We requested an order cancellation again, this time on the website because that was now a selection on the page. Order says it will be here by 6/11, well past the date when we needed it and it was delivered after we asked for cancellation. It doesn’t appear they are manning email either. I will not be shopping with Houzz again.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Greg Thompson
    This app is relentless about bombarding you with emails. The unsubscribe button never works. Do not activate an account with this app unless you want to hear from them at least every other day with marketing emails. It is very disturbing that after multiple requests to underscribe and even emailing their help contact they still are unresponsive and continue to bombard with unwanted emails.
  • Shipping from Houzz May 23, 2021

    By Kelorah9
    This is the worst company we have ever seen. We ordered two bedside lamps over a month ago and they still have not arrived. After three weeks of waiting, we inquired as to the delay. There were three flimsy excuses. First they said that they didn’t accept phone calls and would only have agent chat. This took 25 minutes to connect. Then the connection was lost. We connected once again and the first excuse was that they were sorry but the package got lost in transit and would be reshipped. Then after another week we got an email that said the package was damaged in transit and would be resent. Five days later the email was changed to say that due to COVID it was still sitting in the warehouse but they were pretty sure we should get it within 5 days. It showed the tracking progress and the warehouse is an hour and a half from our house. Can you tell me why it is taking 5 days for a package to travel 1 1/2 hours (60 miles)? This STINKS. The corporate office is in Palo Alto and I’m in Irvine, CA. I could have driven in one day. This is the MOST RIDICULOUS CARELESS COMPANY I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW THEY STAY IN BUSINESS.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Lindsey
    Tapped "sign in", entered my email, and then it asked for my password to sign up. I'm already signed up and was not able to sign in with my current account. Gave up and uninstalled the app without continuing and now I'm getting a ton of emails just from entering my email on their sign in/up page in the app.
  • Not for custom furniture builders Sep 25, 2019

    By rjhammy
    As a pro I spent $1200, I have 11 five star reviews, I’ve been in my field for 14 years and I received zero referrals from houzz. As a custom furniture builder houzz was a complete waste of money. I talked to other professionals in my area and they all agreed. None of them received referrals from houzz even though houzz assured me that they had. I’m sure it works for someone, but if you’re a craftsman don’t spend your money on this platform. I cannot recommend this to anyone unless you’re a consumer organizing and getting ideas. Also, contacting customer support trying to cancel my account I kept getting ghosted. They ignored my calls and emails. Winston was extremely unhelpful. I finally had to call my bank and explain how they were not living up to their side of the contract. Ended up getting some money back because others had this same experience. They finally contacted me and tried to send me to their collections 😂😂😂😂 once I explained the situation they left me alone. Horrible experience all around for an app I was really excited about.
  • WORST COMPANY, DO NOT SIGN UP WITH THEM Nov 19, 2019

    By AwesomeArchitect
    I have not received a single lead since the beginning of the service (in nearly 5 months), as opposed to what HOUZZ promised that there will be many “lead projects” they will send me every week. HOUZZ is absolutely the worst company, a total fraud company with very very poor customer service and all their representatives are liars and only good until signing up for the service the very first day. I did not even heard back from them the second day I paid $1188 to this company for their yearly membership that they called me strategically and tricked me to sign up for, until I had to reach out to them again myself a month later. This shows how terrible your company really is. I will make sure to inform all architects and other people in the building industry that I know to not sign up for any services with you, and I know a lot of them. I will share my horrible experience on all media platforms. With no regard or respect for a BS company and people like you. Remember that there is no difference between a thief stealing $1188 from me and you.
  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Leigh Beta
    Doesn't have to function it advertised. No planning function... it's just pretty photos to look at. Its basically pintrest
  • May 14, 2021

    By SHITAL SURYAWANSHI
    Couldn't even use this app as it's showing an error when i enter my name (asked to enter different value) which does not make any sense
  • img Community
    Really I the way I see the game it look nice
    img by Doreen
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Interior design is all about visualizing every element that will be put in your space, but it can cost a lot more than $1000 to bring it to your home just to see how it looks. Houzz has all the tools you need to see what your room will look like before you drop $2,000 on that new sofa.
    img by Doreen
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    That gorgeous picture at the gallery could look absolutely awful set against your wallpaper. Check before you spend $500 on a painting. Create a virtual preview and make an informed decision. If the artwork fits your style, you can even use this app to find a framer in your area.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Before you get into measuring your room sizes for your home renovation, take a moment to visualize how you want each room to look with this home design and remodel app. With plenty of options available Houzz can help you save $1000s by helping you choose the exact pieces you need.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    It can take 2 days to find a piece of furniture that you think will look perfect in your living room, and then it doesn't look quite right when it shows up. Houzz lets you shop unique furniture and using your phone's camera to show you how it will look in your house.
    img by Renu
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Looking for some home renovation ideas? Browse through Houzz to get inspirations from millions of beautifully designed spaces that you can adapt for your own home. Their database has some 19 million HD photos that you could take inspiration from.
    img by Paulo
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You might find it hard to picture what colors you want in the living room and kitchen or if the new built-in entertainment system should be 6 or 8 feet high. Here you can design and remodel to make decisions before buying materials.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Whether you've moved houses or just want to give your home a new look, furnishing it can help revitalize your space. If you're not sure about what to buy, where to buy and what should go where, Houzz should be your first stop. With over 1000 furnishing ideas and tips, you'll be lost for choice.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When updating the flooring in your home, one of biggest struggles is determining how many tile squares you need. You don't want to end up being 1 or 2 squares short. This app has many great features for home renovation projects, including a virtual tile calculator so you will know exactly how many squares you need to complete your project.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    I love this app. I am building my home and not only does it give me ideas on design, but professionals gave me advice on restoring my 25-year-old dining room table to give it a new life instead of retiring it.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. In the mood to get creative? Spend hours browsing more than 14 million high-resolution photos of home interiors and exteriors. Inspiration galore
    2. Use unique Sketch feature to note and draw directly on house photos and design ideas, then share with friends, family, and home professionals
    3. Locate and hire from a network of over 1,500,000 active home improvement specialists, including interior decorators, architects, contractors, and more

    Reviewed by Laura S on December 13, 2017

  • Couldn’t do it without you! Jan 20, 2020

    By SRLwee
    I have built many a house in the past thirty years. My how technology has changed and for the better too! I am building and designing a house with an architectural firm and construction company. Houzz has become invaluable! From my original designs saved in an “idea book” to answering questions, sourcing products, pricing and conversation staters! I bring my iPad open to Houzz to every design meeting since the project started a year ago. It is wonderful to be able to look up a design element, faucet, room configuration and have all that information available. Having Houzz has also helped with ambiguity since photos make understanding elements clear and easy. Here’s to Houzz and for making the project so much easier and fun!
  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Галина Taylor
    Lots of ideas and inspirations. Lots of professionals where you can look what projects they have done and see if your vision go alone with theirs. I LOVE this app. Recommend to my by friend and definitely worth your time
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Prescod PPS
    Love it. Clean, organized on current useful information. Prescod Property Services recommended
  • Indispensable Inspiration May 2, 2021

    By Tornado Allie
    Houzz has been my go-to place for ideas this year. We are building a new home, and I could not have gotten by without inspiration and ideas from Houzz! Houzz makes it incredibly easy to save examples of decor, appliances, hardware, furniture, tile, fixtures and share them with my own architect and decorator. I can save all of these elements in one spot for easy reference ( we do not live currently in the state in which we are building) and then zoom meetings are a breeze. Houzz shows me the latest trend, prices, and lets me search broadly or in narrow categories. It is my favorite tool for planning a new space or just taking in moments of beauty when I need a break. There is always something to look forward to here on this amazingly user-friendly site.
  • Texas Hill Country Lake Whitney Home Mar 28, 2021

    By Casa Bella Vista
    We were planning to build a lake house for years. Houzz definitely helped with every step in the architectural phase as well as the interior design phase. It’s influence enhanced almost 100% of this home’s beauty. It is designed for ease of comfort, use and maintenance while offering much light throughout via its large windows, allowing the great outdoors to be enjoyed from within. We love the practical storage, floor plan, appliance placement in the kitchen and utility, the wall colors and stained woods. Just search on Houzz and you will find great options for inside and outside. I showed the contractor many pictures from Houzz to explain what we want. We have been in this house for three years now and love it. Thank you Houzz.
  • Recent updates ruined this app Dec 15, 2019

    By RedRyder60
    This is a fantastic app EXCEPT... updates have changed key features and now it’s a mess. Comments on stories are now listed “in reverse” so the most recent is first. That makes reading the narrative harder when participants are talking to each other. More annoying, the Notifications area doesn’t work on my iPad anymore. Just the notifications for stories, not discussions. If you’re invested in a DesignDilemma, you want to keep reading the narrative. The link never connects on my iPad -it does work on my desktop, which isn't helpful since I use my iPad more often to read Houzz in the morning with my coffee. Updates like these are often the demise of a great app, Houzz is a perfect example.
  • Dec 22, 2020

    By meghana parkala
    I have been browsing this app instead of social media ones, for a year now and have gained a whole lot of knowledge needed for the upcoming project. Content is good. It's mobile friendly, easy to navigate and save up ideas.
  • My money was stolen Aug 28, 2019

    By Jikum
    I bought I light fixture from SHOPFREELY on Houzz that cost $319 dollars I told them I wanted a refund on the item they asked if I wanted to get $114 and keep the fixture or get my refund, I ask for my refund and this Devin person all of a sudden starts talking and makes these empty promises to send me my return sheet so I can send the fixture back and I haven’t gotten a response back yet. I went to find the corporate number to find out that this place is a sham. Stealing money out of customers account. Hanging up on them and not responding to these issues. This is less than few days , it’s not even past the 30 day mark and I’m being ignored, I’ve taken pictures as proof if I need to take this further.
  • Photos and website Feb 1, 2019

    By mymyzimz
    Love the site for inspiration... I’m also happy with items that order from this site.... I was looking for a contractor to remodel my bathroom and came across Bliss Construction in Novi, Michigan, I received horrible service and an incomplete job. I tried to post a review on his houzz website and the review was blocked... why?... Also, the site crashes at least once a month, so you have to delete it and then upload it again, what a pain... So if you love beautiful photos and great articles, Houzz is for you... but also know, houzz will not allow you the opportunity to share any negative experience that you received from their advertisers... so all reviews are 1 sided....proceed at your our caution.
  • Great app but updates not always for the best Feb 25, 2018

    By DebfromNoank
    I love many features of this app, but recent updates seem to have removed some of its most useful features. I use Houzz Ideabooks as a tool to help with remodeling and design ideas. The original app for years allowed the user to move photos around within each Ideabook, allowing one to compare a subset of ideas (e.g., compare bathtubs in an Ideabook on bathrooms) but that ability suddenly has vanished without warning, as has the ability to move from one Ideabook to another. This greatly diminishes the app’s usefulness. Help! Freezing the contents and placement of photos in Ideabooks is not a good idea. Thank you!
  • Posting New Questions Oct 2, 2020

    By hogsareback
    The number one thing you can do to improve the user experience, especially new users, would be to make it easier to post a new question. I see this over and over in comments on your site and other search engines. This also goes for folks like me who do a lot of browsing but don’t post that often. I love HOUZZ and refer it often to my friends. Remodeled the entire interior of my house and thanks to your site, it’s beautiful. Now working on the exterior. The advice I’ve received has been invaluable. Kept me from making some major mistakes with my roof and exterior paint choices. In turn, my stress level is way down. For that, my husband thanks you too. I hope you take this feedback and move “Post new question on your home page”. Can you tell I worked for a top ten e-commerce site? Lol just trying to help.
  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Carmen Guerriero
    Latest update causes me to lose all of my idea books, but was able to retrieve by signing out and then back in.. Would be nice if they could fix that without having to do that..
  • Creativity Within Is Renewed and Inspires New Ideas Here Feb 4, 2021

    By melanie rocks!
    Whenever I need new ideas, inspiration, new trends, color choices, I find a lot of education and thoughtful problem solving dilemmas with Houzzs content. Beautiful pictures of before and afters of of projects are fascinating! Houzz keeps improving their site all of the time. They know how to spot and discuss new trends with leading expect across the board. A “must” for those that can afford and/or appreciate superb taste. They have it covered with items for your house, apartment, and tree fort! Sales are great! 4 stars because non sale items can be very expensive making it difficult for so many of us today that have to really watch what we spend.
  • Excellent inspiration needs better product tags Sep 20, 2020

    By California DIYer
    Houzz is an excellent platform for finding inspiration for every room of your house. When looking to make updates or design choices I always go to Houzz first to get ideas on the latest trends. My only criticism is when I find an inspiration picture, frequently the items in the pictures are not tagged and you have to email the designer to find the product details. It’s unlikely that the designer will respond. Wish all items in the pictures were tagged or alternatives were offered. Still love the app!!
  • Please Get Rid of the Auto “Scroll to Top” Jan 14, 2020

    By randallb18
    I love this app and have purchased a few items which are wonderful products, but with the latest update some genius thought it would be a good idea when shopping for items that when you tap or swipe back to the product list that it should automatically scroll all the way back to the top of the list. It’s infuriating and moronic UX design, especially when users can’t turn it off. Forced navigation is never a good idea. Please get rid of it and instead have a back to top link.
  • Great for Ideas but new bugs! Nov 23, 2019

    By Stickmom
    I’ve enjoyed saving ideas on Houzz for several years. I relied on it when I re-did my backyard and to get decorating inspiration. I’ve recently gone back on and started idea books for two upcoming projects. Unfortunately a recent update has made it impossible to log on to a Houzz from my devices, though the account and ideabooks are visible on my computer! Please fix this bug!
  • Annoying back button Feb 5, 2020

    By BellaRR04
    LOVE Houzz! I’ve wasted (um, really enjoyed!!) many hours, perusing and dreaming and shopping on Houzz. The one flaw that really bugs me about the app is part of the shop feature. When shopping for product, specifically rugs, every time I took a closer at an item when I would back out, the app would take me all the way back to the very beginning of the list. Super frustrating and inefficient.
  • Great, but could be better. Jun 19, 2020

    By DarkBubblewrapNinja13
    The app will show you items in rooms of interest and price the mundane stuff you could find most places vs what is actually original and creatively used. Also it will show the same image multiple times with advertisements in between, sprinkling a new one occasionally. It doesn’t always happen, but when it does, I quit using it for a while.
  • Great, but one issue... Nov 13, 2017

    By kjherbst
    Fantastic app. There is one issue, however. When you scroll down through images, then select a picture so that you can see it up closer, and then go back from that image, it throws you all the way back to the top. You’ll have to scroll all over again to get back to the spot you were at. Please fix this! Otherwise, incredible app for home design.
  • Newest Update Oct 20, 2017

    By OriginalCaroline
    I’ve been loving all the updates they’ve been doing. One feature I liked was that you could save to multiple ideabooks at once. But now it only lets me choose one ideabook at a time, and then I have to save before I can save the same photo to another ideabook. Wish they would change it back... other than that, I love this app and it’s definitely one that I use on the reg!
  • Fun to look through, but... Mar 27, 2021

    By Somuchtimespent
    I enjoy looking through Houzz to get ideas from the photos or solutions to problems on the different forums, however... 1) The search function is average at best. If you search for something like “basement laundry” you’ll see photos of that plus lots of unrelated pics. It seems the more specific your search, the more “off” the results are. 2) Lately and with increasing frequency, the attached information under “learn more” is for a different property, and probably one you looked at previously. Its like the previously viewed information won’t clear out. 3) Considering there are supposedly millions of photos posted, I keep seeing the same ones over and over. 4) I don’t know that I would ever dare to post a question on a board, as the people answering (pros and lay people alike) can be particularly snarky or unnecessarily harsh. A woman asked about thoughts on paint color for her kitchen, and was told by respondents that she had too much stuff on her counters, her word signs were awful, and her back splash didn’t properly coordinate with her counters. And it kept going even after she very graciously included a little background information about some of her design choices. It was a very nice kitchen by anyone’s standards, but the people replying (which included pros) were just rude. There seems to be no monitoring of the site at all.
  • May 2, 2021

    By James W
    View your products in your room is just a 2d cut out image of the furniture that you place within your photo of your room. Like a sticker. Is NOT a 3D orgmented reality product placement of furniture in your room. The image showing this feature in the app description with shadows under the sofa is misleading.
  • Mar 6, 2021

    By Nicole Nelson
    This app has problems. There is a new feature highlight that shows you that you can search by image but that freezes the usability of the rest of the app.
  • Very Useful! Oct 2, 2020

    By bdymond1
    I really like this app in that it connects users with professionals and a crazy amount of design ideas. I’ve found several software bugs though and ones that have caused a bit of irritation. They include: (1) sluggish and unreliable image upload from iPhone and a completely disappearing text input field on iPad (including the photos not uploading whatsoever) - this all happens in the messaging screen when communicating with contractors, (2) repeated scrolling to the bottom of the ‘Contact Me’ screen while typing - this happens in split-screen mode on iPad, and (3) inability to bring up the login screen on iPhone after logging out - I inadvertently made two Houzz accounts (1 attached to Google and 1 attached to Apple) and when I logout of the my Houzz account that’s tied to my Apple account on iPhone, no login screen will come up to log in to another account. No matter how many times I tap login, nothing comes up —> this bug (#3) only happens on my iPhone. The login screen comes up every time on iPad after signing out.
  • Sublime and Sub-par 🤷🏼‍♀️ Aug 1, 2020

    By Retired and Redecorating
    I have ordered and received several items from Houzz, and have been VERY pleased with the quality: even thrilled. However, I have received a couple of pillows from different manufacturers that looked as though they were not new. Pillows with spots and wrinkles, and tags that are crumpled: they appear to have been used. One child’s pillow has a crease down the front cover, the maker had simply not bothered to press the fabric before assemblage. I am waiting on several more items: hoping for better manufacturer consistency, but I find I may need to return 25% of what I have received thus far.
  • Lots to like here Nov 9, 2017

    By RPS90483
    This app has grown its offerings nicely over time. I really like their TV episodes. Also liking their built-in shopping. I’d like to see search remember where I last left off in a list of thumbnail search results. Right now it seems to revert to the top of a list of thumbnails after drilling into a photo which is disorienting and fatiguing after a while. I’d also like to see more variety in ideas for the photos. When I search for modern style, for example, countless results look so similar. Houzz should be pushing to surface unique results that feel fresh and not stale.
  • Privacy’s back👍🏼 More “average” homes please! Mar 7, 2018

    By mmbrownie
    I like seeing all the styles & choices, but I would really like to see more “average” people homes. There are many homes worth millions that pop up in a search such as “tiny kitchen.” Some tiny kitchens show up, but most probably cost what my whole house is worth. Please consider the non-rich people who have to do it all themselves (& enjoy it!) & don’t have designers & architects at their beck & call. I have nothing against architects or designers! Hooray for what they do;-) I will just never be able to hire either & would like choices geared to my kind.
  • Needs work Dec 30, 2017

    By Marin Princess
    As a professional designer, I use this app on my computer of the time. However, using it on the iPad is somewhat challenging. When you try to make a comment, the typing is not always accurate and you can’t go back, and to make it worse, then you can’t even post it! Additionally, you can’t delete individual pictures from boards; you can only delete the entire board. Perhaps this function exists, but I haven’t been able to find it. I hope the developers read these reviews and learn from them.
  • Bring back the old home screen Sep 19, 2018

    By ca liz
    I have used Houzz faithfully since the first of 3 remodels in 2014. It was my favorite app and definitely 5 stars. The home screen was my favorite feature because it surfaced all kinds of ideas I wouldn’t have found without sorting through thousands of images. Could visit every day and have a new set of ideas, products and local contractors to look through. Very efficient and tailored to me. The new home screen takes all that away. No reason to visit every day anymore. Too hard. :(
  • Quality of photos deteriorated Sep 28, 2020

    By azo1234567
    Architect/designer here. When houzz came out, I could not do without. Now every time I use it, I’m left with a big meh. I close the app soon after I start my search. So many photos but not the best selections. You search for modern farmhouse, sea side apartments come up. Photos repeat themselves. My last search of contemporary living room photo was a shot of a corner of wall, a counter with tray with liquor in it. I feel like the makers of this app are losing an edge. Perhaps they’re gaining one instead, the one I/design professionals don’t belong in.
  • Jan 24, 2021

    By Clare Sloggett
    I have really liked this app and its content. I used it casually for reading, not for posting. Recently though it's started popping up frequent splash screens nagging you to create an account. I'm not sure if this change is an accidental bug or a deliberate antifeature, but it's awful.
  • Mar 8, 2021

    By Jenna Oshman
    I have had this app for years and enjoyed it. Recently, I've found it to be so sluggish that it is bordering on pointless to use now. Hopefully they can fix the issues created with the last two updates.
  • Feb 1, 2021

    By Sameer Patil
    App just keeps on showing check your network connection when opened and doesn'twork..If there would have been network issue this comment wouldn't have got posted.
  • Great app, but updates have issues Nov 19, 2017

    By intensifi
    I’ve relied heavily on this app for inspiration for our remodel. However, recently the app has started behaving badly. When searching for a feature (say wainscoting), then trying to filter for the room, style, etc., the app forgets about the feature I’m searching for. It just shows all the rooms that meet the filter criteria. Also, when reviewing photos in search results, if I select to learn more about a photo, then close the photo details when I’m done, the app returns to the top of the search results, rather than the last photo viewed. If The search results have a few hundred photos, it’s extremely time consuming to try to figure out where I was. These bugs make the app significantly less useful. I’m starting to look for a replacement.
  • Merchandise fulfillment and delivery problems Oct 20, 2020

    By pigaroo100
    I have had problems with almost all of my four orders. The first was delivered at the opposite end of the house as requested in delivery instructions and hidden under a table, so not found for several days. The second was a standing lamp, which was missing the lampshade that was supposed to be included. The third was a pair of night table table lamps that turned out to be very low wattage outdoor lights, even though not specified as such, and not useful indoors. The fourth is a Pepper Mill that I have not yet tried using. Although I love the selection of merchandise as it appears on the website, I’ve had so many problems actually receiving what I ordered, that I probably will have to stop using Houzz.
  • I love Houzz but now the app is broken Nov 9, 2017

    By jspitts28
    I use Houzz on my phone all the time, but the last time I logged in I realized something small but very important has changed. When you search for an idea and scroll through photos, then tap on a photo that looks interesting, then tap on the the arrow that takes you back to photos, it refreshes to the top of the page!! Seriously?!? Sometimes I look through photos for a long time, and now I have to scroll scroll scroll just to get back to where I was in the photos list, if I can even find it. Definitely hinders usability in a major way. Plz fix.
  • Good but Photos glitch Nov 10, 2017

    By willwillwillwill
    Houzz has been a pretty good resource for ideas for a long time and has a decently useful app. However, recently I’ve noticed that when you swipe left while viewing a picture to go back to your photo search, it jumps ALL the way back to the top of all of this photos (instead of where you left off). This forces you to scroll all of the way back down to continue to Photos you haven’t seen. It didn’t seem like this was going to be a big deal, but it’s been frustrating enough to waste time on this review.
  • This is not AR Nov 19, 2017

    By RockNFknRoll
    This app doesn’t work at all like they make it appear. You don’t see smart AR furniture in your living room as if it’s really there, giving you an accurate sense of perspective and size. No, it just gives you a fixed perspective 2D clip art photo of the furniture and YOU have to guess what size it is as you shrink or enlarge the image. There is no AR technology to this that I can see. It’s literally like putting stickers on your photo. Maybe that can be useful to an extent but it’s not even close to what I thought I was getting based on the preview photos and descriptions.
  • Can’t download images Nov 3, 2019

    By Cb1016
    Houz tried to force you to use links and their site rather than saving images and doesn’t offer any “save image” option on the pictures. I have to take screenshots and even then it opens up a menu to try to force me to keep the image inside of Houzz which feels really shady. Put the users needs first and maybe people will end up wanting to share with your site but it’s obvious you aren’t so now my screenshots come along with a side of bad word of mouth advertising for Houzz.
  • Not what I expected. Apr 15, 2019

    By Firsttimedieter
    I was looking for an app that would help me draw and design a bathroom. This one just let me look at pictures of other peoples bathrooms and pick things I might want to buy from them. That’s not it all what I wanted to do. And now I’ve got designers and stop calling me. And I didn’t want that either. I already have a contractor. I just wanted to use one of those virtual design apps. And that’s with this one implied it was in the App Store. But it’s not that at all. It’s just a consumer site made into an app. I’m deleting it.
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By A. H.
    Used to love this app, but now the save button is missing when sharing a photo to an idea book-Making the app worthless for me now. Deleting.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By E88tball W1zard
    Cant create account! Put in email, then try to put in a new pass and hit enter, says 'invalid password'.
  • Unresponsive Jun 5, 2020

    By WordLover2013
    We placed an order on May 17 and got a confirmation that it would be shipped by May 22 and delivered by May 30. We ordered from Houzz vs another vendor because we could get the merchandise so soon. There was no indication on website or in our confirmation that there may be COVID-19 related delays like some companies have posted on their sites. Our delivery date passed and on May 24 I emailed Houzz asking for a status. Auto response said a response may be delayed 4-5 days due to COVID-19. I tried calling and was on hold forever and hung up. 5 days passed and no return email so I emailed again on May 30, the day we were supposed to receive our order. I asked for an order cancellation. It is now June 4 and I’ve still not received an email response but noticed my credit card got billed. I didn’t receive an email notification saying my order had been shipped, though I was promised one in my order confirmation email. I logged into Houzz and sure enough my order finally updated to “shipped.” We tried calling and using chat function and those are no longer being manned. We requested an order cancellation again, this time on the website because that was now a selection on the page. Order says it will be here by 6/11, well past the date when we needed it and it was delivered after we asked for cancellation. It doesn’t appear they are manning email either. I will not be shopping with Houzz again.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Greg Thompson
    This app is relentless about bombarding you with emails. The unsubscribe button never works. Do not activate an account with this app unless you want to hear from them at least every other day with marketing emails. It is very disturbing that after multiple requests to underscribe and even emailing their help contact they still are unresponsive and continue to bombard with unwanted emails.
  • Shipping from Houzz May 23, 2021

    By Kelorah9
    This is the worst company we have ever seen. We ordered two bedside lamps over a month ago and they still have not arrived. After three weeks of waiting, we inquired as to the delay. There were three flimsy excuses. First they said that they didn’t accept phone calls and would only have agent chat. This took 25 minutes to connect. Then the connection was lost. We connected once again and the first excuse was that they were sorry but the package got lost in transit and would be reshipped. Then after another week we got an email that said the package was damaged in transit and would be resent. Five days later the email was changed to say that due to COVID it was still sitting in the warehouse but they were pretty sure we should get it within 5 days. It showed the tracking progress and the warehouse is an hour and a half from our house. Can you tell me why it is taking 5 days for a package to travel 1 1/2 hours (60 miles)? This STINKS. The corporate office is in Palo Alto and I’m in Irvine, CA. I could have driven in one day. This is the MOST RIDICULOUS CARELESS COMPANY I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW THEY STAY IN BUSINESS.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Lindsey
    Tapped "sign in", entered my email, and then it asked for my password to sign up. I'm already signed up and was not able to sign in with my current account. Gave up and uninstalled the app without continuing and now I'm getting a ton of emails just from entering my email on their sign in/up page in the app.
  • Not for custom furniture builders Sep 25, 2019

    By rjhammy
    As a pro I spent $1200, I have 11 five star reviews, I’ve been in my field for 14 years and I received zero referrals from houzz. As a custom furniture builder houzz was a complete waste of money. I talked to other professionals in my area and they all agreed. None of them received referrals from houzz even though houzz assured me that they had. I’m sure it works for someone, but if you’re a craftsman don’t spend your money on this platform. I cannot recommend this to anyone unless you’re a consumer organizing and getting ideas. Also, contacting customer support trying to cancel my account I kept getting ghosted. They ignored my calls and emails. Winston was extremely unhelpful. I finally had to call my bank and explain how they were not living up to their side of the contract. Ended up getting some money back because others had this same experience. They finally contacted me and tried to send me to their collections 😂😂😂😂 once I explained the situation they left me alone. Horrible experience all around for an app I was really excited about.
  • WORST COMPANY, DO NOT SIGN UP WITH THEM Nov 19, 2019

    By AwesomeArchitect
    I have not received a single lead since the beginning of the service (in nearly 5 months), as opposed to what HOUZZ promised that there will be many “lead projects” they will send me every week. HOUZZ is absolutely the worst company, a total fraud company with very very poor customer service and all their representatives are liars and only good until signing up for the service the very first day. I did not even heard back from them the second day I paid $1188 to this company for their yearly membership that they called me strategically and tricked me to sign up for, until I had to reach out to them again myself a month later. This shows how terrible your company really is. I will make sure to inform all architects and other people in the building industry that I know to not sign up for any services with you, and I know a lot of them. I will share my horrible experience on all media platforms. With no regard or respect for a BS company and people like you. Remember that there is no difference between a thief stealing $1188 from me and you.
  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Leigh Beta
    Doesn't have to function it advertised. No planning function... it's just pretty photos to look at. Its basically pintrest
  • May 14, 2021

    By SHITAL SURYAWANSHI
    Couldn't even use this app as it's showing an error when i enter my name (asked to enter different value) which does not make any sense

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