Best Apps & Websites for Kitchen Design
If you've never heard of Pinterest, be prepared to discover your new favorite app. Pinterest is a design search heaven. In order to use Pinterest, you must create an account. But don't worry! It's easy to create and simple to use.
As you can see on our kitchen design Pinterest account, you can create Pinterest "boards". These are like folders where you can categorize different areas of your kitchen that you want to focus on.
In this shot you can see some of our "pins" from some Before & After kitchen remodel projects.
When you see something you like, you simply click on the "pin" button and it will add it to your board. You can even add a note about what you liked about it. This is one of our favorite ways to organize and find new ideas for kitchen design, kitchen cabinets, new and exciting appliances and trends in kitchen design.
Houzz is a really amazing website that offers some top-notch home design articles as well as thousands of photos of beautiful show homes from around the world.
We have a Houzz pro account that you can see here, but home owners can create accounts as well. You can create Ideabooks, leave & read reviews for location home professionals, and ask questions in their forums. It's an excellent resource for first time home remodelers and for anyone not certain which route they want to take with their new kitchen design or kitchen construction.
If you see a kitchen designer pro whose work you absolutely love then you can contact them through Houzz or follow the links to their website to contact them about getting work done. It's a fun and awesome site to use.
HGTV has great recommendations from picking the right countertops to choosing matching plates and how to care for all of it. There's a lot of ideas to get on HGTV and plenty of colorful and professionally done images to go with the ideas. One of the best things is that their articles all feature a handy Pinterest Pin button. This makes it very easy to collaborate what pages you love and will want to revisit later.
Evernote is a wonderful app that lets you write notes, save links, and create "notebooks" so you can keep your thoughts and ideas organized. It's great for coming up with ideas for your kitchen remodel because it gives you a place to put all sorts of media, including photos, articles and links to websites into one handy note.
You can view these notes on any device so you can pull up your favorite photos on your iPhone using the Evernote app while you're out and about town.
See a great display at Lowe's? Take a photo and add it to your Evernote for future reference. Have a friend recommend a great website for the best kitchen appliances? Add that link to your "Appliances" note so you can refer to it later.
You can share your notes with your family so that everyone can add their thoughts or input as well.
When you're considering having your kitchen remodeled, getting a good idea of what kitchen you'll love most can help us design the best kitchen for you. Hopefully these apps and websites will help get you started on the awesome and exciting trip of designing your dream kitchen! We hope to talk to you soon.