We are excited to announce that Covermade products will soon be available on the Houzz.com marketplace!
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo.
How Houzz Started
Founded in 2009, Houzz has grown to an online community that is used by 30 million homeowners, and 700,000 home decor/remodeling professionals. Consumers love the site because they can click on and save thousands of different ideas for decorating, remodeling and renovating their homes and research and hire professionals. Houzz’s online marketplace also lets customers buy the products and home accessories they see from manufacturers.
Houzz was founded by a couple who was experiencing frustration as they remodeled and redesigned their home. They struggled to explain to the professionals they were working with what they were envisioning and what they really wanted. They tried clipping images out of magazines, but they couldn’t find enough of the right stuff. They thought there has to be a better way. (….I can definitely relate to that “why isn’t there a better way” feeling – that’s exactly how I felt about bed making!)
The couple began wondering why there wasn’t an easy-to-use internet platform where they could save all of their favorite designs, products and ideas for their home in one place. It seemed as though every other industry, aside from home design, seemed to be facilitating things for their customers via the internet. They came up with an idea for a site and called it Houzz. They tested the idea among a group of 20 parents from their kids’ schools. Long story short, Houzz has expanded all over the world, after receiving nearly $200 million in funding. The site now boasts 25 million unique site views per month. That’s A LOT of site views! Covermade products will be available on their site within the next week or so. In the meantime, please visit www.houzz.com to learn more.