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How to Use Houzz, Pinterest and Etsy to Personalize Your Custom Home

Are you looking for ways to personalize your beautiful New Home in Jacksonville Beach? There are new ways to help you get inspired. Instead of flipping through endless magazines and catalogs check out  a few online resources like, Houzz, Pinterest  and Etsy to get your creative juices flowing!

Houzz has brought together architecture, design, decorating, landscape and home improvement into an online clipboard.  Houzz let’s you scour millions of photos by browsing different rooms, styles and products.  As you find design ideas you like, you can add them to your own personal “ideabooks.”  Let’s say you want to look for white kitchen cabinets.  You can then select a particular room, say the “Kitchen,” and location, like “Jacksonville.”  This will give you over 400 different ideas of Kitchens with White Cabinets in Jacksonville, Florida, which helps you visually see what is popular today!

Pinterest, is a virtual “Pin” board that allows users to search, save, and organize ideas from recipes to home décor ideas. Because it is a virtual bulletin board you are able to access it from almost anywhere. You can follow other users to get ideas or just to get inspired. The best part is you get to create and label your own boards based on your interests.  For example, you can create a “pin” board labeled “Guest Bath Organization” and pin pictures of decorating ideas, color schemes, and organizational tips from other sites and fellow pinners.

Etsy is perfect f you are looking for actual items to customize your new home with. Etsy is an e-commerce website devoted to vintage and handmade items such as art, jewelry, home décor, craft supplies, food, etc. Etsy offers custom and handmade items to make your New Home in Jacksonville Beach uniquely you. Are you looking for a personalized fall wreath for your door, a handmade cutting board for your kitchen, or vintage shelving for your home office? You can find it all and more on Etsy. Sellers accept almost all major credit cards as well as paypal and if you have questions you are able to email the seller directly.

Whether you looking for inspiration or looking to buy items, Houzz, Pinterest and Etsy have smartphone apps that allow you to pin and purchase whenever you may be!

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This post was written by Glenn Layton Homes

One of Glenn Layton Homes’ proudest moments was opening the doors to the HGTV Smart Home 2013! Join us as we take a look back on the most memorable spaces inside this coastal dream home.


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