Houzz in the News: The Latest Press Coverage and Interviews
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Press Coverage

Check out some of our favorite Houzz stories and interviews here. For all press enquiries, please contact press@houzz.com.
"Houzz.fr, le site déco qui met en relation particuliers et professionnels"
Les Echos
December 2014 | View Article
"With rabid overseas demand, home design favorite Houzz looks to triple its international reach in 2015"
PandoDaily
December 2014 | View Article
"Houzz: the website that speaks the language of home improvement"
The Guardian
December 2014 | View Article
"The 50 Absolute Best iPad Apps"
TIME
November 2014 | View Article
"For 2.7 Million Home Designers, Houzz Is A Mighty Door-Opener"
Forbes
October 2014 | View Article
"Houzz Launches in Australia, Home Renovators Get Excited"
Mashable
August 2014 | View Article
"Houzz Launches A Localized Version To Renovate Australia's Home Design Market"
Forbes
August 2014 | View Article
"Online Community Houzz Officially Debuts Down Under"
Bloomberg TV
August 2014 | View Video
"Mary Meeker calls out Houzz for reinventing an industry vertical and for pulling "something off that many companies have aspired to do over the years but have not been able to.""
2014 Internet Trends Report
May 2014 | View Video
"In the 'Houzz': Natalie shares her favorite apps."
Today
March 2014 | View Article
"Houzz Launches Site Designer, Offers Free Websites for Home Professionals."
TechCrunch
February 2014 | View Article
"One of the most promising consumer-facing companies of this generation announced its overseas ambitions: Houzz has opened offices in Berlin, London, and Sydney."
PandoDaily
January 2014 | View Article
"Houzz has been transforming the $300 billion home remodeling and design industry in the US... today Houzz is announcing plans for new international growth and expansion."
CNBC
January 2014 | View Video
"Houzz, the fast-growing website and mobile app for all things home remodeling and design, today announced that it has opened offices in London, Berlin and Sydney."
TechCrunch
January 2014 | View Article
"Houzz's Adi Tatarko on Yahoo Weather, Dropcam, and what happens when her kids get a hold of her iPhone."
Vanity Fair
January 2014 | View Article
"After 12M Downloads, Houzz Launches Redesigned iOS App With Full Screen Images, Easier Navigation."
TechCrunch
December 2013 | View Article
"Houzz Helps You Make Your House a Home"
Mashable
December 2013 | View Article
"What makes the app more than just pretty pictures is the information that goes with each image. You can click to see the companies and people who worked on a project, ask questions about how they did certain things or where to find furniture or other products."
CNN
October 2013 | View Article
"Houzz CEO Adi Tatarko: 'You Can't Have It All And You Have To Live Peacefully With That Knowledge'"
Huffington Post
October 2013 | View Article
"A recent survey commissioned by Houzz, a home-remodeling and design website, shows how spending on high-end home projects can vary substantially by region"
Wall Street Journal
October 2013 | View Article
"Finding inspiration: The single best source is Houzz.com"
The Washington Post
September 2013 | View Article
"AnswerLab Honors Evernote, Flipboard, and Houzz as Examples of Game-Changing Tablet App User Experiences"
Digital Journal
September 2013 | View Article
"Adi Tatarko Of Houzz: “Bootstrapping Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Us”"
TechCrunch
September 2013 | View Article
"Houzz helps remodelers nail down their dreams"
San Francisco Chronicle
August 2013 | View Article
"There’s no better place to go than Houzz, the increasingly popular platform for finding ideas for your home remodeling projects and the professional that can realize them."
TechCrunch
July 2013 | View Article
"The A-to-Z of Home Remodeling and Design"
Bloomberg TV
June 2013 | View Video
"The CEO of Houzz on Attracting Investors"
The New York Times
June 2013 | View Article
"Hot interior design startup didn't have the usual beginnings."
Fortune.com
May 2013 | View Article
"Tauri decided we needed a design-build firm, so we went to Houzz. Everybody we interviewed we found on Houzz,” says Jonathan, 33, a vice president of finance for GE Healthcare."
The Dallas Morning News
May 2013 | View Article
"If I were starting to decorate my house now, I'd ditch the binder and just use Houzz."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 2013
"Over the last five years, nearly four in ten home improvement dollars have gone into kitchens and future spending is likely to follow the same trend, according to a recent survey by Houzz."
The Huffington Post
April 2013 | View Article
"... the company released a new survey on housing. It is the largest survey ever done on the U.S. remodeling industry."
CNBC
March 2013 | View Video
"Matthew Cunningham of Boston-based Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design knows why he’s smitten with Houzz.com."
Landscape Management Magazine
March 2013 | View Article
""I'm obsessed with this app already." - Natalie Moralies, co-host"
Today
March 2013 | View Video
"Houzz Will Save Your Home (and Perhaps Your Marriage)"
The Valley Girl Show
March 2013 | View Video
"...the service also offers a wide range of tools that aim to help design and remodeling professionals find new clients....The importance of Houzz in the home remodeling market continues to increase."
TechCrunch
March 2013 | View Article
"Houzz’s torrid growth comes down to the three C’s: Content, Commerce, and Community"
PandoDaily
March 2013 | View Article
"Online Start-Up Houzz Taps Tech to Reinvent Design Industry"
CNBC
January 2013 | View Article | View Video
"... the company is quickly disrupting the $300 billion home remodeling market by providing homeowners with inspiration for their projects and connecting them with the designers, architects and contractors who can turn their ideas into reality."
TechCrunch
January 2013 | View Article
"The Bay Area-based start-up has raised $35 million from existing investor Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital, and a new group of investors that include Yammer founder David Sacks, Kleiner Perkins’s Mary Meeker, NEA and GGV Capital."
AllThingsD
January 2013 | View Article
"Beyond the imagery, it’s worth noting that Houzz also brings real disruption to the market for architects, designers and contractors."
TechCrunch
December 2012 | View Article
"Top 100 websites of 2012 - Houzz is "house porn" at its best. What's more, it's a community of people who are interested in or looking to redesign a home or landscape."
PCMag.com
December 2012 | View Article
"One outfit has its finger on the pulse of remodeling-minded homeowners..."
Barron's
December 2012 | View Article
"A photo-driven site that’s become the poster-child of the post-recession renovation frenzy."
TIME
November 2012 | View Article
"To help Jannsen visualize her ideas, Renee compiled aspirational design photos into a digital scrapbook on the Web site houzz.com..."
The Washington Post
November 2012 | View Article
"Houzz, a freebie app that is as amazing as it is useful and will help you immensely . . . amazing because Houzz makes all other catalogs look as stale and dated as those old thick paper catalogs from Sears and Roebuck."
MacObserver
November 2012 | View Article
"Houzz is the new way to remodel your home, the 21st century way to do things using community and technology."
Bloomberg tv
October 2012 | View Video
"A veritable gold mine for those searching for inspiration, that enables users to ask questions of designers from around the world."
Atlantico (France)
September 2012 | View Article
"Nationwide, the average cost of a kitchen remodel or addition, according to Houzz.com survey data, is $27,000."
The Street
September 2012 | View Article
"With Houzz, we've very quickly been noticed by thousands of members, and many of them are on the site because they are planning to start a remodeling project and are looking for inspiration."
Remodeling Magazine
September 2012 | View Article
"According to a recent poll conducted by home remodeling website Houzz, 52 percent of respondents pointed to the table as the homework hangout so parents can "keep an eye on progress.""
Sacramento Bee
September 2012 | View Article
"Forward-thinking and fast-growing, an upstart website is revolutionizing the way we see our homes"
Architectural digest
September 2012 | View Article
"Canadians are prodigious decorators and renovators. Just take a peek at Houzz.com. The site, which contains a massive database of home-design ideas..."
National Post
August 2012 | View Article
"The app is optimized for Retina display, so you have the opportunity to experience some amazingly crisp images if you own a Retina iPhone or iPad."
Macworld/Computerworld
July 2012 | View Article
"Couple shares wisdom of remodeling with Houzz site"
San Francisco Chronicle
June 2012 | View Article
"Houzz, in particular, presents an excellent model for how a high degree of user engagement can result in premium local search results."
Search Engine Watch
June 2012 | View Article
"Who's got the fairest kitchen of all? Houzz.com offers one way of seeing the aspirational look of the moment -- the most envy-inducing arrangement of countertops, cabinets and bling.."
LA Times
June 2012 | View Article
"Mobile users can download apps so information that they are interested in is delivered to them. So, if one is interested in décor, he/she downloads Houzz."
Forbes
June 2012 | View Article
"As fewer homeowners plan to sell, remodeling focuses on personal preference, not return on investment."
Las Vegas Review Journal
June 2012 | View Article
"Design Fans Feel at Home with Houzz"
Chicago Tribune
April 2012 | View Article
"Professional Decorating Ideas in the Houzz - Service Brings Consumers and Designers Together Through Sample Rooms and Social Networking"
Wall Street Journal
April 2012 | View Article | View Video
"Houzz Proud: The Home That Inspired the Web Site Houzz"
New York Times
March 2012 | View Article
"The commercial benefits aren’t just for furniture makers and other brands that pay Houzz to advertise their products. The site helps small business owners broaden their reach beyond their local area."
Bloomberg Businessweek
March 2012 | View Article
"Houzz is great... and the best news is you can get hooked up with the designer, architect, contractor or specialist who did the work and ask them questions."
Today
February 2012 | View Video
"The first on my list of best apps for home improvement aspirants, Houzz, is also one of the rare nongaming apps with an average iTunes rating of five stars, after thousands of reviews, and the ratings are well deserved."
New York Times
January 2012 | View Article
"The site now offers more options for sharing through social media, as well as virtual price tags on certain items - a lamp, for example, or a love seat in a living-room setting - that will direct a user to a place where those items can be purchased."
AllThingsD
December 2015 | View Article
"Users can now tap on tags in images to learn more about items and where-to-buy information."
InStyle
November 2011
"The holy grail of all things design... Houzz's database is incomparable, the app is easy to use and the design is comprehensive."
AppStorm
October 2011 | View Article
"If you're in need of some good design inspiration for your child's bedroom, Houzz Kids' Rooms is a great place to start."
Parenting
October 2011 | View Article
"As a launching platform for your decorating project, or just as idle inspiration while daydreaming about your next one, Houzz is practically a bottomless well of inspiration at the tip of your swiping fingers."
Wall Street Journal
September 2011 | View Article
"Houzz.com provides a wealth of information on remodeling and redecorating... includes a plethora of articles relating to design. You can even submit a question to their Q&A section to get personalized help."
The Kim Komando Show
September 2011
"This app will stoke your imagination. Houzz provides access to more than 100,000 photos of interiors, sortable by room, style or location. It also has contractor directories for over 50 metropolitan areas."
Architectural Digest
September 2011
"Houzz is bringing the process into the digital age by creating a database of more than 170,000 home design photos sorted by room, style and geographic location."
Mashable
August 2011 | View Article
"The Wikipedia of interior and exterior design."
CNN
June 2011 | View Video
"Even better, set up an account on Houzz.com and create an 'ideabook' online. You'll find a nearly endless portfolio of excellent ideas for your swipe file there that you and your architect can both contribute to and comment on."
The Mercury News
April 2011 | View Article
"Perhaps the largest database of ideas... new ideas to transform your home with a few simple tricks. [originally in Italian]"
LA STAMPA
February 2011 | View Article
"Ten of the best Apps for Home and Property: Houzz - a US app with more than 68,000 photographs of inspirational house interiors."
The Daily Telegraph
February 2011 | View Article
"For those who are short on design ideas and in need of some inspiration to get this year's room re-do underway, Houzz Interior Design Ideas is ideal. Whether you're looking for what's hot in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, or even London or Hong Kong, Houzz Interior Design Ideas has got you covered."
AppCraver
January 2011 | View Article
"English creates 'idea books,' or files of images, for his clients to review with Houzz, a free phone app that contains more than 70,000 photos of rooms, homes and landscape projects. Having the images to refer to helps clients articulate more clearly their likes and dislikes, he said."
Associated Press
January 2011
"browse interior design ideas by style, room or location... once users have found an interior design idea they like the idea can then be saved and shared with others."
The Independent
December 2010 | View Article
"So far users have created more than 130,000 ideabooks. Homeowners can tag items, share photos with friends, or find designers to work with. Professionals, including contractors, architects, and designers, can upload photos to create their own portfolios and find new clients."
TUAW
November 2010 | View Article
"Houzz appears to be a decent idea that's been executed well."
TechCrunch
November 2010 | View Article
"The online equivalent of clipping decor inspiration from magazines... browse more than 40,000 images submitted by interior decorators, architects and design-minded users (filter by space, style and more), then save them in your virtual idea book."
REAL SIMPLE
September 2010
"So long scrapbooks and online bookmarks! Thanks to the new Houzz app for iPad, you now have a digital place to sort, save and share your favorite home design ideas... But beware: Like candy for design addicts, once you start perusing the Houzz pages, it can be hard to stop. Consider yourself warned."
shelterpop.Aol.Living
August 2010
"So far my favorite real estate app for the iPad is called Houzz. Houzz.com is a site where interior decorators and home design professionals share their various works and you can browse through their online catalog for ideas... The search options are endless and the browsing is entertaining. The photo quality is top notch and fills up the entire iPad screen... It's basically a dreaming app for your iPad which may potentially cost me a few hundred extra dollars as my home may have some unexpected new decor being added to it (thanks a lot, Houzz)."
COLDWELL BANKER
May 2010 | View Article
"Site we're psyched about: houzz.com - Love room porn and stockpiling design ideas? Sounds like you've got a fever and the only prescription is Houzz.com. An online community for architects, designers and decor aficionados... Three cheers for the encyclopedia of room porn!"
shelteriffic
May 2010 | View Article
"With more than 30,000 photos, the Houzz application has one of the most comprehensive collections of home design images on the iPad. In addition, there are also more than 25,000 helpful 'ideabooks' with articles about how you can improve the design of your house and helpful home design tips. See something that catches your eye? Just add it to your virtual idea book for offline viewing."
The Independent
May 2010 | View Article
"To be honest, it's a tad difficult to describe the interior-design-obsessed website houzz.com. It is a bit of everything from inspiration to design notebook, to videos, to blog, to addiction -- in a good way. Have a design question? Post it along with any photos and, presto, you'll get advice from others. A new iPad app has also been launched so you can search, save, mark as a favorite -- basically access inspiration anywhere."
The Oregonian
May 2010 | View Article
"'For the iPad, Apps With Their Own Wow Factor' - a digital look book for interior-decorating ideas... allowing you to search and save certain looks for offline access or sharing with others."
Wall Street Journal
April 2010 | View Article
"The images are uploaded by users -- homeowners, professional designers, contractors, landscape artists, and architects. Just click on the image you like and save it to your own Ideabook. You can create different themes for your own book and tag the photos where you want to save them. I went straight to my favorite subject, DIY, and browsed around some of the other links, and created my own Ideabook. I'm just getting started, though. It's quite an addictive site."
San Francisco Chronicle
March 2010 | View Article
"If you are a professional you will put this site to excellent use since you can create a portfolio and spread your name around quite easily. In that sense, the site caters for every single person involved in the industry, and provides them with a platform that can but elicit fruitful relationships."
KillerStartups
January 2010 | View Article
"One of Home and Living's favorite websites"
examiner.com
January 2010 | View Article
"If you like interior design, this Web site, Houzz, can be addicting. Several search filters -- style, space, metro area -- ease navigation through the thousands of photos and ideas found here."
Oregonian
December 2009 | View Article
"It's the Flickr of design idea sites"
The Washington Post
March 2009 | View Article
"beautiful photographs of homes, decor and interior design"
examiner.com
March 2009 | View Article
"facebook for interiors"
Apartment Therapy
February 2009 | View Article
"Better than that, they have a section where you can create your own Ideabook, browser button included!"
Design Public
February 2009 | View Article