Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World
Madison, WI , January 17, 2018 – DC Interiors & Renovations of Madison, WI has won “Best Of Customer Service, on Houzz ®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The local interior design firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2018” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
"The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise."
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, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com .
A professional interior design adds value to a one room modification or a whole home renovation. Industry research shows that more people than ever are looking for design ideas, not just new hardware. Personalized design and proper planning is the glue that holds a renovation plan together.
Even a general contractor that specializes in remodeling, works more as a project manager, listening to your ideas, and finding the easiest way to complete your project. They do not consider your lifestyle, personal taste or offer other options but they are ready to bid your project. Without a concrete plan to bid from you don’t know you are really getting.
An experienced design/build company will work to understand your style, the efficiencies you’re looking for and then provide “What if options” to create what’s best suited to your needs and lifestyle. A working knowledge of how to build a new kitchen or bathroom isn’t enough. The design process includes understanding how you and your family will use the space and what you expect from it.
Two Interior Design Myths – Busted!
Myth number one – “All they do is pick pretty colors, fancy furnishings and accessories.” While they do that, there’s much more they provide to their clients.
The design/build professionals at DC Interiors & Renovations are skilled at producing technical drawings, including the latest in 3D drawings. They are the primary point of contact as they are the designers, project managers and general contractors. After design, selections are approved and drive the process – including making sure all required permits are obtained. A daily routine can include selecting materials like flooring, counter tops, cabinets, paint color, tile, furniture and décor. While constantly working to keep everyone progressing toward a precise deadline.
Myth number two – “Professional designers are too expensive, I know what I like and can do it myself.” A home remodeling project has to be measured in more than dollars. The bottom line is the value it represents to you, the homeowner. When it is everything you dreamed of, and more, then it is worth every penny. If not, cutting corners isn’t worth it. Working with a trained interior designer is excellent insurance against surprises as the project progresses. Veteran designers know how to avoid pitfalls and foresee potential problems. Not only do designers have access to planning tools others don’t, they’re on top of the latest trends and newest materials. Their expertise can save a lot of time, money and frustration.
Where do you start the process? Once you’ve determined the space to get the facelift, there are several basic steps to follow: