Shar­ing and Set­ting Lim­its

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Once you’ve pop­u­lated your Pin­ter­est boards or Houzz ide­abooks, share them with your de­signer or ar­chi­tect. They will be a won­der­ful jumping-off point for cre­at­ing the per­fect house for you.

Be­ware: Both Pin­ter­est and Houzz present heap­ing help­ings of eye candy, which can be a bless­ing or a curse. Users can eas­ily spend hours mov­ing from photo to photo, board to board. You might want to in­ten­tion­ally limit the time you spend on the site, or de­cide to stop look­ing at pho­tos of a cer­tain item—fire­places, for in­stance—after you’ve cho­sen that spe­cific item to avoid end­less sec­ond-guess­ing.

Although it’s tempt­ing to feel like the sky’s the limit on­line, Ster­chi rec­om­mends a dose of re­al­ity. “First de­ter­mine what your needs are, how the struc­ture will look and feel and what you want to invest.”

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