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How Social Media Has Influenced Design and Decorating

Categories: News, Social Media | Posted: June 25, 2015

In recent years, the home design and decor industry has grown into one of the largest DIY sectors; and social media has played a vital role in generating this growth.

Social media has undisputedly changed the home design and decor industry. Websites like Pinterest & Houzz are being used by DIY homeowners and professional designers alike, offering global access to free resources, and allowing searchers to tap into amazing talent through social media conversations and groups. The days of flipping through sample books and design magazines, and watching DIY TV shows, are fading into obscurity.

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Pinterest has revolutionized the DIY idea market and its influence on home decor.

In fact, most of the popular home decor sites in the U.S. receive maximum referrals through Pinterest. And the Houzz website brings dozens of different styles of architecture right in your living room. From a simple DIY idea for your garage, to designing your entire apartment, Houzz has it all.

Social media is influencing our dream homes by changing the way we dream about them! For starters, social media has kindled an interest in aesthetics and design. People across the world now have access to incredible resources when designing their own living spaces. Social media, and its tools, let them experiment with colors, patterns and finishes – often for free. These sites have become THE place for people to draw inspiration and find ways to make their homes a manifestation of their personality.

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 2.15.12 PMProfessional designers, decorators and vendors appreciate the effects of social media, too. They get better interactions and opportunities using social media, and that feedback can be used to develop new products and services. They can reach out to people they never thought of before and access to their knowledge.

The professionals do have some qualms about the effects of Pinterest & Houzz, noting that there is no substitute for actual design expertise. While there is a time for crowdsourcing (creating something through online collaboration) and using social media as a sounding board, having a personal (i.e. live) interaction with a design professional is still the best way to get guidance for larger design projects. After all, most design professionals have years of training and experience that allow them to handle a variety of construction and design issues.

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Ivey Homes Makes it Easier to Own an Electric Vehicle

Categories: Energy Efficiency, News | Posted: June 18, 2015

As forward thinking home builders in Augusta, GA, we here at Ivey Homes are making it easier for our home buyers to live more “green.”  The state of Georgia is an electric vehicle (EV) friendly state and a top-rated market nationwide for electric and plug-in vehicles. Ivey is making the ability to charge your electric car at home more convenient by adding a 240 volt dedicated circuit to the garages of our new homes.

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Ivey Homes leads home builders in Augusta, GA by continuing to be an innovator in the industry and has made a commitment to our home buyers to build an iveyWise home that helps them live better and ultimately save them money. The new dedicated circuit is just a small step towards that goal.

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