Why Winter is the Perfect Time to Get Online and Plan Your Deck

If you’re an outdoor junkie being cooped up inside all winter long while you watch your yard waste away can be excruciating. Thankfully, the Internet can bring all your landscaping and deck projects right to your desktop. Now is the perfect time to start getting all your ideas together for the spring.

Two tools that can help you during the downtime are Pinterest and Houzz.

Pin Ideas Up on Pinterest

Pinterest has really taken off in the last few years as the idea of sharing and organizing through images has caught on. It’s kind of like a more visual bookmarking system. Users can create a board and pin things to it that they find around the web. Every little detail from the lighting to the décor can be added and you won’t have to worry about finding it again. Make multiple boards to keep your pins organized by theme, project or product. You can even make group boards to share your pins and ideas with others.

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When it comes to outdoor projects there are so many ways to do just about anything that the inspiration can be overwhelming. Keeping all you ideas together on a dream deck board will help you put things in order and move the project forward. With Pinterest you’ll never forget a link to something you loved, and you can even follow other pros and deck enthusiasts to get their pins delivered into your feed.

Check out the Timbertown Austin Pinterest page for examples and inspiration!

Use Houzz to Go from Idea to Ideal Deck

Houzz was developed specifically for weekend warriors that love designing, remodeling and creating their own unique surroundings. There are tons of tools and a community of like-minded homeowners that are eager to share ideas, advice and feedback. There are also a number of professional members, like Timbertown Austin, that are happy to answer questions and provide their expert opinion.

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To get started create an ideabook for your deck project. Here you can add images that you find in the extensive Houzz database, write notes and even share the project with others. When you find a picture you like you can even reach out to the professional that posted the pic to ask them about the project. It’s also a great way to find professionals to work with in your area.

Take a look at the Timbertown Austin Houzz account for examples of how to use this online tool and the handy mobile apps for the iPad and iPhone.

When you’re stuck inside during winter put that time to good use by gearing up for your warm weather deck projects. By March you’ll be ready to hit the ground running.

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