Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2013 by Will Hagle
Porch is designed to connect homeowners and professionals, ensuring your project is done in the best manner possible.
When working on a home improvement project, the best inspiration comes from practical examples. You may like the look of your friend’s new bathroom floor, prompting a desire to put in a similar tile floor in your own home (without stealing the entire design, of course). Or you may simply want to work with the same professional that made your friend(s)’ house(s) look so good. Porch is a website that allows you to do it from the comfort of your living room; you can view home improvement projects that have been completed by your friends and neighbors, as well as reviews of home service professionals. Best of all: it doesn’t cost anything to use.
Aside from the powerful tool of friend-and-neighbor-based reviews of professionals, Porch has a whole arsenal of services that make the process of home improvement much easier. The site displays before and after pictures from spaces that have been transformed by your friends or your neighbors. This allows you to see just how much the professional in charge of the project actually did. The site also has a feature that lets you plan your budget, adjusting based on the prices of objects in photos that you view. All of the data on the site is organized via tags — if you want to install a marble countertop in your kitchen for instance, you can easily access a list of the best marble countertops in your network. A wise man once said “Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.” Your home project should be like a work of art, so head over to porch for inspiration and information.