Design Inspiration for Remodeling Projects

Remodeling projects increase the value of your home and improve your quality of life by providing a more comfortable, beautiful and functional space.

Some lucky people know exactly what they want. For everyone else, a little design inspiration is needed to bring dreams to reality.

Below is a list of our favorite sources of home improvement inspiration.


Visit to browse home remodeling and design projects from around the world. Set up an account to save the ideas you love into handy folders. Whether you are looking for ideas for a new kitchen or a laundry room makeover, HOUZZ has millions of photos to inspire you.


If you have never used Pinterest, be warned – it is addictive! Pin ideas from around the web to your remodeling board and share them with friends and family for instant input.


More than just inspiring pictures, HouseBeautiful gives valuable advice from designers about trends, design tips from the pros, and how to avoid remodeling pitfalls.


Pick up the magazines at the newsstand or check out their websites for a wealth of stories, projects and advice on home design and remodeling. Architectural Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, Elle Décor and Dwell are our top reads.


When you are planning a remodeling project, watching TV counts as research. So grab a pen, paper, and the remote control, and settle in to watch your favorite HGTV and DIY Network shows.

Matt Mierek

Model homes, stores, and showrooms

The displays at home improvement centers, plumbing and kitchen showrooms, flooring centers and anywhere else you can see displays. Touring model homes and open houses is a practical way to get ideas.

Ask Matt Mierek

AptitudeDesign & Build’s founder Matt Mierek has the experience to help bring your vision to reality. With many years of residential construction under his tool belt, he knows what can and cannot be done, what works and what does not.

AptitudeDesign & Build is the partner you need for all your remodeling projects.