4_Social_Media_Resources_for_Kitchen_Brainstorming1Voltaire once said that originality is nothing but judicious imitation.

Imitation follows information. The more ideas you expose yourself to, the better you’ll understand how to use what has worked for others in the past to help you achieve your goals.

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, there is a wealth of information available that can provide inspiration for your project. Whether you fall in love with a color, a layout, or a style, you have the opportunity to imitate that idea or even put your unique twist on it to make it more personal to your home.

There are plenty of resources to pull ideas from, but one that is often overlooked is social media.

Here are four social media platforms that can help you discover the next step for your kitchen project.


Houzz.com offers hundreds of thousands of kitchen pictures. Pictures can be sorted by style, location, budget, different appliances, and other criteria to narrow your search parameters to get the best results. Houzz also has some insightful articles that can help get your mind working in the right direction. For anyone considering a kitchen remodeling project Houzz.com is a great place to kick-off that process.


As the largest and most popular social media site Facebook is a great place to connect with contractors and kitchen brands. Just about every company has a page with photos of their products and recent work. Facebook also has more of a casual style that allows for companies to display their personality. By checking out a company’s facebook page you can decide if it’s a company that you see as a fit for your project.


Going to http://www.pinterest.com/kitchenideas/ opens up a world of kitchen possibilities. From Kitchens of the Day to Popular Pins you will have no problem finding a board that addresses what you’re looking for in your next kitchen. The ability to find examples of what you’re going for and the level of creativity in some of the designs make Pinterest a must use resource.


Twitter lacks the visual benefit of the other social media platforms, but Twitter is often the best way to interact with a brand. Whether a company publishes a new blog post, releases a new product, or advertises a special sale, their twitter account is likely to alert you to these updates. If you’re looking for visual examples and photos, the other social media sites are probably where you should focus your attention, but don’t underestimate the benefit of Twitter.

It’s easy to take social media for granted and think of it as a convenient way to stay in touch with friends and family. The truth is, you can also use social media to improve your decision making and discover new ideas.

And you never know which idea could be the one that helps you find the originality you want embodied in your new kitchen.