All About Houzz

Whozz on Houzz?

So, you Tweet on Twitter, Hangout on Google+ Hangouts, and Pin on Pinterest. I won't even ask about Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, or Blab. But are you on Houzz? If not, why not? For those engaged in the design community, with over 35 million unique views per month, Houzz could become your #1 source of new business!

Houzz

Here's how Houzz describes its business:

Houzz has built a marketplace for home products and professional services. By integrating content, community and commerce, and by bringing all industry players together (service providers, homeowners, manufacturers, brands, etc.), Houzz has created an ecosystem for home renovation and design.

If you're business is related to architecture, home building, home renovation, improvement, or design, then Houzz could easily become your best social media tool. Houzz has a very holistic approach to the industry and to running a social platform. Here are the fundamental elements of the Houzz business model:

  • Photo Database
  • IdeaBooks
  • Editorial Content
  • Professional Directory

Though Houzz started as a mobile app, and still gets extraordinary wide use in the mobile environment, Houzz has become the overall largest website and online community in the home design, decorating, and improvement industry regardless of platform.

If you're already using Houzz, please leave us a note in the comments section describing your Houzz experience. How long have you been on Houzz? How are you using Houzz? Are you making new connections, getting views, engaging with contemporaries in your field? Share your experiences with us. We'd love to hear from you.


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D-I-Y Appliance Repair

Tips on Fixing Your Own Appliances

Appliance Repair Advice

Having more than just a few years in appliance sales, I've often had the impulse to do some minor repairs on my own appliances. It never went well. For example, replacing a refrigerator door gasket seemed like an easy job, but in my case it turned into a nightmare. Did you know that in the process of replacing a gasket, you may have to remove and re-install both the door and the door liner? Not a fun experience. Here are some tips to save you time and money:

1. Be certain of your diagnosis.

What's the problem? Refrigerator not cooling. This can be many things. If your use and care manual doesn't help, you might be able to get a repair manual and/or a parts list from your nearby appliance parts house. It's not always possible, but it is so much better if you know what needs to be fixed or replaced before you start taking things apart.

2. Learn what you need to do before you begin.

Review online help pages and videos that demonstrate the process. There are many YouTube videos by appliance service companies and appliance manufacturers demonstrating common repairs.

3. Assemble the necessary parts and tools in advance.

Nobody wants to remove a refrigerator and freezer door, only to find out that there is a broken plastic part on the hinge assembly that also needs to be replaced, and by the way, the part is on backorder. Order all the parts you might need, just in case.

4. Clear your work area in advance.

If you're working in the kitchen, at a minimum you'll need a floor mat, a few small boxes or trays for saving screws, bolts, clips or other small parts that need to be re-attached later, and a place to put large parts such as doors, etc. Make a list so you know the order in which you removed parts, and can replace them in the reverse order. In some cases, its better to remove the appliance from the kitchen entirely and take it out to a workshop or garage if you have this option.

5. Have a backup plan.

If you get stuck, be ready to call a friend for help, use the nearby coin laundry until that backordered part arrives, and as always… count on your friends at Arizona Wholesale Supply to save the day with a new appliance!


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Shopping for appliances, floor coverings, or window treatments

The best way to shop for your dream kitchen

Internet, phone, email, or in person?

Dream Kitchen

Shopping on the internet.

If you're just getting started and are in the information gathering phase, the internet can be an excellent place to begin. There is a need to be cautious, however. First, make sure that you are looking at current data. When information is posted on the internet it stays there until removed. You may be looking at appliance reviews, model numbers and prices that were posted years ago. In addition, there are unscrupulous, fly-by-night operators on-line that will try to suck you in with unbelievable deals. Beware! Independently confirm with a reliable source what you find on the internet from unfamiliar or suspicious sources. If you deal with Arizona Wholesale Supply Company (AWS), you're working with a company that has been in business since 1944. On the Arizona Wholesale Supply website, you can get information about the best quality product lines and brands that are available, at the lowest possible prices. And you can research specific appliance models using the convenient AWS online catalog.

Working by telephone.

If you have a question about availability of a product or need to check dimensions, a phone call is often the quickest and best way to get an answer. If you live far away from a showroom, sometimes a sales associate can walk you through parts of the selection process by using a combination of phone appointments, and emails.

Exchanging emails.

E-mail is now being used extensively to send information back and forth such as: spec sheets, photos, illustrations, drawings, links to material, and anything that needs to be accessed either visually or written out. E-mail is a great tool to share information quickly.

In-person visits.

If you're outfitting your dream kitchen, at some point you'll want to see and touch the product. Appliance and flooring suppliers have upgraded their showrooms over the years, and will welcome your visit. When you get to the point where you need to sit down with a consultant for some professional help, you should call for an appointment. Make a list of all your questions, gather all your clippings, photos, dimensions, and diagrams, and try to provide your sales consultant with the information that she will need to help you choose well.

ENJOY the process. Creating a new kitchen can be an exciting and fulfilling experience – make the most of it. Call the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply to begin the journey.

Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

Arizona Wholesale

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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