Houzz at its essence is a community of people who are passionate about home design. Many of our readers will have already used Houzz but may be unsure about the history of Houzz and its rising popularity. While its main user base is in the United States, other markets such as the UK and Australia are starting to see large growth.

The internet is built on communities, and before Alon Cohen and Adi Tatarko founded Houzz in 2009, there was no community for people passionate about home design. The husband and wife team came up with the idea for Houzz after having difficulty finding inspiration when redesigning their own home. Houzz’s expansion has been helped by the well-timed financing they received as the company was growing.

Check out this infographic from Half Price for more information on the growth of the world’s biggest home design platform.

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