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Up and Running with Pinterest

Planning a home remodel


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Up and Running with Pinterest

with Justin Seeley

Video: Planning a home remodel

If you're anything like my wife and I, you are always looking for ways to improve the way your house looks and so Pinterest is a great way to aggregate all of that inspiration for your next home-remodeling project as well. I have got a sample board here created called Home Remodel. Let's take a look at that now. I'll click on the board name, and it takes me here. You can see that all of these different things are corresponding to what I might want in my home-remodeling project. For instance, here is an example of what I might want our kitchen to look like. I've also got an example of what I want the wood flooring to look like.

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Up and Running with Pinterest
1h 13m Beginner Aug 29, 2012 Updated Mar 18, 2013

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Pinterest is a social media tool that allows you to bookmark content around the web in a visually pleasing arrangement. In this course, author Justin Seeley illustrates the basics of setting up and managing a Pinterest account and explores ideas for finding inspiration. Fill out your profile, add friends, and start pinning. Discover how to share activity on Facebook and Twitter, add your own image and video pins, and plan for activities like a wedding or vacation. The course also covers pinning on the go with the iOS and Android apps.

Topics include:
  • Setting up a new account
  • Finding friends
  • Understanding boards and pins
  • Following other users
  • Creating and editing boards
  • Rearranging and deleting boards
  • Following proper pinning etiquette
  • Aggregating inspiration or ideas
  • Browsing and purchasing gifts
Subjects:
Business Online Marketing Social Networks SEO
Software:
Pinterest
Author:
Justin Seeley

Planning a home remodel

If you're anything like my wife and I, you are always looking for ways to improve the way your house looks and so Pinterest is a great way to aggregate all of that inspiration for your next home-remodeling project as well. I have got a sample board here created called Home Remodel. Let's take a look at that now. I'll click on the board name, and it takes me here. You can see that all of these different things are corresponding to what I might want in my home-remodeling project. For instance, here is an example of what I might want our kitchen to look like. I've also got an example of what I want the wood flooring to look like.

But it's not just these big details. You can get as detailed as you want. For instance, I have got this here to talk about the small tiles that might be going on the countertops. I've even got appliances that I've taken. So, we like this refrigerator, or the stove, these bar stools that happen to come from IKEA. Here is a picture that's not necessarily referencing anything in particular. It's actually a shot of these two people, but I like the cabinets behind them. So I've pinned this there and said, "I'd love for our cabinets to look something like this." And there's also a hammer here. This might be something that pops up after the remodel, because as you can see, I've got it labeled as Here's the hammer that my wife threw at my head after I put a huge hole in the guest bathroom wall! So you can do all kinds of creative things using the Pinterest system to help you on any project: home remodeling, office remodeling, whatever it might be. You can find images online, sites like IKEA and Home Depot, and then pin all of those in one single place.

You don't have to go to all of these different websites over and over and over again; just take the links to the content that you want to find, aggregate them into a site like Pinterest, and then you'll have all of them in one single place where you and your wife, or whoever might be helping you plan this remodeling project, can go, look at everything you've got, and then sort of sift through everything until you get exactly what you want. Then you comprise a list, take that to the home improvement store, or wherever it is you might be buying the stuff. It'll be so much easier once you have a nice clean list to work from, knowing exactly what you want and knowing exactly what you don't want as well.

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Q: This course was updated on 3/18/2013. What changed?
A: This is a limited update to keep the course current with recent changes to Pinterest. Justin identified four updates, which are covered in Chapter 6, "Using Pinterest on the Go":

1. Secret boards
2. Business account features
3. Minor app changes and refinements
4. Using Pinterest on mobile devices
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