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Interest in Pinterest?

27 April 2018

Whilst much has been written about both the benefits and disadvantages of the different forms of social media, it continues to be a hugely helpful resource for anyone considering a home improvement project and seeking some design inspiration.

Each of the main social platforms have their own characteristics and uses. From the most popular, Facebook, to the fast growing Instagram, these channels have become a part of our lives for the majority of us.

In terms of user numbers, Pinterest is not one of the so-called ‘big 3’ but according to research conducted at the beginning of this year by Statista, it actually ranks only behind Facebook and Twitter in terms of actual usage – and well ahead of YouTube or Google+, to name just two other popular social platforms.

Orangery inspiration for Listed Building

Orangery inspiration for Listed Building

Plenty of conservatories ideas or pins to save

Plenty of conservatories ideas or pins to save

We can certainly see the reason why: Pinterest is a great place to search for inspiration and ideas, which features some stunning photography in a format that allows you to save individual images (called Pins) and organise them into ‘Boards’ – a bit like a traditional mood board.

Here at David Salisbury, we’re finding our new customers are increasingly using Pinterest amongst the research they are undertaking when first considering extending their home. It is now fairly typical for a customer to have seen one of our adverts in a newspaper like The Times of Telegraph, or magazine like Homes & Gardens, as well as via a Facebook advert and then used Google to find our website.

Oak interiors feature on our oak Pinterest board

Oak interiors feature on our oak Pinterest board

Kitchen extensions very popular source of pins

Kitchen extensions very popular source of pins

Alongside this activity, Pinterest is allowing users to create their own mood boards of ideas for their project – this might include a conservatory or orangery manufacturer like David Salisbury, a new kitchen extension, ideas for a new floor or paint finishes and so on. 

In addition to Pinterest, the ever-popular Case Studies section remains a great source of inspiration for ideas for building extension projects, as this customer noted earlier this week: “I'm putting together a renovation budget for a Georgian property and would like to add an orangery, much like the stone built orangery in Kent featured in your Case Studies. I found you via a Pinterest search… your examples are by far the nicest I've seen and I've been online all morning…”

Wide collection of inspiring projects

Wide collection of inspiring projects

Including this delightful garden room project

Including this delightful garden room project

As it looks like being another wet weekend, why not take a moment to review some of our Pinterest boards? They’re usefully organised into Orangeries, Oak Extensions, Kitchen Inspiration and Conservatories, to name just a few.

There's plenty of examples of our award-winning timber structures – so time for more interest in Pinterest!

Posted under 'Company' by Barney on 27 April 2018

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