We’ve curated six tips to help you navigate the infinite world of Pinterest when looking for inspiration and guidance for your historic home renovation. Go ahead, pin away! Check out the full list and more at http://savingplac.es/2smOTEF
  1. Know its limits (and yours).
    When you first start browsing, have in mind where you want to draw the line. Pinterest doesn’t know your budget—you do. Be conscious of how far you want to go with your renovation. (Photo credit: Person/Figment/Flickr/CC by NC ND 2.0)
  2. Celebrate what Pinterest does best.
    Think about the most efficient and effective way to organize your project. You can create one board for your reno or several for each element. That way you can quickly find what you’re looking for, saving you time and stress.
  3. Pin smart.
    Make sure to look at pins from reputable sources, like architecture firms, interior design companies, or experts in historic rehabilitation. While DIY boards can be fun to look at, you should rely on experts for your renovation and stick to methods that work best. (Photo credit: Apartment Therapy)
  4. Look for infographics.
    Because Pinterest is best used as a jumping-off point for putting your renovation into action, it will be most beneficial to accumulate pins that present relevant information in a clear (if simplified) manner. ArchDaily, for example, pins infographics that cover topics like building materials and architects in a clear, visual way.
  5. Use Pinterest to build your confidence.
    Pinterest has become a useful platform for preservation organizations, real estate companies, and licensed professionals to share resources. Because these people know what they’re doing, you can feel confident that you’re gleaning good information that won’t lead you down the wrong path.(Photo credit: Old House Online)
  6. Know when to stop.
    As wonderful and fun Pinterest is, it can sometimes turn into a rabbit-hole. You can spend all day on the site and the pins keep coming. Once you begin feeling comfortable with a direction to go and an idea of the people you need to talk to, log off. It’s time to bring your plans off the computer screen and into the real world.