Digs by Zillow Will Drive You Insane With Home Design Envy – iPad App Review

Zillow Digs LogoIf you are looking for inspiration for remodeling your kitchen or putting in a new pool, Digs by Zillow has plenty of beautiful images, styles, and cost estimates for you to browse through.

This app is perfect for inspiring ideas for decoration, design, and complete remodels. You can check out different areas of the house for practically any budget and filter the images by design style, budget and spaces.

For example, you could look at bathrooms with an art deco style that cost somewhere between $15,000 and $25,000. If the price is too high, reset your filter to “Budget” and check out see bathroom designs that cost about $10,000.

If you see something you really like, add it to your “Digs.” You can create different categories for your Digs. If you are thinking about adding a pool, or just like looking at them, create a category for “Pools that I Want to Drown In.”

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While Digs is a design inspiration app, it is also a social app. When you first open it, you’ll be asked to log into Facebook or create a Zillow account. This isn’t necessary, but it is the only way you can follow other Digs users. When you log in, you will be automatically linked to a handful of Digs users that will help you find inspiration. These users include Zillow staff, interior designers, and professionals in the industry. You can also find out which Facebook friends also use Digs or invite them from within the app.

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When you select an image to get a better look at, you’ll be able to add it to your Digs, comment on it, and find out what other boards it sits in. For example, if Bob Villa has an interesting home in his “Exteriors” category, you can see what other categories that same image is listed under by other users. If you go to another person’s board, you may find even more interesting homes. You can also find out about the cost of the home that the image was taken in and the estimated cost of the room that you are looking at. If you find your dream kitchen, check the cost estimate to see how much it would cost to redo yours in the same manner.

With Digs by Zillow, you’ll find all the inspiration you need to turn your house into your dream home. Or, you’ll find out just how expensive your dream home is and you’ll wish you had never found out about Zillow.

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What I liked: The images are beautiful and inspirational. I love being able to see what the industry pros think about different designs.

What I didn’t like: You can’t add any images. What if I thought my bathroom was worthy of a Dig? I’d like to be able to see inspiring ideas from my fellow Dig user.

To Buy or not to Buy: This app is perfect for fans of home design and decoration. It will inspire you to start on your own remodel, or at least to go out and buy some new kitchen towels and maybe repaint the bathroom.

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About Lory: Writer of all things app related, traveler of the space-time continuum, baker of really great cookies. Follow me @appaholik

  • http://twitter.com/CynthiaNowak Cynthia Pang Nowak

    Hi Lory – Cynthia from Zillow here. Thank you for reviewing Zillow Digs. I wanted to let you know that you can upload your own images from the website and the app will have that feature soon, too!

    • lorygil

      Thanks for letting us know Cynthia. We’ll keep an eye out for that feature in the app.