Angie's List Releases 2013 Homeowner’s Guide and Virtual Home Design Hub

  Angie's List Releases 2013 Homeowner’s Guide and Virtual Home Design Hub

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- May 2, 2013

Angie's List, the nationalconsumer review service, is releasing two new
online tools today that help homeowners plan their next remodeling project,
prevent costly repairs and troubleshoot common problems without wasting
unnecessary time and money.

The Angie’s List Project Center is a powerful virtual design hub that allows
current and aspiring homeowners to pick from a wide variety of model homes or
upload their own homes and make custom exterior design choices from a number
of materials and colors.

Want to see what your house would look like if you covered your grey brick
exterior with light blue aluminum Siding? Or maybe you just want to see if
that bright red door you always wanted will look as good on your house as it
does in your imagination? The Angie’s List Project Center lets you experiment
with home design without spending a dime. The free online tool will continue
to expand its design functions to other areas of the home, including interior

Alongside the Project Center, Angie’s List is releasing its 2013 Homeowner’s
Guide, the service’s most complete guide to home maintenance for today’s savvy

From the basement to the roof, the 2013 Homeowner’s Guide from Angie’s List
provides step-by-step details on how homeowners can DIY their way through
every home improvement situation, whether it’s installing new ceramic tile in
the bathroom or removing a dead tree in the yard. The guide also answers the
big question in every homeowner’s mind: When does it pay to hire, and how do I
know which professionals are actually worth it?

“We believe that reliable know-how is the homeowner’s most powerful tool, and
we’ve been working for nearly two decades to make sure homeowners have access
to helpful planning tools and important, trustworthy details about the
services they need for their home,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “We
know few things are more important than protecting your family and
investments, and we’ve created these tools with the goal of helping homeowners
do just that.”

Another way Angie’s List is keeping consumers updated on the latest tips and
advice is through its Angie’s List Experts program which invites experts in
every trade to share articles with helpful information that consumers should
know before making a decision.

The first-ever Angie’s List Experts article contest received an extremely
impressive amount of Angie’s List Experts contributions from hundreds of
qualified contributors. Selecting the grand prize winner was difficult given
the high quality, but in the end, the Angie’s List panel of judges selected
one highly rated Angie’s List service company’s entry that stood out from the
pack: Grand Prize Winner, $1,000: “It’s Not an Estimate, It’s an Interview,”
by Thomas Scribbins, owner of Accent Roofing in Lawrenceville, Ga.  Scribbins’
article guides the homeowner through the process of obtaining estimates for
what many consider one of their biggest home repairinvestments: a new roof.
While much information exists on this topic, Scribbins added new advice and
information in a distinct and original voice.

Angie's List helps consumers have happy transactions withlocal
serviceprofessionals in more than 550 categories of service, ranging from
home improvement to health care. More than 2 million paid households use
Angie's List to gain unlimited access to local ratings, exclusive discounts,
the Angie's List magazine, and the Angie's List complaint resolution service.


Angie's List
Cheryl Reed, Public Relations, 317-396-9134
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