Houzz Headquarters and Offices, Palo Alto

Houzz Headquarters | Palo Alto, California

Houzz is a leading app for home remodeling.

Our design concept of its headquarters, in downtown Palo Alto, was to create an office that feels like a home. Each conference room is modeled after a room one can find in a typical house; there’s a living room, kid’s room, walk-in closet, media room, and crafts room. The bathroom, for example is equipped with a real toilet (brand new, solely decorative) and a double sink vanity.

The open office floor plan allows for more employee interaction and creativity. However, when private spaces are needed, employees can use authentic phone booths to make calls.

These booths were imported from England and painted green to mimic the Houzz’ logo color. Employees can also retreat to available conference rooms.

Like a home, we designed the office to be warm and inviting. In the kitchen and café, a combination of glossy white cabinets and rustic wood was used. This gave the kitchen a modern feel while adding character and history. The playroom received special attention. Comfortable sofas, music instruments and a big swing helped realize the founders of Houzz’s vision of creating an office that is truly a fun place to be in.