Web Site Aids Consumers in 'Creating' Homes

Web Site Aids Consumers in 'Creating' Homes

Newton, MA HomePortfolio.com, a leading Internet destination for home design ideas, and Excite@Home, a leader in broadband, have launched a co-branded Web site aimed at assisting consumers in "creating their dream homes," the companies announced.

According to HomePortfolio.com and Excite@Home, the newly launched Excite HomeDesign center will feature extensive home-related product information, as well as new-home designs, how-to tips and information on major new design trends.

HomePortfolio.com, headquartered here, operates a database of some 33,000 premium home design products, including many aimed at the kitchen and bath, according to the company. The database also provides referrals to 65,000 retailers who sell the featured products, the company added. Excite@Home, which is based in Redwood City, CA, offers residential and commercial broadband services.

"Excite@Home is committed to helping its customers find the best-in-class services on the Web," said Peter Negulescu, v.p. and general manager of Excite content applications for Excite@Home.

"The new Home Design center helps our customers interested in home design get the best customized, personalized information the Internet has to offer," Negulescu added.