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5 reasons why you should join homify

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When you are thinking of building your own house, renovating an old home or designing the interiors of a new apartment, how do you find reliable professionals who can help with the project? In earlier times, word of mouth was the best way to hire skilled architects or interior architecture and design professionals. Usually, this would happen after seeing his or her work at the house of a friend or relative. However, with the Internet bringing the world to the doorstep, finding the right professional is much easier than you think, especially when you join a specialised portal such as homify.

Whether you are a homeowner or a professional, you might wonder about the benefits of joining an architecture and interior architecture portal, especially since it’s easy to search the Internet to find a few professionals and directly contact them. Read on to discover the advantages of joining a home décor and design portal.

1. Sharing and learning

When you interact with a single professional, whose contact you received through word of mouth, the number of ideas that he can provide will be limited to a certain extent by his vision and experience. Additionally, in the case of a complicated design, where he needs the expertise of someone else, you would have to trust his judgement in working with an expert he knows. In comparison, on a portal such as homify, which has hundreds of professionals listed on it, the number of ideas and resources that one can access is almost unlimited.

While you might feel that you can get the same information from a group on Facebook or LinkedIn, the difference is that on a specialist portal, the content is structured and organised so that you don’t have to wade through innumerable posts to find the relevant solution. For example, if you have a question about the role of interior design in architecture or want ideas on how to decorate a small home, browsing through the magazine or the images in the rooms section on the portal will provide all the information you need. The advantage of having all the solutions and information accessible in one place is that you can hire different professionals for specific tasks such as landscaping or kitchen planning, in addition to the regular architecture and interior design services.

2. Connecting with professionals and experts from different cities

You needn’t restrict yourself to ideas with an architect or interior design professional from your city. On homify, you will come across projects of professionals from across the country. For instance, if you live in New Delhi, but find that you like the design style of an interior architect in Surat, there’s nothing to stop you from contacting the professional to request a quote.

Additionally, you can browse through the portfolios of professionals from different cities to get an idea of the latest design trends or get answers to questions such as the relationship between architecture and interior design or the best materials to use for the flooring or roofs from reading ideabooks in the magazine section, thereby saving you from spending time on researching the subject.

3. Meet and collaborate with the professionals

In today’s world, one needs specialists for complicated jobs, and finding the right person is not easy. By joining the homify portal, it is easy not only for homeowners to connect with skilled professionals with expertise in a particular field, whether it’s interior architecture or design but also for professionals to find specialists for certain jobs that require technical expertise. For instance, a homeowner might not understand the difference between interior architecture vs interior design. However, an experienced interior decorator will consult an interior architect for any home design aspect that requires expertise on structural issues if he doesn’t have the required knowledge to complete the project to satisfaction with his own team. With the hundreds of professionals listed on homify, architects and interior designers can also access skilled experts for contract work for diverse tasks, including painting and tiling. It’s also easy to find a professional from the same city, making it easier to coordinate smaller tasks, especially if you decide to hire an architect or interior designer from another city.

4. Finding new ideas and solutions

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Designism

Residence

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Homeowners often struggle with finding ideas or solutions for their home, whether it’s for planning the layout of a house or getting space-saving tips for optimising the area in a small room. Additionally, choosing the right design style for the house is not easy, but joining the online community on homify presents access to hundreds of tips and images of beautiful homes with practical solutions, which can provide inspiration and ideas on what will work in your home.

Besides house plans, browsing through the images of specific rooms such as bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens will also bring a clearer perspective on the various elements and the design-style that one prefers. Even those who want to opt for the DIY route for completing projects in their home can find a host of ideas and answers to questions in the DIY section. What’s more, the simple process of filling up the contact form will get you a free consultation with the best professionals. All you need to do is to compare the costs and decide with whom you feel comfortable working on your project.

5. A one-stop source of architecture and design information

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DECOR DREAMS

Amanora Park Pune—Pent House

DECOR DREAMS

The best part of being a member of the homify community is that you can find answers to any question you might have on home décor and design, whether it’s the difference between interior design and interior architecture or how to decorate your living room to make it stunning. In addition to room-wise images of real projects completed by professionals listed on the portal, you will find ideas and solutions for almost any topic, including the right type of flooring for Indian conditions or the essential appliances to include in the kitchen. The search feature on the website shows up rooms, professionals, ideabooks and products related to a specific room, making it easy to narrow down the options when browsing to find the perfect solution.

Once you identify a professional whose projects you like, you can fill up the contact form on their page with a query to get a free consultation. In fact, you can do this with more than one professional to compare quotes and decide on the interior designer or architect who you would like to hire for your renovation or home design project. Additionally, you can also find professional painters, carpenters, roofers and tilers if you prefer a DIY project that does not require the expertise of an architect or interior designer.

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