I am currently in the process of moving to a new apartment, and as stressful the process has been, I’m really excited to start fresh and fill the new space with some of my favorite things! However, like most New York apartments, both space and budget are limited, and although I love browsing through Pinterest for cute DIY hacks, I don’t necessarily have the time to make it all happen. Thanks to a few handy services and websites, there are still creative ways to help make your interior design dreams come true!
Houzz -- Houzz is an online platform for home remodeling and design, where you can not only scroll through beautiful photos of various spaces, but also find professionals who can help achieve a similar look. For example, each photo comes with a brief description from the designer or the architecture, as well as a forum for people to ask questions like “where did you find that couch?” Houzz also makes it easy for you to find highly-rated architects, decorators and other contractors for projects to fit any budget.
Homepolish -- Homepolish is an interior designer service that charges by the hour. The great thing about this service is that they customize everything to your needs! After filling out a short survey, Homepolish connects you to a designer for a free introductory consultation. Once you agree on a proposal, the designer will help you map out the the apartment of your dreams, pick the perfect furniture, and style it for you for $130 per hour.
TaskRabbit -- We’ve all been in situations where we come home to a room full of IKEA delivery and have no idea where to begin. Thankfully, TaskRabbit is an on-demand service that lets you find certified “taskers” who can help move and assemble furniture, deep-clean your new space, and fix minor repairs around the house.
Thanks for the pic, Pexels!