DoMyPlace is a marketplace for interior design solutions7 years ago Neha Mohsin
You have just bought a new house, office space or would like to renovate your space. The next thing you do is look for interior designers to turn it into a home or a proper office. Looking for a good, trustworthy designer is an uphill task. Even if you find a designer, the cost is astonishing. Offline designers often charge by per sft or % of the overall project cost. Traditional designers generally propose one or two concept ideas to their clients.
Nowadays, this method doesn’t give you nearly as much choice as you need. Even if a designer proposes several design options, you‘re still stuck with one designer, which means one point of view. If you’re not happy with the design options you have received from one designer you’ll to go through multiple iterations. This can become time consuming and stressful.
domyplace.com is a new platform in the market that offers quick and affordable interior design solutions by connecting talented interior designers and design conscious individuals.
The platform functions by allowing users to sign up, submit the project details, design brief, answering questions about the personal taste, budget and upload measurements, photos and any inspirations. The community of interior designers on the platform then competes to provide multiple design options all in the context of your dream home.
You can pick the best design, choose the winner and then that design belongs to you. The work comes in the form of standard deliverable which includes drawings, perspective views, preliminary estimates and suggested contractors to execute the project.
This service provides designers with a brilliant opportunity to get challenging opportunities. Designers have to register online. Once registered, the process is fairly simple. As a designer, you will have to browse through all the available projects and select the ones that seem challenging enough.
You can then browse through the deliverables and the deadlines set by the person launching the project, in addition to the pictures uploaded by them. You can now start creating designs and then submit them. You will get paid if the client selects your design.
To get started, just visit their site www.domyplace.com and create an account and launch your project as a customer, create an account, find challenging projects, compete and win cash and earn repute as an interior designer.
The platform is the brainchild of Kalyan LC (who till recently was with a large IT company as Associate Vice President where he led strategic partnerships and marketing globally for enterprise solutions), Vineet Surana (who runs his own real estate company, Advanced Property Solutions), and Ayyappa Nagubandi (an inventor and an entrepreneur).
Speaking about the initiative, Kalyan said, “This idea came to me when one of my friends was buying a new house, and one of his problems were hiring a competent interior designer at an affordable price. He had tried many designers, but none were able to give him what he wanted. Then, I decided to create a collaborative platform for people and interior designers.”
Vineet, who has been in the real estate business for more than a decade, said, “Whether it is an apartment or an office space, designing a real estate to serve its purpose is always a challenge. Competitive professional help is not always available. Most of our clients have faced hurdles when trying to design their newly acquired premises. domyplace is a unique initiative in that not only does it bridge the gap between people and interior designers, it is a very economical solution to a rampant challenge. Interior designers can be very expensive, and this platform offers affordable services with the option of rejecting designs the clients don’t like.”
Ayyappa has been incubating startups for over a decade. “This platform addresses a niche market that was not being paid attention to for a long time. It has a simple process that clients and designers will not find cumbersome.”
The platform offers a service that is yet unheard of in this country. It has a user – friendly interface that is very simple to use. The whole service is worth a shot for all designers and those who need to get their homes and offices designed or remodeled.