Homeowners are generally terrified of starting a remodel project because of all the unknowns and fear of ending up in a renovation nightmare scenario.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 10, 2014
Today, at the 1776dc campus, Renovisor announced nationwide launch of its online services, enabling homeowners to get immediate, affordable access to interior designers and renovation experts for all sizes of home renovation projects.
“Homeowners are generally terrified of starting a remodel project because of all the unknowns and fear of ending up in a renovation nightmare scenario,” said Asif Virani, Co-founder at Renovisor. “In the past, homeowners have turned to renovation shows on HGTV or sites such as Houzz or Pintrest to seek a better understanding of the renovation process, design ideas, and costs. But these resources fall short of offering individualized, one on one advice and guidance.” With their online marketplace of freelance interior designers, architects, and renovation consultants, Renovisor is looking to bring homeowners easier, affordable access to industry experts.
Renovisor distinguishes itself from contractor matchmaking sites by purely advocating on behalf of the homeowners. Co-Founder Asif Virani states “Our mission is unique because we provide homeowners access to second opinions, expert advice, and validation for various challenges of a renovation project.
We don’t act as a matchmaker between contractors and homeowners.” One service that has been very popular with early users is contractor proposal validation. Homeowners are able to upload contractor proposals on Renovisor’s portal and receive detailed feedback and analysis of the proposal from one of the over two hundred consultants in Renovisor’s database.
“We used Renovisor to review the contractor’s proposal for a major bathroom remodel”, said Jim Chung, one of the many early customers of Renovisor. ‘The report provided very useful feedback both on a line item basis and about the project overall that helped us save over a thousand dollars and reduce the project timeline.”
Traditional methods of hiring architects, interior designers and construction managers are generally reserved for higher end projects with large budgets. Renovisor brings these expert services to the small and medium size remodel projects by creating a freelance online platform that allows homeowners access to industry professionals for specific needs, thus making them much more affordable. Co-Founder Asif Virani points out “All renovation projects can benefit from an expert eye and guidance, but not all projects need to hire an architect or interior designer. A homeowner should be able to receive a-la-carte help for specific issues such as selecting colors or evaluating contractor bids without having to pay thousands of dollars.”
Founded in 2013, Renovisor helps homeowners get affordable, customized guidance and help for their renovation projects. The company provides services such as contractor bid evaluations, interior design help, cost estimating and DIY coaching by engaging freelance professionals through its platform.