Surf, shop and decorate

Surf, shop and decorate

With at least seven websites offering lists of designers and furnishing shops, renovating the home is now a little easier

Like most home owners renovating their abodes, Mr Kenneth Tan had culled ideas from the Internet.

But he had no clear concept and was looking for a reliable interior designer to work with. That was about three years ago.

Today, the one-time graphic designer runs, which aims to be a one-stop website for clueless home renovators like he used to be.

Says Mr Tan, 29, who found a designer to collaborate on his flat after searching for three weeks back then: "It used to be that hiring an interior designer was for those with money.

"But if you went online to search for ideas to do it yourself, there are so many websites to look at. I was confused just looking through all of them."

With, he hopes to help home owners choose the design firm that suits their individual needs best.

On the website, users can find listings of interior designers, read reviews and get recommendations on their services as well as post questions about renovating projects to the designers - all for free.

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