Alpharetta, Georgia (PressExposure) November 28, 2006 -- Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 29, 2006 -- How does my room rate? Now thanks to a new Web site, homeowners can answer that question. The new site, Ratemyroom.net, allows design enthusiasts to submit photos and ask for feedback, praise or even critique on their own decorating talents and challenges.
"There are many talented people who decorate their own homes and some of those rooms turn out so wonderful," says Debbie Greene, president of DC Designs Inc. and creator of the site. "Our site now gives the novice decorator a place to showcase their skills. Expert interior designers and architects often have their works published in professional magazines. Our site will spotlight real homeowners, their design skills and even assist them with their own decorating dilemmas."
Greene says that visitors to the site will rate photos submitted by the public. The rooms will be rated from one to 10 as charming or alarming, and the photo that receives the highest number of positive votes will be featured monthly on the site. "I love Ratemyroom.net," says Orsia Young from Fallston, MD. "I got a chance to showcase a room I spent over a year putting together, and got some great feedback from viewers. I also picked up some wonderful tips on how I could make some minor improvements."
"But beautiful rooms aren't the only thing the public will see," adds Greene. "Often a homeowner will have a room with a particular design challenge. With our site, they can submit a photo and ask for feedback from our visitors. You'd be amazed at the solutions other homeowners can offer." Greene, a NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) and ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) decorator, adds that Ratemyroom.net will allow the public to offer suggestions to pesky decorating problems such as odd shaped rooms, window treatments and color choices. "If a homeowner has a specific problem, chances are someone else has faced the same dilemma. Our site enables visitors to get tips from folks who've faced the same decorating challenges and found simple, real-life solutions."
Visitors to Ratemyroom.net may also consult with a certified design specialist. The service, called Improve My Room, will enable homeowners to submit a photo and ask about a specific problem, and within 24 hours they will get a response from a professional interior designer. The service will cost $25 and the site will take Visa or MasterCard. Greene believes this is a great way to start on a design plan. "Many homeowners get so overwhelmed when they start a decorating project. They're just stuck. This service allows a professional designer to give them a quick, simple solution and guide in the right direction."
With all the focus on home decorating from shows such as TLC's Trading Spaces and HGTV's Design Star, Green believes Ratemyroom.net will be a hit with the public. "It's a forum for exchanging decorating ideas and tips. It's just like the old coffee klatch--but the electronic version. People have tremendous talent and this site will support and encourage them to try something new." Site visitors agree. "Browsing other rooms is a lot of fun," adds Young. "Ratemyroom.net is additive."