Paintzen is a service that lets homeowners outsource decorating jobs by filling out a quick survey, without a surprising bill.
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DIY can be a rewarding task when it goes right, but a stressful and expensive one when it doesn’t. While simple innovations such as the iPatch have helped homeowners decide on a paint color without ruining their walls, the actual task of decorating can still go wrong. Paintzen is a service that lets homeowners outsource decorating jobs by filling out a quick survey, without a surprising bill.
Currently operating in New York City and San Francisco, the company has boiled down the process of hiring professionals to get a room painted into a couple of steps. Users simply provide their location, number of rooms and any specifics in order to receive a quote. Customers can either tell Paintzen which colors they want to use, or consult with a specialist to get some help in deciding. They can also schedule the service using the company’s online tools. Paintzen decorators are fully insured and background-checked, and they arrive with all of their own materials and clean up after themselves. The company charges a flat rate for each room, meaning customers aren’t left shocked at the bill like they might with a personally-hired decorator.
While the company is not among the first to offer on-demand decorating services, it offers a simplified process and a flat rate to help it compete with other professionals on the market. Are there other DIY tasks that could be outsourced in this way?