RoomLift’s process is less computerized for people who like to see things in person when they’re designing their spaces. It’s more expensive than others, but it also feels more personal (i.e. less automated), with a small team instead of a large network of designers.
How it works: First, you answer questions about yourself and what you’re looking for. Unlike most of the others that are more like a quiz (i.e. you select options from multiple choices), this one has open-ended questions for you to write out. You also send in dimensions and several photos of your space.
The pricing depends on how many rooms you’d like to be addressed. One room starts at $1,500 and includes a customized box sent to you with design options, which you’ll receive in about two to three weeks. You receive a floor plan, paint or wallpaper samples, and suggested items to purchase. You also participate in a 15-minute call to discuss your designs. A more cost-friendly alternative is the accessoryLift for $750. With this package, you’ll get a design board that highlights accessories and design ideas. For only $100, you can access a designer, who offers tips during a virtual consult, reviews your project and delivers a proposal.
Any items of interest can be purchased directly from the retailer. This might sound like more work, but it’s often easier to cut out the middleman when scheduling deliveries and making any necessary returns. It also means that the recommendations aren’t based on commission.
What it costs: There are various options: access a designer ($100), accessoryLift ($750), roomLift ($750) and houseLIFT (consult for a price).
What we like:
- You receive your RoomLift box in just 2 – 3 weeks
- Purchase furnishings directly from retailers, which streamlines the design process
- RoomLift gives back by planting a tree for every box ordered
- Calls with your designer are limited to 15 minutes