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Tastemaker Wants To Make Interior Design More Affordable And Accessible YCombinator-backed Tastemaker launches to the public in closed beta today, hoping to reach people who want to make professional home design a reality but previously thought it inaccessible due to excessive cost. Like fellow YC startup Scoutzie, the Tastemaker marketplace functions by allowing users to submit a request for proposal, answering questions about their personal taste, budget and practical concerns like room dimensions. Three vetted designers from the Tastemaker community then reply to the request within 48 hours, with ideas custom tailored to a user’s needs and a corresponding flat fee. Users pick which proposal they like best and are then assigned a design concierge to help them walk through the process, with the option of having a design associate come to their home and survey the room personally.

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HouseFix: Bringing Social Recommendations & Accountability To Home Improvement If you’re planning to get work done on your house in the near future, you’ll probably be interested in HouseFix, one of the latest companies to launch this afternoon at the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield. The goal of the service is to the take offline social recommendations — in other words, the advice friends and neighbors often give each other about improving their houses — and bring them online. It’s also looking to become a comprehensive directory of contractors, complete with reviews and profiles of each. And, finally, it wants to help contractors keep track of their own projects and create an online presence. After logging into the site, you’ll be able to see which of your neighbors are also users, and the contractors they’ve recently used on their own projects.

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YC-Backed Opez Is Yelp Meets Facebook, For Service Professionals Yelp provides a compelling platform for small businesses to connect with consumers via deals, reviews, reservations, information and more. But independent service professionals like hair stylists, bartenders, and DJs have a problem: if they jump from one establishment to another (which is quite common), they have a hard time taking their clientele with them. Enter Y Combinator-backed Opez, a platform that’s looking to help these professionals keep in touch with their clients on a long-term basis, making it easy to keep them informed of any job changes or hot deals they’re offering.