Googler Haw-Bin Chai desperately needed to remodel his apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
The space was cramped, dull, and since it’s in a building that dates back to 1929, it was difficult to adapt the apartment to his needs.
Chai, a software engineer on a technical infrastructure team at Google, found out about Homepolish through an internal email chain.
He decided to purchase 55 hours of design time with Homepolish designer Kevin Clark. It ended up making a world of difference.
“I found that I was spending a lot more time in my apartment,” Chai said to Business Insider. “I come straight home after work a lot more, whereas before I would go somewhere to read or go to the park.”