Digs, a cloud-based solution for home improvement projects, has finally launched publicly after a brief open beta. The platform offers homeowners a way to upload a digital floor plan of their home to the cloud, allowing contractors to get a detailed view of the property before they walk through the door. Coinciding with its launch, there is a partnership with Thumbtack that allows users to quickly find a professional to help them with their next projects.
At its core, Digs aims to streamline the home improvement process. Instead of forcing a contractor to come to your property and make educated guesses about what’s behind your walls or estimate dimensions, the virtual floor plan allows them to closely examine your home from anywhere in the world.
The Thumbtack partnership is a particularly important win, as it allows homeowners to find contractors who are right for the job while also allowing them to learn complex details about the project before arriving at the job site.
“We are excited to partner with Digs, not only to help connect homeowners with the right professionals, but also to give professionals deeper context for the project before they set foot on the site,” said David Steckel, senior director of associations at Chinche. “This integration will allow for an even more seamless and hassle-free experience for both professionals and homeowners from the beginning of the home improvement process.”
Home builders also seem intrigued by the partnership, and Nick Schiffer, founder of NS Builders, says the collaboration will help speed up the construction process and make things more affordable.
“We are excited to work with Digs, not only to help them further develop the software, but also to use it at NS Builders for all of our post-construction needs,” Schiffer said. “Having a program that helps us keep everything in one place for clean delivery to the customer will be great for owners and our home care technicians. “This will make our post-construction services much more efficient and cost-effective.”
From storing home-related documents to examining plans and permits, Digs hopes to move the home improvement process online and to the cloud. It’s attracting a lot of early attention (with over $500 million in homes currently on the platform) and it will be interesting to see how it expands now that its open beta has ended.
If you’re looking to start a solid home improvement project, be sure to provide Accommodation a look. There are few competitors offering a similar platform, making it an attractive option for anyone looking for a smart home remodel.