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A new renovation platform Block is looking to make home remodels easier by offering a one-stop renovation shop to consumers, writes Curbed's Diana Budds.

Through Block’s website, customers can purchase renovation packages that include design, materials and fixtures, permitting, and labor. The total price starts at $15,000 and takes three weeks to complete. Founded by Koda Wang, former chief customer officer at Rent the Runway and chief operating officer at Huffpo, and Luke Sherwin, co-founder and former creative director of Casper, Block applies the direct-to-consumer brand playbook to the world of home renovations.

Procurement of services, parts, and materials are the most common sources of delays and cost overruns in renovations and Wang and Sherwin sought to alleviate those pain points by offering a one-stop renovation shop. Block is launching with bathrooms—the second most common renovation and one of the easiest to systematize—and offering its service to residents in the New York-New Jersey area.

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