Fun Decorating 4/5
A fun app if you feel the need to decorate!
If you run out of money (fake)you don’t get any more and with out money fake) you can’t play the game
Good but 2/5
I am in the first challenge and the game keeps craping out........
Promising, but some downside 4/5
Update: More about the judging
Do people vote based on the requirements of the particular house? If would help if the app reminded people what the requirements were (Red items, party; and perhaps define eclectic.)
I really feel like it’s a conformist style in the ratings. White furniture in the bedroom. Black in living rooms. I admit I’m not a designer and don’t know the trends (don’t care to). But please provide more guidelines for voting. That and I don’t always design a room because I don’t have the funds to buy the required items. End of update
adding this: I don’t understand the judging. Would you really hang the same picture twice in your home? Does all furniture have to be black and/or white to win a rating of four or higher? I know it’s subjective voting by fellow game players, but I wish items were cheaper and voters appreciated more colors. ⭐️
When I first downloaded this game, I had no idea how long the money and diamonds would last, how they were earned.
Advice: don't be in a hurry to spend all your cash.
You don't earn a lot, and houses have goals. Most of the furniture is a thousand or more. I get one pice of furniture away from finishing, then have to bail out.
Why can you spend the cash and diamonds to buy all the furnishings, only to have them unavailable with other houses? Some items are available some aren't. Why❓
If this game had its way, you'd buy the same furnishings multiple times. I don't know if the game benefits financially from the real life design companies it offers links to. If so, why be so wishy-washy on what items we do or don't get to use over??
It's an attractive designed game. Some of the rooms look fabulous. The designers deserve credit for that.
But again, please, if I bought an item for another house, can it please be available for every other house? Because this area is inconsistent, and that isn't fair.
Great game 5/5
In theory fun 2/5
But it doesn’t take you where it says. Second challenge was supposed to be a living room. Not a kids room with balloon wallpaper. Plus the instructions weren’t clear.
Would have been 5 stars but 5/5
Developers are not reading reviews that complain about the game crashing. I have tried to submit a design 9 times! It tells me it will save the design while I go vote for enough keys to enter. Half way through getting the keys it crashes and I end up with no keys acquired and I have to build my design AGAIN. You also should be able to sort items for purchase by designer name/price low to high etc. and I agree purchased items should be ours for more than 5 uses and we should get the option to buy them again at a discount like 1/2 price if it is a useful piece we love. Otherwise I'm a fan.
Ripped off 1/5
I agree with the earlier reviews about the non existent customer service. The app won't let me in now and I am out a lot of money I was forced to spend in the game. Was fun while it worked but I want back what they owe me
Really fun-but costs too much 3/5
I've been playing this for a couple of weeks and I really think it's pretty good, especially the feedback from the voting. The furniture selection is great, and they are adding new stuff regularly.
In app purchases are necessary to be successful and to advance at a reasonable rate.
This app must be for professional designers with hefty incomes. I really love playing Design Home, but I see myself quitting soon because I can't afford to keep spending my money just so that I can enjoy playing.
Ultimately, if you really enjoy playing this, you will find that if you want to play more than one round per day, score well, and advance levels you must spend your own money. Here's why:
Certainly, you can play without spending your own money. There is a small bonus each day when you launch the app. Also there is a daily room design that is more flexible than the requirements in the challenges. But high scores in a challenge round will bring you a furniture prize, but you have to own the pieces that the challenge requires in order to play. Each piece of furniture is a few hundred to thousands of game dollars. And after you've used a piece 5 times, you have to buy it again.
With respect to the earlier crashing issues: Thank you to developers for their prompt response. And looks like to recent update resolved the problems.
Same as Covet...buyer beware 3/5
Same company as Covet Fashion. Same basic principle. Lots of game issues that will never be addressed as the game is obviously intended to separate you from your wallet. If you'd like to spend a fair amount of money on a game you enjoy, I like this one much better than Covet. Less drama..more fun. Of course, I like designing rooms far more than fashions so there's that. I enjoy it but it is expensive to play.
lovee itt🐘🌿 5/5
this app is so great!! it's really fun, and so addicting. you should totally get ittt😇
Soooo Fun 5/5
By Bush pole
I absolutely love this game it is so relaxing and amazing if you want a fun game get this one.
I love the game it's fun to play sometimes the troubleshooting slow right now it doesn't want to come up on my tablet keeps going off something must be wrong I hope they fix it quick
Same designs win five star 3/5
By Elaine Stone
Lots of fun to play. However, many of the rooms that win a five star rating are tacky and over decorated. It's frustrating to get a lower score than someone who uses every optional space to decorate. Examples are: candles in a child's play room, mix matched pictures to fill every wall, over sized outdoor plants in a room that requires are more modern minimalist design. The same designs win every time. Black and white rugs, over sized plants and ever wall decorated. I understand it's the voters that determine the rating, but it would good to have short tutorials on design basics and limitations and common sense on design.
Not great 2/5
Not only is the app designed so that you can never sustain a certain amount of money to continue playing without visiting the in-game store. But also people are terrible at voting. For example, if the description says to design for an industrial style room, people don't design it that way and those that do don't get good ratings on their designs. The idea of the game is good, but it isn't made in a way that would make it more enjoyable to play.
Great app 5/5
By Lil Lisas18
What an awesome app I ❤️❤️❤️it!!!
Used to be good 2/5
With these last 2 updates and the iOS 11 update there is a bug that gives me a notice that says “please restart game” when I’m entering a challenge. I am also having an issues when I purchase items the game is doubling my purchase without my consent and I am running out of money. When I brought the doubling up to customer service I was told I couldn’t get a refund. To be clear I never asked for a refund. This doubling has happened several times I just want whatever bug it is fixed since once I click to buy I have no control if I’ll get charged once or twice.
Only one thing keeping it from perfect 4/5
Absolutely love this game. Wish more design challenges were available quicker. I’d play so much more!
By Cheering for you 123
I love working on the designs and the shopping choices. This app is fun and relaxing.
Very disappointed 1/5
I feel a very big disappointment with this game not only because they do not judge the designs by professionals and win those who have no idea of decorating. What bothers me most is how one strives to win the diamonds by completing the offers like the Final Fantasy XV which asked me to download the game, take Citadel to level 10 and they would reward me with 84 985 Diamonds and they never gave them to me. It is a very great lack of respect and a scam if we consider that I had to spend dollars to get to Citadel 10 in Final Fantasy. I have claimed my reward many times and continue to ignore me, to the point that I will have to stop playing. Desing for lack of Diamonds, which are necessary to continue playing. I'm going to give Home Desing a chance to respond to what my rights are, then I will have to spend all my energies in making this scam public by all possible means.
Won’t even load 1/5
I would give this zero stars if I could. I’ve tried several time to use the app and it never loads past the first screen. Customer support was of no help telling me to restart my phone. I have plenty of free storage, everything is up to date and even tried reinstalling the app. Don’t waste your time.
Addicting! Could use a few tweaks... 4/5
I love this app. I look forward to having some down time to design a room or two. This is really fun. Things I would change include the voting system, purchase options, and room accessory options. Others have said the voting system is flawed and I agree...too many winners don't design to match the assigned style and others are giving them stars because, yes, the room looks nice...but if it doesn't conform to the given parameters then what's the point. Also I'd love more options for accessories like table top items, and throw pillows would be great too. They can tie a room together. And someone else said the wall art options are too limited and I agree. Finally, I too hate that I can't have more than two un-purchased items in a room at once. It's too hard to get an idea how your room will look if they keep disappearing- and then I have to go back and sort through the choices all over again. All in all, though, I very much enjoy this game/app.
Why do we need to rebuy things we already bought 1/5
Great game. I started playing it because I love covet fashion for years and like the game style.
Problems with game and why I gave it 1 star is its terrible that you can only use an item 5 times and then you have to rebuy it....hmmmmm nope, NOT COOL. If I buy something (like in Covet Fashion) it should stay in your inventory, not loose it.
Love it! 4/5
I play every day and love it. I just wish it weren't so stingy with the diamonds and cash.
So much fun 3/5
Patience and strategy is a must! I think the limitation of using this app 100% free requires a lot of creativity and on the positive side, hones your skills. I love this app and appreciated the updates to fix the bugs. The downside, despite of following the design/challenge theme, and effective executed the design, you will still be voted 3 stars. Frustrating because it’s unfair, and those who have 5 stars even did the design the other direction- and worst, completely opposite.
Great app with SERIOUS limitation 1/5
By IT Specialist 79012
My family loves this game and had four different family members playing on four different devices. HOWEVER, the app designers didn't integrate this game with the latest Apple update, and now we all share one Design Home account under our Apple ID. This means 3 of us LOST OUR DESIGNS, purchases, etc., COMPLETELY.
We are extremely unhappy about this in and of itself. But to make matters worse, I've contacted customer support multiple times with NO RESPONSE.
I recognize that in an ideal world, we could leverage family sharing, but providing unique Apple ID's to our children poses other challenges we're not ready to tackle. All other games we play (Candy Crush, Geometry Dash, etc.) are UNIQUE TO DEVICE, NOT APPLE ACCOUNT, and allow each family member to play at our own levels on our own devices.
If you plan to download this game onto multiple devices for multiple people, PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
I hope the app developers resolve this issue because this is one our family's favorite games to play. But considering WE'VE LOST MULTIPLE DOLLARS AND HOURS SPENT, I'm forced to leave a one-star review. If I receive a reply and resolution from customer support, I'm happy to raise my rating back to a satisfied customer.
My Favorite Game 5/5
This game is fun and addicting! So many nice rooms and pieces of furniture to choose from! Only downside is having to buy or watch videos for diamonds to buy things.
Don't bother with the survey or purchases. You won't get diamonds!
I bought $80 worth of product at petmeds and haven't received a single diamond for the app.
I emailed customer service 2 times in a week and they haven't responded (even though their automated reply says they will get back to you within 24 hrs).
Don't bother buying anything or even playing. It isn't worth it. Esp since the makers of this app obviously only care about the money and not their customers.
Update: after the customer service comment below I emailed them for the 3rd time and did not receive a reply. I wish I could give negative reviews. It is NEVER acceptable to take people's money and not give them what they paid for.
Update: I have not received any diamonds or any response from customer service. Lost faith in this app.
iTunes account hacked! 1/5
Both this app and COVET allowed my iTunes payment account to be hacked/accessed (whatever you want to call it) and drained thousands of dollars.
I am truly serious. I was hospitalized due to a panic attack and at no time did the developer(s) reply to my requests for information, nor did Apple do anything to assist.
Maybe this is one of those ‘random flukes’ ... but I doubt it and have nothing positive to say about this developer or Apple’s failure to correct a potentially life-threatening situation.
Bad customer service 1/5
The game can be fun and addictive,but you need to spend quite a lot to move to the next level
The prizes that I won just in a very few times increased my inventory numbers so this makes even more difficult and slower the chances to move ahead
Most of The art wall, plants and table art are ugly and on the top you need to keep buying them over and over to be able to decorate
I complained several times: through emails, phone calls, etc no one had helped me and when they finally answered my complaints nothing happened, they never gave me a positive solution
Customer service is really frustrating!!! The company claims that make millions of dollars and yet they can't provide a good and decent customer service
On the top every time that I complained every time that I get worst and worst scores!!! Coincidence?? I don't think so
So the app should be name money pit: spend a lot of money and we will care less about our customers
Horrible customer service 1/5
Full of spam. Does not supply with promised rewards. Tried to contact customer service many times, but no response.
Fun until you run out of diamonds and get screwed by TapJoy 3/5
The game is addictive for sure and I like learning about real furniture available for purchase in your own home and getting to try things out by designing other homes. I agree with others that people aren’t necessarily held accountable for overall decor that the challenge requires. Your also designing for the players likenesses, which seem to be either black and white or blue and white themed rooms. Makes it pretty boring. I’d like to see more new furniture and furniture that retires to keep things fresh. Not enough diamonds are given daily - you run out of them so fast. I’m down to buying the cheapest plants and foregoing art because I can’t afford anything. I’ve tried TapJoy and what a rip! I don’t receive diamonds I’ve earned twice now. They say I’ve received diamonds for something already when I haven’t. Even after explaining, I get no response. They make you pick a category of what you were trying to do to get diamonds but they don’t have all their items listed, so you just choose the closest thing. Never again. I see myself deleting this app soon.
Too expensive 1/5
You have to spend money to get more expensive items and then those are only good for 5 uses then you have to buy again.
If you buy items, have them available 10 times.
The accessories like plants and pictures need money.
Not so fun 2/5
While I love designing and have used this app for a while now, here are some reasons why I am over this game now:
1- Too hard to reach the next level, meaning you're stuck with the same art and decorations.
2- Items are way too expensive. I don't wish to spend real money on a game, so I'm left with the option of waiting many days to collect diamonds so I can buy a few items. In the meantime, I'm stuck playing with the same furniture I have... And now all of my designs look similar... Boriiiiing!!
3- People vote on designs without taking into account if the design it's meeting the challenge. This makes it predictable who will "win"... For example, between 2 designs, the one who has the black and white carpet (the one with the circles on it) will win 9/10 times, because it's standard and it looks good... And the more colors you use, most likely you will lose. I'm tired of seeing this over and over.
4- The purchased furniture should stay in your inventory forever so you can move on to buy other different furniture. But no! You have to keep buying your favorite/basic/affordable items over and over thus keeping your "poor".
So for those reasons "I'm out".
Terrible Customer Service! 2/5
I’ve contacted customer service several times with questions and never get an answer or even a reply! The worst part is people judging/voting on your work that have no taste or sense of what the requirements were for the project. I’ve done so many 5 star worthy rooms but receive a lower score and then when I see some of the ones that got 5 stars it’s just ridiculous!! Like who are these people voting?! It passes the time when you’re bored but don’t take it seriously or you will get undoubtedly annoyed, especially when you know what you’re doing (I work in Interior Design) but clearly most of the other people don’t!!
I wrote my review before I read any of the others....I now see we ALL have the exact same complaints!! This app needs a serious overhaul!
UPDATE: It is now over a month since my initial review....I have since lost interest in playing the game at all! My previous complaint about the voting has gotten even worse, it is now a complete joke when I see rooms that have gotten 5 stars that clearly just threw anything in there yet mine followed the requirements and aesthetically is extremely better but I can’t even get to 4 stars to at least collect a prize. I guess all the Candy Crush people found this app and decided to try something new 🙄. I now only design the “daily” just to receive my cash and diamonds for the day, no interest in it anymore otherwise. #toobad
a good app 4/5
In my downtime and bedtime I enjoy designing rooms. The app works pretty well, however sometimes in the middle of decorating a room the app will restart and you have to start the design again. Overall pretty happy with this game!
Great app 5/5
Super fun! I love the designs. I love that there are multiple challenges every day, so it's always changing. And it's not hard to earn cash or diamonds like in other games.
Not getting my free gems! 3/5
I love this game...but...lol...I think you should be able to earn more money other than by decorating a room. And it should be more than $500 for doing rooms. I'm a single mom of 5. So I don't have extra cash to blow on games. So I do the offers for free gems..but I only get the gems for the small offers I do..I'm owed over 2000 gems..I do those stupid surveys and those silver offers, and have yet to get the gems for them. I report that I haven't received my gems, and you guys keep telling me to be more specific..I can't get much more specific than I already have....
Awesomely awesome 5/5
Just little point I felt like after the update it become harder to win challenges or get good rating better say
Fran Burns Achnitz 4/5
By FTA Design
I really enjoy the concept of the game. With that being said, I hate the voting system! Votes do not come from persons with any experience in design, making the results out of left field! I am disappointed in not being able to ever buy art and accessories with cash and only diamonds. Playing this game gets very expensive.
Home Design my favorite game 5/5
I would like to say that Home Design is my favorite Game, I want to really get into designing home. I a disabled person with nothing to do I stared playing this game is made me feel like it's my job I get nice great vote response and sometimes I don't get the votes even when I know my design was five stars but it's a very addicted game , yes I spend my money but that's the fun. Ok my opinion I think Home Design should reach out to their Designers and let hem know that the voting process is equal and fair and let the Home designers know that you see who does great work even if the votes doesn't go he way that they want. I give 5 Stars cause it's the best app I've played from the App Store to everyone that play happy Designing to you, and make sure you vote as fair as you can. Thank you
MORE CHALLENGES!! 5/5
Love the game but need more challenges! Only a few a day? We want more!!
Completely hooked! Lots of downsides though: Bought several items though with game money but can't find many of them in my inventory. Game costs actual money to play- the 'rewards' aren't enough to play daily or even every few days. People compete against also don't follow the design motif.
Awesome app, could be better... 4/5
This app is very good and has everything I could ever dream for, but I think Design Home could add one thing that would make me very happy. I was thinking that you could add a warm-up challenge where you can design anything you like and choose the background. Basically you can make your imagination soar. I hope you can consider this request. That would make it the perfect game for me. Thank you.
Great game except 4/5
By Coral L L
Often the offers for diamonds, quizzes and such, do not work so I have to email and it takes days to get the diamonds. Also I wish we could move pieces around. So.etimes the furniture set up doesn't make sense.
Great Gamebut..... 5/5
Love this game but furniture is expensive and tap joy usually does not pay diamonds after you complete task which makes it really frustrating. I am about to give it up!
Need money gems and keys!!!!!!! 2/5
By resent player
This is a great game in all I love the designing part but I only can get the cheap stuff and it is so boring to get keys!
PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!
...not thrilled.. 1/5
By Not thrilling !
Although when I first saw this game I was excited. However, it seems you need diamonds all the time because the costs ..and there isn’t many ‘live’ challenges during the day. Voting to get tickets takes for ever because you get 3 tickets for every 5 rooms you vote on... and each challenge cost 25 tickets ... it still has the great potential to be really fun !!
Absolutely loooooove this!!! However ever since the update I can't even get in. It has issues with the connection.