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Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Mission & Commercial Guidelines

Homesthetics, an online magazine and community, was launched in 2012 with the intent to provide unique yet interesting content on an assortment of topics. 

Paintings, art, or homestead ideas– our team curates content on every topic after extensive research. Interestingly, our experts are certified professionals who have tested more than 7,000 products and have put together unbiased reviews to help you make informed decisions. 

Homesthetics has become a global reference point for design enthusiasts and creatives within a few years and has managed to pique the interest of over two million readers. 

Why Should You Trust Our Recommendations?

Art, design, travel, and architecture– our certified experts serve interesting articles by unleashing their creativity to keep your imagination fresh. From the biggest contemporary architects to uncommon artists, Homesthetics collects data about phenomenal personalities to motivate and inspire individuals to pursue their goals. 

As for the product reviews, the recommendations are entirely editorial, independent, and vetted by industry experts. PR agencies and brands sometimes send us products for editorial columns, but any compensation doesn’t influence the reviews we publish. In fact, we try the products for quite some time, and only then do we put together our recommendations. 

We never accept products in return for publishing a positive piece to mislead our readers. Any item gifted to us is treated the same way as the ones we buy to test. Whenever we review a gifted article, we make it clear that the particular item was received as a gift. Be it gifted or bought, we recommend products only if they appeal to us. 

Any time we come across brands launched by people of color, minority groups, or those identified as Black or Indigenous, we try to include them in our list of recommendations. 

At the same time, our team consists of staff members and contributors from diverse backgrounds, as outlined in Our Diversity and Inclusion Plan. This means we hire people from all walks of life without discriminating based on caste, class, status, religion, and other aspects. 

What We Do– Our Aims & Objectives

Looking for uber-cool interior decors to spruce up your dull and dreary space? Or, let’s say you’re hunting for non-stick cookware or other appliances to bring into your home. 

The zillions of options on the market make picking the right product a Herculean task, and that’s where we come in. Our team of expert writers and editors gets in touch with industry experts for pointers that people must keep in mind while shopping. 

But, when it comes to patio umbrellas, heaters, coolers, dehumidifiers, or cushions, our seasoned team tests them at home or in labs. After testing them for a few days, they reach a conclusion about whether they are worth your money or not. 

The Homesthetics team understands that there isn’t a one-size-fits solution when it comes to home improvement products. For this reason, we offer some tried-and-tested recommendations that may suit your needs. 

When suggesting products, our team members recommend solutions of various price ranges to cater to the preference of diverse users only if they believe them to be worthwhile. 

As the majority of our time is spent on online shopping, it’s easy for us to keep users updated about can’t-miss and last-minute sales and new launches. Besides, we like sharing our personal stories and experiences about items or products that we love. 

How Our Seasoned Team Members Test The Products?

There’s no better way to test the products than by using them yourself to arrive at a conclusion. For instance, those planning to buy sheet sets won’t order 60 of them to figure out which one’s worth the splurge.

That is why we test each product in our testing labs and in the homes of our writers and editors to see whether they deliver what they claim. Every article that you see on our site has undergone thorough vetting before earning a spot. 

How We Find Good Deals?

In a world where we are always on the go, scouring the internet every other day to find good deals to save a few bucks isn’t possible. To ensure you grab products at a steal, we keep an eye on the market so that we can inform you about the biggest deals and yearly sales. 

On Prime Day, Cyber Monday, and Black Friday sales, our team members wake up in the wee hours of the morning to jot down recommendations. So, you can decide which stuff to go for and order them before they run out of stock. 

Anyone planning to buy a vacuum or the coolest decorations for their homes to complement the setting can trust our suggestions. That’s because we keep an eagle eye on the shopping trends and let out our verdict about which products are worth upgrading and which aren’t. 

Fact-Checking And Review

While ensuring quality, our team members leave no stone unturned to fact-check information and statistics on the products we recommend. For this reason, we have a team of expert editors who vet the content thoroughly to ensure all the information put together is accurate. 

Even for technical content, we have a member who screens every piece of writing painstakingly to make sure it’s accurate, helpful, and safe. If you want to know more about it, you can go through our Editorial Policy. 

Isn’t it frustrating when you pick a product only to find out that it’s out of stock? Well, we understand that, and our dedicated editors make sure you don’t face such issues, as they keep checking the availability of the products daily. 

Alongside the products, we check the warranty information and go through the reviews to evaluate the delivery experience and customer service. Thus, you can have a complete picture before you take the plunge and order the products. 

How Do We Make Money?

We earn revenue through affiliate marketing, which means we receive a small amount of commission for the products we review and recommend. But, we earn rewards only if you make a purchase through the retailer’s site that we mention. 

When it comes to retailers, you can rely on us because we recommend only those who are trustworthy and boast a proven record for dependability and quality service. 

What Do Our Star Ratings Mean?

The star ratings that you see on our website are added to give users a glimpse of the quality of the products. Combining testing results and personal experience with expert advice and editorial knowledge makes it easy for us to form opinions about the items we recommend. 

Retailer reviews, brand reputation, the quality of the product, and pricing are some factors that determine our star ratings. 

While we do rate five stars to the best products, it doesn’t mean that they are perfect and there are no trade-offs. Only products that are the best in their category, meaning highly functional and within budget, earn a five-star rating. Whether they are the right pick for you or not– depends totally upon your needs and preferences. 

Product Safety

Note that all products that we recommend and review may be subject to change. Hence, we urge everyone to keep a check on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC website) for official announcements related to the items you purchase. 

Also, registering your purchases with the manufacturer is a great way to receive the latest notification about the product. So, if a recall is issued, you can return or exchange the item without hassle. 

Contact Us

Have any questions or want to share your thoughts and opinions with us? Don’t hesitate; simply get in touch with us at contact@homesthetics.net. Or you can also reach out to us by filling out a form on the “contact us” page. 

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