Contemplating remodeling but a little gun-shy about bringing out the big bucks and breaking into the drywall? Cable company Comcast has an interesting new ad campaign (yes featured on Inhabitat) that allows people to design virtual apartments in ‘Comcast Town’ with a fun assortment of chic, green, weird and wacky materials and objects. What does this have to do with cable internet, you may ask? We’re not entirely sure, but what we do know is that designing virtual spaces in Comcast Town is pretty addictive. And even more exciting than the pure fun of poking around in this mini second-life-meets-google-sketchup is the fact that Comcast is holding a design competition to find the best designed room — and the grand prize is REAL PHYSICAL room remodel — at your actual house — worth up to $30,000, and done by yours truly. Interested?


We’d like to be explicit about the fact that this is part of a Comcast ad campaign. I’m actually pretty excited about it, because I love seeing advertising that is fun, interactive and engaging, and provides something valuable to readers. I couldn’t think of a better campaign to run on Inhabitat than a design contest that allows us to do a green room make-over on the winner, so I’m thrilled to be a part of this. We’re even going to be making a video about the winner and their room-makeover (Extreme Makeover style), so we’re planning to have fun with this. If you are looking to make a change in your room and you are looking for inspiration (or funds), check out this Comcast Town contest.

Here’s what you could win

The winner’s taking home a big-time prize worth up to $30,000, including a room remodel complete with a 40-inch Sony BRAVIA® HDTV, a Sony VAIO® AW laptop and a Philips digital phone. I also promise that if you are the winner, I will provide you eco-design consulting for your space and will greenify your room as much as you will allow me to!

Judging criteria:
originality, use of space, use of color and creative use of materials

Deadline to submit your room to the competition
May 14th 11:59PM PST

So if you are contemplating a renovation, or just looking for a home-makeover, check out this Comcast Town contest > What have you got to lose? (except 20 minutes of fun distraction). You could meet the Inhabitat team and win a complete green room makeover!

+ Comcast Town

+ Inhabitat’s Apartment in Comcast Town