Tips on the House How many HGTV shows have you watched where the interior designer makes a dull condo into House Beautiful in just 30 minutes?

A half hour at your place won’t even get the hall closet cleaned out, let alone a whole room designed. What you need is professional help.

At Pacific Home on Ward Avenue , a free hour of design advice from an on-staff interior designer is on tap. Their newly launched Design Bar lets you belly up with photos, floor plans and ideas for your problem room. You’ll come away with the pro’s recommendations for how to arrange furniture, maximize space, store away clutter and add accessories.

Of course, just browsing the store’s perfectly arranged mini-rooms is sure to spark some ideas, but an hour with their design expert could help you mix a perfect cocktail of form and function for your home. 

The best part? Even if you don’t make a purchase, the design tips are yours to keep.

Now that’s what we call a happy hour.

Pacific Home, 420 Ward Avenue , 596-9338 or Call to book Design Bar appointments about a week in advance.