In LA, the car is our carbon-fiber avatar.

The car channels our emotions. The car is both body armor and weapon. The car is the closest most Angelenos get to owning a gun.

And so we spend many bills on its upkeep.

But whither the money we spend on our homes? That relatively unloved place that embodies one's sense of self just as much as his whip does?

For that, my man, there’s HomePolish.

What HomePolish does is simple: they provide premium design services at 30 percent less than a traditional designer (enjoy this portfolio).

And because men are more likely to know V10s than ottomans, HomePolish starts you off with an easy $50, 50-minute consultation.

What you seek – and what they do – is simple: make your home more inviting and functional.

Spend a lot of time on the sofa? Use a trunk instead of a coffee table for extra storage. Eat dinner in front of the tube? You don’t need that 12-piece dining set.

Your designer is picked based on your tastes and neighborhood. During the first visit you’ll get actionable advice and ideas.

They charge by the hour ($100-130), and their painters, framers and contractors work within your schedule to ensure those hours are well spent.

Think of that next time you’re jammed up on the 10, trying to go ... home.

Note: HomePolish is extending InsideHook readers a 25% discount if you contact them within the next 72 hours. Just enter the code insidehookla.