AN app developer has designs on bringing together some of Bolton’s brightest young creative minds with potential customers.

Jawad Bhatti, 41, has always had an abiding interest and flair for interior design, which provided the spark for his creation, HomR.

A home ratings app, drawing in inspiration from around the world, he is looking to make the connection between the up-and-coming designers and homeowners.

The former Bolton Institute student said: “Down the years I’ve built up a lot of experience, analysing trends and developing contacts.

“And personally I’ve come across some of the problems you can have in trying to achieve the look you’re after.

“So I thought about developing an app which would match the two parties together for particular jobs, so people can find a quality solution.”

Jawad, who also studied at Manchester Metropolitan University student and lives in Blackburn, has taken his concept one step further.

He added: “Recently I’ve reached out to interior design students at Blackburn College, in the hope that they can become early adopters of the app.

“In this way we can generate some demand for their ideas when they eventually graduate and I can link up some talented designers before they become huge.”

One of his themes has been offering useful advice on how to realise the potential of small bathrooms. While some regal themes may accommodate the odd Louis XV mirror, a zen bathroom, complete with manila rope effects, might do the trick, or for the vain among us, a mirror-lined smallest room.

Jawad, who works as a project manager for Nelson-based Daisy Communications, os hoping to grow his HomR idea “organically” at first.

He said: “This is entirely self-funded so the key thing for me is to develop the app in bite-sized chunks.”

He was also able to road-test his idea at Blackburn’s Festival of Making.