Small Space Design Ideas

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Small Space Design Ideas for Small Homes and Apartments Living in a small space can be a challenge, but with the right design ideas and strategies, your home can be a pleasure to live in and be proud of. Whether you’re living in a studio apartment, a micro-apartment, or a small house, these small space… Read more »

Which property renovations call for professional guidance?

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A home renovation can improve the saleability of your property and boost its value, whether you’re upgrading your bathroom or modernising a drab garage.  In a housing market that is competitive, having the edge with an inspiring home design and opting for high-quality workmanship are valuable positions to take. However, it’s important to choose the… Read more »

We love exposed brickwork

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Exposed brickwork – inspiration from Design for Me’s architects and designers Exposed brickwork can add warmth, colour and texture into your home. It celebrates the fabric of the building – it might be that an old, existing brick wall is exposed as a reminder of the building’s history. Alternatively it can work really well in… Read more »

Luxury home design – ideas and inspiration

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Luxury home design – ideas and inspiration from Design for Me’s architects and designers We have rounded up some of the finest examples of luxury home design from the architects and interior designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see their full profiles and see if they’re interested in working on… Read more »

How Much Does a House Extension Cost?

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How much does a house extension cost? We get asked this question a lot, so, we thought it worthy of its own post! It’s not an easy question to answer and obviously depends on a number of factors (etc, etc…), but that’s not the answer you’re looking for is it? You’re really looking for a very rough… Read more »

Steps to building a house

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What are the steps to building a house? Many self-builders we have spoken to ask the same question – where do I start? The stages outlined below are there as a guide as the ‘typical’ route. Once you have a good design and management team behind you, they may advise that an alternative path could… Read more »

Scandi home design – ideas and inspiration

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Scandi home design – ideas from Design for Me’s architects and designers What is Scandi home design anyway? Hailing from Denmark, Norway and Sweden (Scandinavia), Scandi home design can often be characterised by the following traits: Uncluttered airy spaces Light, bright, yet warm Predominantly light, neutral colours – mainly white with pops of black, tan,… Read more »

A perfect match on Design for Me…  for a cottage extension

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Craig and Lara (the clients) posted their project to Design for Me, looking for an architect to extend and renovate their 160-year-old cottage in Walthamstow, East London.   Craig and Lara’s project description   ‘Rear extension on 160-year-old cottage, moving a downstairs bathroom upstairs, creating an open plan kitchen/dining area downstairs, and moving the stairs… Read more »