Renovation ideas and inspiration

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Renovation ideas from Design for Me’s architects and interior designers Starting a home renovation project can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if you’ve never done any significant work to your home before. Therefore, it’s so important that you surround yourself with an experienced team who know exactly what they’re doing. After hiring the right architect,… Read more »

How much does it cost to build a house?

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Main image Allister, an architect on Design for Me (see below for more) – See his profile here and shortlist him for your project   Build cost of a house per square metre We know how important it is to have a rough estimate of the cost at a very early stage. The easy answer for us is to say… Read more »

10 modern garden design ideas

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Modern garden design ideas Design for Me has a community of hundreds of garden designers all across the country and we’ve compiled the most inspiring modern garden design ideas for you. If you like the look of one, you can click on the image to see that garden designer’s other work and shortlist them for your project   Bringing… 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 »

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 »