Garden Design Ideas by DfM Landscape Designers

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With summer on the doorstep and the Chelsea Flower Show in full flourish, we thought it would be a good time to provide some garden design inspiration! We’re delighted to share some beautiful work from the talented garden designers on Design for Me. There are some fantastic ideas to create the perfect setting for those long summer days and… Read more »

Hiring a designer: important questions to ask

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Hiring a designer is an important decision since this person will have a huge impact on your home and the way you live for potentially a very a long time. A good personal connection is key! Yes, of course, compare quotes. But there is so much more to the decision than this, and it’s personal. You’ll… Read more »

Exterior sliding / folding doors – design inspiration

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Folding doors, bifold doors, sliding doors, concertina doors… what’s the difference? Folding doors, bifold doors, concertina doors, patio doors… there seem to be so many names for these glazed doors that open out to your garden but essentially they mean the same thing! Fully glazed doors have become incredibly popular and are a bit of… Read more »

House Extension Ideas by DfM Architects

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So you are thinking of extending your home? Fantastic! No idea where to start? You are not alone… Is it going to be a single or double storey extension? Glazed, render, brick? Sliding or folding doors? What about an extension with a glazed roof that will bring more daylight to your north side kitchen? Does it include… Read more »

Residential architects in West London

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Home renovation and extension architects in West London If you’re planning a house extension, renovation or new self-build, finding the right architect can be a critical first step to get right. We’ve compiled some of the best residential architects in West London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. West London is brimming with talented… Read more »

How to get new residential projects on DfM

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How to create a winning profile for new residential projects…   1. Be relevant for this market Design for Me is all about one-off private residential projects. It provides an opportunity to market directly for this part of your business. Although it may be tempting to showcase your large scale, non-resi work, this may ultimately be off-putting… Read more »

Modern kitchen designs – five of the most stylish kitchen companies (in pictures)

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Modern kitchen designs Many of our homeowners who use Design for Me are on the lookout for fabulous modern kitchen designs that are simple, stylish, good quality and reasonably priced. So, we have searched far and wide and whittled it down to our top five modern kitchen companies. You are welcome!   Pluck (See main featured image above) Kitchens designed… Read more »

Black steel framed doors and windows – ideas for your home extension

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Move over PVC bi-fold doors, it’s all about stylish, black steel framed doors and windows! The traditional variety are generally known to be thermally inefficient and expensive. However, there are many new companies on the market, whose products can be much more thermally efficient and cost effective, and we’ve listed some below to get you started.   How much do steel doors… Read more »