Is it worth extending in 2023? The move or extend dilemma

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Should you move or extend your home? In this current economic climate, many people are facing challenges such as high living costs, borrowing costs, construction costs, and an uncertain housing market. As a result, the decision of whether to move or extend one’s current home is far from easy. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer… Read more »

7 Ways to Elevate Your Space

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Who does not love seeing photos of living rooms or bedrooms in interior decoration magazines or websites? It is common to end up wondering how they made that place look so unique and special. You may think that it is unattainable or that only decoration experts can make a place look this good. But you… Read more »

Kitchen extension ideas and inspiration

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Kitchen extension ideas from the architects on Design for Me Planning a kitchen extension but don’t know where to start? If you need some kitchen extension ideas or inspiration, we have some beautiful examples of architect-designed kitchen extensions below. The kitchen extension is one of the most popular project that clients post to Design for Me…. Read more »

How much does a residential architect cost? [2023]

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How much does a residential architect cost? As a basic rule of thumb for private residential projects, a residential architect typically charges between 10-15% of the construction cost for full architectural services. This can be reduced to 3.5% – 5.25% if you use your architect for the initial design stage only*.   *You may opt… Read more »

Small architecture firms

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Extension above by Prue, architectural designer from Barnet, London. See more and shortlist them for your home project here. Should you go small? Finding a design professional for your project, particularly if you’ve never embarked on a building project before, can be overwhelming.  For private home projects such as extensions, renovations and self-builds, small architecture… Read more »

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 the… Read more »

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 »