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Renovating your home comes with countless considerations, from the tiniest deliberations over gutter covers to serious financial decisions that are years in the making. Some types of renovation add value to your home and others primarily improve your day-to-day life. A sensible goal, especially if you intend to stay in your home for the foreseeable… Read more »

 

 

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If you’re about to start making home improvements, incorporating energy saving solutions could help you save money and reduce your home’s environmental impact. Here’s a list of the top five energy-saving and home improvements tips.    1. Insulate your house Insulating your walls usually that makes the most difference in reducing energy consumption, and at… Read more »

 

 

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This question can usually throw up some confusion as there are different surveys for different purposes, and often undertaken by different types of surveyors too. So let’s clear this up first before answering: how much does a house survey cost?   Types of survey   If you’re buying a house During the house buying process, it’s… Read more »

 

 

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Q: Do you need planning permission for a side return extension? Very possibly not! This is such a common project in UK towns and cities, for good reason. Many Victorian terraces have this strip of garden space that is so often dark and under-used. Claiming this space back internally can transform a kitchen or living space, without… Read more »

 

 

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A simple house extension calculator to help you plan your budget. These figures have been updated in 2022 following recent price increases in construction costs, according to a survey of architects and designers on Design for Me.   Image above by Simon and Jon architects on Design for Me. See their full profile and shortlist… Read more »

 

 

Kitchen design ideas

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Get some kitchen inspiration from our designers… Planning a new kitchen? You could just get a few supplier brochures and say “I want that one!”. Fine, if you want un-inspiring, run-of-the mill jobbie. But, like most things worthwhile, planning your perfect kitchen takes time, consideration and a little bit of inspiration (which is where we can help!) Function… Read more »

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Can an Architect come on a house viewing? Yes absolutely, an architect can come with you on a house viewing. In fact, I’d highly recommend it if you are buying a property that you intend to renovate or extend. Its not something that’s very commonplace in the domestic market (it’s much more so in the… Read more »

 

 

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Kitchen Extensions – ideas from Design for Me’s architects and designers Looking for some design ideas for your kitchen extension project? You are in the right place! We have rounded up some of the best kitchen extensions from the architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see their full… Read more »