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Aside from cost, one of the first thoughts many people have when building a home extension is about how it will disrupt their everyday lives. This is a short guide to help you answer the questions: ‘How long does it take to build an extension?’ and ‘Do you need to move out when building an extension?’   Extensions pictured below from architects on… Read more »

 

 

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What do interior designers do? Generally speaking, interior designers will work with you design your interior space(s) to suit your taste, budget and brief. This will usually be produced in the form of layout plans, details and specifications. These can be passed on to a contractor to first price and then execute the work. Sometimes… Read more »

 

 

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Garden room ideas from Design for Me’s architects and garden designers I love a garden room! I think they are such a good idea in the UK climate, to help get the most out of your garden during all seasons of the year. Here are some of the best garden room designs from the architects… Read more »

 

 

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Do I need an architect or an interior designer? This is a frequently asked question here at Design for Me. Sometimes the answer is very clear cut but often there’s a grey area! So be re-assured that it’s not a very silly question. I’ve worked as both an architect and an interior designer in my… Read more »

 

 

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Bathroom design ideas by DfM architects & interior designers A small project with a huge impact! Did you know that an bathroom can increase the value of your property by up to 6%? So if you’re planning a house renovation, adding in a second bathroom or WC may be a very clever idea. A new bathroom can cost you… Read more »

 

 

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How to choose an interior designer This probably the most important decision you’ll need to make during the entire project. You’re about to invest a great deal in this project and so it’s important you get the very best for your budget. So how do you choose an interior designer? We’ve put together the top ten considerations… Read more »

 

 

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Sliding doors – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Whether you are looking for ultra thin framed sliding doors, large format oak sliding doors or sliding doors for an open corner, here are some of the best architectural sliding doors from the architects on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see… Read more »

 

 

staircase design ideas

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Staircase design ideas – inspiration from Design for Me’s architects and designers For architects, the staircase is often considered a design centrepiece of a home design project. It provides an opportunity to be playful and can take on a sculptural quality where materials, form and light require detailed consideration. It’s no surprise that a ‘signature’… Read more »

 

 

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Side return extension ideas A small project with a huge impact! Side return extensions are particularly popular with owners of Victorian terraced houses as they can transform a narrow kitchen into a generous open plan kitchen/living space – just by using that often dark and under-used strip of your garden. If you’re looking for a rough cost… Read more »