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Francesca (the client) posted her project to Design for Me looking for a talented interior designer to design her new Shoreditch apartment. After registering her project with just a few key details, we matched her with the best candidates and she received interest from a number of interior designers.   Francesca’s project description   I… Read more »

 

 

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A Simple Guide to Getting Started Self-build projects have been known to be expensive and intimidating, although over the last few years, building your own home has gotten a lot easier. There are over 6 million people in the UK who want to build their own home and over 1 million in progress, according to This Is Money. Now… Read more »

 

 

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Keeping it Simple on a Budget Did you know that only 9% of homeowners in a recent survey made it under their budget (according to Which)?! But don’t worry, the team at Design for Me has assembled some tips on renovating your kitchen on a budget, but keeping it super stylish at the same time!… Read more »

 

 

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Living rooms ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Here are some of the best living room design ideas from our architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see their full profiles and see if they’re interested in working on your next home project by posting your… Read more »

 

 

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How to get the most out of your garden this winter Winter is the time your garden slumbers, riding out the worse that the British weather can throw at it, from heavy rain to sub-zero temperatures. It is the season in which we curl up in front of the fire, warm, cosy and protected against… Read more »

 

 

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Lighting design is one of the most important aspects of your home building or renovation project, but is too often an after-thought. The advantages of LED lighting are now well known and, in fact, it may be compulsory that you choose LED to meet building code standards. But it’s not just the position of the lights that… Read more »

 

 

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Design by Jamie, architect from Guernsey. See more and shortlist them for your home project here.   Before sifting through loads of plot finder websites, you might find this very useful… Frustratingly, there isn’t a one-stop-shop for finding your plot of land. Unlike house buying, where you can pretty much rely on RightMove & Zoopla… Read more »

 

 

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Featured image above: kitchen extension design by Simon, architect from Southwark, London. Click here to see more and shortlist him for your home project.   How much does a kitchen extension cost? We asked our UK wide community of architects on Design for Me for their experience of kitchen extension costs. Here’s the summary of our findings…. 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 »

 

 

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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 »