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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 »

 

 

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Can architects work from home? Fortunately most private residential architects are very well placed to work from home and in fact many freelancers / sole traders already work from a home office. A home building and extension project doesn’t usually require more than one or two people to be working on it. This really helps… Read more »

 

 

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In most cases, homeowners do not require planning permission for an air source heat pump, as it is classed as permitted development. However, you should check that your property/area benefits from these permitted development rights (see below).   Air source heat pumps – what can you do under permitted development?   In the legislation, air… 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. Article in 2022 following recent price increases in constructions costs of approximately 30%, according to a survey of architects and designers on Design for Me.   How much does a kitchen… Read more »

 

 

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A perfect match on Design for Me … to furnish a new apartment The clients, Marisa and Justin, needed a talented interior designer to furnish their new apartment in Shoreditch. They found Design for Me and posted their project with just a few details:   Marisa and Justin’s project description on Design for Me  … Read more »

 

 

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How much does a double storey extension cost?  As a basic rule of thumb, a two storey extension will cost around 50% more than a single storey extension. Read about extension costs per square metre in our guide here. Based on this guide a (3x6m) two storey extension would be upwards of £60,000 for the basic build cost.*… Read more »

 

 

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In most cases, solar panels on residential property do not require planning permission as they are classed as permitted development. However, you should check that your property/area benefits from these permitted development rights (more on that below).   Solar panels – what can you do under permitted development? Solar equipment is covered under Class A… Read more »

 

 

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Garden design inspiration from Design for Me’s landscape design pros Is your garden a blank canvas? Are you wanting a complete garden design overhaul? It can be difficult to know where to start and the possibilities are endless! Luckily, we have rounded up some of the best garden designs from our landscape design professionals on… Read more »

 

 

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Bedroom design ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Here are some of the best bedroom design ideas from the interior designers and architects 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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Calculating your basement extension cost in London / South East We have already written a post on extension costs in London here, but basement extensions are a very different proposition. They can be a fantastic way to gain more square feet – when space is at a premium, which is why they are so popular in the capital…. Read more »