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A perfect match on Design for Me…  for a warehouse apartment renovation in Wapping, East London Jonny (the client) posted his project to Design for Me, looking for a talented architect. After registering his project with just a few key details, we matched him with the best candidates and he received interest from a number… Read more »

 

 

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For domestic building projects it’s always worthwhile using a design professional. They can help you find the best solution for your brief; they will advise you on where to spend your budget and where to save; they’ll guide you through the maze of planning, building regs, freeholder consent and party wall issues; they can even help you appoint… Read more »

 

 

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Design-wise, your living room is the most important room in your house to get right. You probably spend most of your waking hours at home here. It’s a place to relax, entertain and spend time with your family. When it comes to contemporary living room design, there are a plethora of styles and colour palettes that… Read more »

 

 

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Ask any garden designer, and they will tell you that the key to a beautiful garden is not about how much space you have, but how you use it! In central London it is not uncommon for designers to be asked to design a 4×4 m space! Here are a few key tips from the on… Read more »

 

 

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More and more people in the UK are considering building their own home, particularly as getting onto the housing ladder is becoming increasingly less affordable. There are new government initiatives to encourage self-building in an effort to help solve the nation’s housing crisis with bodies such as the ‘National Custom and Self Build Association’ (Nacsba) behind… Read more »

 

 

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Which one to choose: solid or engineered wood floor? Choosing the finishes for your home project can be the most exciting part. Floors in particular can dramatically change the overall look of your new extension, so it’s important to get it right. People are increasingly opting for timber flooring over carpet for a look that’s… Read more »

 

 

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Whether you’re planning a whole house renovation or a single room makeover, consulting an interior designer can make the world of difference to the end result. Here at Design for Me we specialise in helping homeowners find the right interior design companies for their job. Many homeowners don’t know if they require an interior designer… Read more »

 

 

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For home building and renovation projects it’s always worthwhile taking the time to find a great builder. There are a few effective websites to find local tradesmen like “My Builder” and “Rated People” to get you some quotations, but there are a few pointers to consider before shaking hands with anyone to undertake your home extension or renovation project…. Read more »