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Designs above by Julia, interior designer on Design for Me. Shortlist her for your project here.   How much does an Interior Designer cost? The cost of an interior designer varies greatly depending on the amount of work involved and the experience and expertise of the interior designer. Interior design fees could be as little as £100… Read more »

 

 

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Home renovation and extension architects in East London If you’re planning a house extension, renovation or new self-build, finding the right architect can be a critical first step to get right. We’ve compiled some of the best residential architects in East London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. East London is brimming with… Read more »

 

 

Scandi interior designer

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Finding an interior designer for a Scandi renovation/refurb Whether you’re renovating your home or starting afresh with a blank-canvas new build, getting the design input from a professional can be invaluable.   Understand what/who you’re looking for Before you start searching for your perfect interior designer, I’d recommend first collecting some ideas and looks that… Read more »

 

 

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Neighbours and the planning process If you’re worried about a neighbour stopping your house extension plans, it’s very helpful right at the beginning of the project to assess this risk as it may inform design decisions as well as your personal handling of the situation.   Featured image from Tyrone, architect from Lambeth, London. See more… Read more »

 

 

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Vinyl flooring has had bad press in the past, dismissed out of hand as being too cheap and poor quality. OK, so there is a lot of cheap, poor quality vinyl around but if you look carefully there are some beautiful, stylish and practical examples out there too . Vinyl has a lot going for… Read more »

 

 

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External sliding doors – extension ideas from Design for Me’s architects and designers Here are some of the best extensions with external sliding doors, from the 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… Read more »

 

 

permitted development extension

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… or rather the question should be, will any action be taken by the council if a neighbour objects to your permitted development extension? A neighbour’s objection to your extension can, of course, be taken on board and investigated by your local council. However, if the extension falls within the permitted development guidelines, no action… Read more »

 

 

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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 »

 

 

Self Build House

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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 »