Renovation and extension cost per square metre


Costs per square metre We asked our community of architects and design professionals for their experience of domestic projects and how they estimate new jobs. For South East England (where costs are highest), we found the following to be a very rough average. Costs can vary greatly across the country, but if you are outside the South… Read more »

Finding architects near me – do I need someone local?


Self build design above by Caspar, architect from Southwark, London. See more and shortlist them for your home project here. Finding architects near me This week, we thought we’d share our answer to a frequently asked question here at Design for Me: ‘Should I only consider architects near me?   Whether you are planning an extension, renovation… Read more »

Expert tips to cut your house extension costs


Cut your extension costs – tips from the experts In another recent article, we looked at prices for real-life house extensions, provided by architects on Design for Me, and gave a cost per square metre rate as guidance for your project: Renovation and extension cost per square metre A great design professional can be worth their weight in gold; they… Read more »

Climate control for your home


Controlling the climate in your home can benefit everyone, especially with the rising energy prices. Smart technology has made it easier to achieve comfort while saving money by providing various climate control options.   Benefits of Climate Control One of the main benefits of climate control systems is saving energy. Depending on the model, the… Read more »

The Benefits of Hiring an Architect for Your Home Renovation Project


hiring an architect

If you are planning a home renovation or extension, you may be wondering whether you need to hire an architect. While it may seem like an added expense, hiring an architect can actually save you time, money, and stress in the long run. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of hiring an architect for… Read more »

What is an interior architect? (And how to find one for your renovation project.)


Interior architect

The title ‘interior architect’ is used frequently in the architecture/design industry, even though it isn’t a title that is officially recognised or regulated. It’s usually adopted by either: a qualified architect who specialises or works only with the interior elements of construction, or an interior designer who is also a qualified architect. The title of… Read more »

When should you hire an architect?


Kitchen extension

For residential projects like extensions, renovations and new builds, architects are usually hired after a client: has a rough idea of the brief, even if it’s still vague, e.g. ‘We’d like a larger open-plan kitchen’ or ‘We need an extra bedroom’ has set an outline budget and knows how it will be financed is in ownership of the property/land.*   *Can… Read more »

When to Choose Grey or White Wood Flooring


white wood flooring

  There’s no doubt that grey and white wood floors are proving to be a massive hit at present. A wooden floor has become the norm – it’s beautiful, sustainable, hygienic and classic. But before grey and white wood flooring became so popular, the real flooring innovation happened below the level of colour, at the point where engineered… Read more »

Kitchen Renovation Ideas from DfM


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 »