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

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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?

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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

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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

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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 »

Docklands warehouse apartment renovation – Studio³

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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 »

Chimney breast removal

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Chimney breast removal At the heart of every Victorian home, the fireplace possessed great significance to a family both practically and socially. However most modern homeowners have a different view of the fireplace and the chimney breast that houses them.  Chimney breasts are now often seen as being a little ‘in the way’, using up valuable floor space.  Central heating systems and advances in insulation technology have also made the chimney somewhat… Read more »