How to get new residential projects on DfM

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How to create a winning profile for new residential projects…   1. Be relevant for this market Design for Me is all about one-off private residential projects. It provides an opportunity to market directly for this part of your business. Although it may be tempting to showcase your large scale, non-resi work, this may ultimately be off-putting… Read more »

Design for Me helps Architects and Designers find new residential projects

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Projects posted by homeowners on DfM

Finding a constant stream of interesting new residential projects is not always easy. Design for Me was set up to provide a platform for architects and designers to find (and actually choose) new projects suitable for them!  For homeowners, it makes the process of finding a design professional more straightforward and accessible for residential projects. They can post their projects to the site… Read more »

How much does artificial grass cost?

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Image above from Easigrass Think artificial grass and you might immediately think of greengrocer shelves or 1970s football pitches, but the technology to make it look and feel real has come on leaps and bounds in the past few years. Wanting to spend time enjoying their gardens rather than tending to them, more and more… Read more »

Best Sofa Bed Reviews updated for 2020

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Best sofa bed reviews The sofa bed is one of the most difficult furniture purchases of get right. We have all slept on lumpy, creaky, uncomfortable ones. The ones where you and your partner roll into the middle and you have to try and roll back up the hill without causing serious squeekage! I’m currently… Read more »

Product review: sliding folding doors / bi-fold doors

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Profile pics from architects on designforme.com

This week, I have been mostly designing…  a rear extension! As this is rather a common project on Design for Me, I thought I’d share some of my research. The brief was quite simple. It involved extending the living room to create a dining area (the client’s current dining table is too small for a family… Read more »

Finding the most comfortable sofa bed of 2020

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Best sofa bed reviews 2020 Urgh I HATE sofa beds! They’re ugly, squeaky, lumpy, the mattress is too thin, you end up wedged in the middle with your bed fellow. Then to top it all, you go and lose your glasses down the side. Not only are they uncomfortable to sleep on, they’re uncomfortable as a sofa… Read more »

How much does a house survey cost?

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This question can usually throw up some confusion as there are different surveys for different purposes, and often undertaken by different types of surveyors too. So let’s clear this up first before answering: how much does a house survey cost?   Types of survey   If you’re buying a house During the house buying process, it’s… Read more »

How to reinstate a fireplace

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If you live in a period property it’s likely that you will have a number of fireplaces around your home. With modern heating, it’s unlikely that you’d want to bring them all back to life, but it can be a fantastic focal point in a living area and provides some extra cosiness on a cold… Read more »

Building your own home

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Building your own home

One of the first things you’ll consider is finding a plot of land. This is a huge decision and has implications on the size, shape and style of building that would be suitable. For example, if you are planning a modern design in steel and glass, you should question how far the restrictions go in… Read more »