Single storey extension ideas


House extension ideas – inspiration for your single storey extension Design for Me has a community of hundreds of architects and architectural designers all across the country and we’ve complied the most inspiring single storey extension designs for you. If you like the look of one, you can click on the image to see that architect’s other… Read more »

Should I choose solid or engineered wood flooring?


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 »

Contemporary living room ideas


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 »

Top 10 Best Bird Feeders


Bird feeder

It’s that time of year again – the air is getting warmer and the birds are finally chirping with meaning. After the long winter these birds have lots of work to do so they they’re hungry; why not add a bird feeder to your garden? Regardless of your location, climate or garden size, adding a… Read more »

Top 5 tips for a small garden


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 »

Kitchen Ideas and Inspiration


modern shaker kitchen

A kitchen is often the most used and most important space in any home. Here at Design for Me, a large variety of architects and designers contribute kitchen ideas and inspiration and to our website to share with potential clients. Here are just a few examples that you need to see. A rustic feel from Alexia using exposed brickwork as… 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 »

Shipping Container Homes



Shipping containers are used for, well shipping, but did you know that they could also be used as the skeleton of your next self-build or extension project? Shipping container homes are becoming the new eco-friendly alternative when it comes to building or renovating a home in the UK. Why not use one for your next extension?… Read more »

Is Straw-bale Construction Right for Your Self Build?


Straw-Bale Construction

Straw-bale construction is becoming a new phenomenon in the UK. Unlike the common misconception that houses constructed with straw will be “blown down,” presumably by a wolf, this method of construction has actually been proven to be both energy efficient and cost effective for self builders.     What is Straw-bale Construction? Straw-bale construction is a… Read more »

Skylight Ideas and Inspiration


Kitchen Skylight Ideas

Skylights have the ability to naturally lighten your home to its full potential while creating an interesting architectural feature in your home. Don’t know where to start? Here is some skylight inspiration from the architects on Design for Me. This is an example of a roof light that spans the entirety of the ceiling! This could become very, very… Read more »