Top 10 most stylish vinyl flooring

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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 »

Alternatives to grass – what can I have instead of a lawn?

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It’s a well known fact, although often overlooked, that lawns are hard work. If you want a low-maintenance garden that looks great all year round, a huge expanse of lawn is simply not the best option. Lots of people opt for lawn as the obvious choice – it’s relatively cheap to install and it’s soft enough… Read more »

How to find building plots in London

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This week, Hugh, one of the architects on Design for Me, has offered up some top tips on finding building plots for a self-build house in London. However, much of the advice extends to other areas in the UK too.   Hugh, London based architect on Design for Me Self-build plots are notoriously difficult to find in… Read more »

Scandi nursery design ideas – top ten picks of 2018

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Scandi nursery design ideas Scandinavian design provides the perfect inspiration for a light, bright and clean* nursery that will suit your little one from birth until they insist on sticking up magazine pages of celebrity crushes (although teenagers probably don’t do this any more do they!?). Anyway, I am a huge fan of Scandi design…. Read more »

Black steel framed doors and windows – ideas for your home extension

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Move over PVC bi-fold doors, in 2018 it’s all about stylish, black steel framed doors and windows! The traditional variety are generally known to be thermally inefficient and expensive. However, there are many new companies on the market, whose products can be much more thermally efficient and cost effective, and we’ve listed some below to get you started.   How much… Read more »

Residential Interior designers in South West London

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Interior designers in South West London for your home If you’re planning a home interior design or renovation project, finding the right interior designer can be a critical first step to get right. We’ve compiled some of the best residential interior designers in South West London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. South West London is brimming with… Read more »

Finding the most comfortable sofa bed of 2018

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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 too. Ok, this was my opinion… Read more »

Five bathroom design trends for 2018

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Bathroom design trends for 2018 Goodbye metro tiles, grey grout and geometric patterns? See you later monochrome and slick surfaces? OK, we actually still love metro tiles and monochrome and there is still a place for them in 2018… but the touches below are guaranteed to move the modern industrial style into a new direction that… Read more »

Exterior sliding / folding doors – design inspiration

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Folding doors, bifold doors, sliding doors, concertina doors… what’s the difference? Folding doors, bifold doors, concertina doors, patio doors… there seem to be so many names for these glazed doors that open out to your garden but essentially they mean the same thing! Fully glazed doors have become incredibly popular and are a bit of… Read more »