Shipping Container Homes

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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 »

Skylight Ideas and Inspiration

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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 »

Residential architects in East London

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Home renovation and extension architects in East London If you’re planning a house extension, renovation or new self-build, finding the right architect can be a critical first step to get right. We’ve compiled some of the best residential architects in East London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. East London is brimming with… Read more »

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 »

Contemporary living room ideas

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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 5 tips for a small garden

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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 »

Should I choose solid or engineered wood flooring?

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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 »

Glass Staircases : Advice & Inspiration

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Glass is a material that has long been used in all kinds of structural applications. In spite on its fragility, glass is known to be robust and strong. In the right hands, with the right balustrade components and fixings glass can be used for just about anything. Unsurprisingly, homeowners are now finding that glass is… Read more »

Bungalow Extension Ideas from DfM

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Bungalow Extension Ideas Bungalows were undoubtedly a popular choice for the British homeowner in the last half of late 19th Century. There was a bungalow building boom, spurred on by a national desire for home ownership on a small budget. This craze has come to a halt in recent years – did you know that only 300 are now built… Read more »

Hallway design ideas and inspiration

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Hallway design

Title image – design by Peter, architect from Islington, London. Click here to see more and shortlist them for your home project.   Hallway design ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Here are some of the best hallway designs from our architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images… Read more »