Do you need planning permission for a side return extension?

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Q: Do you need planning permission for a side return extension? Very possibly not! This is such a common project in UK towns and cities, for good reason. Many Victorian terraces have this strip of garden space that is so often dark and under-used. Claiming this space back internally can transform a kitchen or living space, without… Read more »

Bi-fold doors – ideas and inspiration

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Bi-fold door ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Here are some of the best bi-fold door designs from the architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see their full profiles and see if they’re interested in working on your next home project by posting your home… Read more »

Kitchen design ideas and inspiration

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Kitchen design ideas from Design for Me’s architects and designers Looking for some kitchen design ideas for your home renovation or extension project? You are in the right place! We have rounded up some of the best kitchen designs from the architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see… Read more »

Skylights – ideas and inspiration

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Skylights – inspiration from Design for Me’s architects and designers Skylights are often a key ingredient to a well designed, light and stylish extension. Not only can they bring in swathes of natural light, they can provide an opportunity for an interesting architectural gesture. Click on the images below to see their full profiles and… 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 »

How much value does a house extension add?

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Work from Design for Me architects: (click to view their full profiles) Matt, Corin, Robert, Tom, Rashid, Giles    Is it worthwhile extending your home right now?   Planning rules have been relaxed In recent years the government have relaxed planning rules in regards to extensions. The changes have given homeowners more flexibility to improve and increase the… Read more »

How much does a side return extension cost?

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A side return extension can be a really cost-effective way of creating more space and adding value to your property without eating into your precious garden space. It can transform a narrow kitchen into the most amazing living / dining area – even becoming the social hub of your family home! But how much does a side return extension cost?… Read more »

Side Return Extensions: Advice & Inspiration

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What is a side return extension?   Side return extensions are most common in Victorian terrace houses where the original building leaves a strip of land on the side of the house making an L shaped garden. If you have lived in a house like this you are aware of how useless this dark, dingy passageway is…. Read more »

Loft extension ideas and inspiration

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Loft extension ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Here are some of the best loft extension ideas from our architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see their full profiles and see if they’re interested in working on your next home project by posting your home… Read more »

Basement extension ideas and inspiration

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Basement extension ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Where space comes at a high price – which is certainly the case in many parts of London – a basement extension can be a brilliant way to add habitable living space, and can dramatically increase the value of a property. Alternatively digging down,… Read more »