Hiring a designer: important questions to ask

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Profile pics from Dean, Elisa and Liam, architects on DfM.

Finding ‘The One’   “Passionate, creative (but in-experienced) WLTM someone on my wavelength to bring my dreams to life.” “Ambitious, strong-willed and opinionated seeks a good-listener with lots of patience!” “Clueless, tentative, (yet excited) seeks trustworthy, inspiring man or woman(!) who can help me realise my wants and needs!”   Ok that’s enough. I don’t want to extend… Read more »

Getting the most out of Design for Me

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Profile pics from Mark, Rebecca, Rachel and Lucy architects on DfM.

Design For Me is here to help you find a great designer who is the right fit for your residential project. To give you the best chance of finding them, simply ask yourself these 5 questions:   1. Have you given all the details you can? You don’t need to know exactly what you want to… Read more »

Residential architects in West London

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Home renovation and extension architects in West 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 West London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. West London is brimming with talented… Read more »

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 »

Residential architects in North London

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Home renovation and extension architects in North 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 North London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. North London is brimming with… Read more »

Finding interior designers near me – do I need someone local?

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Finding interior designers near me This week, we thought we’d share our answer to a frequently asked question here at Design for Me: ‘Should I only consider interior designers near me??’   Whether you are planning on just re-decorating one room, fitting a new kitchen or bathroom or planning a whole house re-design, finding the right designer is probably the most critical decision… Read more »

Residential architects in South West London

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Home renovation and extension architects in South West 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 South West London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. South West London is brimming… Read more »

5 Reasons to start your self-build project in 2016

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Self-build by Lucy, Architect on Design for Me

Did you know that 80% of new homes in Austria are self built? In France its 60%. We are rather lagging behind at a measly 10%! Yet, 1 in 2 people would consider building their own home if they felt they could, according to a 2011 BSA survey! Last year, the government announced an initiative to encourage… Read more »