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Design Notes: Planning Permission

Planning Permission Planning permission refers to the approval needed when building a new dwelling or making extensive changes to an existing one. Every local council will have a planning department which will be responsible for deciding whether to grant planning permission for your project based on its development plan. It is important to remember that […]

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Design Notes: Furniture Rental

Furniture Rental Long lead times and delays from manufacturers are inevitable in the furniture world and you might find yourself having to source cheap furniture as a temporary replacement. Furniture rental offers a quick and easy solution for the client and a much more sustainable option than buying. Here are some great places you can […]

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Design Notes: Curtains & Blinds

Curtains & Blinds Choosing the right curtains and blinds for the space you are designing is crucial yet can be overwhelming due to all the different factors that must be considered. Not only do they provide privacy and control the light entering the room, dressing a window is also the perfect opportunity to add colour […]

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Design Notes: Basements

Basements Basement projects vary enormously in value and scale from simply tanking an existing space to make room for storage and utilities through to the creation of a whole new suite of rooms with multiple usage. Family, media and games rooms are most popular, as children grow and need more space and the addition of […]

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Design Notes: Exterior Lighting

The character of a garden, like a room, can be transformed by magical lighting. The garden can take on a different dimension in the evening whether it is being used or simply viewed from inside. If beautifully lit, it can become an extension of the interior, creating a feeling of spaciousness. Balance When lighting a […]

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Design Notes: Upholstery

Upholstered furniture consists of three hidden elements, in addition to the outer covering fabric, these elements consist of the frame, the springs and the padding. All four need to work well to make a piece of furniture that is comfortable, and will last. Top end contemporary furniture can last 20 years or more, with re-covering […]

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Design Notes: Accessories

In all but the most minimal of interiors, accessories are a key component in creating a particular mood and aesthetic. Accessories can be practical, decorative, or both. A client may not realise that accessories are essential in lifting a space and creating a professional finish, or that they need to be factored into the project budget. […]

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Design Notes: Furniture

Selecting the right furniture and planning an appropriate layout are fundamental tasks that must be undertaken when designing an interior. Key Requirements That it allows the client to use the space for its designated purpose Whatever kind of space you are designing, you must always begin by thinking about the ways in which it will actually […]

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Design Notes: Textiles

The term “textile” refers to any item that is made entirely or mainly of fabric. The average home will contain a huge variety of textiles such as carpets, throws, rugs, tea towels, curtains and cushion covers. The texture and colour of textiles can make a big difference to the tone of a room. All textiles are […]

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