Architect's tips Getting Started on your Project

Getting Started on your Project

Design by DMVF, photography by Ruth Maria Murphy. Most people have some idea of the work and upheaval involved in a home renovation. If you’ve ever watched ‘Grand Designs’ or ‘Room to Improve’ you’ll have an insight into the decisions that need to be made, the obstacles you might face and the drama that can …

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Architect's tips Top Tips for Renovating on a Budget

Top Tips for Renovating on a Budget

Design: DMVF Architects, Photographer: Ruth Maria Murphy Let’s get one thing straight from the start – your project is going to cost more than you think. If your only experience of home renovation comes from TV shows, then you could be in for a nasty shock. Renovation shows often get big discounts from the professionals …

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Architect's tips Do I need an architect?

Do I need an architect?

Design by DMVF Architects, photo by Ruth Maria Murphy. I’ve filed this under ‘Architect’s Tips’ but this is my (biggest and most important) tip!  ‘Do I need an architect?’ This is probably the question I am asked most so I will give you a clear and precise answer: Yes. If you’re doing any sort of …

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Architect's tips Lighting Dos and Dont’s

Lighting Dos and Dont’s

Design by Maven. Light allows us to put a shape on the world around us. It’s not just the quantity and source of light that matters but also the contrasts it offers, the interplay of light and shadow in a room and how this shading moves over time. These changes affect our perception of colour, …

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Architect's tips 20 key questions to ask yourself before you start

20 key questions to ask yourself before you start

Design by DMVF Architects, photo by Paul Tierney This list is a great starting point for anyone considering renovating or extending their home. The answers will contain much of the information that your architect or builder will need to know and will help you clarify your own thoughts on the matter. 1. What do you …

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