Interior designer reveals how she doubled the value of her home

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A mother-of-one has revealed how she more than doubled the price of her home thanks to an extension and an incredible makeover to turn the dated property into a modern family home. 

Angela Bamforth purchased her home in Bramhall, Cheshire, for £275,000, but thanks to the work she put in, just a few years later it was valued at £590,000.

Angela, who lives in the home with her nine-year-old daughter, Cara, and dog Mylo, managed to turn the two-bedroom house into a four-bedroom property complete with a home gym, playroom and walk-in wardrobe. 

‘I planned the renovation by firstly living in the house for a while,’ Angela, who works as an interior designer said. 

‘You then have a really clear idea of how you’re going to use the space, what’s necessary and what are “would like to haves”.

‘I also collected images from

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Castleview attracting Waterford returnees with an interior design allowance

Castleview, Williamstown Road, Waterford City

Asking price: €645,000-€685,000

Agent: DNG Reid & Coppinger (051) 852 233

The pandemic has prompted more house-hunters to turn their backs on big cities and cash in on house sales in Dublin and abroad, so they can buy a larger property in their hometowns and enjoy a better quality of life.

This is also the case in Waterford City, where house prices jumped 11pc in the third quarter, compared to an average price increase of 2.2pc in Dublin, according to the latest report.

On Waterford City’s Williamstown Road, near the eastern suburb of Ballygunner, a new development of large detached houses that’s selling off the plans has already fielded enquiries from Waterford natives planning to return from Dublin, the UK, Australia and the US, according to the selling agent.

Castleview, which consists of 23 contemporary-style four-beds and five-beds, is targeting both locals and returnees

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8 Interior Design Industry Trends To Look Forward To In 2021

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8 Interior Design Industry Trends To Look Forward To In 2021

(Guest Writer: Michael Gorman)

We’ve had a long year in 2020, but thankfully we are getting to the end of it, and we can now start looking towards 2021, knowing it will be better. We had some exciting interior design trends in 2020, but we’re more excited about the trends we expect to see in 2021.

We now see that there’s more emphasis on sustainability with sustainable materials becoming more critical, and there are also essential elements to celebrate uniqueness and individuality.

This article will give you an idea of what your home should look like going into the New Year 2021.

Here’s a breakdown of 8 interior design industry trends for 2021.

1. Rustic Vogue

The appearance of this is more of a crowd pleaser’s. It seems to appeal to

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Interior designer secrets: Decorating your dining room

There’s something to be said for hosting/attending a grand dinner party. Especially if the setting looks like it’s been styled by a professional Interior Designer/Decorator with a keen eye for detail. And what, exactly, does “detail” pertain to? It’s that design that just looks right – the right lighting, the right colours, the right table matched with the right chairs, etc. On that note, we decided to perk up our ears and hear what the experts in the design industry have to say about decorating dining rooms. Here’s what we found…

1. Your table width is crucial

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1. Your table width is crucial

We can’t help you fit ALL your guests at one table, but we can certainly inform you that 1100 mm is considered the ideal dining table width. That’s because it allows adequate room for your seated guests’ movement while still

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Global Interior Design Software Market Size 2020 to 2025 Report Includes Brief Analysis by Regions, Growth Key Factors, Demand, Business Share

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Nov 21, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
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These are the household trends that need to disappear by 2021, according to interior designers

By Claire Toureille and Raven Saunt For Mailonline

11:49 25 Nov 2020, updated 13:02 25 Nov 2020

  • Households across the UK spent time in lockdown sprucing up their interiors
  • Dark blue walls and tropical wallpapers are on the way out, expert told FEMAIL 
  • Chrome taps were once chic, but now seen as ‘standard’ choice and need to go  

Many households across the UK have put their time in lockdown to good use by sprucing up their interiors, but have your efforts made your house look ultra modern, or could your taste be a bit dated?

Interior designers and experts have told FEMAIL which trends are already wearing thin, including Insta-friendly staples such as tropical wallpaper and gemoetric shapes.  

Wayfair’s resident style advisor, Nadia McCowan Hill said that velvet sofas, which had become a staple in many living-rooms, are taking a step back while shoppers go for more textured materials, such

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Chefing Success Leads To Outstanding Interior Design Outcome For Ara Graduate

One of the few male graduands of Ara’s 2020 Diploma in
Interior Design (Residential) ended up the surprise big
winner of the ‘Vizualize’ awards night.

Smith took home three of 13 awards, including The Harrison
Bloy Aware for Excellence in Bathroom Design, the Artisan
Stone Award for Innovation in Design and the Drawing Room
Award for Excellence in Artistic Skills.

Says Dan of
his multiple wins “It’s a bit of surprise. I’d like to
say thanks to the providers and industry people for coming
to the party and to the tutors for all their help and
learning this year.”

The awards evening itself
featured many heart-felt tributes to the students’ and the
tutors’ tenacity and willingness to overcome adversity
during what many speakers described as a “challenging

The exhibition itself, comprised of a large

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How this interior design firm secured 100 pc CAGR through the decade

Aashita Chadha and Abhishek Chadha’s experience of buying their first home turned out to be a nightmare. While following up on progress, they noted it was all empty promises in a highly unprofessional industry. 

Aashita says when important plumbing and civil work needed to be done, the workers would often be out of reach and not adhere to timelines.

“People often had to delay their housewarming parties and have their family members and relatives reschedule flight tickets. There have even been instances when designers have run away without completing projects,” says Arshita on her observations in the interior design industry.

The couple believe that designing a home is a very personal and big decision, and hence should not be complex and stressful in the process. 

Having taken matters into their own hands when it came to building their home, many of their family members and friends reached out for their

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Esrawe Studio and Formafatal named interior design studios of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020

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Esrawe Studio has been named studio of the year while Formafatal has won the title of emerging interior designer of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020.

Based in Mexico, Esrawe Studio was selected from a shortlist of five studios, which was determined by our jury of 25 leading figures from the world of interiors.

Czech studio Formafatal beat six other emerging studios to win the award.

a close up of a door: Top: Art Villa in Costa Rica by Formafatal. Photo by BoysPlayNice. Above: Esrawe Studio's interior for Grupo Acra was shortlisted in large workspace interior. Photo by Genevieve Lutkin

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Top: Art Villa in Costa Rica by Formafatal. Photo by BoysPlayNice. Above: Esrawe Studio’s interior for Grupo Acra was shortlisted in large workspace interior. Photo by Genevieve Lutkin

The winning studios were revealed at the Dezeen Awards 2020 interiors show, which was streamed on Dezeen on 24 November.

The architecture winners were announced on 23 November and the design winners will be revealed in tomorrow’s final Dezeen Awards Show from 4 pm to 5 pm GMT.

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Global Luxury Interior Design Market 2020 Industry Size, Segments, Share, Key Players and Growth Factor Analysis by 2026

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The latest informative study entitled Global Luxury Interior Design Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 released for the database of helps a reader to understand the market in depth. The report supplies a comprehensive analysis of business aspects like global Luxury Interior Design market size, recent technological advances, and inventions. The research report consists of: introduction of the market, key players, opportunities, restraints, product & type classification, and overall market analysis. This research study aims to help in making the right steps before starting up a company, business conclusions, and shape the future of the organizations. For supreme reader ease, this research presentation on the global market establishes the overall forecast timeline, allowing detailed market approximation about growth likelihood in the market.


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