Design Hints and Tips Archives - Pride Road Architects

When is the best time of year to build an extension?

19/04/2019, by Catherine Traynor, 0 comments


Building a house extension can be a disruptive and long process for a home owner, especially if you’re living in…

Common mistakes to avoid when extending your Home!

17/04/2019, by Catherine Traynor, 0 comments


Extending your home can really add value to your house and can dramatically enhance your space and the way you…

5 Reasons Why I Can’t Extend My House

01/04/2019, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


There are many reasons we may be considering extending our house, maybe we want to create an additional room for…

5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your House

24/01/2019, by Magdalena Haener, 0 comments


After working with several clients with houses in Levenshulme, which are often smaller than their Didsbury counterparts, I was inspired…

How to Fit Everyone in Your Home for Christmas 2019

03/01/2019, by Magdalena Haener, 0 comments


Did you have all the space you needed for your family this Christmas and New Year? As we turn into…

Who Lives in a House like this?

24/10/2018, by Catherine Traynor, 0 comments


Many of us are avid viewers of Grand Designs – and some of us get to star alongside the host….

How to check if a Plot is suitable for a Self Build

19/09/2018, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


How to check if a Plot is suitable for a Self Build You’ve found a piece of land for your…

How to find a good builder

24/01/2018, by eleanor, 0 comments


When starting a new project, one of the most common worries is how to find a good builder. Here at…

5 Ways to Introduce Light into your House Extension

21/01/2018, by Catherine Traynor, 0 comments


  When extending your home it’s essential to think about how you’re going to allow natural light in your house,…

Planning an extension: Should I renovate one room at a time or all at once

12/01/2018, by eleanor, 0 comments


Extensions can be expensive and cause a major disruption to your day to day life. We often get asked about…

6 Different Kitchen Types

07/06/2017, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


When it comes to designing your kitchen, layout is everything. Arranging your fridge, hob and sink no more than 6ft…

5 Outdoor Dining Ideas

07/06/2017, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


We are getting ever closer to Summer, and with a taste for the warm weather we’ve recently had, this gets…

10 ways to maximise space in your home

15/05/2017, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


1. Open-Up Creating windows, knocking through walls and swapping solid doors for glazed doors helps to connect your space and…

Kitchen Design Top Tips

28/09/2016, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


Kitchen Design Top Tips When it comes to designing a kitchen, you need to put function first. There is no…