Bedford Street, Newtown

“DM Designs were fantastic throughout all stages of the renovation process.

Initially Derrick had lots of ideas about using the space more creatively and effectively to make the most of the limited area while on a tight budget and then project managed the entire building process so that vision became a reality within the time frame we’d discussed.

Having DM Designs do the project management took the stress out of having the renovation done as all the day to day running of the project and synchronising different tradesmen was sorted by Derrick.

It was so much easier dealing with one person who handled everything throughout the process.

The best bit is that I’m now living in my ‘new’ house which has been transformed into a light, comfortable, contemporary space that I love the look of and love living in.”

Sam Woods - Newtown

Surry Hills. NSW

Derrick has been involved in many projects over the time I have known him from styling interiors and remodeling to complete renovations and rebuilds. His passion is contagious and his attention to detail reliable. He has a thirst for knowledge advancing his broader outlook placing him in a great position to think laterally for the trickiest of locations. I highly recommend Derrick and wish him every success for the future.

Shona Grant – Surry Hills NSW

Riley Street, Surry Hills

I purchased a 2 bedroom apartment at 300 Riley St, Surry Hills. Only recently relocating from Melbourne, I had minimal contacts in Sydney to assist in what was quite a large renovation. Through mutual friends I met Mr Derrick MacRae who had assisted me with the purchase of the property from a real estate point of view. The property was very run down and required a full renovation which included 2 updated bathrooms, an updated kitchen, new tiles, carpet and curtains. The wallpaper needed to be removed and the entire apartment painted.

Derrick offered his assistance and took on the role of designer and project manager. At one meeting, Derrick had arranged all the trade people to meet at the apartment at the one time to have a look at the job and quote for services. This was fantastic as I had a very short period in which to renovate before needing to lease the property.

Derrick put the design together for my approval. This included taking me to tile, carpet, kitchen and bathroom outlets to select materials for the renovation. The whole project was completed in six weeks and was overseen by Derrick every step of the way. All workmanship was of an exceptional standard and the end price was very realistic.

It was only through Derrick’s knowledge of design, retailers and building professionals that made the entire process seamless and easy for me.

I had a multitude of applications to rent the property and gained above market weekly rental rate.

I have recommended Derrick’s knowledge and service to several of my friends who have experienced the same high level of expertise. If any further information is needed, please do not hesitate to call me on 0412 207 196

Yours Sincerely

David Corkill
35 Hornsey St