Richèl Lubbers Architecten Blog

News, tips and interesting interviews to inspire you and help make your project successful 

From a random street encounter to a home that made family life richer

The staircase in the house is tilted so it becomes an interior feature and is more comfortable to walk on.Sometimes most random encounters lead to major life changing events. That was the case of Sabine and Bas from Utrecht. As a busy doctor and pharmacist with three...

How to make your renovation less stressful: Choose the architect first, then a property

The designing phase started for Marjolein and Rik-Jan even before they bought a property. This way they were able to decide on priorities and preferences before the stressful whirlwind of viewings and paperwork.Let’s set the scene. Two busy parents, three young...

Buying a Property in the Netherlands – a Real Estate Agent Perspective

Looking to buy a real estate in the Netherlands? The current market might be unfavourable for buyers but there are things you can do to make sure you are making the best possible decision.  Buying a new home is undoubtedly one of the most stressful things you can...

Getting a mortgage to buy a house in the Netherlands – Interview with a mortgage advisor Corné Leenaars

When buying a house in the Netherlands, several things affect whether you get a mortgage, including the 30% ruling and whether you are on a permanent or temporary contract.Arranging a mortgage is always a complicated process, even more so in a country other than your...

Permit-free building in the Netherlands

Whether you are planning to build a house or an extension, one of the first things to find out is whether you need a building permit. Bad news first - in general, most building projects require you to apply for a building permit. However, there are exceptions to the...

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