Technology in the Home: Hellish or Heaven-Sent?

There is a lot of mixed opinion around the use of integrated technology in the home. Some find the possibilities extremely exciting, whilst others are frankly terrified of the prospect. We have a number of clients how have started drooling over the thought of a fully integrated cinema room, where you can control the speakers, […]

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Spiral Staircases Made Easy

Every now and then you stumble across a product that you wonder how no one had thought of creating something this simple before. “Thanks to the innovative tread sleeve fastened to the central pole with a vice-like system, the Clip kit staircase is easy to install not requiring any spacers. What’s more, a fresh and […]

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How Do You Like Those Architraves??

With the rise of the minimal and scandi style living, the want for a more parred back and simplistic home has also become more apparent. Architraves, cornicing and skirting boards can look beautiful in the right property. We have recently installed some beautiful grape cornicing in a period property in Regents Park. Due to the […]

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I’m With The Brand

I Love it When a Brand Comes Together Forbes defines a brand as “A specific combination of logo, words, type font, design, colours, personality, price, service, etc that convey a promise.” Kia Designs has been forging a reputation for creativity, transparency and thoughtful design, with a little extra flare. We’ve recently extended our branding to better […]

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Shutters – How to Pick the Perfect Shutters: Revisited

Although shutters are extremely on trend at the moment, they have a timeless style that can easily hold their elegance throughout the years. Our team here at Kia Designs is particularly excited as we have got the opportunity to include this beautiful and trendy way of dressing windows into one of our current designs. But […]

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The Beginners Guide to Bidding at Auction

Providing you have the funds and the time, buying a property can be a challenging, but ultimately rewarding process. On average, properties go for between 60-90% of market value, and you will have access to flats and houses that aren’t available to anyone who requires a mortgage (i.e. 90% of the home buying demographic.) Nearly […]

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Contemporary Temples For Your Home

Shrines are an integral and necessary part of many households. They are a place of respect and adoration, and so should not be left by the sideline when considering the beautiful new design of your home. However, sometimes shrines can feel a little disjointed from the rest of your home, whether it be due to […]

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Starting a Design: Initial Brief and Scope

Developing and producing a clear brief and scope is an essential part of any project. You are proving to the client that you have understood what it is they are hoping to achieve and converting that into a clear and precise vision. The aim of an initial brief and scope is not to get bogged […]

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Holistic Design and Meditation Spaces

A meditation space is the perfect way to create a little bit of paradise in your very own home. It can provide you with an area for you to escape from other things that may be causing a little stress. Studies have shown that meditation has many positive effects on the mind and body, such […]

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Retrofitting Bespoke Bathroom Pieces

If your current bathroom set up isn’t working for you, but you don’t mind the decor or don’t have the budget to rip it out and start again, there are ways of introducing extra storage or features that can transform the space. In our recent Wimbledon project we did just that, by retrofitting a mirrored […]

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Hardwood Flooring Finishes: What are Your Options?

Some of the Kia Designs Team recently attended a CPD presented by the Tile and Hardwood Flooring Supplier Domus. As well as getting to have a peruse around one of their amazing showrooms (we love a spot of window shopping), they gave some information about the different finishes and effects they can produce with hardwood […]

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How to Make a New Build Feel Lived In: Part 3

Many people struggle to make new builds look homely and lived in. As the property itself will lack any sense of history or character, you’ll need to inject a bit of a sense of personality through your furniture and belongings. Furnish from the past, present and for the future If you don’t have any family […]

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Dubai: Interior Design Capital of the Future

Kia Designs is preparing to open an office in Dubai. The expanding and exciting hub is a perfect place for us to reach new and existing clients, as well as access the myriad of suppliers and manufacturers available in the gulf states. In the modern age there is nothing that competes with the design juggernaut […]

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How to Make a New Build Feel Lived In: Part 2

In the second section of our 3 part series on turning your bland new build into a comfortable home, we look at altering the walls and ceilings to create a sense of history. Create features where there are none If the room is lacking in any sort of detailing, add some. Skirting boards and coving always […]

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