Inside the world of Interior Design

Kia Designs Winner of Ultimate Luxury Kitchen Design of the Year

[London, UK], October 10th, 2018 – Kia Designs of London won for “Ultimate Luxury Kitchen Design of the Year” at the KB- Eye 2018 Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards. This prestigious annual event celebrates residential kitchen and bathroom design projects and products in the UK and worldwide. The Ultimate Luxury Kitchen Design of the Year award highlights excellence in […]

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Kia Stanford Verified Designer by d-list

[London, UK], April 4, 2018 The D-List is the definitive list of who to watch in the world of kitchen and bathroom design. It comprises a wide range of designers who are continuing to innovate and re-invent their kitchen and bathroom designs. Whilst some featured names are fairly new to the design world, others have […]

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Kia Designs Winner Of Bathroom Designer of the Year

[London, UK], March 5, 2018 – Kia Designs of London won for “Bathroom Designer of the Year – Project Cost between £10,000 and £25,000” by kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2018, prestigious annual event celebrating its 24th year in 2018. “We could not have been more delighted to have been recognised for our bathroom designs.” said Kia Stanford, Director and […]

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Planning Permission For A Basement Conversion

There’s a lot to think about when you’re starting to plan for a basement conversion: What will you be using the space for? Will you be needing a separate front door? Are your neighbours aware? Do you have a party wall agreement in place? There’s also a lot to find out Do I need planning […]

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Can I Put A Beautiful New Bedroom In My Basement?

Want to add value, space and extra rooms to your current property? Converting your current cellar or basement, or creating one from scratch can be a fantastic way to gain sq footage and improve your home. But just because something looks like a good idea on paper, doesn’t mean it will necessarily be right for your […]

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Kia Designs of London Awarded Best of Houzz 2018

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Improvement and Design Professionals in the UK and Around the World [London, UK], February 12, 2018 – Kia Designs of London has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The firm in its 10th year was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly […]

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Sneak Peek: Our New Project Will Make You Blue With Envy

Our latest client likes her apartment like I like my men: tall, dark and handsome. What is currently a bright, lofty penthouse flat in a converted mansion house in Earls Court is about to become a blend of dark blue and grey tones, with brass trim and black detailing. We’re opening up a wall and […]

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Your Basement Dig and Your Soil: What Lies Beneath

When you are embarking on a basement conversion, you are going to have all sorts of questions. There is a lot to think about and a lot to consider. There will, of course, be various tasks on your list: It is important to look at planning permission in your area, to establish whether your existing […]

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Basement Conversion: Can I Do It?

A basement conversion is often a fantastic solution to extending your home, whether you are an expanding family, wanting to create a separate living space or you simply want more space. It can be a great alternative to moving house. It can also boost the value of your property, which is another real incentive to […]

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Is it worth travelling around the world for good design?

You could travel the world almost without stopping if you wanted to visit all the design fairs, almost every day of the calendar would be filled with inspiration, travelling and meeting new suppliers. It would be glorious, every day would bring a new delight and you would see the world but it does pose a […]

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A Sneak Peek At Some Beautiful Terrazzo Tiles

It’s always exciting to see new projects get underway, especially when there are quite big changes being made to the existing property. One such project of ours outside of London is being developed quite a bit; we are transforming a four bedroom, three bathroom house into a five bedroom, four bathroom home with a utility […]

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5 Rugs That Will Make You Swoon

Spotlight On: The Rug Company One of our favourite companies to work with, The Rug Company, are ubiquitous with combining traditional techniques with modern craftsmanship and cutting-edge design. Their eco-friendly and sustainable collections ooze style and sophistication, and they collaborate with the biggest names in Fashion and Design to bring you some of the most desirable rugs in the […]

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Underfloor Heating Basics And What You Need To Know

Underfloor heating is being used more and more in residential properties and it’s great: it gives you more space and flexibility in your room once radiators have been removed; it is much more effective in heating your rooms at an even temperature, making every area warm and toasty. It may be hidden away, but the […]

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How to Have Amazing Art: Prints vs Posters

When it comes to decorating your home, finding the perfect piece of art can pull together all the elements of the design -furniture, setting and colour scheme and will help create the desired mood and feeling. Do you want something crisp and bright: you’ve decided to go for a printed image, so the big question is […]

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I Want to Extend My House Down: Where do I Start?

Types of Basement Conversions Explained: So you’ve decided you want more space, and down is the direction to go. Basement digs can be a fantastic way to add a lot of sq footage to your property, especially in London where space is at a premium.   Before you even consider creating a basement, you will […]

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First Look at our Glamorous Kensington Project

We’ve hit design freeze on our stunning new Kensington project. The multi-levelled 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom flat is having a glamorous spruce up and is being fully furnished for its cosmopolitan new occupants. The flat is located over the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of a converted townhouse in London. The kitchen/living area has fantastic views over […]

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Why We Love Hartô Design And You Will Too

This fortnight we’re focusing on French company Hartô Design. They are a French design brand based in Paris who sell beautiful lighting, textile and furniture products which have all be designed by their accompanying 25 different designers.We like them because of their clean lines, bold colours and their marriage of function and beauty. Products we […]

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A Lofty Penthouse Is Given A Mid-Century Modern Redesign

So our task was to decorate and refurbish a newly purchased, listed two-bedroom flat in a converted Post Office building, the landmark Beaux-Arts building in North London. The design would incorporate the client’s taste for mid-century modern design, with loft-style industrial touches to keep the look modern and emphasise the beautiful height and airy feel […]

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Kia Designs Finalist For Bathroom Designer of the Year

The kbbreview Retail & Design Awards is a prestigious annual event celebrating its 24th year in 2018. It rewards retailers, designers and manufacturers in the kitchen and bathroom industry and is organised by kbbreview, the sector’s leading business magazine for over 30 years. [London, UK], January 8, 2018 – Kia Designs of London has been nominated for “Bathroom Designer […]

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