Inside the world of Interior Design

9 Easy Questions To Help You Find The Right Designer

So you’ve found someone whose work you love and got in contact. Now comes the first meeting. It can be quite a daunting process, handing over your money before there is anything tangible to show for it. Make sure you find the right designer for you, someone you get on with and trust implicitly. Here […]

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Can You Save Money By Hiring An Interior Designer?

This may come as a surprise, but the answer is yes, you can save money by using an interior designer.  Obviously, it’s not the first thought, you’re mainly looking for a stunning new home but a barrier to entry can often be that you think Interior Design is too expensive for you and is for […]

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Interior Design Services: See Your Perfect Home

Sometimes it can be difficult to really understand what your home is going to look like when it’s all done. Some of the largest decisions can seem to be too large without being able to actually see them, especially if they are a large investment. One of our projects includes a large refurbishment in Dorking and there are […]

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The Ultimate Gift: Your Own Interior Designer

A stylish and comfortable home that improves your quality of life and impresses all your friends is a thing of joy. Ever thought of giving someone an Interior Design service as a present? An Interior Designer can take all the stress out of what can be a very stressful process.   Do you know someone […]

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Heritage Statement

How To Write a Winning Heritage Statement

If you want to build, extend or make any alterations to the facade of a listed dwelling or a building in either a Conservation Area or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) chances are the local planning department will want you to include a Heritage Statement in your application. Your case can be made or […]

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Kia Designs Steel Bath

What Is Steel Enamel and Why Do We Love It?

When we were recently in Germany visiting one of our suppliers, Bette, we learnt all about the construction behind some of the amazing products that we use. One of those was steel enamel that Bette make their products out of. What blew us away was how hardwearing it is.   Many companies will tell you that their […]

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The Delights Of Parquet Flooring And Underfloor Heating

  The beauty of underfloor heating is that you can do away with your radiators. This gives you more space flexibility within a room and therefore more options when it comes to planning the positioning of your furniture. Tile and stone are traditionally the best type of flooring to use with underfloor heating, as they […]

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Get Off On The Right Foot: Learn How To Create A Mood Board

We have a fool-proof formula for creating stylish and characterful rooms. Whether you’re looking for a mid-century modern design haven or a lavish bold luxury apartment we have a way of creating mood boards that will suit every interior design style. We’ll show you where to find inspiration, how to narrow down all your ideas into a cohesive style and […]

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How We Help You: What In The World Is Procurement?

  When you’re looking to move your project forward it can often be difficult to see which option will be best for you, there are many different services on offer. Here at Kia Designs we add value by actively managing the entire end-to-end buying process for you. We will manage the planning and actual purchasing […]

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Spotlight on: Bette Bathrooms – Bathroom Renovation Ideas

When we were warmly invited to experience and test out our products in the 1000m2 showroom in Delbrück. We couldn’t wait to take Bette up on their offer, especially as we had 12 bathrooms coming up that we needed to specify for and several that their products had been perfect for. We had been told many […]

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Inviting Contractors To Quote For Work

Getting quotes for work can be a bit of a minefield. It’s rather risky to only get one quote for a job, however you can often receive wildly varying quotes and timescales from different companies, for the same job. This can make it difficult to know which one to trust.   When starting a new […]

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How to Spend it: What to Buy When

Budgeting for a home renovation can be a stressful and challenging experience. Most people don’t have a huge amount of cash hanging around and chances are your budget won’t stretch to exactly what you want to do. These are some of our best tips for developing your home building budget through from schedule to items […]

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Exposed: How Our Social Media Presence Rocketed Sky High

Technology for Interior Design There are a lot of technologies out there that claim to be able to make a big difference but nothing has made as large an impact on our business as social media. We adore being able to connect with designers and makers all around the world. Highlight their work, talk design […]

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The Crazy World Of Coffee Machines

If you’ve ever looked through Yanko Design you will see a plethora of weird and wacky coffee machines that are great for small kitchen designs. Having pretty much done a tour of coffee shops in San Franciso and being an avid coffee drinker (latte with oat milk, soya if you don’t have it) I have […]

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Spotlight On: Anne Kyyrö Quinn

When I say the words “acoustic wall coverings” most people will think of the traditional look for creating an acoustic sensitive room – egg boxes. Anne Kyyrö Quinn has turned that entire idea on it’s head by providing architects, designers and sound technicians with somethings completely different with their bespoke acoustic wall coverings. These are works of art, handmade […]

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What’s In A Project Proposal: Wimbledon Refurbishment

  We love being able to take you behind the scenes of projects however a lot of the time you don’t get to see everything that leads to a client signing. Every interior design studio in London will be slightly different however here at Kia Designs we send through a full proposal once we have […]

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Bespoke Joinery: The Ultimate Problem Solver

Difficulty finding a piece of furniture which fits your requirements? No problem, often bespoke can be the way to go. Especially if you are designing bespoke furniture for small spaces. On any project, we want to be able to provide the client with exactly what they want. We love sourcing items that they absolutely love and […]

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