Relocating to the UK? You Need To Read This

Most people only think of hiring a residential interior designer when they buy or want to renovate, but it can be a really useful service for renters too. If you are being sent to, or coming back to the UK, Kia Designs can  help, and we can even handle everything from this end so that […]

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Budget With/Without an Interior Designer

People often have the impression that hiring an interior designer is an expensive and indulgent activity. And it can be, but it’s probably not as expensive as you think, and invaluable if you haven’t got a lot of spare time. First, let’s tackle the expense Our fee structure is very simple. £2500 per room if […]

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Why We Don’t Offer Space Planning

We often get asked by prospective clients if we will just do ‘space planning’. The answer is always no. It’s a service that architects offer, and many designers will do a space planning consultation for a small fee. It’s usually requested when doing an extension or conversion, to see if you can fit everything you […]

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Presenting To Clients

Yesterday evening I accompanied Kia of a client meeting where we were presenting the design proposal. Although I had previously attended meetings with clients, including this client, I had not experienced a meeting where the design concept had been explained, so was very interesting to see how the client reacted and what kind of questions […]

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An imperfect end to a project

You may recall in my last blog I spoke of how a project should ideally end – the first piece of information that I said was necessary to have was a ‘finish date’ from the building contractor.  I also said that we usually add a couple of weeks to this date to account for any […]

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