Building timescales: Minor Construction Work

As mentioned before, the more work you are doing to a property, the harder it becomes to predict a finish date. Unforeseen problems have a habit of snowballing and have a knock-on effect on every other line of work. We’ll break down some of the more common problems and give basic timescales when redesigning a […]

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How Long Will My Build Take? Basic Refresh

In our last post we mentioned some of the major variables that determine build time. We can narrow it down depending on what type of redesign you require. We generally break our designs into 3 categories: Design without construction, Some construction work, and full renovation/new build. For a ‘design without construction’ project, we are usually just injecting […]

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How Long Will My Project Take?

The most common question we get asked by potential clients is “how long will my project take?”. The answer is something akin to ‘how long is a piece of string’. The design process has so many variables it’s always hard to give a general idea, and each endeavour is unique. Highly personalised designs will always […]

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Space Saving on the South Bank

When the walls are all down, we need to focus on making the space feel connected and unified, whilst defining the function of each part. We look at how the client will move around the space and what they will need to access, then manipulate those routes to make the most of the design. The focus for […]

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Tender Documents

What are tender documents? Tender documents are files that include all the necessary information to implement the project. Usually they include electrical plans, elevations, floor plans and other technical drawings that provide measurements, descriptions and product names for the builders. Layout. The bathroom in this project included several necessary changes that made this space more […]

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9 Ways To Slash A Design Budget

You’ve gone through your inspiration, you’ve worked out what style you like, what your kitchen should look like, feel like, all the materials, colours and you are over the moon…and then you total it all up. Ouch, you are horribly over budget, here are 10 ways you could possibly bring that number down significantly without […]

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Interior Designer Canterbury

Exciting news in from Kia Designs, we are now taking on projects in Canterbury.  We will be bringing our unique style to the houses of Kent from this month.  In and around Canterbury you can arrange for a free first consultation to go through your project requirements and how our service will be able to […]

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Interior Design Finishing Touches

Notting Hill Interior Design

Kitchen Design The main problem with this Notting Hill Interior Design was when it was purchased was the separate kitchen and living areas accessed by two separate doors that came off the main entrance hall.  Although both rooms were reasonably sized the client couldn’t see herself always being in the other room cooking when having a […]

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Interior Design Earls Court

Ballroom Brilliance This project was probably one of my favourite to work on due to autonomy we were given with the design, the client gave a clear brief and allowed us creative freedom within that to create the perfect design for him. [blockquote blockquote_style=”overlayed” align=”left” text_align=”center”] The apartment would have previously been the main ballroom of […]

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Marble Shower Room

The wonderful part about being a designer is the amount of different people you get to design for, from all around the world, living in all different parts of the world.  It’s fantastic but sometimes you forget how beautiful a design can be till you revisit it.  In searching through old folders I found these […]

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Bedroom Design

How To Create A Wow Feature

Interior Design is all about  how to create a wow feature for your room that instantly floors people Why not start by create a wow feature by painting a wall with one of this year’s shades (how about ‘Barrier Reef’ from Crown Paints ‘Surreal Botanical’ range?) and then stack it full of different shapes and sizes of […]

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