December 04, 2017

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 some big decisions to...

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In Sneak Peek

December 01, 2017

How an Interior Designer Saves you Money: Affordable Interior Design

The Hidden Cost of Getting Things Done

Hiring an Interior Designer will definitely save you time, but it can also save you money. It's in our best interest to make your budget stretch as far as possible and give you a completed home at the end of a project. To make sure we are maximising the amount you have to spend on furniture, fixtures and...

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In Design 101

November 29, 2017

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 who has been meaning to 'sort out' their...

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In Interior Design

November 27, 2017

Choosing The Best Interior Design Company For Your Home

One of the big fears when hiring an interior designer can be that you end up with a house that is completely devoid of personality and not a home that is full of memories and nods back to places you have been or experiences you have had. Interior Design is often a wonderful expression of self - that doesn't mean you have to do it yourself....

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In Design In Depth

November 24, 2017

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 broken on your ability to sell your...

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In Design In Depth

November 22, 2017

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.  

 

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In Design 101

November 20, 2017

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. 

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In Design 101

November 17, 2017

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

Learn how to craft mood boards and get the home you’ve always dreamt of with Kia Designs. 

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In Design 101

November 15, 2017

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 of these products on your behalf,...

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In Design 101

November 13, 2017

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. 

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In Spotlight On

November 10, 2017

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.

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In Design 101

November 10, 2017

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 you can leave till later.

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In Design 101

November 08, 2017

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 and having people all around the globe...

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In Business 101

November 06, 2017

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 seen lots of designs.

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In Design In Depth

November 03, 2017

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. 

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In Spotlight On

November 01, 2017

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 done a first meeting on site. 

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In Sneak Peek

October 30, 2017

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 when it’s not...

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In Interior Design

October 27, 2017

What Happens When A Chair Disappears Off The Face Of The Earth

When preparing interior design schemes for our clients we take time in sourcing each piece of the puzzle, whether it be furniture, fabrics or accessories, to create a complete design. Clients prefer to sign off on a complete scheme as opposed to individual pieces here and there and it creates a smoother process for both the client and us.

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In Design In Depth

October 25, 2017

Your Guide To The Top London Design Trade Shows

Your definitive guide to the various industry relevant trade shows held in London every year:

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In Design 101

October 23, 2017

Valuable Reasons You Shouldn't Judge A Design Before It's Complete

A interior that is not finished is comparable to looking at the base coat of a painting and expecting to see the finished result without the finished details being added. Unfinished Interior Design is exactly the same.

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