If you are renovating a period property, it is important to think about how far you want to take the process.
The concept of veneered furniture can understandably cause some doubt in its quality and hardiness. It can give the impression that the furniture is badly made, or that the cabinetmaker has used a shortcut to produce the final design. However, the negativity surrounding the use of veneers is very much unwarranted; they are not only beneficial to the quality of the furniture, they are essential.
When it comes to building a new property, the obvious procedure may seem to go something like this: Firstly, the construction - plan the design of the build with an architect, and allocate spaces and rooms. Then, towards the end of completion, contact an interior designer or furniture manufacturer to decorate. However, we at David Lisle Kitchen Design, alongside many other interior designers, would argue that this is not necessarily the best approach.
Upgrading a room your home is very much like embarking on an adventure. With budget, design, installation and actualisation, it can often be seen as quite a mammoth task.
When designing a room in your house, it may be difficult to accurately imagine just how it will look once completed. This can be a daunting prospect for some, especially when you may be investing a significant amount of money.
The kitchen has undergone a huge transformation over the decades. Instead of simply being the place to prepare meals, it has become the integral hub of the modern household. To adapt to this new way of living, contemporary kitchens are often open plan and flow into other areas of the home.
Traditionally, butler’s pantries were used for housing fine china and display items in the grandest homes. However, as trends and lifestyles changed, they became less and less popular.
When you are designing your dream kitchen you will undoubtedly spend a great deal of time considering the materials you want to use. David Lisle’s showroom at the Old Chapel in Macclesfield is a treasure trove of ideas, with timbers, exotic wood finishes, granites and metals.
Now it might sound a little strange, but every kitchen has a personality. Just mull this over for a moment. Your very own kitchen, inherited or installed yourself, will reflect the taste and style of the person responsible, and the decade it hails from. Ideally, it should also suit the home it belongs to.
As bespoke, high quality kitchen designers, we can admit there are plenty of luxurious kitchens out there. But, as the most used room of the modern day home, kitchens in themselves, are not a luxury.
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