Recently my partner and I started to look in to buying our first home together. Having studied Interior Architecture at university it is fair to say that I am going to be the picky one in this process. I love everything design related and as my other half so politely put it, I am a nightmare when it comes to choosing a home. One thing I do know however is that I have a love for exposed brick and wooden beams. Its beauty is outstanding and it was during this home searching that I wondered how timber can be manipulated to go from a twisted, distorted beauty to a clean and smooth beauty such as found in our worktops.
One of the most fantastic things that I find about design is the ability to create someone’s vision. The power of turning an idea in to a reality really excites me. As we manufacture everything on site here in the UK we have the luxury of being able to make your worktops to your exact requirements. Unlike many other companies we control every part of the manufacturing process and therefore have no stock items. This allows us to supply you with whatever lengths and widths that you require and furthermore allows you creative control over the shape of your worktop. As long as we have your design specification we can work alongside you to help you achieve your design, after all, if you’re going to spend your money it is well worth getting what you want.
Besides having creative freedom over the shape and size of your worktop, you also have the ability to choose any of our other bespoke services that we offer. We can offer you our pre-installation oiling service where your worktops will be pre-oiled ready for immediate installation, hob and sink cut-outs, radius corners, a variety of edging, drainage grooves, hot rods, butt joins, end caps and drop down panels. Whatever design idea you have in mind we can help make it happen.
In the office we have been busy talking about the Ideal Home Show. We were able to go at the weekend and it was a great opportunity to see what design trends are about to come in to play. An area that caught my attention, rather surprisingly, was that of the garden area. I noticed that designers and landscapers alike are trying to move the indoors out. Lately there had been a strong desire to bring the outdoors in and while this is still very much there it has also been drawn to my attention that we would also like to have our home comforts extended to our outdoor areas. I noticed that this had been achieved in a variety of ways such as using indoor styled furniture, painting walls to a ceiling height and through a intriguing way of displaying foliage. I even saw a fireplace that was in fact a water feature.