Designing Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms – Summer Holidays 2016

Design 1 - 110 Range

We like to think we finally had some breathing space last week, as Leicestershire got their head start on the summer holidays and most people like to take advantage of the pre-school-holiday prices. But in reality, we have lots of customers coming in this week and next to see the designs we have been working on in their absence, and we want to make sure that every design ticks as many boxes as possible. We have a few major designs going on at the moment, and we’ll give you an insight into the process behind three of them.

Mrs P

We designed and fitted Mrs P’s elaborate yet understated new bathroom for her last year, so we’ve been given another chance to impress with her huge kitchen.

Elongated but with cute alcoves and features, the open plan kitchen / diner / sitting area looking out onto a gorgeous garden is an exciting challenge for any designer. When we started meeting Mrs P about her kitchen, we discussed whether she would prefer modern or traditional, form or function, whether glazed or solid doors were preferable, and many, many other topics of conversation relating to Mrs P’s kitchen preferences. Fortunately for our creative side, Mrs P is open to all ideas, but particularly loved our Austin (real ash, painted shaker) door in our showroom.

So, to begin with, we used ArtiCAD to create three different designs which all utilised the adorable little alcove which you will see on the rendered image below. The first placed a lovely 110 Range cooker in the space with cupboards and spice racks either side for immediate access to anything Mrs P may need when cooking.

The second incorporated a bank of tall larder units framing Mrs P’s American Fridge Freezer, with a lift up top box above the fridge itself for maximum utilisation of space.

The third is completely different, turning the alcove into a cosy window seating area with incorporated under-seat bookshelves, allowing us to move the Range cooker to another wall where we can put a mantle over it, which is always a fabulous statement in any kitchen. So far, Mrs P has eliminated option 2, which means we can focus on other elements of the kitchen. It may sound strange, but we like to show our customers designs even if we do not think they will like the design in particular. It means that when you have finally chosen your design and had your new kitchen fitted, you’ll never have any doubts or wishes that we had designed it for you in a different way.

Before Mrs P left our showroom a couple of weeks ago, we discussed the idea of a beach-themed kitchen, making full use of our brand new Windsor Blue doors, complemented with Ivory or White Cotton wall units. We all got quite excited about designing this, and let us tell you, it looks fantastic. However, we can not show you the designs until Mrs P has seen them first – sorry! Keep checking our News page for updates and we might let you have a sneak peek!

 

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Tile flooring for bedrooms

 

Wood bedroom tiles for a modern look

Your bedroom is your very own, personal heaven — so you may want to experiment a bit. Don’t go for anything that looks too bright and dashing. It might work well with your current mood but could fall out of favor very soon. Opt for colors and shades that are soothing and relaxing. Natural stone tiles are generally preferred as they tend to bring this elegant and luxurious feel. Prefer a shade that goes along with your theme and use various layout patterns to mix and match.

 

 
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Beach themed bedrooms with spring-fresh looks

Beach themed bedrooms

With shorelines being such a major draw, it’s no wonder relaxed coastal style is an ever-popular look and where better to create a similar carefree and serene vibe than in a beach-themed bedroom? By using cool colours, well worn natural textures and seaside motifs you can create a fresh, relaxed look that will make every day feel like a summer holiday.

Start with the right backdrop be it stark, whiter-than-white, a cream-based shade or a grey-based stormy tone and build the look from there. Use plenty of other natural colours such as whites, greys, misty greens, sea blues, sand and driftwood browns.

Keep the look fresh yet laid-back with white-painted or weathered-wood furniture (the more beaten the better). Then fill the room with texture, panelling, baskets, woven rugs and knitted throws or cushions to help to soften the simple white or grey palette.

Finally, embrace the holiday vibe with plenty of coastal-inspired accessories, such as nautical-motif cushions and storm lanterns, and enhance your room’s character with driftwood-look wood.

Coastal style has a timeless look that can be easily adapted to suit your own tastes. Whether you are creating a contemporary Balearic island look with azure blues, trying out vintage bedroom ideas with antique finds, or natural sun-bleached simplicity teamed with stripes, take a dip into our beautiful beach-themed bedroom ideas for a bit of bright and breezy inspiration.

Beach-themed bedroom with a cosy palette of seashell and pebble tones (pictured)

Take traditional Scandinavian bedroom ideas and you don’t have to tweak them too much to produce a beach-style scheme. Use colours and textures of natural coastal surroundings as inspiration. Choose subtle pebble shades of pale grey, sand and stone and team with the rough warmth of weathered wood and worn linen. Build a headboard and bed platform with reclaimed planks, choose sisal flooring and a feature rug and dress the bed with wool blankets and cushions. Against simple, pale-grey walls, all those natural and woven textures will stand out beautifully creating a cosy finish. Alternatively, if you love darker hues, take a look at these nautical decorating ideas for plenty of navy and red.
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BEAUTIFUL IDEAS FOR BEDROOMS

  • Flower Power
  • Sands of Time
  • Shell Out
  • Second Nature
  • Pastel Palette
  • Bamboozled
  • Graceful grey
  • Japanese light
  • Seaweed Lace
  • Braquenié wallpaper with yellow bedspread and antique prints
  • Lofty Dreams
  • Bedroom decorating ideas: we’ve got them all. Whether you’re looking for a sleep sanctuary or design ideas that are a little more ‘out there’ (and why not?) we have hundreds of bedroom pictures to make bedroom design a cinch. Bedroom designs don’t have to mean a complete overhaul, sometimes a tiny tweak like bedroom fairy lights can have just as much impact as your bedroom furniture. So take a look at these easy-to-steal bedroom decorating ideas. The bedroom of your dreams? It might just be right here…

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