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Meeting the bespoke requirements of a London kitchen

Mar 28th, 2019 9:14 am   
According to the last census, there were 3.28 million households in London, in 2011. Each household differs from the next, and each one has different requirements for its living space. This includes different interior design ideas, and different requirements for a kitchen.
Here at Stonehouse Furniture, we know that there is no such thing as an ideal London kitchen. Kitchens need to meet the bespoke requirements of the household. London is a city that is known for architectural and design excellence and they can have a direct impact on the style of kitchen that an individual household chooses.

The architectural excellence of London

Let's face it, anyone who lives in London cannot fail to be inspired by the glorious architecture which surrounds them. The iconic buildings are not restricted to one theme or period in history either. Gothic design is perfectly captured in Westminster Abbey, while the dome of another place of worship, St. Paul's Cathedral, is one of the most famous sights in the UK capital.
The brutalist structure of the National Theatre was created more recently, in the 1970s. While it's not to everyone's taste, it certainly catches the eye. Another modern addition to the London skyline is the Gherkin. The Norman Foster creation is admired as being one of the best examples of modern architecture.
Many different types of architecture are represented in London. Depending on where a household resides, they can be influenced by the designs around them when it comes to choosing a kitchen. There many also be legal implications to consider.

The impact of where you live on your interior design

The most obvious impact that where a person lives in London has on the interior design of their home is legal considerations. Anyone who lives in a listed building may need to get permission to make changes to the interior of their property. It's vital to check whether permission is required, before any changes are made.
There are other potential impacts which can come into play when deciding on the interior of a property. People can be influenced by the architecture and design of the area in which they live. For instance, anyone living in part of London where modern structures dominate may be more inclined to opt for modern designs and clean lines in their own home. This does not always follow, but it can be a factor.

Different designs for different situations

Bearing in mind that each household has different interior design needs, some influenced by the area where they live and some by other factors such as the size of the household, there is a need for a variety of different kitchen designs.
  • Shaker
The shaker kitchen is a perfect compromise for anyone who is caught between a love of minimalist  designs with clean lines and the comforting feel of a traditional kitchen. It's a simple and honest style of kitchen.
  • Modern
Functionality is the main aim of a modern style of kitchen. Design features are simple with little decoration and technology is a major feature.
  • Transitional
For anyone who feels as though a modern kitchen is a little too sterile, the transitional kitchen can be a good choice. The design of this type of kitchen combines natural, less clean-cut, finishes with the glass and chrome that are a regular feature of modern designs.
  • Traditional
As the name suggests, traditional kitchens incorporate design elements that have been popular through the years, including mouldings and raised door panels. They convey a feeling of tradition that many people find comforting.

Expert designers and craftsmen to meet bespoke design requirements

Given that there several different designs of kitchen, and many different elements that feature in those designs, it makes sense that expert designers and craftsmen need to put their skills and experience to use creating designs that meet the bespoke requirements of a London kitchen.
They speak to members of those millions of London households, and discuss design ideas with them. They can provide advice about factors such as how to make the best use of space, which design features will work in a property and which may not and which is the best choice of design to meet the needs of a specific household.
London is a city of diverse architecture and design features. This is why it's so important to make sure that each household has the ability to create ideal interior design for its property. This includes a bespoke London kitchen that has the necessary designs elements and features, within budget.