How can you balance great interior design with spectacular, functional space planning? Temza shows you how.
What makes the perfect interior design? Here at Temza, we think deeply not only about the look of a space, but how it is going to be used. Therefore, as a reliable interior designer, we strive to understand the needs and wishes of all our clients. We dive deep into their lifestyle, living standards and more besides.
It’s important to us that we understand and appreciate exactly how you are going to use your space. Our interior design studio will work closely with you to explain our processes, and to understand what you need on a series of levels. We’re passionate about delivering dream projects to all our clients. However, we think your end products should be as functional as they are spectacular!
Here are a few things to bear in mind when it comes to design and build with Temza.
We believe in functionality and practicality throughout the home. Our interior design process focuses on creating specific zones for specific needs. In some cases, you may spend more time in your lounge, while others may prefer to keep their kitchen as the heart of their property.
With this in mind, we make sure to create priority spaces. Through our space planning, we want to make sure the rooms you will use the most are those which are most functional and are most comfortable.
In addition to this, we will look carefully at which rooms you want to create for your interior space. Of course, we consider the living room and bedroom, which is what the majority of full properties have. But, perhaps you’d like a functional gym, an entertainment room, or a study. Even if you are working with limited space, we can work to create a discrete, functional interior design for you. For example, we were able to build spectacular, accessible storage in our Wellington Project, creating enough space to store accessories and books, while not taking up a lot of space in the living area.
When it comes to interior design and space planning, nothing is more important to us than your lifestyle. Yes, rooms are built for purpose. However, you need to think about what is going to be most crucial to you and your family each day.
Do you want to create a quiet space for your office if you work from home? Perhaps you need your interior design to allow free flow from lounge to kitchen if you entertain regularly. An interior designer can also work to make your everyday tasks easier. For example, we can install laundry facilities closer to your bedrooms to avoid climbing up two flights of stairs from the laundry room to the bedroom, this all must be considered! You must communicate key features to the team and consider all options, leaving you with an easy space to roam around.
Volume and Ergonomics
When space planning, we will work with you to establish how to make the most of your existing interior design, and how we can make your volume work for you. If you have a large home, such as that which we worked with on our Clifton Hill project, you will naturally have more leeway. Otherwise, you might prefer an open plan design if it fits your lifestyle. We have a fantastic blog post about open plan spaces you might wish to look at.
Otherwise, make sure to consider practical elements of your home. For example, the height of your family members will influence the height of specific facilities. What’s more, you could introduce property changes that make things cosier, or wider open, as per your daily routines. We will of course discuss all of these points with you during our initial consultations and planning!
Whenever you are planning any element of interior design, for home or business, consider the practical effects of any bespoke detail. For example, are your dream interior design choices going to impact safety or practicality? Consider the actions in the long term: cleaning, the increase of electricity bills, protection of children. All these points need to be established before falling in love with your dream product or introducing building elements which may be difficult to reverse. This avoids time wasting and saving on future costs if something you envisioned doesn’t work for you or fits your daily routine. It’s important to consider that while some design choices may look wonderful, they won’t always be best or suitable for us on a practical level.
You need to think about working with a design that appeals to your personality and lifestyle, as well as which will be accessible and practical to you long term.
Smart Solutions and Furniture Layouts
It’s important to think creatively when it comes to modern furniture and storage solutions. When working with an interior designer on an existing space, you may need to think carefully about what you’d like to keep, and what you’d like to cast away. You must make sure to advise a designer on any pieces you wish to retain before going too deep into the planning process, in order to find a perfect location which could work with the style and design of your property! For example, a sculpture, artwork or an antique furniture item may need some careful thought and consideration as it can’t be placed anywhere within the room layout. All of these small details need to be discussed and agreed early on during the design process to ensure a smooth progress and project.
Here at Temza, we love space planning just as much as we love adding ornamental touches. We could help you create some truly stylish statements, and install modern art, for example, which could help to breathe new life into your property. In terms of storage, we can help to hide your everyday items away in ways which are smart and which co-operate well with your overall home design.
We pride ourselves on planning clearly for smart storage solutions in small spaces, too. Why not incorporate storage into seating like our Drakefell Road project, for example? Let us find new and exciting ways to make your space more practical, yet more visually exciting.
Are you designing a new home, or refurbishing an existing property? Get in touch with an experienced interior designer at Temza London today. Our expert team and interior design and build studio will always be happy to help you find the best solutions for space planning, storage and layout. We’ll help you from concept to installation! Take a look at our Instagram page for tips and tricks, and contact us for an instant quote.