No matter what you call it – a sitting room, living room or lounge, this room’s main purpose is to be a comfortable space where the whole household can relax and spend quality time together.
No matter what size or budget you have to spend, here are our top things to consider when developing ideas for your lounge to make it the ultimate space to sit and relax after a long day’s work.
Think about the tech
As a nation we enjoy nothing more than sitting down and relaxing to Saturday night T.V. However, if you don’t want your T.V screen to stick out as an ugly black box, our experienced team can craft clever fitted furniture to house it when not in use. From simple fitted cabinets to advance motorised stands that glide up with a click of a button, we can create you the ultimate entertainment hub.
Do you want to show off your personality and tastes by having your collection of DVD’s and books on display? If so this can be housed in some beautiful bespoke fitted shelves to allow any guests to browse. However, some prefer a more streamlined approach, where everything has its home to create a tranquil space. Make this ‘home’ a set of cleverly designed fitted cabinetry that is timeless in style to ensure it will suit any future home improvements you might make.
It works for small spaces too
Despite what many people think, bespoke fitted furniture can help a small living space look larger, with cleverly thought out designs. Create this illusion with floating fitted furniture that saves floor space or utilises those small nooks that standard off the shelf furniture won’t fit.
Using our 35+ years of experience, passion for handcrafting beautiful bespoke furniture, we can help you create the lounge of your dreams with bespoke fitted furniture solutions. Take a look at our previous living room project and get in touch today – we can’t wait to hear your vision!
Bathroom renovations can be extremely overwhelming as can renovating any part of your home. According to a recent report from HomeAdvisor, more homeowners today are choosing to renovate their bathroom over their kitchen. It can feel like a daunting task to get it right – especially as the average UK spend is £5,600 for a bathroom renovation as detailed in the Houzz and Home UK Survey. With this in mind, Adrian – who specialises in bespoke furniture – has compiled his top tips to help you design a bathroom that is not only functional but one you’ll love to spend time in!
Avoid making decisions in a hurry
The worst thing you can do is rush a decision – after all, it’s a big investment and will last for many years before you start to think about bathroom renovations again. Start with a plan and outline all the goals you would like to achieve with the bathroom. Think about the types of designs you would like, the colours and style you hope to achieve. If you’re not sure, Adrian is able to help you design perfect fitted furniture to suit your needs, the space available and style!
Many homeowners find themselves with a small bathroom, but you can always make the most of your bathroom space, whether you want it simple or luxurious – there is always a way to maximise your space! Bespoke fittings and furniture will give you the room you need to make sure your bathroom isn’t left feeling cluttered and leave it feeling a lot more spacious.
Pick the right accessories
You can make your bathroom reflect your personal taste and decorate the room like the rest of your home! It’s just as important and homeowners can achieve this, even if you’re on a tight budget. It’s good to get inspiration for accessories from Pinterest, magazines, and even social media.
If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom and require fitted pieces of furniture, contact Adrian to see how he can help you bring your dream bathroom a reality!
We sat down with the founder of AW Way, Adrian White to find out how he got into the world of furniture making over 35 years ago and discovered his favourite commissions so far…
How did you get into making furniture?
I got into making furniture while I was still in school, so from a very early age. I enjoyed taking a logical approach and making things and taking a mechanical approach to make the process as easy as possible. There are thousands of ways to construct things but I like to create items in the most efficient way possible.
What has been the most interesting project you’ve worked on?
The more complicated projects the better! I love a challenge and finding out the best ways to make furniture. The most interesting residential bespoke fitted furniture project I have worked on was a kitchen that was made completely from scratch. It involved lots of different components and the customer wanted something completely bespoke to make best use of the space they had.
The most interesting bespoke commercial fitted furniture project I worked on was a curved desk in an office. It was quite a complicated design to meet aesthetics, as well as being practical so I made the bespoke desk using some high quality materials and sprayed it to match the client’s requirements – the results were brilliant.
Do you have a favourite piece you’ve made?
My favourite piece of bespoke fitted furniture has to be the hidden kitchen. It had been attempted twice before, but it hasn’t worked but with my reassurance and perseverance, we made it possible. I love a challenge I can get stuck into and problem solve. I can create and make things that other people might struggle.
Why is bespoke best?
A lot of people think that bespoke means that it is more expensive, but that isn’t always the case. You can pay the same prices as what’s in the shops with the benefit of getting exactly what you want -fitting your taste. The best bit of all – if it has been made by us, then no one else will have it! It’s also very rewarding to see our designs come to life.
What advice would you give to someone looking to have something made?
There are many things that you need to think about when having bespoke furniture made. Think about how else you will use the piece of furniture as your lifestyle will change over time. For example, if you have kids that are young, their clothes will get bigger as they grow so storage that suits them now might not work in a few years’ time. We can think about ways to adapt this so it will work well for many years to come!
If you have a new idea for home or office and need some help putting the ideas to paper before bringing them to life, then get in touch with Adrian today to see how he can help you!