FAQs

Have a look through our frequently asked questions. If you have a different query, our enquiry team can help.

ASK US ANYTHINGYour questions

I’ve never worked with an interior designer - how does this work?

No problem; for many of our clients it is their first professional project. We schedule a phone call to discuss your project – what you want to achieve, the main functions of the living space, your style preferences and timelines.

From that call we will have an idea of which designers to allocate for your project, so we will invite you to visit our showroom and meet them for a further consultation and demonstration of the products. They will gather enough information from you to begin the design process.

What exactly is full service interior design?

Traditionally, full-service Interior Design is the complete experience. The goal is to redesign an entire room or kitchen / living space in a single process. Although many of our clients do their projects in phases, our full-service design is better value as one systemic strategy.

It is about letting the team guide you and handle all the leg-work from research, selection, purchasing and other logistics. Do ask how this service as fee is waived when you purchase one of our kitchens.

Do you offer custom options?

Yes, the majority of our services and products are custom by nature. This way your design solution will be intrinsically suited to your tastes and lifestyle.

What if I decide I don’t want everything custom?

That is completely ok; we do work with some clients who prefer to use retail items from stores. However, do note that ‘custom’ doesn’t always mean more expensive as retail items are not without mark-up. Regardless of which route you prefer, we can help you as much as possible to accomplish the look and feel you want.

Do you have a particular style?

Our style is about making your space functional, health-giving and satisfying. We also aim to suit your lifestyle – whether casual or formal – so we design rooms to be low maintenance and reflect your individual style. If we have a particular style of our own; it would be that we love to design spaces infused with subtle, sweet or sensitive colourways.  We do suggest adding colour to your living space because colour science does work as mood therapy.

In addition, we love to use natural materials as much as possible in contemporary settings. Our new builds are mostly modern, yet we can blend our design into traditional spaces too.

Kitchen with dining table at the centre
U-Shaped Kitchen

ABOUT YOUR NEW KITCHENProject related questions

How long does it take?

Each project is different, so timelines do vary. We can give you an estimated completion time at the quotation phase, and this can be confirmed when you begin your project. We will inform you along the process as circumstances, such as minor contingency delays, may dictate. If you have an event or deadline to work to, we would let you know at the outset whether or not it is realistically feasible to complete your kitchen ahead of the event date.

Can I use my existing furnishings?

Yes, of course you can. We do encourage our clients to retain their treasured pieces; so the finished solution suits them even better. We will work with you to incorporate these items within your new finish. We have a flexible approach to design that can celebrate your existing pieces. Moreover, we realise that to repurpose as much as possible is a more sustainable design approach for the environment.

Will I recover the investment I put into redesigning my interior?

Your home is your biggest investment, and a well-decorated home enhances your life and also complements that investment. Your kitchen will be good value because your professional design service is complimentary.

If at some point you choose to sell your home, statistics show that a well-appointed property will sell faster and command a higher price. We sometimes get feedback from clients to say their home sold quickly compared to average local timelines.

Even if you don’t sell, the value of your house will increase in-line with your new kitchen, which in future can increase a legacy for children.

What do your services cost?

After we assess your goals, we will provide some quotation options to suit your individual project details and phases you are likely to need. This can be sketched at the telephone consultation and firmed up at the showroom visit.

Prior to you signing off the design, you will have a much better idea and will also have the chance to add or cancel some products or services from the itemised quotation. Do note that we offer a full professional interior design service as complimentary when you purchase a German Kitchen Design with us.

Do you offer free consultations?

Your initial telephone consultation and the showroom visit are completely free. Your proposed designer will sit with you in the showroom to further consult and that is also free. Ultimately these consultations will save you time and possibly avoid expensive purchasing errors.

You will be advised on likely costs involved e.g. kitchen items and installation fee, when we present your itemised quotation to peruse. Do note that your professional interior design service fee is waived when you order a German Kitchen with us.

STILL HAVING DOUBTS?Usual questions from our clients

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Who are your typical clients?

Our clients do come from all walks of life, yet they all have two things in common:
1 They wish to invest time and expenses to make their home more of a sanctuary to relax in.
2 They also appreciate the benefits of interior design and wish to create peaceful and healing environment.

These aims are similar, whether their home is a flat or a large family house.

Do you offer free consultations?

Your initial telephone consultation and the showroom visit are completely free. Your proposed designer will sit with you in the showroom to further consult and that is also free. Ultimately these consultations will save you time and possibly avoid expensive purchasing errors.

You will be advised on likely costs involved e.g. kitchen items and installation fee, when we then present your itemised quotation to peruse. Do note that your professional interior design service fee is waived when you order a German Kitchen with us.

How long does it take?

Each project is different so the timelines will vary. We can give you an estimated completion time at the quotation phase, and this can be confirmed when you begin your project. We will inform you along the process as circumstances such as minor contingency delays may dictate. If you have an event or deadline to work to, we would let you know at the outset whether or not it is realistically feasible to complete your kitchen ahead of the event date.

Do you have a particular style?

Our style is about making your space functional, healthy and comfortable. We also aim to suit your lifestyle – whether casual or formal – so we design rooms to be low maintenance and reflect your individual style. If we have a particular style of our own; it would be that we love to design spaces infused with subtle, sweet or sensitive colourways.  We do suggest adding colour to your living space because colour science does work as mood therapy.

In addition, we love to use natural materials as much as possible in contemporary settings. Our new builds are mostly modern, yet we can blend our design into traditional spaces too.

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Kitchen Design

When remodelling your own home, it is more straightforward to step back and allow an interior designer to guide you. This will aid the selection process, ultimately achieving linear coherence instead of a crowded assortment.

As interior designers, we love to gather aesthetic elements and textural samples, bringing it all together once the preferred scheme and layout has been chosen.
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