In recent years we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the popularity of interior design, and more and more homeowners are ready and willing to try something a little different. In many ways, the only limits we have could be in regard to budget and space limitations. Outside of those, the home is a blank canvas.
If you’re contemplating a bespoke joinery project (whether it be interior or exterior), you need to think about the final result and the way it will interact with the rest of your home. Give some thought about the location in the property itself, and of course to how you will be utilising the item in the coming months and years.
Here are a few tips that will help you get your project started.
Made to measure, made to last
The importance of making accurate measurements really can’t be overstated. If you make errors at this stage, they will lead to major difficulties later on. It’s a good idea to take each measurement more than once, and to always return and do so again if you are in any doubt. If you’re worried, speak to your joiner before proceeding and they will ensure you get it right.
It’s all about the materials
Your choice of materials will also prove to be crucial. Depending on your requirements there are a wide range of woods to choose from. And be prepared to experiment if you have the confidence. Here at JLA Joinery, we work with a variety of materials, including glass and metals – to produce world-class results.
Design and functionality matter
The way the item looks will of course be crucial, but it’s also important to consider how it will be utilised. You have to ask how you want it to appear, and how you want it to be used. Will it fit in with the décor of the property? Will it need to be in place for a number of years? What problem do we want it to fulfil?
These days, we can seek inspiration on TV home décor shows, and of course the internet can be a great source of ideas. If you’re looking for options, take a look at Pinterest or Instagram to see images of custom joinery projects – you may find exactly what you’re looking for.
Think about the rest of the room
It’s important to remember that your finished project will need to complement the rest of the room. At the design stage, you have something of a blank canvas to fill in, but the colour and design schemes of the surrounding area will always need to be taken into consideration.
Seek professional advice
Last but by no means least, don’t be afraid to ask for advice from the experts. We’re always happy to talk about bespoke joinery projects and to offer guidance to those looking to create their own. We want nothing more than to realise your vision. Here’s a few recent projects that may well inspire you!