Helping you identify the right furniture style for your home.
Choosing between freestanding and built-in furniture can always be a tricky one. In recent years there have even been debates over which is the better option. However, it isn't necessarily about which is superior- since they both have their own individual benefits- it is more so about which is the better solution for you and your home at a given time.
Both are fantastic compliments to a home, and really work (often together) to establish a continuous style. Nonetheless, they do bring their own presence and character, which is important to identify before deciding which to go for.
This is normally an easier option as it provides both flexibility and versatility. If ideas change or you want a room refresh, it is a smoother process being able to rearrange furniture that isn't cemented anywhere. It is important to include furniture in your home that is accepting of change. You want something that will stay in tune with the rest of the interior over time. An important factor to consider is the ability to take furniture with you if the time comes to move out. Of course, having furniture that can easily be moved and transported is a bonus, and can make the whole moving process a lot smoother.
Freestanding pieces often come together in sets or you can select specific pieces that are of the same design; making it more personal and easier to connect separate rooms together. Therefore creating a continuous flow of relative interiors throughout the whole house. The only issue with this could be a matter of the furniture consuming too much space in a room than what it offers.
In terms of finding furniture that is personal to you, regardless of whether the items are freestanding or built-in, then bespoke options are always a good option. They can prove to be more costly, however with this comes quality and longevity; something that is essential when buying furniture and designing for your home.
In regards to fitted items they are fantastic at making statements and creating an impact. They are usually larger than freestanding pieces and a perfect way to flaunt any themes that you have running throughout the interior. With them tending to be larger than most freestanding pieces comes space for multi-functioning designs. Such as a TV wall that not only provides entertainment but also storage and display space. Or a wardrobe that is integrated and hidden behind the walls, as a way to make the most of the space in the room. Regarding being resourceful with space, fitted pieces can offer a great solution when dealing with a tricky area. Whereas freestanding options may take longer to find the ideal fit. By using the right furniture for your given space, it can reduce the risk of it becoming overwhelming.
Having said this, including a mixture of both freestanding and built- in furniture may prove to be ideal for your build. It can add a further sense of depth and architecture, making the interior feel more sumptuous. Often people will opt for specific furniture types in select rooms. An example of this is the common choice for fitted kitchens nowadays, besides from the fact that it is a modern styling, it can also make tidying up detritus an easier process as there are less places available to create mess- although I am sure that with a busy household this is unavoidable no matter the type of furniture that you have. In addition to this, having freestanding as the prominent choice for furniture in a lounge may be your preferable. It can easily draw warmth into a social room by having multiple pieces that are all complementary of each other.
Creating any type of furniture made bespoke means that it will suit your specific requirements perfectly. You can easily control the size, style and colour of any appliance by choosing whichever preferences that you desire. Whether this is freestanding or built-in it is a great way to add your own character to the home, with your own ideas being the main source of input throughout the design process.
At Middleton Bespoke Joinery, bespoke furniture is what we do (it's even in the name!). Whether you choose to go for freestanding or built-in designs we can bring them to life. If it's a traditional, elegant or modern style that you want- we can do it. We have a comprehensive portfolio of images available to view demonstrating much of our work over the years.
Get in touch today to discuss any design ideas or enquiries.
As we enter not only a new year but a whole new decade, it brings forth an immense motivation for change.
It is that time of year where everyone puts those annual resolutions into practice; whether it is to get fit and attend the gym, take up a new hobby or spend more quality time with friends and family.
A great place to start- a place that is often overlooked- is the home where these ideas are sparked. A clear mind can be greatly effected dependent on the space that it is in. So this new year, why not make changes towards that kitchen that you have always dreamed of? Or start adding fresher details to the bathroom that has never quite hit perfect.
You will soon find that with new interiors, some other resolutions may too be achieved. Something as simple as a brand new dinning room table, or something greater; such as a complete kitchen refurb, can make brilliant excuses for a social gathering. To spend quality time with loved ones in a refreshing new space that everyone enjoys.
The thing with interiors is that, like most things, they can always be altered and designed to fit your wants and needs. A home should always be just that; somewhere you feel most comfortable and able to relax. Some people prefer a home with lots of characteristics and a loud personality, whilst others prefer a space that is simpler with quiet details.
Bespoke Furniture may be the way...
Which ever the way, why settle for furniture and decor that is anything less than perfect for you? Bespoke furniture is the best way to get exactly what you want. Your exact designs can be brought to life in the way that you want it to. With Bespoke designs it is the element of originality that makes it that little bit more exciting. Creating a piece of furniture that is personalised to you and your home.
If there are no immediate ideas that spring to mind, however a change in the home is what you need, then there are many different places to seek inspiration from. Pinterest is a great place to start; saving images and creating your own mood board will help to organise different ideas. In addition to this, home furniture magazines such as 'Ideal Home' or 'Good Homes' can be a good read, even if it is just for the images, to grasp some designs that maybe previously would not have been considered.
Bespoke joinery is what we do. If you are looking to liven up your living space and make changes to your home this year. Contact us today to begin discussing and designing your bespoke furniture pieces.