As featured on Houzz – A Beginner’s Guide to Planning Your Own Bespoke Joinery Project

Jennifer Chong in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK on HouzzMy latest feature has been published on Houzz and this month I’ve put together some tips and advice on how to design, plan and project manage your own custom made furniture. A Beginner’s Guide to Planning Your Own Bespoke Joinery Project covers the things to think about and decisions you’ll need to consider when undertaking a joinery project so that you can get exactly what you want with minimal stress. Like the sound of that? Read on…

Storage has always been a massive issue in interiors. No matter the size of your home, whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, a hoarder or a minimalist, pretty much everyone has trouble with storage. In my opinion, many people go about it all the wrong way. The tendency is to create storage wherever you can then fill it with whatever you want. The result is invariably a misuse of space, cupboards and drawers bursting at the seams and yet, still, a storage problem. Sound familiar? We’ve all done it, myself included. The better way is to first assess what you have and decide what you want to keep and where, then create storage solutions to fit with your lifestyle and belongings. Sounds so simple…

Designing your own piece of joinery can be an excellent solution to your storage issues. By creating your own unique piece of furniture, you can tailor it to suit your requirements as well as introducing a bespoke investment piece. What you should end up with is new carpentry in your home that not only looks beautiful, but fits perfectly with your needs and makes optimal use of space.

Browse the stunning images below to get inspired or click here to see the article in full, complete with all my bossy advice!


Look out for the Houzz logo on some of my blog posts that have been featured on the site or follow me on Houzz to keep up to date.

Don’t fancy investing in a custom made piece of furniture? Why not give DIY a go? Find out what happened when I tried to put up some alcove shelves in A how (not) t guide to DIY alcove shelves!

J x

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