how does it work?
Each project is different. Despite their ubiquitous, wedge-shaped awkwardness, under stairs spaces vary considerably. Dimensions and angles differ of course, but so do existing storage arrangements and panelling, some of which you may wish to incorporate into the new system. Sometimes easy access is required to fuses and gas meters and this needs to be taken into account in the drawer design. Above all though, it is your particular needs that are going to determine how the design takes shape.
what will fit in?
Perhaps you’d like a tall cupboard for coats, boots, mops and brooms and a couple of roomy drawers for shoes, bags, cleaning equipment and tools. Perhaps a pull out clothes rail, or a big drawer for a hoover and golf clubs? A cupboard for a freezer, and a deep drawer at floor level for kids things? Maybe you’d even like a book case incorporated?
what are the first steps?
As with any bespoke furniture commission, the process starts with a conversation, some basic measurements and perhaps an initial estimate of cost. The next stage is for me to produce a three dimensional computer model showing the exact dimensions and layout of the storage drawers and cupboards. At this point you may wish to alter the design to get it just right and we can discuss this via email, or in person so that you can interact with the model. We will also have a think about the appearance of the drawer fronts and doors and what sort of handles you would like. This whole part of the service is free and involves no commitment on your part.
how long does it all take?
If you decide you are happy to go ahead I will ask for a deposit to cover the cost of materials only about one week prior to starting work in my workshop. Once the making is underway you can expect to see me the following week and installation completed in two to three days.