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Making The Most Out Of Awkward Spaces

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We all have awkward, vacant spaces in our homes, those tricky sloping ceilings, empty nooks and difficult floorplans. Not all rooms are perfectly symmetrical with clear straight walls, this creates a challenge when redecorating or renovating your home.

Whether you’ve outgrown your space, need a fitted wardrobe or simple floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, a little innovative, creative thinking will be required when working around these unusual angles.

“The way in which a building supports itself is often part of the interest of the building. If it is unusual or if it tells a story it should be celebrated rather than hidden. And a dialogue between building and furniture can be playful and charming, in which something as simple as an angled ceiling can become part of something unique.”

Simon Tcherniak

Bespoke fitted furniture is planned and drawn up specifically for your needs, ensuring there is no loss of space. Here at Neville Johnson we’re continuously designing furniture to maximise function in your home. We look at the angles and features within your property and execute a design that works in harmony with the whole building.





Convert Your Loft

If you’ve outgrown your home a loft conversion could create the space you need. Most homes have a good-sized attic, if you haven’t utilised this area already it’s a wonderful way to add value to your home. Loft conversions are considered a fantastic investment when renovating, they can easily form an extra bedroom, en-suite bathroom or home office, which is becoming highly popular with an increase in remote working.

Understairs Nooks

Often overlooked, understairs areas can be utilised to create perfect workspaces, essential storage or even a cosy reading corner. This redundant alcove is commonly used to hide everyday cleaning equipment or coats, regularly creating unorganised clutter in the hallway. Understairs recesses can feel restrictive, if you’re converting this corner of your home into a work space, think about where you will be seated and its overall function. You don’t want to be sat directly underneath a shallow slope, instead use this space for useful office shelving and closed storage.





Sloped Ceilings

Sloped ceilings are notoriously tricky to work around, however to minimise loss of potential storage space we often embrace original features, sloped roofs and beams. By cleverly designing furniture around a building’s architecture, it allows flexibility while creating a streamlined, stylish look. A bespoke floor-to-ceiling design utilises the full height of a room, however getting to the highest shelf can be hard. When visualising your design think about functionality. Will you need a built-in ladder to reach the top or maybe incorporate closed storage that is for rarely used items?

Why not enquire about your own space and book a free consultation today to speak to one of our expert furniture designers.

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“Impressed by the whole process”

From contacting the company to the point where the cupboards were fitted I was impressed by the whole process. The initial salesperson that visited was knowledgeable and helpful. I would certainly use Neville Johnson again and highly recommend this company.

Mrs S. D, Lincolnshire

“Hugely admired by family and friends”

The room is transformed and has been hugely admired by family and friends. I was pleasantly surprised by the attentive and courteous client care – everything went according to plan and nothing seemed too much trouble. They were in regular contact before and after the installation. I would highly recommend Neville Johnson to anyone wanting to transform a room.

Cherry Murdoch, London

“We would recommend Neville Johnson without hesitation”

From the initial meeting with the senior designer to discuss our needs, to the surveyor and then the installer, we were extremely delighted with the end result. The installation process went without any problems. All the staff were very professional and we would recommend Neville Johnson without hesitation.

Rosalind Tunnicliffe, Solihull

“Utterly professional”

From the initial contact with the company to the completion and installation everything was utterly professional; we have no hesitation in recommending the company to anybody. We are so pleased, that Neville Johnson is returning to install a new staircase!

Mr and Mrs Thorpe, Radcliffe

“Effortless from start to finish”

From the moment the brochure was delivered, I was optimistic that we were buying quality. I wasn’t disappointed. All contact made was courteous, polite and clear, with phone calls confirmed by email. In short, we’re really thrilled with our library and it was effortless from start to finish.

Alison Cole, Swinton

“The craftsmanship is superb”

From the outset of our contract with Neville Johnson, we were supported with design choices, given expert advice and all deadlines were met. Everyone was courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. The craftsmanship is superb; our staircase is now an outstanding feature of our open plan lounge.

Judith Scorer, Stockport

“I would really recommend Neville Johnson to anyone”

A real easy process, I would really recommend Neville Johnson to anyone. From the first phone call through to a very skilled fitter (who had to go above and beyond with our old house not having one straight line in it) it was all so easy. We couldn’t be happier that we chose to use Neville Johnson.

Richard Smith, Surrey

“I cannot recommend this company enough”

I cannot recommend this company enough. From first contact we received very high quality service. We were informed as to everything that was going on, which was backed up by the necessary paperwork, plans and phone calls. The fitter was competent and the work he did we can’t fault.

Mrs K Holroyd, Wrexham

“The staircase has transformed our living space”

From our initial enquiry to the completion of our staircase, we have found all the members of the team at Neville Johnson to be very helpful, courteous and professional in all our dealings. The staircase has transformed our living space. We have been very impressed with this company from start to finish and would not hesitate to recommend them.

Pauline Treston, Northumberland

“Our new staircase looks fantastic”

Our new staircase looks fantastic. We’ve had lots of compliments and it has transformed our hallway. The whole experience was great from beginning to end, from discussing our requirements to the finished article.

Mr & Mrs Begbie, Hampshire

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