Hello, we’re CATO creative.
We’re a small London based design and refurbishment practise that specialises in creating homes for living in. Working closely with our clients we take projects from ideas to reality, producing beautifully designed, well thought-out and brilliantly finished homes that are personal to the people that live in them.
We don’t have a house style as we design and specify to bring our clients’ brief and imaginations to life. So our work is as diverse and varied as the people who live in the homes we help create. And, regardless of size or complexity, the only thing that stays the same is that our designs work as well as they look.
Our end-to-end design and project management service takes clients from pre-planning advise to choosing lightbulbs. Our team design, specify, source and manage absolutely everything making sure the design is seamless. Typically this starts with concepts and ideas, planning permission, structural design and building control. Then we focus on bathrooms, bedrooms, living spaces, kitchens, carpentry, AV, glazing, lighting, decorative finishes, furniture, fittings, materials, flooring, colour schemes...
Our design process is interactive, engaging and integrates the whole home. We design in 3D as standard with no additional charge for it. We take clients on shopping / specifying trips, helping them make decisions. Most importantly we design homes for clients rather than the homes that we think they should live in.
When it comes to construction, usually we project manage the whole thing starting with tenders and then working closely with the contractors bringing the design to life in the way intended. We monitor progress, manage costs & provide valuations on work completed while keeping a close eye on the detail. We coordinate third party suppliers, making sure the right stuff arrives at the right time and at the right price. We even fill in warranty paperwork.
So far the approach has worked for us and more importantly our clients. With 90% of our business being referrals we know that’s why they choose us.