With every renovation project, there are always one or two things we wish we had done differently. Regarding our kitchen, one regret was skimping on sockets and switches, which is why I am thrilled to be working on putting this right with Corston Architectural Detail.
If you’re not familiar with Corston, let me fill you in. The company was started by a team of creative and highly experienced designers and engineers who wanted to create timeless, seamless designs that flow effortlessly from room to room. Corston creates coordinating collections of switches, sockets, door handles, furniture handles, hardware and lighting that are made to last.
One thing that strikes me the most about the products is how incredibly tactile and pleasing they are. Each element is perfectly designed, down to even the smallest details, like the satisfying click of their toggle light switches. Noticing details like these could perhaps be a sign of my impending middle age, but whatever it is, I’m one hundred percent here for it.
Corston products are available in 3 finishes: antique brass, bronze, and polished nickel. The latter is a beautifully reflective silvery grey tone; the bonze is a very matt, rich chocolatey black brown, and the finish we chose, antique brass, is a beautifully aged, golden rich brass colour with an incredibly tactile finish. To truly appreciate the quality and feel of the finishes, I highly recommend you order one of their sample kits. I have compared the finish to other brands, and I can honestly say the look and feel is superior to other products I have seen.
Although sockets and switches are an easily overlooked part of the home, I can’t tell you the difference paying attention to these small details makes. This simple change has elevated our kitchen to feel like a more purposefully thought-out space, and rather than being an eyesore, these functional parts of the home now bring me a little more joy in my day. I realise that may sound ridiculous, but it’s true, at least for me.
We love the difference the new sockets and switches made to the kitchen, so we’ve decided we will change the sockets and switches throughout the rest of our house. The hallway is next, and I can’t wait to see the brass against our chosen wallpaper. I think it will look beautiful (even if I do say so myself!).
If you’re a little on the fence about spending more on details like these, I can wholeheartedly say I think it’s worth it. I will never fit another plastic socket or switch in future renovations. I’ll be hooked on Corston from now on!