A kitchen design company which opened just days before lockdown has survived and thrived in its first year in business.
Interior designer, Sandra Johnson, launched Staffordshire Kitchens in March, 2020, only to see her new showroom locked down as Covid-19 hit the UK hard.
However, smart use of technology, coupled with an impressive range of bespoke German built kitchens, means that Staffordshire Kitchens is celebrating a year in business and looking forward with confidence.
“We have, of course, had trials and tribulations during the strangest of years but we are building a customer base and growing,” said Sandra.
“The business is built on high quality products and attention to detail and, even in a pandemic, customers will respond to these attributes.
“Hard work meant we were able to hit our targets for the first few months of the year. Things have inevitably been slower since we went into Tier 4 and then on to full lockdown, however, we have come through this and we’re looking forward to showroom visitors with confidence.”
Staffordshire Kitchens’ showroom is located at North Walls, Stafford. The company specialises in high quality, mid-priced German-designed kitchens and is backed by a team of experienced kitchen fitters.
Sandra said that lockdown wasn’t a deterrent for all potential customers as many people were forced to stay at home, and work from home, and this prompted a demand for home improvements.
By using Computer Aided Design, Staffordshire Kitchens had the ability to show families how their dream kitchen would look on a computer screen and in 3D. Sandra is also an award winning interior designer and this allows Staffordshire Kitchen s to add value by showing how to make the best use of space within a home.
Delighted customers included the Compton family of Stafford (see kitchen photo).
Sandra said: “They were initially unsure about what they needed and I could see that they weren’t making the best use of the space available. Using the Computer Aided Design, we were able to show potential solutions, including something they hadn’t considered; incorporating an under-used dining room into a kitchen and dining space.
“The end result is a light open plan kitchen dining space with an additional breakfast bar for all the family to use. Once we reached an agreement on knocking through, we gave the family a range of design options and they selected a contemporary quality white high gloss handleless kitchen from our Oneline range. It has tip-matic operated lower draws and fully integrated, superior quality appliances from Smeg and Blaupunkt, exclusive to Staffordshire Kitchen’s German Kitchen supplier. The end result is a light open plan kitchen dining space with an additional breakfast bar for all the family to use.”
Customer Emily Compton said: “We knew our kitchen wasn’t making the best use of the space inside our home but we were unsure about how to change things.
“We hadn’t considered knocking through but we asked Sandra to provide a range of options to choose from. While knocking down a wall meant more work, we’re really pleased with our amazing new space. We can’t wait to entertain family and friends when the pandemic eases.”
Sandra said the family chose a contemporary quality white high gloss handleless kitchen. It has tip-matic operated lower draws and fully integrated, superior quality appliances from Smeg and Blaupunkt, exclusive to Staffordshire Kitchen’s German Kitchen supplier.
Added Sandra: “I also run a successful interior design business and the addition of kitchens means we can help home owners create their dream home, providing design ideas for every room. The Staffordshire Kitchens showroom also showcases interior design by Sandra’s award winning company FunkyWunkyDooDahs.
To find out more about Staffordshire Kitchens, please go online to www.staffordshirekitchens.com.
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