Installation: How long will you have to wait?

You just need to look around you and think of the average age of any tradesman that you already know. I’m going to guess, he probably isn’t in his 20’s.

Neighbourhood Cards

We all need to attract customers using multiple different channels and for tradesmen, neighbourhood cards can be one, very inexpensive way to attract those few extra customers that you wouldn’t necessarily have gotten and they might just be the customers to make the all the difference to your year.

Be A Marketer, Not A Designer

Due to Covid-19, it’s not exactly a great time to be a kitchen or bathroom designer. Things may be difficult at the moment if you design kitchens and bathrooms for a living but please don’t give up. We are all in this together and I have a plan. You see, I run a kitchen &Continue reading “Be A Marketer, Not A Designer”

Designing Remotely (because of Covid-19)

One day, we are all going to wake up from this Covid nightmare and realise that the world has changed and if you haven’t changed and adapted with it, you may find you have been left behind. In the aftermath of 9/11, the USA was never the same and this had a ripple effect acrossContinue reading “Designing Remotely (because of Covid-19)”

Open Plan Living

Traditional homes with traditional, individual rooms. Every room with a solid purpose. Each one blocked off from the other. No room socially interacting or having anything to do with any other room. Organised grouped isolation.

Choose Flooring Wisely

With so many different choices of flooring on the market, choosing the correct product for your client can be difficult. However getting to know a little more about the client and their home life can definitely help avoid costly mistakes.

The Christmas Kitchen

The kitchen at Christmas, that one time of year when the kitchen, therefore your design, will be put through it’s paces. Tested to the maximum for practicality and functionality.

The Importance of Attending Trade Shows

Design is endless and ever evolving and taking timeout to immerse yourself in everything that your industry has to share that’s new and exciting has to be time well spent.

Don’t forget the annotation

One salesman, a young man at that time and a lot younger than the rest, took it upon himself to have every colour of highlighter you could possibly buy. Why you may ask?

Working with Installers

We are all working towards the same goal but for it to work more efficiently, salespeople and installers need to find a way to work more closely and find better ways of communicating.

Consider lighting at the start

The inclusion of appropriate lighting is sometimes overlooked during the design process of a new kitchen. It cannot just be any old lighting. It has to be lighting that is planned and meticulously thought out, just as much as the cabinet design itself. All too often kitchen lighting can consist of half a dozen spotlightsContinue reading “Consider lighting at the start”

Think About Sustainable Issues

With environmental issues being at the forefront of politics everywhere, designers have a unique opportunity to do their bit and help educate the customer on the importance of a waste separation system in their kitchen.

Standing Out

I found myself mentors, people who I could look up to. I listen more, I pay more attention to the industry that I’m in. I’m far more aware now of what the 80% are doing or what they are not doing and now I do the opposite.

Help, We need Help!

Remember, this too will pass. It might pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.