I had worked for a kitchen showroom for 8 years and watched on as this industry was primarily male led - they made bad decisions, weren’t organised, didn’t care about the customer or product and generally carried around the title of ‘bad tradesmen’ that would only pick and choose what they wanted to do and for how much - greed was a major issue. Which ultimately led them to becoming insolvent and making us designers redundant.
I decided to set up on my own with the aim of providing customers with only the best - accurate and stunning kitchen designs, knowledgable advice (BA (Hons) Interior Design degree and 10 years of design experience), quality products, affordable and honest costs (not double the price of what you can actually get something for!) and never a pushy sales pitch (I’m not a sales person at all, all my previous roles have been customer service based - I’m all about what the customers want).
I’ve managed to get my name out and about there through social media and my website - www.spacekd.com - but what I’m finding is that customers want to see and feel the product, not just from swatches and samples, but from a display - so my goal is to have my own showroom by the end of 2020 - nothing too big or fancy, just a small location with 2 or 3 displays to show the product and really kickstart my own business.