Dealer Spotlight – König Kitchens
Nestled in the charming Wimbledon Village is this month’s dealer spotlight – König Kitchens. Since 2008 when König opened its doors, the independent kitchen showroom has been offering its customers Stoneham kitchens, recognising their quality craftsmanship bespoke design. Mary Hogan, owner and established kitchen designer, explains why Stoneham is popular with its customers and how they brought the designs to life in its showroom.
Stoneham is the main showstopper at König, in a prime spot on Wimbledon’s Village high street. Rather than just an open space, König has the advantage of being in a house, laid out over two floors. This provides a more realistic setting for customers, which Hogan feels is extremely important when choosing a kitchen.
She explains, “A kitchen is a big investment for most people, and one of the most important rooms in a house. We were very fortunate to find such a great property. It has allowed us to design the space so customers can visualise how a kitchen could look in their own home.”
The impact of the showroom clearly had a knock-on effect with sales of Stoneham’s Knole range in Dove Grey proving popular when it was installed in early 2016. “As soon as the kitchen was installed, it was a huge hit with customers and one of our biggest selling kitchens last year.” Hogan stated.
Alongside Knole, König has displayed a statement Kitchen Island using Stoneham’s Bewl furniture featuring flush doors and a smooth painted finish. For a more traditional, style, Stoneham’s Elan range in Oak is another key attraction which has been paired beautifully with granite worktops.
For König, the showroom is a focal point for customers allowing them to see and touch. Customers also have the added benefit that they can visit Stoneham Kitchens factory during the design process to see where their kitchen is being made and get inspiration for their design. However, above all, and at the heart of the dealer’s ethos is passion, good design and good installation, working with the customer to give them exactly what they want.
“We have a skilled team of people who love what they do and which shows in their designs and hard work. We are also lucky to have fitters that only work with us, so they know the brands and products inside-out making the whole process more seamless.”