In the Press: Lockdown Trends

When we are open, this is one of our favorite areas to sit and chat with clients, it’s an inspirational corner that is fun and informal and perfect for discussing design ideas. ⁠

Right now our showrooms are closed, but ever since the first lockdown, we have been offering zoom consultations. ⁠

Surprisingly this virtual way of working has led to some really interesting changes in the way we work with clients and the designs they choose! ⁠

Our Wigmore Street showroom manager Graham Robinson spoke with Kitchen & Bathroom News about the trends he has noticed resulting from covid and the virtual way of working, including: ⁠

• More time spent talking with customers at length about their needs, wants, lifestyles, and really getting to know what really makes them tick. ⁠

• Lots more emailing of samples to clients – always a treat to get post! ⁠

• The rise of ‘broken plan’ over ‘open plan’ – spending so much time together over lockdown has resulted in people wanting to be able to retreat behind a door into a more private space. ⁠

• The growth of home offices hidden or built into the kitchen due to homeworking looking to be a long-standing trend. ⁠

• Lockdown has sparked a huge resurgence of home-cooking for obvious reasons. Consequently, people are opting for extra fridges and freezers, and more luxurious cooking appliances. ⁠

• An uplift of customers wanting to upgrade their current appliances or replace items – people are getting round to those jobs they have been putting off for years! ⁠

Graham discusses lots more design tips and trends on the Kitchen and Bathroom News’ website – along with a video too! ⁠

⁠Take a look here:

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