There are so many options when it comes to designing your new kitchen. Once you have an idea of the cabinet style, there is the work surface, tiling, flooring, painting and accessories to think about. Finishing touches such as handles and blinds are often overlooked, however these can really complete the kitchen style. With all these things to consider you can find yourself in need of a bit of kitchen inspiration.
To help we’ve create a small slideshow with some of our kitchens from over the years. This will help you to compare worktops, handles, flooring alongside various kitchen styles and colours.
Please do feedback your thoughts on our kitchen inspiration slideshow and contact us if you would like to discuss your kitchen ideas. We would love to hear from you.
As part of our business aims to support the local community, Jon Hough from A Class Kitchens of Bedford joined a group of eight teachers from The Bedford School to spend a night sleeping rough in the town.
“This was only a snippet of how it would feel to be without a home, but as soon as I left for the bus in to town with my sleeping bag in my hand, I felt instantly lonely. People I had spoken to the night before in Sharnbrook avoided eye contact with me.” Jon explained.
Collectively, after spending a night in freezing conditions, the group raised over £3500 to support the Prebend Street centre for the homeless in Bedford. “We are really touched by the support and generosity of our local community. This amount of money will really help people in need locally and in addition to the money raised, through the support we have received we have raised awareness of the issues surrounding homeless people locally.”
The just giving page will be open for the next seven days. If you would like to show your support please go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/davemarsham
We have now joined Houzz, where you can view our work, create your own ideasboard and ask others for tips and advice.
Houzz is a new website designed to provide you with inspiration and ideas for your new kitchen. You can view thousands of kitchens and add your favourite designs to your own ideaboard. You can even email your ideas to us (and others), so that we can incorporate these ideas in to our tailor made kitchen design.
You can view our Houzz profile by clicking on this link or the Houzz button on the bottom right hand side of our website. We warn you the website can be addictive once you start!
We have updated our Pinterest kitchen board to include all our installations, so you can Pin your favourite designs and use our Pinterest kitchen board to help you to create your dream kitchen.
Over the past couple of months we have seen a great increase in orders for our Albany solid ash painted doors. Our Albany door is available in a variety of colours including dust grey, dakar, kashmir, light grey, magnolia, olive, stone grey, mussel and ice blue and is often used with a contrasting island and main kitchen cabinets.
Below are some of our latest kitchen installations across Bedfordshire using our Albany range where you can see how the same style kitchen can look so different and compare worktop styles, decoration and handles.
With the run up to Christmas, we are lucky enough to have a number of customers seeking their dream kitchen before Christmas.
With this in mind we are now advertising for a new kitchen fitter job in Bedford to join our team. We need someone with a great eye to detail, who is happy to go over and beyond to provide and exceptional service and finish to our customers.
Our kitchen fitter job in Bedford is contracted until mid December with the possibility of extension.
If you are a kitchen fitter or know someone that would like to join our family run business please take a look at the job details on Totaljobs. Deadline for applications is 9th October 2015.
Here is an oak painted kitchen in cream which we designed and fitted in Potton, Bedfordshire.
The square panels in the oak painted kitchen doors provide a country kitchen feel, which is modern and fresh.
As always our made to measure cabinets make use of all the available space, providing the customer with greater storage within the kitchen, including internal pullout wire work, integrated bins and under the over cupboard space for pots and pans.
The customer chose a luxury Corian worktop with a white inset sink to complement the oak painted kitchen. The dresser cabinet was fitted with internal lighting to offer a mood light for the kitchen diner.
We are seeing more and more customers requesting Maia worktops. Maia is a lower priced alternative to natural stone work surfaces, with greater resistance to heat and a sleek stylish finish.
What is Maia?
Maia worktops are made from the finest of materials. The high technology surface consists of acrylic resin, two thirds aluminium hydroxide and colour pigments. The properties of these components combine to form a versatile practical material ideal for worksurfaces.
Maia worktops have the appearance of real stone with a greater heat resistance, virtually inconspicuous joints. They are aesthetically appealing and have a smooth feel. These points together make Maia worktops a great option for your kitchen.
Buying Maia worktops
Maia worktops are simple to install. They are pre-edged and the surface is factory finished so there is no need to re-sand the top once it is installed (except in the area around a joint or if you apply edging). Maia worktops are made in a 600mm depth as standard and a 650mm depth for deeper cabinets or appliances or if there is pipework to run behind the units.
Maia worktops can also be purchased with a curve at each end. The standard 240mm radius complements the majority of kitchen doors.
In addition to the standard worktop Maia worktops can be supplied in a wider slab to accommodate breakfast bars and islands. You can also purchase sink modules with a drainer cut out for under mounted sinks, plus matching splashbacks, upstands and plinths.
A Class Kitchens of Bedford have now teamed up with a Maia worktop supplier. If you are interested in Maia worktops please contact us to view our samples and find the perfect solution for your kitchen.
Would you like to join a small dedicated team, where quality and customer satisfaction is paramount in all we do. At A Class Kitchens of Bedford, we like to go the extra mile to ensure that our customers receive a great service and our exceptional reputation continues to grow.
Our installations manager position will ideally suit an individual that has worked as a kitchen fitter or has vast experience in the kitchen industry who is confident, customer focused person with strong problem solving skills. Please read below for a full description.
Installations Project Manager
A Class Kitchens of Bedford – Bedford
A Class Kitchens of Bedford is a locally family run business, which was set up in 2012. Over the past two years the business has grown and developed a reputation for high quality, bespoke kitchens and bedrooms. The company operates across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire, although the majority of projects are based in and around Bedford.
Due to increased demand the business owners are now ready to take on an installations manager to control and manage the installation process. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the business and enable further expansion.
This is a hands on role which will take on the coordination and management of the kitchen and bedroom installation process enabling the owners to focus on sales and lead generation. The post will be based from home with and estimated 60% of time out on site and at meetings. The hours are flexible, as there will be occasional evening meetings at the customers home to complete surveys. Your office time will be focused on preparing each project, working through relevant administration before the installation begins and discussing forthcoming projects and designs with the rest of the team.
The main areas of the job role are:
1) To attend survey appointments with the designer and check design measurements and installation details
2) Work with existing sub-contractors to schedule kitchen installations and build a team of new sub-contractors
3) Provide project costing for each installation
4) To manage the installation of each kitchen installation and provide a daily update either in person or via telephone to each customer
5) Meet targets set on project completion, Checkatrade customer review score and cost
6) Ensure that all sub-contractors represent the high standard and quality of A Class Kitchens whilst on site
7) Assist the administrator with ensuring that all insurance documents are up to date for each sub-contractor.
8) Provide weekly meetings with the sub-contracting team
9) Deal with any customer complaints and issues promptly
10) Meet with business partners weekly and provide updates of each installation.
11) Review kitchen orders against survey information for accuracy
12) Any other roles related to this post
LOCATION: Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire (homebased)
HOURS: 20 per week. Flexible hours
SALARY: 23k pro rota plus uncapped bonus (OTE 31k pro rota)
Experience and understanding of kitchen fitting
Experience of working with sub-contractors
Basic computer knowledge including emails, word and excel
Be personable and possess strong communication skills
Have access to transport and be able to drive across the company area
Experience of providing quality customer service
Experience of using a CAD system
Project management experience
Problem solving experience
This post offers a basic salary and uncapped commission structure, 20 days holiday and the opportunity to join an evolving business where greater opportunities lay ahead for the right employee.
INTERVIEW & CLOSING DATE
Applications for this post will be closing on 30th November and interviews will be taking place during wc 8th December.
To apply for this post please submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing why you are interested in this position.
CV’s should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to discuss this post please call Jemma or Jon on 01234 589135
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