Time flies when you’re busy and having fun.
To Juliet Dawson of Rooms Design Studio, it doesn’t feel like five years have passed since the showroom opened in Victoria Road, Scarborough.
“It’s flown by”, says Juliet, who runs the business with her husband and fellow designer Chris.
The showroom has a boutique feel to it, light years away from the massive, impersonal spaces of their national competitors.
It’s a small firm and the husband-and-wife team pride themselves on friendly, relaxed and thoroughly professional service.
Three new displays are to be fitted in the showroom this year. “Trends change, new products come out and we like to keep up”, Juliet explains.
Rooms Design Studio offers a full design service. As project manager, Chris visits customers’ homes to see what they would like, get a feel for the place and take measurements.
Then it’s back to the studio, to recreate a room on a CAD programme. “We have just invested in new design software”, Juliet says.
The result is a photo-realistic, 360-degree, panorama image which helps visualise the kitchen as it could be, with multiple options that can be rearranged as often as necessary.
“We can add various finishes to see what a customer would like”, Juliet says. “We have a huge selection of styles, finishes and colours.
“For example, we have the award-winning Masterclass kitchens, which come with all sorts of fantastic finishes and colours from traditional Shaker styles to ultra modern handleless.
“We are an Elite studio for Cosentino, who supply quartz, granite and Dekton surfaces, and we have a huge selection of laminate worktops, which means we have the biggest choice of worktops in the area”, says Juliet.
“We pride ourselves on the fact that all our kitchens are British-made”.
The quality of everything, right down to the cabinets, is first-class, machine-edged with no visible glue lines, and with the emphasis on style and functionality.
A large selection of worktops ranges from quartz and granite to laminates.
“We have joiners and tradesmen who we recommend but we also offer a supply-only service as well, for if customers want to fit them”.
Rooms Design Studio stocks a broad range of integrated appliances such as ovens, hobs, cooling and washing goods and sinks and taps from manufacturers including Neff, Smeg and Elica. They also stock kettles and toasters from Smeg.