Love your home again
Interior Design done the right way
Making a house a home
I have been in business designing and installing German kitchens for 37 quality years and currently possess the sole Scottish franchise for the Brigitte product which with its versatility combined with my design flair allows the creation of individual eye catching displays. I sourced Brigitte in 2002 and have been delighted with the company’s professionalism, product range and administration / delivery efficiency.
One of the best compliments received was “Mark’s kitchens must have elastic sides, how did he manage to fit all of that in there?!”
Yes, the end result is to sell, but first and foremost I am a designer and only become a salesman once the layout is planned properly. I have in the past refused to supply in the knowledge that it won’t work or look silly. We all need to make money but also have our integrity to consider and be able to put our head on the pillow at night.
In the course of the last 3 years, Mark Ritchie has carried out various projects in our house. Firstly, he convinced us not to overspend in our kitchen ( where others didn’t ) to refurbish rather than totally renew, safe in the knowledge that he could create a completely new look within the existing confines, this was done to an amazing end result saving thousands of pounds. More recently he has designed our 2 bedrooms with customised units to suit our requirements. This man’s talents are endless and his professionalism combined with his obvious enthusiasm is a joy to behold. I therefore wish to commend him in this worthy testimonial.Mr & Mrs Rennie, Monifieth
I am a “one man band” until the point of installation. After showroom consultation and house survey to obtain all of the “wish list” requirements, I then start to build the various design options available and supply these in perspective form for the client’s consideration. Once a final design has been agreed, materials and appliances selected, a quotation is supplied.
Upon acceptance, the materials are ordered and then the various tradesmen necessary are organised to install same into the desired location. Invariably, our jobs start on Monday hence the reason the showroom is closed that day to allow me to project manage and liaise with the trades. There are always questions from them and the clients to be answered. I find from experience this is best done on site.
When I visit the Brigitte factory they reliably inform me that I am the only European dealer who improvises with their kitchen product to also design bedrooms, offices, receptions, dental surgeries and any other space available within the premises. My response to this is letting them know that due to the fantastic product they manufacture, it allows me to “think out of the box” and enable me to create the different room settings. Our partnership works extremely well. The most innovative example at present is the bed-in-the-wall.
I find there are an increasing amount of people working from home and converting a spare bedroom into an office but then either lose the bed as a result or are walking round it all of the time. What I do allows the use of both office and bedroom. Cosmetically, when not used as a bed, it blends in aesthetically with the wardrobes and storage units contained in the room.
We are thrilled with our kitchen from Mark. Mark made the design process very simple and helpful, taking on board what we asked for, but adding new ideas and a different dimension. He was also able to show us the design giving us an idea of what the finished kitchen would look like. He was friendly, always available, patient and a source of good advice helping us co-ordinate colours, tiles etc.. His customer service was excellent and he was keen at all stages to ensure quality both from him, the kitchen itself and his installation team. All in all we were delighted with all stages of the service provided and would not hesitate to recommend Mark.Mr & Mrs Athey, Carnoustie
Our NEW Showroom
The new showroom opened in July 2012. I tried to create a minimalistic impact with sharp clean lines to accentuate the true potential of what is possible with the Brigitte product.
Included are kitchen examples complimented with a full array of Neff appliances and the unusual unique office / bedroom combination showing the versatile permutations.
Materials on display are laminate, wood and lacquer doors with Corian and Quartz worktops. There are many hidden treasures behind closed doors!