My name is Emily and I started working at Kensington Scott 3 months ago. I have also been doing the photography in addition to designing marketing material for Kensington Scott for the last 3 years, so you may have seen my name mentioned on their social media pages before, or I might have even photographed your kitchen!
Interior design is something that has always interested me and whenever I photographed one of Kensington Scott's kitchens I absolutely fell in love with the beautiful designs, Kensington Scott also designed and fitted my kitchen at home, it made a huge difference to me because I love cooking, so I know how important having a good kitchen is.
When I was offered the designer role, I was so excited (and a little nervous!). I had never designed kitchens before, but Kensington Scott offer amazing support and training for new designers. I feel extremely lucky to have been given such an amazing opportunity with such a lovely company. I already have a creative background which I think was a huge help, I have my own photography business, which I run in addition to working at Kensington Scott, so working in an additional creative role is a huge bonus for me, I was super excited about learning a new design software too.
Since working at Kensington Scott, I have been to Birmingham to see how the Mereway kitchen cabinets are made, to Milton Keynes for a tour around the Blum experience centre and to Watford for a training course to learn the design software Kensington Scott use. I have learnt so much already and whenever I have questions Mark and the team are always so helpful.
Kensington Scott do more than just put kitchen cabinets along walls, they consider absolutely everything to make sure the kitchen is perfect for the customer. I didn't realise there was so much that went into designing a kitchen at first, I initially just thought it was about making the room look good! The way the customer lives is obviously the main factor of a kitchen design, for example; if you have two customers looking at the same style of kitchen and they have the same room size and layout but one of them is a keen cook, the other only eats out…the kitchen designs will be completely different as will the appliances. It's so important to listen carefully to the customers wish list.
Since starting at Kensington Scott, I have already designed a wide range of different kitchens, all to work with different lifestyles, budgets and design tastes. I love the challenge of a new design and the most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the looks on customer's faces when they are shocked they can afford a luxury kitchen as we are so competitive in our pricing.
If you have any questions about a new kitchen project, or maybe even a question about how our designers work here at Kensington Scott, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post!
Below is one of of my favourite designs that I have created so far, I hope you like it :).