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28th January 2021


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Family's lockdown kitchen emergency resolved by The Used Kitchen Company

* Family-kitchen.jpgThe Used Kitchen Company often has to wait quite a while to see the end result of its efforts to marry up a used or ex-showroom display kitchen with a new owner.

Having worked hard to get a Nottinghamshire family out of a fix, that has not been the case this week.

Matt Biggs and his family were left 'between kitchens' because of the Coronavirus lockdown, which led to much worry about how the family could survive without kitchen facilities. The kitchen they had anticipated having fitted could not be supplied, but all the preparations for it had been made, leaving a big empty space at their home in Nottinghamshire.

Matt came across TUKC's website and TUKC's emergency kitchen promotion and found an ex-display kitchen that ideally suited his family's needs - a handle-less, ex-display Schroder kitchen. This constituted a great buy, as all kitchens at TUKC cost between 50% and 70% of their original sale price.

Another aspect of TUKC's recycling proposition was also advantageous for the Biggs family. The luxury appliances that had been on show with the display kitchen, and which fitted it perfectly, could also be purchased, giving Matt Biggs a single oven, a compact steam oven and a top-end microwave.

The whole kitchen cost just over £3000 and was available for collection very swiftly from outside the premises of the showroom seller - Motivo Casa, based in Penshurst in Kent. Matt and one of his sons made a seven-hour round trip to collect it and quickly had it installed at home. Problem solved.

The family were very pleased with the end-to-end solution provided and sent The Used Kitchen Company's CEO, Looeeze Grossman, a photo of themselves pictured with their newly installed kitchen. The kitchen looks superb in their space and suits their needs perfectly.

Looeeze Grossman says: "Under normal circumstances, our used and ex-display kitchens are bought because of one of two motivations, or a combination of both. Many people buy them because of the incredible amount of money they can save on a designer kitchen of their dreams. Often, this is still a current kitchen to which they can add extra units, if they wish.

"Others buy from us because they wish to assist the environment and recognise that we have already saved 14,000 tonnes of waste from landfill. Sometimes the money-saving and green motivations go hand in hand. However, at the moment we are seeing more and more situations like that of the Biggs family, where they simply had nowhere to turn for an 'emergency kitchen', other than The Used Kitchen Company."

Whilst this is a first, it will certainly not be the last emergency kitchen that The Used Kitchen Company sells this year, with TUKC working with showrooms to provide emergency kitchens with immediately availability, for other families like the Biggs clan. TUKC is currently co-ordinating kitchen sales with others who have this emergency situation.

"The Biggs's predicament is not something you really think about," says Looeeze, but it is one that others are living through, unaware that they may have an option available to them. If others have been left stranded without a kitchen, they should get in touch."

T: 020 8349 1943
W: www.theusedkitchencompany.com

22nd April 2020

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