The Authentic Kitchen Company is a small, local, company run by Jay and Nicky Davison, a husband and wife team who set up the business with the sole aim of making a difference for those looking to buy a new kitchen and Johanna Bolhoven met up with them recently at their Knutsford showroom.
Now in their thirteenth year, they recently expanded their stunning purpose-built kitchen showroom in Knutsford to showcase two of their bestselling kitchen ranges.
The Authentic Kitchen Company designs and fits luxury fitted kitchens and bedrooms throughout Cheshire. It has two showrooms based in Knutsford and in Stockton Heath.
In October it moved its on-site manufacturing to a neighbouring building and expanded the Knutsford showroom to include two ‘real’ kitchen settings.
Visitors can explore a vast labyrinth of kitchen settings, all bursting with the latest in cabinet innovation, stunning worktops from Cheshire Marble and the world’s best loved appliances from brands including Siemens and Neff.
Here you can see the quality of their beautiful classic and contemporary kitchens, without the pressure of pushy salesmen.
When I arrived, I was able to browse the displays entirely at my leisure, eventually arriving in the warm and welcoming demonstration kitchen where I was greeted with a smile and a cup of hot tea – perfect.
“And even if you’re just thinking about a new kitchen and are a long way off making any decision”…says Nicky…“then we’ll still welcome you in the same way and, if needed, discuss design options, budgets, your tastes, and space constraints – indeed anything that helps you, and without any obligation.”
We settled down for a chat.
With more than 28 years’ combined experience in everything from kitchen design, manufacture and fitting, Jay and Nicky knew they could offer something special.
Jay told me: “I’m a kitchen fitter by trade so I’m acutely aware of the problems and potential stress involved in buying a new kitchen. That is why we started the company, I knew we could make a real difference and provide a professional, honest and friendly stress-free service.”
The team, who have worked together for eight years, consistently strive to achieve the highest standards, whether working from architect’s plans; taking a wall down to create a dream open plan kitchen, or simply installing a new kitchen.
Nicky said: “We can help you re-invent your home – whether new or existing. With every client having different needs, we’re able to offer most services, including building work, flooring, tiling, electrics including lighting, plumbing, gas work and under floor heating etc. We’re confident we can help you to achieve the “look” you want for your home.”
The kitchen is the heart of your home so it’s crucial that it works.
The team at Authentic Kitchens understands this and often has talented chefs cooking up a storm in their demonstration kitchens so you can see how it all works and what makes their rooms so special.
Jay said: “We aim to provide a quality product, at a sensible price, supported by a professional project management service that is unrivalled. We’re so sure of our ability that we take full responsibility for every stage of the installation process, from conception to completion.”
Every project has a dedicated installation manager, so the customer has one point of contact throughout the process.
Having recently completed my own kitchen renovation I know only too well how important this aspect of the service is.
I’m used to seeing lots of very ‘mission statements’ but I was struck by the sincerity of the claim written on The Authentic Kitchen Company website as to why its team should be the first choice for those considering a kitchen renovation:
- We care.
- We communicate with our clients on a personal level.
- We don’t believe in pressure selling.
- We offer an honest, trustworthy, professional service.
I really believe they do care and, if you don’t believe me, visit their new and improved Knutsford showroom and see for yourself the high standard of their work and the quality of their products.
For more information visit www.authentickitchenco.co.uk or pop along to the showroom (no appointment necessary) at Authentic Kitchen Co, Unit B, Stanley Trading Estate, Stanley Rd, Knutsford WA16 0EG.