So it’s been a while since we updated this blog,and for that we apologise! It’s been an absolute whirlwind here at 80/20 since we launched at the beginning of the year, and a few things have slipped under the radar. Many of you may have stumbled across this page by accident, or those that are here on purpose, this post is about everything that we’ve got planned, and what you can expect to see from 80/20 in the near future!
Well, since we launched it’s been crazy! We couldn’t have predicted the popularity of our product, and we’ve been been pretty much flat out since the launch in January. It’s been a very quick learning curve for us, as any new product launch is, and we’ve quickly learnt what does and doesn’t work to ensure that we are producing the best possible product we can for our customers. We’ve actually created over 40 different kitchens for our customers, each one being completely unique and incredibly beautiful.
When we launched we started with only a small number of products, knowing that as we grew there would be a number of different requests from customers that we would eventually add to our portfolio. We now offer five different handle and handle-less door options, 4 different finish options- including a painted finish in any colour of your choice, and standard and bespoke size options! We aim to create our customers dream kitchens, so will always do whatever we can to enable this, including adding new options to our website. Our latest addition was the Kensington handle, which is an innovative take on the original Ladbroke handle, providing a beautiful modern look to a kitchen.
We also had an incredible collaboration with blogger and author Kate Watson Smyth from Mad About The House. Kate was looking for a new kitchen for life, to replace her- still perfectly functional but very lived in- IKEA kitchen, and we were very keen for her to try out our 80/20 Kitchens! We reached out to Kate to see if she would be interested in collaborating with us to help raise awareness of our brand, as well as us helping to update her kitchen.
So Kate ordered 10 different cabinets from 80/20, all finished in the beautiful Tanners Brown with the grain of the timber visible. The inside of the carcasses are finished with an oak effect, and have a beautiful high end look and feel. Kate chose to have a Ladbroke handle detail on her kitchen, which was also finished with a beautiful oak backing. All of the drawers in an 80/20 Kitchen are made from solid oak/walnut with dovetail joints, and there was no exception in Kate’s kitchen! Bespoke sizes allow for special cutlery drawers and larger pan drawers at the bottom of the stack.
The beautiful open shelving was already in place within the kitchen, and has simply been painted in the matching colour for symmetry within the room. Our cabinets sit beautifully beneath these shelves as well as being a beautiful base for the Caesarstone worktop.The contemporary handle suits the rest of the room so well, and is perfect for their London home. Check out Kate’s blog post for more details about her kitchen.
So, as you can see we’ve been pretty busy here! We don’t ever want to stop the ball rolling and we’re constantly brainstorming new ideas to ensure that we can deliver our customers perfect kitchens! You can expect to see lots of our kitchen projects on the website soon, and we’re always updating our Instagram so we can share the beautiful kitchens we have made and what inspires us.