At Burlanes, we believe it's our people that are our biggest asset, and it's down to their knowledge, passion and integrity that make us so proud of our service. Our team of experienced Design Consultants are always on hand to offer advise and guidance when designing your beautiful home interiors.
Martin has joined the Burlanes team as our Design Studio Manager of Burlanes Sevenoaks, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the kbb industry.
Let's meet Martin...
Tell us a little bit about yourself...
I have been in the kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms industry for 25 years now, and have always worked in and around Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells, so I am very familiar with the local architecture and building regulations. I have always worked in businesses that manufacture their own products.
Describe your dream kitchen...
The kitchen really is the heart of the home, so an open-plan space where the family can congregate to eat, drink and socialise is essential to me. I am also a big fan of new technology and kitchen appliances; particularly the BORA induction cooktop and the Quooker boiling water tap, and my dream kitchen would have a steam oven. I think good nutrition is essential.
What do you think makes a 'happy home'?
Definitely an open-plan kitchen / living space. As a family we gravitate to the kitchen regularly, and food is a big part of most people's lives.
Name a kitchen gadget that you couldn't live without!
Definitely my Quooker boiling water tap! I had one installed a couple of years ago at home and I'll never go back to a kettle!
What would people be most surprised to know about you?
I went to art school, and my degree is in painting. Before I starter my career in the kbb industry, I specialised in painting kitchen interiors!