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Meet The Team: Thomas Dobson: Chelmsford Designer And Studio Manager

Thomas Dobson Chelmsford Designer

Thomas has joined Burlanes Chelmsford as our design studio manager. Thomas is passionate about bringing people together in inspiring living spaces from humble utility rooms to stunning bespoke kitchens.

Tell us a little bit about yourself...

I have always been determined to give the best possible version of myself to everyone I meet in life and that is no different in my working life. Since my first job as a showroom advisor, I have tried to make my customers' dreams become a reality! I pride myself on excellent technical knowledge but also the empathy to deliver not only an amazing service but also beautiful completed projects. I feel privileged to be part of such a big change in my clients' lives and seeing the happiness at the finished outcome is what drives me to push myself.

Describe your dream kitchen...

My dream kitchen would be a Burlanes Decolane contemporary kitchen. In either a forest green or navy blue colour, I would have a quartz countertop with some form of striking veining running through it. I have two kids so I need lots of storage, so my kitchen would have as many drawers and larders as possible. There would have to be an island with space for casual eating, homework, and spending time as a family.

Tell us a little bit about your career. How has it unfolded?

I started off working during my time at university as a showroom advisor within the hardware store that sold kitchens, bedrooms and bathroom products. This sparked my interest in kitchens, I spent almost three years at the company before taking on a role at a larger Kitchen showroom. For the last two years, I have been honing my skills as a designer which has led up to this point finally working for Burlanes.

Name a kitchen gadget that you couldn't live without!

For a long time it was the baby bottle steriliser, but now that my children are growing up we have gladly relinquished it! As simple as it may be I do not think I could live without a dishwasher, probably to the point when it comes to doing my own kitchen I may have to have two Miele dishwashers. There is something nice about knowing your kitchenware is being cleaned whilst you can relax.

What would people be most surprised to know about you?

As previously mentioned probably the fact I have two children. Looking at me most people would still think I am a child, but I can for a fact tell you that each child has aged me by 20 years!

All of the Burlanes team take enormous pride in their work, go above and beyond and show an incredible level of client care.

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