So, what does 2017 have in store? What will have happened when we reflect back this time next year?
There are already good omens for us at Stone and Chrome! In December the full shortlist for the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2017 was unveiled. These awards are the biggest, most prestigious and longest-running awards in the kitchen and bathroom industry. Winners will be announced at a gala event on March 27th at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.
We are delighted and proud to be in the running for three awards!
Stone and Chrome: Bathroom Showroom of the Year
Shane Fraser: Bathroom Designer of the Year: project cost up to £10,000
Jim Gibson: Bathroom Designer of the Year : project cost £10,000 – £25,000
A great year for Stone and Chrome!
This achievement is already being acknowledged by the kbbreview itself, who say: “In particular, it’s a great year for Stone & Chrome in Camberley, as it secures three nominations in total.”
The next stage in the judging process for the Designer Awards is in February. Finalists will attend a special presentation day in London to discuss their designs directly with the panel of judges. For the Showroom of the Year award, to get the best understanding of how they operate, judges visit the businesses in person.
We will let you know how we get on as the judging progresses!
Meanwhile, across the pond, the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is about to take place in Florida. The show – which hosts over 500+ leading brands in the kitchen and bath industry – aims to showcase the best of the kitchen and bath industry. It offers attendees an interactive look at some of the top brands and the ability to compare products and get answers straight from the manufacturers.
We will report back in due course on any Best of KBIS 2017 products that particularly catch our eye. Also of great interest is the KBIS People’s Choice Awards that are the top ten products (5 from kitchen and 5 from bath) that people vote on the week after KBIS via social media.
Stone and Chrome suppliers
Because Stone and Chrome is a small and personalised business we have the flexibility to keep our finger on the pulse and source our bathroom products from a range of quality suppliers. Some of these are pictured below but for full details why not browse our Brands page? We only work with suppliers that we trust to provide the kind of quality products that we know our discerning customers expect and deserve. We will then mix and match brands to get the ideal combination for your new bathroom.
Bespoke Design Products
However, despite all the excellent products that exist, sometimes it just seems impossible to find a product that is quite right for your needs. So at Stone and Chrome we also manufacture our own bespoke range of products including solid wood bathroom furniture. We understand that your needs are very specific and will help you find just the right product to meet them!
So if you are planning a bathroom redesign or new bathroom in 2017 then why not come and visit our Camberley showroom to see what we can do for you? Our showroom has full sized wetroom, steamroom and bathroom displays, fully tiled with natural stone. You will find a stunning selection of high quality products from both well-known and not so well-known brands, what they all have in common is their excellent quality.
Come and see why our showroom has been shortlisted for an award! And whatever your budget, Jim and Shane will put their recognised design skills to work to help you create your ideal bathroom. We look forward to meeting you and making 2017 a good year for you!