SCHMIDT QUALITY IS GUARANTEED SCHMIDT Kitchens is always trying to make sure that their customers have a pleasant experience. They understand the importance of a kitchen to the overall feel of a home, whether it be entertaining, making Christmas dinner, or just eating with your family, the kitchen sets the tone of the house. Schmidt works with you to make sure that your kitchen matches your overall home aesthetic. They start with a single contact point, one person who helps you throughout the whole process. They will help you design and commission your kitchen, bathroom, or living area furniture. Schimdt also offers a free detailed estimate of your project and the fairest prices. All products come with free warranties that last for varying lengths of time. There is a 2 year warranty for appliances, including parts, labour, and travel. For furniture the parts, labour, and travel include a 10 year warranty. The drawers have pull out element and hinges that have a 25 year warranty, all to make sure that you are fully satisfied with the product. SCHMIDT Kitchens is there every step of the way. They offer guaranteed delivery and complete installation. They also guarantee that your kitchen will be cleaned after installation and the packaging material is carefully removed from the product. Schmidt takes great care in making sure that your kitchen transition is as easy and painless as possible and the services that they have put in place work to assure that. SCHMIDT Kitchens always put their customers first. THE HEART OF THE HOME IS THE KITCHEN The home has romantically been fantasized to be where the heart is. The kitchen is arguably the heart of that heart with most of a family’s time highly frequenting this space. Berty Eddy, MD of SCHMIDT had some wise words to add about why you want to kitchen to be the most warm and inviting room. Personality is important in a kitchen and it’s a big part of what SCHMIDT believes a kitchen should be, a reflection on your family and life style. I really enjoyed the amount of time I was given by their team and I can say from experience that SCHMIDT Kitchens will work with you to create your perfect kitchen and make sure it fits in the space you have available, within the budget you have to spend. There are many varying designs, from ultra modern to a countryside feel. They pay attention to every detail, from the finish on the wood to the metal used for the drawer handles. A beautiful tribute to the home follows thanks to the introspections of Jackie Ashton from Apartment Therapy and the quotes of some of the greats “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” – Maya Angelou I love this definition of the word home. . .”the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” Our homes take us in at our best, at our worst, and everywhere in between. Even as an adult, I still feel that ache for home. There is nothing better than climbing into your own bed, in your own home when you are physically or mentally exhausted. “Home is where one starts from.” -T. S. Eliot Home is our starting point. Most of our first experiences happen at home. First laugh. First steps. First words. In our homes we build relationships and skills that will deeply affect us for the rest of our lives. Home is the beginning; it is where we start (or re-start.) “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” – Jane Austen When you are tired, run-down, sad, lonely, sick, or just plain burnt out… is there anything better than staying at home? There is something about the walls of your own home; they seem to just reach down and give you a big hug, and tell you that everything is going to be all right. “Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes I love this quote because it reminds me of all of the homes (not just my own) where I have loved, been loved, and feel at home. My maternal grandparents’ apartment. The house I grew up in. The house my grandmother lived in for 50 years but sold to move to Florida. The love in those places was significant and even an image or a brief thought about them makes me feel better. “Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than any magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.” -Charles Dickens There is, I think, something magical about home. Whether you are a kid finding the best places to hide your Star Wars collection, or an adult putting the key into the lock after a long day, there is something about coming home that is somewhat magical. You walk in the door and things feel a little bit lighter. You settle into your favorite chair for the night and your home embraces you; it makes you feel supported, taken care of, and at peace. “Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest” – Robert Montgomery “The spot of earth supremely blest”. . .what a great description. By gathering with our friends or family, and building up a collection of cherished memories and experiences, we bless the space around our homes. We create a space that is powerful – one that can carry us through anything. “Where is home? Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace.” – Vernon Baker Home is where we can truly be ourselves. Where we don’t have to hide anything about who we are, how we are feeling or what we are thinking. I love the expression of letting the “heart’s tears…dry at their own pace.” Home is where we can put down the roles that we sometimes play and just let everything go. “We shape our dwellings, and afterwards, our dwellings shape us.” – Winston Churchill I think this quote really sums up the significance of building a home that is healthy and happy, in aesthetics but more importantly, in spirit. A home that is comfortable, beautiful and full of love. When you are surrounded by those things, positive feelings seem to manifest themselves. “Home is the heart of life… Home is where we feel at ease, where we belong, where we can create surroundings that reflect our tastes and pleasures… Making a home is a form of creativity open to everyone.” – Terence Conran The art of making a home. No insignificant task. I love this idea of the art form of making a home. More than making a place that is pleasant to the eye, it is also about making a place that is a representation of who we are and what we love. An art that is open to everyone. “There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.” – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller Small in size, but vast in heart. Homes with character and love that emanate from their beautiful photos. THE BATHROOM IS A PERSONAL HAVEN The bathroom, especially if you have a big family, can be your opportunity for solace during an otherwise hectic day. Your bathroom should invite and provide that peace and quiet you desire. The bathroom counter can get pretty cluttered, SCHMIDT kitchens can provide soft close drawers for storage and practicality, while still giving you that peaceful silence you desire in a bathroom. Everyone has a different idea of what peace is, and what a peaceful environment looks like, SCHMIDT has many different styles to choose from and they will work with you to find all of the aspects of your perfect, relaxing paradise. LIVING ROOM LIFE Everyday life happens in the living room. You watch you kids grow up in the living room, you host new year’s eve and birthdays in your living room. You have lazy comfortable days in front of the T.V. with your family in the living room. You need to have a space that you feel comfortable having life’s big and small moments in, you need a space that can work for both. SCHMIDT brings simplicity and beauty to the living room. It provides a comfortable space for both formal and informal affairs. The living room is the centerpiece of the house, it need to be functional while also being warm and inviting. SCHMIDT can provide a homeowner with the help they need and the design they want for their new home, with great care and attention to deal for every customer they serve. SCHMIDT DESIGN PROCESS Welcome to SCHMIDT’s world, a world where nothing is ordinary. The process is quite simple with the SCHMIDT team giving assistance every step of the way. Here is a summary of my experience, which was a “for-real” one, so I hope it is of value to you. Visit the showroom All the finishes available and examples of what can be mix and matched together are available in the showroom with extensive brochures. Take it home and decide on the look and feel you like best Make a list of all the things you want in your kitchen, including a bullet point list of the things you store in your cupboards. This gives the designer a lot of perspective and makes the consultation far more effective Set aside 2 hours for a complimentary design consult Have your plans and dimensions with you, the designer is able to math the space available to the modular sizes available. Just like lego, you can pick and choose what you want, , building up the space you want Remember, knowing your needs of the kitchen is necessary to ensure the perfect end result, Pinterest is a great visual communication tool to express and exchange ideas of your perfect dream kitchen – see my board here: https://uk.pinterest.com/elleslife/kitchen-with-schmidt-story/ Play with finishes utlising the 3D software capabilities Once you have found your perfect kitchen a contract is drawn up itemizing every little unit and accessory, highlighting warranties, gaurentees and costs. This is signed and becomes your contract to refer to. The designer’s 3D plan is calibrated into the SCHMIDT software that communicates with the factory’s server in France. The design teams co-ordinate and agree on the specs given, manufacture and assembly of your kitchen then commences with precision, bespoke to your vision and requirements. You are notified when your kitchen leaves the shores of Europe You are notified when your kitchen arrives of the docks of Cape Town A pre site visit has already ensured the space is ready for nstallation Installation date is set and the SCHMIDT team arrives and does everything from beginning to end VOILA! At SCHMIDT, you will not wonder which Range would go well in your new kitchen space, but which kitchen you have been dreaming of – and then SCHMIDT will do the rest. That is what is so exclusive about the SCHMIDT brand: Nothing is pre-fabricated, each order is manufactured in France and Germany according to your very own needs and everything is crafted to the nearest millimetre with a thorough process to ensure perfect installation through onsite visits and measurements as well as liaison with your building crew. With SCHMIDT, kitchens that dreams are made of; where quality is precedence, design is integral, made-to-measure solutions are no longer a luxury! Read More Address: Unit 7, Highway Park, Gold Street, Northgate Estate, Cape Town, 7405, South Africa Phone: +27 21 510 2404 http://cape-town.schmidt-kitchens.com https://www.home-design.schmidt/en-gb Visit my inspiration Pinterest board for my SCHMIDT kitchen https://uk.pinterest.com/elleslife/kitchen-with-schmidt-story/ Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.