A NEW kitchen retailer is set to open its first ever store in Basingstoke next week with a brand-new showroom.

Kutchenhaus will open its doors at Unit 2a Champion House, in Wella Road, on Monday offering face-to-face consultations as well as virtual appointments.

The company, which offers German-designed kitchens, has online 3D planning and design tools to create kitchens remotely for customers unable to come into the store.

Three members of staff will be employed in the 1,272 square foot showroom, across customer service and kitchen design.

Kutchenhause is owned by Nobilia kitchen manufacturer, which is described as offering “stylish, German-designed ranges at the lowest possible price, without compromising on quality”.

James Thomas, who owns the new shop, said: “We are incredibly thrilled to be opening our brand-new store in Basingstoke and can’t wait to finally welcome the local community to our launch in September where they can view our fabulous displays.

“Our showroom is in a prime location on a busy road, in very close proximity to several other kitchen retailers. The building itself is brand new and we are located in the heart of it with parking directly outside our front doors making life as easy as possible for visiting customers.

“We started work in June and it has taken 12 weeks to completely transform the space to Kutchenhaus’ high-quality standards. Although setting up amidst a pandemic, we are proud of the progress we have made and are excited to welcome customers through our doors.”

Sean Ford, national head of sales and operations for Kutchenhaus, added: “Kutchenhaus is on an ambitious growth path over the next 2-3 years, however being in the grip of a global pandemic has certainly presented some challenges and even positively altered the way we do business in some cases. It is therefore extremely satisfying that James and the team are now in a position to be able to open a new store in Basingstoke and offer local customers the opportunity to plan and design their dream kitchen.

“The new showroom will no doubt offer an engaging environment and deliver a high-quality product, a market opportunity which we know is currently in high demand. We wish the team all the best and wait to see their future success.”