A company that truly understand the importance of the most important room in the house
WORDS BY ERIC WOOLLARD-WHITE
A new kitchen comes top of the list of improvements for most people looking to make a personal mark on their home.
It can add value to a property and create a space that combines function, form and, increasingly, fun – whether you’re a wannabe Jamie Oliver cooking up a feast, kicking back and relaxing with family, or entertaining friends.
But, for consumers and developers alike, choosing the right company to design, build and fit a high-quality dream kitchen can be something of a challenge.
Urban Myth, a proud-to-be British company that manufactures its own kitchen units as well as importing carefully selected ranges from Germany and Italy, has a reputation for excellence stretching back 30 years.
The company designs and installs stylish, premium kitchens for consumers and developers across London and Essex, and has increasingly been making its mark on the East London map.
In fact, Urban Myth has provided more than 2,000 kitchens in the East London area alone in the last two years, many of which are within the area’s stunning high-rise developments.
Working with some of the biggest names in property development, including Telford Homes PLC, Higgins Homes and Anderson Group, the company offers a wealth of experience in the city apartment market, ensuring clients receive high-quality, high-specification kitchens that satisfy the particular demands of homebuyers in the capital.
General Manager John Young has a very hands-on approach to the business and has put a huge emphasis on developing the Urban Myth brand. The company’s Urban Life range of kitchens is manufactured by experts in their factory in Essex.
He said: “There’s more to this than simply saying ‘Made in Britain’. If the products we offer don’t meet the levels of quality our customers expect, if they aren’t current in design and competitive in price, people simply wouldn’t buy them, regardless of where they are manufactured.”
As well as its own in-house kitchen brand, Urban Myth offers bespoke designer kitchens from Pedini and Systemat. John added: “Every kitchen we install is individual and we have partnered with suppliers who offer the quality and material options that meet the highest of demands in terms of design and function.”
Urban Myth’s designers follow a process that matches customer needs with optimum use of available space and budget. It’s a process that has won the company many fans and means Urban Myth’s word-of-mouth recommendations continue to spread rapidly.
URBAN MYTH: THE CUSTOMER’S VIEW
Mum-of-three Mrs McNally from London, E11, told E1 Life that finding a kitchen company she and her husband felt they could trust was daunting – but then they met Urban Myth.
She said: “While the kitchens are head and shoulders above the competitors, the service is also second to none. Every question was answered in a timely fashion, every action point was followed up and the attention to detail shown by not only the designer but also the fitters was very impressive.
“As a result, we did not have to micro-manage the process and this helped keep our stress levels down – not a statement I make lightly given we had a baby and two young children at the time!
“This really is Urban Myth’s USP because sadly, in our experience, many companies lack this basic professionalism and we have often found ourselves almost doing their job for them. We believe that Urban Myth’s service is good value because there was never any need for us to follow up on particular points or to speed things along. In short, we completely trusted the team and this trust came as quickly as our first meeting.”
Mrs McNally added: “The whole team are professional, courteous and approachable and we really believe that we built a nice relationship with everyone along each step of the process. It honestly was a pleasure dealing with Urban Myth, so much so that I have recommended them to my parents. High praise indeed.”
To make an appointment to visit the showroom, call 0208 531 3413 or visit urbanmyth.net