As we are well aware, kitchens don’t come cheap, but before deciding to rip out your old kitchen and starting from scratch, have you ever considered just changing the doors, and or the worktops to reduce the cost?
The Dream Doors franchise has been successfully transforming Britain’s kitchens since 1999, with 100 showrooms across the UK and over 92,000 installations completed. They are currently the No. 1 kitchen makeover company in the UK which can be proved by their constant positive reviews on Checkatrade. The company are passionate about putting the customer ahead of profit by offering affordable solutions from top quality makeovers to full replacement kitchens.
Many people often think they need to buy a whole new kitchen to make a big transformation. However, by making small changes such as updating the cupboard doors, changing worktops, replacing the tiles and even adding in some under cabinet lighting, can make a huge difference and save you thousands of pounds.
Up until May 2019, Dream Doors were located in 90 places across the UK and Plymouth wasn’t one of them. This was until David Ward had an aspiration to create his own business after a successful career in the Royal Marines. David wasn’t exactly sure about what business he was searching for; his main criteria was to establish a West Country based business working with high-quality products, the finest tradesmen and place customer service at the heart of the business. After months of researching different companies, he stumbled across a franchise opportunity with Dream Doors and noticed a gap in the market in Plymouth and the surrounding areas.
The 100 Dream Doors showrooms are all individually operated businesses; therefore, David took it upon himself to open up a showroom in Plymouth. Two and a half years on, and David is yet to receive a single negative review from their clients. The small team have continuously received 10/10 reviews on Checkatrade and were genuinely gutted to have been given a rating of 9.5/10 with a glowing write up from a recent customer.
David recommends you check out their Checkatrade reviews on their website as they are honest and cannot be changed by anybody once they are submitted. They are also all from genuine customers and cannot be submitted otherwise.
“I cannot praise this company enough! First-class, professional, and they added a personal touch on every occasion. Very pleased with the result, amazing quality, and would highly recommend them. I always try to work with local companies, not a lover of the big names! I also liked the fact that the consultant did not ask for final payment until he had come to see the kitchen and to ensure I was happy with it all.”
“The company’s approach to the job was meticulous and the results were excellent. All involved were committed to doing a good job. It was great value for money, especially compared with a conventional kitchen re-fit.”
The team operate with two principal carpenters and David who manages the team and does the planning and design work, meaning they only undertake two jobs at any given time to maintain the quality of their service. They also have likeminded gas engineers and electricians as required, it’s a small and highly focused team. David visits every single job during the process to make sure the same quality of work is applied throughout.
David tells us that good tradespeople are few and far between, they had trialled a few over time and David has been very selective of who he wants working for him. A small team doesn’t necessarily mean an unsuccessful business, in fact, it can mean quite the opposite. Dream Doors Plymouth want nothing more than happy customers which comes from great customer service throughout the process and a high-quality finish on the kitchen. Future growth will inevitably follow on given their excellent customer reviews and word of mouth compliments.
Not only is Dream Doors a cost-effective way of transforming a kitchen, but it is also more environmentally friendly as opposed to buying a brand-new kitchen because less material is required, and less waste goes to landfills.
The turnaround for jobs is entirely dependent on what needs to be done. Projects can take anything from a day for a small makeover to 10 days to replace a complete kitchen. Another benefit of Dream Doors is that you can still use the kitchen at the end of the day, even during a full kitchen refurb which makes the process a lot more convenient for the customer.
The breadth of choice is almost endless with a range of doors colours and styles, worktop options, flooring, tile, lighting and appliances. Everything is available to see in their showroom. To obtain a quote for your kitchen, it is always best to pop into their showroom on an appointment basis, located in Devonport, to have a look at everything that is on offer and speak to David about your options. They always bring your selected samples out for you to see in your kitchen as products may look very different in a showroom setting compared to your home. It’s a very soft approach, there’s no ‘hard sell’ sales staff in the process.
As well as kitchens, they also offer exceptional quality fitted wardrobes in a wide range of colours, patterns and materials to compliment your bedroom. The team can either swap just the doors or you can get a complete renovation and change the full inside shell of the wardrobe complete with lighting.
The team are always happy to work alongside you throughout the whole process to see what suits your kitchen and your requirements, and ensuring you are 100% happy every step of the way.
Dream Doors Plymouth operate from their showroom in Devonport and can cover Plymouth and the surrounding areas from Wembury and Plymstock to Looe, Saltash, Tavistock and Callington.
Since the last time we spoke to David, he mentioned he wanted to offer more educational opportunities for people within the community. The pandemic has prevented these plans from going ahead so far, however, they are currently in contact with an organisation that help people who have difficulty finding work and David is keen to collaborate in the near future. David is passionate about helping the community and is keen to help other local charities as the pandemic lifts.
Quite surprisingly, David is not overly focused on the growth of the company. In his own words ‘growth will come naturally; my focus is to look after my customers and my team. We want to finish 2022 with consistent 10/10 reviews from our customers’.
Attention to detail, exceptional customer rapport and a keen eye for quality tradespeople are the reason why Dream Doors Plymouth have received nothing but positive reviews that can all be seen for yourself on Checkatrade.
To get a quote or to speak to David about your next kitchen renovation, see details below.
Visit our showroom:
Vision Unit 3, Chapel Street,
Plymouth, PL1 4GH