Archive of: 2015

  • Christmas & New Year!

    Over the Christmas holiday period Planet Furniture will be closed from Thursday 24th December 2015 and will re-open on Monday 4th January 2016!

    Our Winter Sale is back from January 2016!

    All 3 of our ranges are included in this sale:
    • Planet Furniture’s own bespoke collection – Handmade in Hitchin
    • The ‘C’ Collection from Schϋller – A versatile, informal range to fit all budgets
    • next125 – an innovative, sleek range of contemporary kitchens
    If you’d like to book an appointment to discuss your project in the New Year please give us a call!

    We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    From all the team at Planet.

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  • Pampered Chef Evening on Thursday 29th October

    Please join us on Thursday 29th October at 7.30pm
    for a Pampered Chef Fundraiser Evening
    Supporting SPARKS the charity focused on children’s medical research
    www.sparks.org.uk
    Join us in our showroom at 9 Bridge Street, Hitchin where Pampered Chef will demonstrate recipes, share tips and sell high quality products

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  • Completed - Another Handmade In Hitchin Kitchen

    Completed - Another Handmade In Hitchin Kitchen

    One of our latest Handmade In Hitchin Kitchens. We wanted to make sure a contemporary design works to good effect in a period house. So we mixed up the work surfaces; Caesarstone in ‘Misty Carerra’ with a rich planked Oak. The super-slick, chunky handles bringing it all right up to date!
    Painted in the gorgeous French Grey Mid by our favourite paint supplier The Little Greene Paint Company and appliances are Miele with a Black Total Control AGA

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  • Summer Sale is coming to an end!

    Just a few more days to go

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  • SUMMER SALE!

    SUMMER SALE!

    For just 4 weeks we are giving up to 20% off all of our kitchen ranges

    Come and talk to us and make your dream kitchen a reality

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  • 'MOT' your bespoke Planet kitchen!

    When purchasing a bespoke kitchen from the Planet Furniture ‘Handmade in Hitchin’ range, you really are investing in a kitchen for life!
    We regularly carry out MOT’s on bespoke kitchens we have installed whether it be 5 years or 10 years ago, giving your furniture a total refresh. This gives you the option to update your kitchen and keep it looking pristine with minimal cost.

    Below are a few snapshots of a recent kitchen MOT we carried out on a Planet bespoke kitchen we installed 10 years ago…

    Our customer wanted to freshen up their furniture with a re-paint, keeping the same colour of Dulux Gardenia in which we originally painted it…

    and Farrow & Ball Parma Gray on this cooks pantry dresser unit.

    We sanded and re-oiled the wooden oak worktops

    and the Neff appliances were upgraded with a glass splashback added behind the hob.

    Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re thinking about investing in a bespoke handmade kitchen or pop into our showroom to have a browse around!

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  • Pampered Chef Fundraiser Show this Thursday 26th Feb 2015!

    Please join us this Thursday evening as we hold a Pampered Chef Fundraiser Show.

    Everyone is welcome so bring along your family and friends for a fun evening and get to see exciting kitchen tools in action! Our Pampered Chef consultant will share products, recipes and tips that make cooking and entertaining so much easier!

    Pampered Chef sell high-quality products which can be purchased on the evening. All monies raised will be going to Scope, so please come along to show your support.

    Date: Thursday 26th February 2015

    Time: 7:30pm

    Organisation: Scope Charity

    Location: Planet Furniture
    9 Bridge Street
    Hitchin
    Hertfordshire
    SG5 2DE

    RSVP: tweet us @planetkitchens or email us on info@planetfurniture.co.uk

    We hope to see you there!

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  • Birthday Celebrations and New Showroom Launch!

    Good Morning! We’d like to say a big thank you to all those who wished us a Happy Birthday and were able to join us in the showroom on Saturday to celebrate! We had a great time and a lovely response to our new furniture ranges which was great to hear.

    We’ve posted a few snapshots of some of them below but further official images of the whole event will follow!

    The launch was German themed in honour of our new furniture ranges.

    Our beautiful Next125 Matt Glass Indigo Blue and Reclaimed Oak display with Miele appliances.

    Another of our Next125 displays in Crystal White High Gloss Lacquer & Crystal White Satin Lacquer with an offset raised Oak breakfast bar.

    A beautiful new country style Schuller ‘C’ Collection kitchen in our showroom next door.

    Our contemporary Schuller ‘C’ Collection display in High Gloss Crystal Grey laminate and a Warm Yellow in a satin finish.

    A built in bench seat shows the flexibility of the range.

    Another country style Schuller ‘C’ Collection display in a beautiful teal colour.

    The Schuller ‘C’ Collection has many design possibilities as this curved double base cabinet illustrates.

    Please do come in and see the quality of the furniture for yourself!

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  • The Best of January!

    The beginning of 2015 has seen the start of a busy time for us with the launch of our new furniture ranges, the continuation of our showroom refurbishment and winter sale and it’s also our 15th Anniversary this month! We will be celebrating on Saturday 31st January from 1pm so do pop into the showroom for some nibbles and a glass of bubbly whilst you have a look around our beautiful new furniture displays.

    As if that wasn’t enough news! We’re also thrilled to announce that we’ve now been recommended by The Best of Hitchin! We’re excited to be even more involved in the local business community and look forward to making new friends and working together united in our passion to see Hitchin grow and prosper.

    To find out more about The Best of Hitchin, to see our profile page or recommend us then please click here.

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  • Happy New Year!

    Wishing you a great start to 2015!

    We’re back at it in the showroom and have lots of exciting things happening! The refurbishment of the showroom continues with displays of our new furniture ranges being installed.

    It’s also a special year for us as it’s our 15 year anniversary! Which we will be celebrating throughout January with the continuation of our winter sale and we will be holding a joint birthday and new showroom launch party on the 31st January from 1pm onwards! See details below…

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  • New Project to view in Letchworth

    New Project to view in Letchworth

    As always, our bespoke kitchens are designed and built to suit lifestyle and family needs and this one is no exception. Plenty of island seating and really importantly, lots of room to move around it. Large cabinets and deep drawers for convenient storage plus accessible shelving for cook books and a wine fridge perfectly positioned for the cook! Look closely and you’ll see that the larder is shallow in depth. This was deliberately (and cleverly!) designed to accommodate a large beam behind the back of the cabinet, yet still allows this run of cabinets to look balanced.
    We’re loving the distinctive brass handles by Armac Martin against the Hardwicke White paint colour on the cabinetry – along with the Hand Silvered Antiqued mirror splashback there’s plenty of up-to-the-minute design details which ensure this classic shaker is contemporary yes classic in equal measure.

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  • Lovely treats from Quooker!

    Lovely treats from Quooker!

    It was a lovely end-of-the-week treat to receive a visit from Quooker who teamed up with Smart Bar, to bring us some delicious Quooker goodies. At Planet we love their taps so were delighted to be part of this promo to mark their much anticipated re-opening.

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  • How our business has continued throughout COVID-19

    How our business has continued throughout COVID-19

    Spring is in the air and hope is on the horizon as we reflect on the last 12 months of doing business in such challenging times.

    As so many small (and large!) companies have floundered through this pandemic, here at Planet, we are eternally grateful to still be in business and to be doing well. Thanks, in part to us operating in an industry that has always put the home centre stage, which for the best part of a year has become our sanctuary as well as our workplace, school and playground! But, also thanks to our brilliant suppliers, who have gone all out to help us deliver on our promise time and time again despite the, sometimes, slimmed down workforce, and supply limitations further down the supplier chain.

    Obviously, like all businesses no matter what sector, we’ve had to adapt to doing things differently and the biggest shift has been the use of tech. Whilst we might be getting a bit Zoom weary, it has been vital at enabling us to present and share designs and to carry on consulting with clients. And, although it’s not quite the same as face-to-face, which is obviously a more natural way of building a relationship with our clients, we actually think video technology will have a permanent role in our business post-Covid, as it’s proved so beneficial for clients who live a bit further away from our showroom.
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    The adaptions have continued onto our site visits (which we undertake at the onset of a project and then again later on for the technical survey) where our employees wear the necessary protection, as per the Government guidelines and we have to, kindly, request that clients and other trades vacate the room, if possible, whilst we complete the surveying. Again, everyone we work with (clients and suppliers) have been amazingly supportive and understanding. We’re looking forward to ‘normal’ times when we can all gather on the site, cuppa in hand and discuss the progress of the project.
    We’ve been extremely lucky that the only delays our clients have had to experience is sometimes with appliances – some of the lead times on certain items are extremely long so we have to manage this and always make our clients aware of any potential delays in the soonest time possible. Happily, everything else has been fairly normal in terms of supply and lead times. Even our workshop has been able to operate as normal, producing even more bespoke furniture and cabinets than in pre-Covid times. We are fortunate to have enough space for our team of craftsmen to be spaced apart, along with all the current safety guidelines which are in place to ensure the health and safety of all our employees.
    Which is all just as well as we have, very happily, noticed a spike in enquiries for home improvements, especially home office areas, studies and media units. And whilst the trend for large open family kitchens has been growing, steadily, for a number of years now, this trend continues at a pace as the hope of entertaining is finally creeping back on to the agenda for most of us.
    So yes, we know we’re one of the lucky small, local businesses to be here some 12 month after this pandemic landed, and as long as people want their homes improving and/or extending we plan on being around a lot longer!

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  • Green is the colour!

    Green is the colour!

    The large, open plan space lends itself, perfectly , to the rich colour of the bespoke Shaker cabinets, creating a kitchen zone where the vibrancy of the blue/green pops in the otherwise neutral colour scheme of the wider space. We’re excited to see how much green is taking off in kitchen trends and this particular shade is bang on trend!
    Providing ample space for sitting as well as prepping and storage, the large kitchen island with its CRL Quartz Calacatta worktop is as functional as it is beautiful. The sharp white marble finish is durable enough for family living and pairs beautifully with the integrated Neff hob and downdraft extractor.
    The shelving above the sink run looks fab with the integrated lighting and adds the touch of personality that comes with a totally bespoke design, whilst the Quooker Flex Tap in Stainless Steel looks elegant against the Quartz worktop. Finally, check out the tall cupboard with its spice rack (or bottle holder) built into the door. All of our cabinetry is built to your specification so that no space, no matter how small is wasted. Genius!

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  • We're in House & Garden

    We're in House & Garden

    We’re delighted to see one of our recent projects featured in November’s issue of House & Garden. This project is from our Handmade in Hitchin range and can be seen, in full, here https://www.planetfurniture.co.uk/gallery/album.php?s=shaker-kitchen-living-room

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  • New Project in Welwyn

    New Project in Welwyn

    In this project the kitchen and living areas have been hand built in a classic Shaker style which is sure to stand the test of time but with some lovely contemporary touches. The mirror splashback, in the kitchen, allows the natural light to bounce around the kitchen and the copper accents are bright and stylish and keep the whole look current. The pendants are from tom Dixon @tom_dixon11.
    The cabinets are hand painted in F&B’s downpipe which is a favourite, and for good reason. It contrasts beautifully with their chalky Wimbourne White and, in an open plan living situation like this, it sets the kitchen area apart from living area.
    At Planet we love combining two finishes. Here, the Corian worktop in Vanilla sits beautifully with the Solid Oak Breakfast Bar which in itself is great with a wooden floor.
    The colours and finishes continue into the Living Room which unifies the whole look. The cupboards and shelving are painted in Wimbourne White with accents of the Downpipe on the back panels of the shelving. A drinks cabinet has become a popular addition to our projects, and no wonder! It’s a stylish and fun addition to the room. With doors closed it blends perfectly with the run of storage cupboards and open – no detail has been overlooked. It has integrated lighting and the worktop is the same Vanilla Corian as the kitchen. To complete the drinks cupboard a scalloped oak wine rack below has been hand built by our skilled craftsmen.

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  • New Project!

    New Project!

    Introducing our latest project from our Next125 range. The renovation in Hitchin features the renowned German range which is a perfect choice for a contemporary look that is stylish and sleek and built to the highest standards.
    We love how the run of tall cabinets in a Walnut Veneer the Indigo Blue Lacquer and mirrors the wide planked Solid Walnut breakfast bar. The Walnut reflects other pieces of furniture in the wider living space and brings the whole look together.
    The integrated Neff appliances gives a smart, uncluttered finish and the Caesarstone Raw Concrete worktops are tactile and functional and provide a lovely contrast to the Walnut. Once again we are pleased to be able to include a Quooker Flex tap in Stainless Steel.
    This is a fantastic living space for the whole family and we were delighted to work with them to achieve a look that works across both the kitchen and living areas.
    Lots more lovely pictures here “:https://www.planetfurniture.co.uk/gallery/album.php?s=blue-walnut-next125

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  • We're Re-Opening!

    We're Re-Opening!

    To all of our customers, followers and anyone interested in discussing their new project with us;
    We are excited to tell you that Planet Furniture will be reopening for business on Tuesday 26th May with the showroom open to you from Monday 1st June. Your safety and that of our team is of paramount importance to us, so In line with Government guidance we are putting in place the following social distancing and hygiene measures;
    • Appointment only until further notice
    • Only 1 person or a couple from the same household, please, at one time
    • Please keep 2 metres apart in the showroom
    • Hand sanitizers will be available and all of the surfaces will be regularly cleaned
    • Whilst we won’t be able to offer any refreshments during your visit, please feel free to bring your own.
    • Please don’t enter if you have any symptoms
    We would like to thank you for your patience and support during this time. As a local business we can’t wait to welcome you back to discuss your new project and get going with what we do best – designing and building bespoke furniture and kitchens.

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