The information you submit via our enquiry form is shared only with the franchise business(es) that you have selected.

The franchise business will contact you by means of email and/ or telephone only to the email address and phone number you have provided.

By submitting the enquiry form you are consenting to send your personal information to the selected franchise business.

You also agree to receive further newsletter email marketing from What Franchise.

Close

Business is booming for Schmidt, as demand soars for multifunctional homes and living space

Business is booming for Schmidt, as demand soars for multifunctional homes and living space

“The pandemic has ushered in the era of the multifunctional home," says Rosalyn Hastings, UK expansion manager for Schmidt

The new demand for multifunctional homes means Schmidt kitchens and home interiors franchisees are enjoying record sales.

Rosalyn Hastings, expansion manager for Schmidt in the UK, says: “The pandemic has ushered in the era of the multifunctional home.

“Homes are no longer just for evenings and weekends. Record numbers of people are now working from their homes, so their living space needs to be an office, a study space for children, a workshop and a kitchen suitable for home baking.

“All this has driven a massive increase in business for the franchisee partners, who own our 28 showrooms across the UK.”

Dramatic increase

Schmidt UK has had two record months, with August sales figures up 139 per cent on August last year. Figures for September are even higher, with an increase of 146 per cent.

During lockdown, customers were using Schmidt’s online Creativ’Box tool to design and order their own bespoke kitchens, bedrooms and living spaces.

“We have seen a huge increase in online requests for appointments from customers keen to get their projects started and sales conversions and showroom footfall have both risen massively in recent weeks,” Rosalyn says.

“We actively support our network with TV advertising and national social media campaigns, which continue to drive the growth and success of our network.”

The boom in orders is in part powered by customers investing lump sums reimbursed by holiday companies for breaks they were unable to take and, in some cases, redundancy payouts.

The market is also driven by home vendors boosting the saleability of their properties and buyers investing the funds they have saved because of the current cut in stamp duty. This is no short-lived boom.

“A survey by The Institute of Directors shows that 74 per cent of 1,000 firms say they plan on maintaining homeworking even after the pandemic,” Rosalyn says. “Homeworking is here to stay and people need homes that make it easy.”

Actively seeking franchisees

Schmidt franchisees help customers to redesign their home interiors - including offices - plus kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and furniture.

Its vast choice of office desks, shelves, lighting, chairs and storage means each project can be unique to the customer’s needs.

“We are actively seeking more franchisees now and our performance, plus, the upturn in the home improvements and retail sectors, means that banks are now happy to lend to prospective Schmidt franchisees,” Rosalyn says.

Schmidt Kitchens logo

Start your own Schmidt Kitchens franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

N/A

Request Free Information
Find Out More
Schmidt Kitchens logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Schmidt Kitchens for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.

Exciting Franchise Opportunities

Tutor Doctor logo

Start your own Tutor Doctor franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

N/A

Request Free Information
Find Out More
Tutor Doctor logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Tutor Doctor for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
Body Fit Training (BFT) logo

Start your own Body Fit Training (BFT) franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

N/A

Request Free Information
Find Out More
Body Fit Training (BFT) logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Body Fit Training (BFT) for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
Taka Taka logo

Start your own Taka Taka franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

From £18-20,000 per week. First year...

Request Free Information
Find Out More
Taka Taka logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Taka Taka for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
Cello logo

Start your own Cello franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

£95,000

Request Free Information
Find Out More
Cello logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Cello for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
Laser Clinics United Kingdom logo

Start your own Laser Clinics United Kingdom franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

N/A

Request Free Information
Find Out More
Laser Clinics United Kingdom logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Laser Clinics United Kingdom for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
View all opportunities

Must Read Articles

View all Business Advice

What Franchise Newsletter

Keep up to date with all the industry news

Thank you, your sign up was successful. Please check your emails for a verification link.