Long established company Potter Perrin Bathrooms and Kitchens has a perfect design for all customers, whatever their budget, backed by years of experience to ensure the dream will translate into reality.
Looking at the fresh, on-trend designs on display at the inspiring Potter Perrin Bathrooms and Kitchens showroom on St John’s Hill, it’s reassuring to see how this established, respected business remains relevant and confident in its designs and approach.
“We are a 70-year-old, third-generation business and we’re proud of our heritage,” explains Harriet Perrin, MD, whose father (the Chairman) and grandfather were involved in running the company before her. “And being a significant independent, we’re able to respond to new styles and customers’ needs quickly and with flexibility.”
“BEING A SIGNIFICANT INDEPENDENT, WE’RE ABLE TO RESPOND TO NEW STYLES AND CUSTOMERS’ NEEDS QUICKLY AND WITH FLEXIBILITY”
Pinterest, magazine cuttings, pictures on your mobile from a hotel bathroom you fell in love with…wherever your ideas come from, Harriet and her team can help you build it. “Initially we’ll have a meeting to discuss your requirements, then we’ll invite you to our main showroom in Streatham to view samples and room sets showing tiles and bathrooms together. We have entry-level bathrooms for first-time buyers or buy-to-let property owners, there’s our mid-range selection for home owners, while the luxury market is well catered for too.”
All staff are technically trained and have great design flair, motivated to enable customers to achieve the look they want. “If we feel a scheme will not be successful, we will advise them of that and alter plans if needed, but we’ll strive to get it as close to what they want as possible. Our extensive experience of working with architects, contractors and designers means we know what works and what’s practical. So we’re here to hold your hand from start to finish,” assures Harriet. “There’s always someone on the end of the phone and subsequently our sales people have built up great bonds with many of our customers.”
Potter Perrin is proud of the different relationships it has nurtured with factories and manufacturers all over the world, giving them the ability to introduce new products quickly to the market and watch how customers respond to them. “We can acquire up – to-the-minute samples in response to our customers’ requirements quickly, and then source new and exciting products due to our close relationships with manufacturers in Italy, Spain, Germany and the UAE, to mention a few.”
Over the years, Potter Perrin has built up strong connections with installers they trust and has produced a recommended installation list to help customers in choosing a reliable team. “It’s of paramount importance that our customers can trust us and we work with them to find a solution for their requirements,” says Harriet.
Along with bathrooms and tiles, Potter Perrin Streatham has a trade counter dealing with the plumbing side, plus a department specialising in kitchen sinks and taps. With the flexibility of an independent business combined with the resourcing kudos of an established company, Potter Perrin ticks all the boxes. So next time you’re walking past their St John’s Hill or Streatham showrooms, look out for the constantly updating mood boards and inspirational displays in the windows – packed with tempting design ideas – and start planning your dream bathroom.
POTTER PERRIN TILE TRENDS
1. Large format distressed pattern tiles turn a bathroom into a piece of art, inspired by the old carpets from French chateaux.
2. Hexagons are the new shape for 2017. Go for a classic marble for a calming spa bathroom or big and bold for a contemporary statement.
3. Encaustic tiles are back but with a modern twist to add class and colour to your bathroom or hallway.
4. Simple matt tiles laid in a brick format or herringbone pattern will give your room a fresh, scandi feel.