Photos by: David Toms
Interview with Hartmut Reichert and Aneta Kijek from Reichert Wood
Tell us a bit about yourselves and how you came to live in Spain…
We came to Spain to gain new experiences. I (Hartmut) worked as a carpenter in Germany and planned to spend half my time in Spain and the other half in Germany but of course, like many people who come to visit Marbella, I never went back!
How long have you been operating on the Costa del Sol and what services do you offer?
We have been established in Spain for around 15 years. We are a small team offering an all-round and personal service. We design (using 3D design software) and plan kitchens working with high-quality German brands such as Nolte, for example. We also design, manufacture and install bespoke wardrobes as well as offer construction services, tiling and wooden floors. We have carried out a number of shop fittings; for example, several of the prestigious boutiques on the frontline in the Puerto Banús marina, and in Madrid, Lisbon and Barcelona.
What do you class as the perfect kitchen?
A kitchen should last around 20 years. Your kitchen should not only look aesthetically beautiful but also be durable and practical with good drawer systems. A well-planned kitchen made to precise measurements will offer long-lasting results. Avoid handmade kitchens as they will never be able to achieve the precision that a machine can offer. There are now handle-less drawers, automatic door systems, LED-lit cabinets and camouflaged appliances which are all interesting new design features that you can have for your kitchen to make it very desirable aesthetically and on a practical level.
How does Reichert Wood stand out from its competitors?
There are many companies on the Coast offering our products but we believe we have an edge in terms of offering a personal service due to being a small company. We are trained carpenters with experience that spans over many decades. Our work is our passion and we work around the clock to ensure all of the details are covered-off properly. We have been in this business a long time so we know what to look out for. Our turn-around is very fast as we have worked with our trusted collaborators for many years. In our opinion, they are the best in what they do and we know that they always aim to never let us down.
As a couple, we work together like a family – offering a family service. We work closely with customers on the kitchen details and plans and – if necessary – we can complete the work rapidly, even through the night. Customers know they can trust us, and they are satisfied and reassured when they see how much we take care of all the details, fully confident about our competence and professional ability.
Pol. Ind. La Ermita, Calle Uranio 21, Marbella
Tel. (+34) 952 763 112 / 629 188 773 firstname.lastname@example.org www.reichert-wood.eu