Kitchen reseller The Used Kitchen Company (TUKC) is celebrating its milestone 18th year in business, which it has also reported as its “best year yet”.
Originally established in 2005, TUKC was founded by Looeeze Grossman. In the 18 years since, the company estimates it has saved almost 40,000 tonnes of waste from reaching landfill, while also helping to sell thousands of quality kitchens.
Though still primarily focused on previously owned kitchens, the company has expanded over the past seven years to also include home furnishings, bedrooms, and bathroom and dining furniture.
The Used Kitchen Company is also reporting that it has sold more kitchens in 2023 than ever before, having seen a 10% uplift in business over last year.
According to the company, it believes its business success this year is down to homeowners looking for “a more budget-friendly and sustainable way of updating their homes”.
Grossman is pleased that her company is able to address consumer concerns around both sustainability and affordability. “We are proud to champion the words ‘used’ and ‘second-hand’ – concepts that have evolved hugely over the years”, she said. “There’s still some way to go but we’ve already made some serious inroads.
“Consumers now recognise the immense benefits of buying second-hand and ex-display kitchens which are often up to 70% off their RRP. It also provides retailers with a sustainable avenue to relocate their displays and enhance their eco credentials. Our dedication to providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions remains unwavering, and our ventures planned for 2024 underscore our commitment to excellence in the industry.”
TUKC says it believes 2024 holds “significant promise” for the company, as it will continue to emphasise its strategic partnerships with both manufacturers and retailer showrooms.
Earlier this year, TUKC launched a new point-of-sale campaign to help retailers highlight the benefits of consumers recycling their old kitchens.