Our customer based in Deal, Kent was running a hair salon from the high street and finding it increasingly difficult to make a profit due to spiralling rental costs. Paying in excess of £80 per day was forcing Claire to cram in as many customers as possible and work long hours just to cover the rent of her premises. Claire’s hopes to expand the business in the future were looking like a pipe dream and there seemed to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
Whist on a visit to our Display Village in Maidstone and browsing the various styles and inspirational interiors the light bulb moment occurred.
“We realised that anything was possible in one of these buildings”
“We realised that anything was possible in one of these buildings”, explained Claire. “It was the answer we were looking for, and once paid for I would not have any rental overheads to worry about in the future.”
Claire bought a Homestead Garden Room (8m x 4m) which provided the size and space she required for her salon business. After the initial Garden Room construction, which was included in the price. Claire set about transforming the interior into her vision of a unique salon experience. Plumbing and electrics were completed, sinks and shelving put into place, a suspended ceiling constructed for recessed lighting, plus an interior wall was added to create a separate relaxation room.
“My customers love the building and tell all their friends about it and they think it has added a more personal touch to my business”
“My customers love the building and tell all their friends about it and they think it has added a more personal touch to my business”, Claire said.
Claire was also able to allocate more money and resources into the business thanks to the extra savings she was making.
“Buying a Johnsons Garden Room actually made me more money”
“Buying a Johnsons Garden Room actually made me more money; I have no rent to pay and no commuting expenses. Life is for living and I am making more memories and taking more holidays thanks to having extra time on my hands”, Claire exclaimed.
The salon is now thriving, and Claire has plans to buy another Garden Room in order to expand the business further.
See what can be achieved with a visit to Johnsons. There are 13 Display Villages across the South East of England so find your nearest one, pay us a visit and start your journey today.