Barry Fitzpatrick who has over 40 years working in the industry, started out with local kitchen maker Teddy Emery.

Fitzpatrick’s put the heart in home

Next year will mark 30 years since Barry Fitzpatrick first established Fitzpatrick Fitted Furniture

Next year will mark 30 years since Barry Fitzpatrick first established Fitzpatrick Fitted Furniture.

In those three decades, specialising in bespoke made-to-measure kitchens and offering quality installation and aftercare service, Fitzpatrick Fitted Furniture has become one of Ireland's leading kitchen design companies.

Their state-of-the-art showroom at Belturbet Business Park, Creeney, Belturbet, is a one-stop shop for home improvers and kitchen remodelers.

The last year in particular Barry says he has seen people keen on upscaling their respective pads.

"We pride ourselves in offering quality luxury kitchens," explains Barry. "In our showroom we have 15 kitchen displays, as well as a bedroom section with wardrobes and sliding robes on display."

At the heart of the showroom is Barry's digital design studio, where he'll guide customers through their best options at consultation, applying his vast knowledge and expertise in the industry to ensure a dream kitchen is delivered.

"Around 80 per cent of our work at the minute is replacement kitchens," he says. Particularly popular is Fitzpatrick's range of painted timber kitchens, and in these Covid times, when cleanliness is a premium, quartz tops are what most people are going for. "People want modern. Units built in. They want easy clean surfaces, clean lines, and very popular right now is built-in handles.

Child-safe and contrasting colours are as equally en vogue, with Barry noting: "They're looking for beauty and practicality. People are taking time now to consider what they want in a kitchen. During lockdown people spent more time in their kitchens, either cooking for family, or even baking with the kids. It's made them realise once again just how important a kitchen. It's not just a functional element of a house, it really has become the heart of the home again."