Read what our customers say about us

We had been unhappy with our lounge for quite some time, particularly the horrible brick and slate fireplace that highlighted an uneven floor. We looked at various options, but then remembered that Martyn had made a brilliant job of fitting out two of our bedrooms some years ago. It had not occurred that lounges were Martyn’s thing, but he was very keen to come around and have a chat. Martyn spent time with us discussing ideas and options. On the first visit he made a drawing of what the space could look like and gave us an immediate quote. He came twice more to talk about details and check that we were happy. Martyn and Lee are very professional, and the quality of their work is exceptional. The furniture they built is really solid and looks like it will last forever. There is lots of attention to detail, and everything is fitted precisely to the contours of our (very uneven) lounge. The result is absolutely splendid and exactly what we wanted. We now have masses of book shelving and storage space that also hides miles of unsightly cabling. This could never have been achieved with store-bought furniture. We are delighted and cannot recommend them highly enough!

Tony and Jenny Stewart from Wallheath


Front room


front room after

We heard of "New Ideas" by a very strong recommendation from a Contractor who we'd worked with for years in our house. He was very clear that we should definitely go to them for our wardrobes and hand built furniture. We found Martyn and his business to be highly professional, we liked his workshop and showroom to gain ideas and he was always very accommodating. He worked with and helped us choose the units and finishes after a couple of home visits, which were very useful for us. What we particularly liked was not only the carcass's are hand built by Martyn, but he could and did bespoke all of the interior space according to our exact requirements. Also as the work developed they remained very flexible in taking on the ideas or changes we wanted. After a short while from order the furniture was ready to fit. The work was done both quickly and professionally, never any mess left and the customisation of high quality units was really pleasing and exceeded our expectations. The final win for "New Ideas" is the price! Compared to better known and well advertised business (who we'd previously used) there is no comparison on any measure, but in the end the VFM Martyn and Lee deliver is superlative and beyond our dreams. Highly recommended!

Jeremy Skingley - Pedmore

We have known Martyn for quite a number of years. In that time he has revolutionised our 2 main bedrooms and 2 en-suites. The first bedroom was completed over 15 years ago, while the second one is brand new. They both look stunning. Martyn was especially helpful in the consulting and planning phases, with lots of original ideas. Martyn works with you to ensure you achieve exactly the effect you are looking for, also pointing out any problems you may have not considered with your own design. Martyn is always prepared to go the extra mile, until you are absolutely satisfied with the final design. But be warned, he drinks an awful lot of tea !!! I would recommend him and his work to everyone.

Jayne & Les Smith - Stourbridge

We were looking for somewhere that could provide tailor made fitted wardrobes but did not know where to start. I found New Ideas on google and realised this was a short distance from our home. My husband and I decided to visit the workshop and showroom to get some ideas. Martyn couldn't have been more welcoming and offered to show us around. Martyn offered a no obligation quote and booked an appointment to measure the rooms we wanted completing. Martyn visited our home to measure up and was very professional during the visit. The drawing and pricing was completed within a day. The wardrobes were fitted while we were at work and I left Martyn and Lee who works for the family business a key with no doubts that they would be completely professional whilst in my home alone. The work has now been fully completed and I have never seen workmanship to this high quality standard before. They created space in my Sons room that I never thought possible. The wardrobes are stunning and we have had many compliments from our family and visitors. I would 100% recommend Martyn and his business for you if you are looking for Quality and professionalism. We will definitely want Martyn and Lee to complete work again for us in the future once we build our extension. 5star service and quality of work! Thank you for ticking every box and creating beautiful wardrobes with high quality materials. I'm looking forward to booking you in again soon. Alison and Scott.

Alison and Scott from Amblecote

It was 25 years ago when ‘NEW IDEAS’ first fitted our bedroom furniture. Although it was still in very good condition we decided to update and approached Martyn owner of New Ideas to provide a quote. When we received the quote we found it very favourable compared with other companies that provided fitted bedroom furniture. We also found other companies could only supply standard of the shelf components with no flexibility whereas Martyn could offer a more flexible and suitable furniture also he agreed to remove the old fitted furniture which was included in the price. We found other quotes we received charged for this service. The new bedroom furniture was fitted in early August this year. The fitters Lee and Tom were very amenable and a pleasure to work with and the standard of workmanship was excellent. At every stage they checked with us as to our requirements. They were able to accommodate our personal needs where necessary. We are highly delighted with the finish product and would not hesitate in recommending ‘NEW IDEAS’ for their product, value for money, workmanship and consideration to the customer.

Irene & Mike Pitt, Kidderminster