The History of HKS

For many years we have been plying our trade all over Sussex. From the early days when the company was first founded by director Tim Burgess, 'Hastings Kitchen Studio' has designed, created and installed thousands of home interiors for our valued clients.

Read on to find out all about the history of HKS...

40 Years In The Making

In 2023 we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary year and we will be very proud to reach this milestone. Many of our staff have been with us for the majority of this time and we have designed and fitted thousands of Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms during this period! Below is a brief history of the company.

1983, When It All Began...

Hastings Kitchen Showroom was opened in St.Leonards-on Sea in 1983 by Tim Burgess and was first opened as a Kitchen studio selling Mobalpa Kitchens from France. Two years after opening, the adjacent shop was purchased and the company diversified into fitted bedrooms.

Hastings Kitchen Studio
HKS Heathfield 1988

Branching Out With Quality Bathrooms...

After 6 years of successful trading in St.Leonards the second showroom was opened in Heathfield in 1988 and the company diversified into quality Bathrooms. The name was then changed to HKS Kitchens – Bedrooms – Bathrooms.

1989: Our Third Showroom Opens In Eastbourne

The Eastbourne showroom was the third HKS showroom to be opened in 1989. Matt Haining is the current designer at this showroom.

Eastbourne Showroom HKS 1989
Haywards Heath Showroom Cropped

1996 Sees HKS Open In Haywards Heath

The HKS Haywards Heath showroom was opened in 1996. Gary Sparks is the current designer at this showroom today.


History of HKS

"I started HKS in 1983 and have built the company up on some key principles: Inspiring design, great quality products, excellent standard of fitting and outstanding customer service. I am very proud that so many of our staff have worked for us for so many years and I very much look forward to the next chapter in the life of the business."


Today's Ranges...

Over the years, tastes, fashions and technology have changed beyond compare. Some of our design and installation techniques have changed in that time, but the one true constant has been our great customer service and desire to impress. Find out more about today's ranges available at HKS below...


Our traditional kitchen ranges are timeless, elegant & truly luxurious.


Minimalist, beautifully sleek & inspired by prestigious Germanic designs.


Our stunning contemporary ranges are sleek & cutting-edge when it comes to functionality.

In Frame

Classical, beautiful in every way and crafted to the highest of standards.

"We were impressed with the entire operation: noting our requirements and producing a design that not only met our needs and budget but also looked great; the services of competent workers who efficiently completed each stage of the project; consistent management and supervision of the entire process; immediate attention to the small number of snags that arose. We are delighted with the result. Very many thanks."


"Our dream kitchen has finally become a reality. Since you refurbished our master bedroom and en-suite bathroom 5 years ago our confidence in you all at HKS has never wavered, and indeed the kitchen has exceeded our expectations. We are also impressed with new innovations like boiling water tap, hob extractor etc., and colour schemes making the kitchen look so streamlined. We will certainly pass the HKS name around."


Take The Next Step...

See what HKS can do for your kitchen by booking a free design appointment with one of our design experts.