Guidelines for Interviewing and Selecting a Showroom That’s the Perfect Fit for Your New Dream Kitchen


Many of our clients the Upper Valley have inherited the kitchen that they currently use when they purchased their homes. Now that many homeowners the Upper Valley are spending much more time in their homes, they have discovered their kitchens (and many other rooms as well) are not meeting their needs, wants or desires. They want their kitchen to perform better, to look better and to feel better. That’s where a professional kitchen and bath showroom comes into play. We understand what’s wrong with most kitchens and the features and performance shortcomings that frustrate homeowners. We also recognize that homeowners the Upper Valley have lots of options when it comes to designing and building a kitchen of their dreams. Many of our clients have heard horror stories from neighbors and family of projects that have run off the rails, are plagued with problems and experience expensive cost and delivery overruns.

How do you find the showroom and designer that is the perfect fit for your new dream kitchen? Obtain references from friends, neighbors and family who have recently renovated kitchens or other rooms in their home or ask for references from showrooms and designers you are considering who have recently renovated a kitchen similar to your kitchen and with the same scope as your desired renovation. More importantly, consider the approach the designer and showroom take during your initial conversations. In order to build the kitchen of your dreams, a good designer needs to know about your lifestyle, your style, who will use the kitchen, how often it will be used, what currently works in your kitchen and what you would like to improve. Your kitchen should be all about you and your family. If a designer does not understand or attempt to learn about your tastes, style preferences and lifestyle, chances are that showroom is not a good fit for your project.

During your interviews, pay careful attention to the questions that you are asked. Because kitchen design is what we specialize in for homeowners and builders the Upper Valley, we understand the common problems with existing kitchens that range from insufficient storage to poorly navigated traffic flow. A good designer knows how to maximize the value of space, use lighting to create a look and feel of joy and efficiency every time you cross the threshold, help you establish realistic budget and timeline expectations, thereby avoiding unpleasant and unanticipated surprises and troubleshoot problems should they occur.

There are other sources of assistance that homeowners the Upper Valley may consider to help design and build a dream kitchen. Our experience and the experiences of your neighbors the Upper Valley find that you will receive the most attention and a complete service from a professional kitchen and bath showroom and designer who understands what you want and knows how to meet your needs and exceed your wildest dreams.

To discuss how you can create a dream kitchen for you and your family in your home, please give us a call at 603-448-9700 or make an appointment to visit our showroom in person or virtually at 105 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH.

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