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You’ve consulted with your contractor, builder/remodeler and/or bath & kitchen designer. You have the blueprints, floor plans, color samples, and other measurements prepared. You’ve compiled your Ideabook on Houzz.com or created a room inspiration scrapbook. Your dream kitchen or bathroom is complete in concept; now it’s time to breathe life into it and make it reality.
When you’re ready to pick out the perfect bath and kitchen products, you’re ready to schedule an appointment with a professional showroom consultant. He or she will work as a partner on your trade professional team to create your ultimate fantasy bath or kitchen. Wondering what you need to know before you pick up the phone to schedule your consultation? Below are the most frequently asked questions:
A showroom consultant a professional bath & kitchen product expert. If you need a modern faucet in a chrome finish, they’ll connect you with the best faucets that suit your personal preferences. If you’re looking for a specific brand and model, they’ll help you find what you’re looking for. If your tastes are more varied, they’ll utilize their in-depth knowledge of bath & kitchen products to connect you with the right plumbing fixtures, cabinets, and accessories.
An interior designer works with you during the early stages of the remodeling process. He or she will examine the room you are remodeling and determine the best arrangement of the space, for both functional and aesthetic purposes. Your interior designer will draw up floor plans of the room, using the recommended guidelines and clearances to create a beautiful, functional space.
A showroom consultant works with you later in the remodeling process. Once your interior designer and/or contractor create the blueprints/floor plans of the space, you will then share these materials with the showroom consultant to pick out the actual bath & kitchen products. Typically, the showroom consultant does not visit your home to take measurements.
A showroom consultation takes approximately one to three hours. The amount of time it takes depends on the scope of the project and how many rooms you’re renovating.
To get the most out of your showroom consultation, it’s important that you come prepared. You should bring any blueprints, floor plans, room inspiration photos, and color and material samples. If applicable, it is recommended that you arrange for childcare for your children beforehand.
You can walk in and visit a showroom at any stage of the remodeling process in order to get ideas, a sense of bath & kitchen trends, and to touch and test out the materials. During the consultation, you’ll be selecting the products that will be used in your project. The trade professionals that you work with will need to know what you’ve selected so that they can plan their work accordingly. Because of this, you’ll want to schedule your consultation early on in the project. Showroom appointments are recommended over walk-ins in order to ensure that you can maximize your showroom consultant’s full availability.
During a showroom consultation, your showroom consultant looks at your trade professionals’ plans and blueprints as well as your bath & kitchen inspirational photos. He or she will look over any room inspiration material you bring over, whether it’s an Ideabook on your Houzz app or cutouts from your favorite bath & kitchen magazines. A showroom consultant is well-versed in many different bath & kitchen products, so he or she can help you with a wide variety of product lines. He or she will also provide you with pricing quotes based on your product selections.
Are you seeking the perfect bath product solutions for your bathroom remodel? Visit a Crawford Supply Group showroom, located in Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and select the right bath products for your needs. You can also set up a free Showroom Consultation with one of our knowledgeable team members.