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AUG 2015

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30 | Kitchen & Bath Design News | August 2015 Designer Profle comprised of commissioned designers who handle all aspects of a particu- lar project. Instead, we operate with a team approach," she says, noting that all employees can be involved in every project at some point. "It's like layers… where one stops, another starts." For example, Winslow serves as principal/interior designer for proj - ects and is assisted by two others who help with project coordination, prod- uct selection and material ordering. A CKD/CBD lead designer is assisted by a designer who creates architectural drawings using AutoCAD and 20-20 Technologies. DeForest and his team members oversee the implementation of the de- signs. "We don't put an entire project on any one person's shoulders," she stresses. "We each have our strengths and we bring them all together to give our clients a full, unique experience." Clients seem to appreciate the approach, with the frm getting rave reviews with GuildQuality, of which Splash is a member. "Almost every team member is spoken of or identi- fed," she notes. HISTORICAL SHOWROOM SPACE Like the business itself, the Splash showroom has a unique past with a downtown LaGrange location in the historic Coca-Cola building. "When we moved into the space, it hadn't been touched since the 1940s," she says. "It had the old brick and a concrete ceil- ing with domed skylights. We kept all of those features. It's very unique and it's a great setting for our displays." The main showroom is located in the former drive-through garage where trucks were loaded with their tasty, liquid treat. It features a fully functioning kitchen – which is used for events such as parties, unveil- ings of new vignettes and cookbook signings, including one for region- ally renowned Sister Schubert that had people lined up out the front door. It also includes a working bath, which features a tub with air jets and EAT OR BE EATEN Learn how to expand and elevate your business successfully. Introducing the Network Management System. It's the frst all-in-one system of its kind designed specifcally for successful kitchen and bath, design/ build and remodeling businesses. Get ready to become more efcient and thorough with greater capacity than ever before. Signifcantly increase sales and gross margins and promote superior client services. It's time to be faster and far more technologically advanced than your competitors. Call today! 800.991.1711 sendesigngroup.com Circle No. 16 on Product Card Cathy and DeForest Winslow chose to name their design business Splash Kitchens and Baths, in part because water is a common element to both kitchens and baths…and "who doesn't like a splash of something," says Cathy Winslow. Designers at Splash Kitchens & Baths focus intently on listening to clients, determining each homeowner's specifc wants and needs. "We listen, listen, listen," says Cathy Winslow. "When we listen to the details of what each client wants, no two projects look the same, making each project individual." á â Photos: Stacy Baldwin

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