Kitchen & Bath Design News

AUG 2015

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36 | Kitchen & Bath Design News | August 2015 Showroom Appeal remodelers, consumers and architects with high-end plumbing products for the kitchen and bath. The carefully selected manufacturers in the show- room represent a wide range of styles from contemporary to traditional. In addition to the brands men- tioned, ESO Decorative Plumbing also showcases faucets, tubs, shower systems, sinks, vanities, toilets and ac- cessories for the bath from Robern, THG Paris, Sherle Wagner, Hansgrohe, Jacuzzi, Dornbracht, MTI Baths, Graf, Wetstyle, Rohl, Victoria & Albert, TOTO, Icera and Neo Metro. Kitchen products, including faucets, sinks, wa- ter fltration systems and accessories, are available from companies such as Franke, Blanco, Elkay, Environmental Water Systems and Waterstone. In addition, lighting fixtures, lighted and TV mirrors and cabinet hardware are also on display. "We sell from over 100 diferent high-design, high-quality manufactur- ers," Adams reports. The showroom is also the only one in the Southeast that features Julien Home Refnements' new high-tech, rotating kitchen sink display prototype. "At ESO Decorative Plumbing, we believe that one of the best ways to show product is to display them in an actual bathroom environment, or a vignette," comments Jason Adams, general manager for ESO. To that end, the large showroom features over 30 vignettes, as well as a newly complet- ed working shower that displays more than 30 showerheads, hand show- ers and body sprays. "This working shower shows a multitude of difer- ent design options and is made up of the products that we have learned are the highest performing, as well as the most innovative, available on the mar- ket today. The shower area showcases everything from a 30" fush-mounted square rain head to shower systems that include chromatherapy and sound systems with speakers, to more basic showerheads that can only be done justice by showing them work- ing," Adams notes. In addition, a working steam unit provides the company's design consul- tants a chance to educate clients about residential steam showers, as well as shower seats, niches and linear drains, all available for purchase at ESO. "We have a beautiful selection of products on display – from clean and contemporary to stunning transitional to classic traditional, timeless elegance. You'll fnd an exquisite collection of products, hand selected from around the world, all certifed and approved for U.S. installation," Adams states. Designed by Adams and owner Bruce Albe, the showroom was or- ganized to "create the best possible spaces for our prospective clients to view products," comments Adams. Products are displayed to help cus- tomers visualize them in their own spaces, rather than grouped hanging from a wall. "Not only will you see the vignettes built out beautifully that include many of our bathroom products, but you'll also see a wide range of kitchen sinks mounted in a fashion that is similar to the end user's application – whether it be undermount or farmhouse or even a more standard drop-in sink," he continues. This concept applies throughout the showroom, which highlights high-end products along with more moderately priced items. "While the showroom has an ex- tensive selection, we have millions of products available to us that we can bring to the attention of customers as well," reports Adams. COMFORTABLE SHOWCASE There is no scrimping on space for the fully remodeled, state-of-the-art show- room from Creative Kitchen & Bath. Housed in the 27-year-old company's original location, the Lexington, KY-based showroom boasts 10,000 square feet flled with a wide selection of the most well-known names in the kitchen and bath product market. The employee-owned frm, which is a cabinet installer and full-service provider of custom kitchen and bath design, has a second location in Louisville, KY. It is a subsidiary of 76-year-old Masters' Supply, Inc. "The new showroom is very func- tional and spacious," reports David Wachtel, CEO of Creative Kitchen & Bath, "with 15 vignettes of kitchens, baths, appliances and lighting dis- plays." The newly renovated space also contains one working kitchen, as well as a working shower wall with 25 heads. The working kitchen features cabinetry from Mouser Cabinetry, as well as a selection of high-end appli- ances that clients are invited to come in and take for a test run. Designed entirely by the staf of Creative Kitchen & Bath, the vision behind the showroom's design was to "allow clients to feel comfortable – not pressured – and to experience the lat- est and the best selection of products for the entire home," remarks Wachtel. "We encourage customers to interact in the entire showroom to visualize how designs/products will look in their own homes." "This new showroom features the latest designs in kitchen, bath and lighting needs for the home. It includes furniture, mirrors and all of the ac- cessories the home will need," notes Wachtel. "It has every room in mind – from the kitchen, bath, laundry, pantry, family room, den and outdoor patios." Consisting of two f loors that showcase a range of kitchen and bath products, the showroom in- cludes a wide range of products from industry leaders such as Brizo, Grohe, Elkay, TOTO and Mansfeld Plumbing Products. In addition to Mouser Cab- inetry, kitchen cabinet lines carried include Kitchen Craft, Dura Supreme, Wellborn Cabinet, Custom Cupboards, Dutch Made and Habersham. Bath vanity lines include Sagehill Designs, Fairmont Designs, WoodPro and Ronbow. Caesarstone, Cambria, LG, DuPont, Formica, Wilsonart and LivingStone supply some of the coun- tertops. Lighting lines include Visual Comfort, Quorum, Tech Lighting and Justice Design Group. In addition to the vignettes through- out the space, large-screen televisions showcase the company's portfolio of work. "We ofer a full service of design and installation," Wachtel reports. The bottom line for Creative Kitchen & Bath is, "we want clients to feel comfortable and know that we take a personal interest in their par- ticular project, Wachtel concludes." Creative Kitchen & Bath, a full- service provider of custom kitchen and bath design, showcases a wide selection of products from leading brands in its 10,000-sq.-ft. showroom. Fifteen vignettes of kitchens, baths, appliances and lighting are featured in the newly renovated space, along with a working kitchen and working shower wall with 25 showerheads. Photos: Courtesy of Creative Kitchen & Bath

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