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Cantor’s Corner: Showrooms

Cantor’s Corner: Showrooms

Presented by Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel

Gregg Cantor
by Gregg Cantor

Resident Pro, The Approved Home Pro Show
President, Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel

When you’re considering a home improvement, design centers and showrooms can be a great asset, or an unnecessary extra. It all depends on the type of project you’re taking on.

The trend in kitchen and bath remodeling is design-build contractors with design centers.  These massive locations are expensive to build, require ongoing maintenance and a large staff.  Obviously the additional overhead is passed on to the homeowner.

A contractor’s design center may be convenient for some, but limited and unnecessary for most.  Many design- build contractor’s provide interior designer service, deliver more value and make the process easier by bringing everything to you.  With an interior designer as your personal shopper, finishes and fixtures can be selected to fit your needs.

If you are looking at a kitchen, bath or other major remodeling project, before you get wowed by a design-build contractor’s design center, make sure you know what you are getting into and check out the company’s staff or team pages to see what you are paying for.  In most cases, you will get more value, better service and a much larger selection without paying the additional profit that contractors with design centers charge.

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