Every manufacturer of a household product has a showroom somewhere. Some showrooms have products from only one manufacturer. Others display the products of many different manufacturers in groups, such as kitchens or bathrooms. Showrooms are another great place to get ideas about what you want to do in your renovation.
The whole house
Believe it or not, there is House Renovations in Wimbledon for the whole house. These are the model homes that builders offer. If you’re about to undertake a whole house renovation, stop by! Don’t do anything until you check out the model homes in your area. You will learn very quickly what is currently in fashion (what buyers are looking for). You may want to adopt many of the new features that builders offer.
Also, check for resales that are similar in design and age to your home, especially if they are in your neighbourhood. You will be able to see them by going to “open houses.” In other cases, a friendly real estate agent will be happy to accompany you.
You don’t need to use subterfuge to get the agent to show you their houses; You don’t have to say you are really a buyer when you are not. Simply explain that you are renovating your home and that when you are done, you will consider reselling it. That’s just the truth. An agent will be happy to show you houses in the hopes that you will eventually get a listing with yours and possibly sell you another.
Kitchens and bathrooms
Home Centers such as Home Depot, Home Base, Orchard Supply, and others have kitchen and bathroom showrooms. Many retailers that specialize in kitchen and bathroom accessories also have spacious showrooms. The same goes for cabinet manufacturers.
The best thing to do is to check the yellow pages of your phone book. Look for ads under the following headings:
- Bathroom furniture and equipment
- Kitchen Cabinets & Equipment Kitchen / Bathroom Remodeling
Pay particular attention to the advertisement that says “Visit our showroom”. I suggest you call first to make sure the showroom is open (not being renovated!) And has enough variety to be of interest to you.
Retailers specialize like lcrenovation in a variety of home accessories, from appliances like stoves and ovens to light fixtures and faucets. These retailers also have their own showrooms.
While visiting an accessory showroom is always helpful, it’s a must when it comes to the nitty-gritty of assembling the materials for your renovation. The reason is that you will get an idea of what is out there and, just as important, how much it costs. For example, you may think that you can get an attractive faucet set for your bathroom sink and tub for less than prices (for both).