Designers Discuss Plans to Update Their Showrooms

"Some of our displays will be updated and we will be showing some of the newer organizing accessories for drawers that hold tableware, therefore freeing up walls without cabinetry.”

Mr. Kim Eifrid, AKBD

Boston Building Resources

Boston, MA


"We just had a grand opening for our new showroom. We were expropriated by the city. We had to move. Instead of retiring, we totally renovated a building. We put in a live kitchen with Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances. We also had a VIP night event with Chef Garth from Sub-Zero/Wolf. He demonstrated the griddle, steam oven, steam counter unit and induction cooktop. The following day, we had a ‘lunch and learn’ with Garth. Kohler also presented a seminar for CEU credit. We had approximately 100 people attend. Architects, contractors and designers spent time touring the showroom, and the public Grand Opening on Saturday had a great turnout.”

Kathy C. Simoneaux, CAPS, owner/designer

Acadian House Kitchen+Bath Design

Baton Rouge, LA


"We included a new cabinet company and a new line of appliances. We have a gallery-type showroom, so it is important that the display stands on its own but is still a part of the entire showroom. We will be using a different wood color and accent color and style. This will be our working kitchen and the style will be our most contemporary, but will still fit at least 10 percent of our customers.”

Amy Meade, pres.

Teknika Design Group

Philadelphia, PA


"We plan to update all of our displays! One of them will include a wine cellar.”

Michael Lovis Ferruzza

Real Live Kitchens

Bay Shore, NY


"We have a new display on order right now. We have designed an impressive hutch that is 9' tall with wine storage so it could be purchased by someone to use as a bar/hutch. It is made of an acid-washed rustic hickory that simulates old barn wood. Last fall I also redid the front of my building to give it a timeless Tuscan look.”

Mary Ann Olson, owner

Cabinet Corner & Home Center

Grand Rapids, MN


"We are planning two new kitchen displays and three new showers for our showroom. The showers will feature frameless shower doors and a combination of cultured marble and tile.”

Daniel Doerschuk, pres.

Doerschuks Bath &

Kitchen Showplace

Canton, OH


"I have a very small office/showroom. Our working kitchen is currently under construction and it is our only display. It is modern/contemporary with rift-sawn, steamed white oak in a horizontal grain with integrated aluminum pulls. Our cabinets feature a plethora of organizing options that we find to be a smart and current trend. It also features LED lighting in accent and ambient lighting. It’s small, but it makes a large impact!”

Robin Rigby Fisher, CMKBD/CAPS

principal designer/owner

Robin Rigby Fisher Design

Portland, OR


"We are updating our showroom. We are going to showcase some of the more popular light gray colors as well as more up-to-date mullion glass doors with a contrasting darker gray interior. Transitional cove profile mouldings keep things fresh. Also, we have some cool new options for cutlery and utility drawer inserts…another break from the old school.”

Israel Lieber, owner

Dynamic Cabinetry & Design

Cedarhurst, NY


"We will be changing one of our kitchen displays, which will be an upscale unit showing what we can do with our custom cabinets.”

Frank Mood, designer

Complete Kitchens & More

Westminster, MD


"I plan to add another fun colored kitchen display that includes furniture-type runs with decorative feet and fun, funky, bubble-shaped wooden door inserts. This should help the average consumer open his or her mind to the possibilities of what kitchens can now be.”

Jonni Huntley Spaulding, CMKBD

Catamount Kitchens & Design

Randolph, VT


"We plan to coordinate our new appliance configurations to the cabinetry for an almost seamless appearance.”

Dan Roberts, owner

Dan Roberts Kitchen & Bath

Salt Lake City, UT


"We plan to make some updates using more new materials like Neolith and Dekton, as well as show innovative sinks and touch technology. We also plan a ‘good, better, best’ approach to plumbing, cabinetry and other common items in the showroom.”

Carole Hedstrom, CKD

Gilmans Kitchens & Bath

Burlingame, CA


"One display will be done in a gray horizontal foil with painted drawers. A second display will have floating wood shelves and a stainless steel hood with a cabinet above.”

Nancy Muller, pres.

CR Cabinetry, Inc.

Schaumburg, IL


"Yes! We are actually in the process of updating our showroom right now. Our large back wall features a kitchen installation with Antique White custom cabinetry and Brushed Nickel hardware; a 30" Wolf range with Best hood insert; custom wood hood paneling with arch detail; Asko dishwasher with custom wood panels; stainless Sub-Zero refrigerator with French doors; Franke Fireclay Manor sink; granite countertops; built-in double dog bowl drawer in the toe kick; built-in step ladder in the toe kick; pull-outs; drawer dividers and decorative plate rack. Recently, we updated our front entryway by adding an exotic, multi-colored, flame-shaped glass backsplash along with a 36" Wolf range top, custom pull-out spice cabinets with hand-carved leg detail, drawer dividers, trash pull-out and soft-close, pull-out trays under the range top.”

Mary Spence Smith,


Bullseye Wood Specialties

Tysons, VA


"People are starting to embrace frameless cabinetry, so we will definitely be showcasing this, as well as gray painted cabinets…so current!”

Tara Paapineau, AKBD,

lead designer

Kitchen Solutions

Evansville, IN


"I just moved into a new showroom last year. I have a walnut top on an island that is quite a talking point, as is a rolling ladder.”

Patricia Dunlop, owner


Fine Kitchens & Baths

Boise, ID