Would You Consider D&B Tile Distributors for A Kitchen Project?
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“Why not?” That’s what Jennifer Paradela said when she decided to upgrade the kitchen in her 4000 sq/ft home in Coral Springs. “I love cooking and my kitchen just didn’t work for me any longer. I gave a lot of thought as to what we needed and interviewed a number of contractors for the project. I found Stonewater Kitchens through my father who previously worked for Trend, a distributor for hardware and accessories. He was aware of this company and recommended them to me. Also, Stonewater Kitchens is an associate partner at D&B Tile Distributors. They have a complete office and showroom inD&B Tile of Pompano Beach. Everything I needed for my new kitchen was in one place. And, what a selection of tile, stone and marble!
“This was a collaborative process. I researched kitchen remodelings featured in magazines as well as HGTV and other sources. I had a good idea
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of what I wanted before I went to Stonewater. They were able to put what I had in my mind’s eye into a rendering and we went from there. I knew for certain that I wanted two distinct colors in the project. I wasn’t sure it would be white, but I wanted a strong contrast of colors. I knew I wanted a large island and showcase wall and that’s where we started.
“I worked with Laureen Schwenke, the designer at Stonewater. She helped me select finishes, colors and develop the overall plan for the remodeling job. While we were visiting with Stonewater at the D&B Tile Pompano location, we looked through their impressive display of tiles, colors and textures. Generally speaking, it was a problem free experience. We had very few issues to deal with and Stonewater took complete control of the project from start to finish. We were very satisfied with the entire process.
“I have had a number of neighbors and friends stop by and everyone is impressed. The combination of wood look tile and glass mosaics created a stunning contrast for our new kitchen. I would happily recommend using Stonewater Kitchens and D&B Tile Distributors for any project such as this.”
Stonewater Kitchens and Baths is a husband and wife team. Patrick and Laureen Schwenke are Associate Partners at D&B Tile and moved their business into the Pompano Beach store location five years ago. Laureen has a degree in Interior Design from the Colorado Institute of Art and Patrick handles the construction side of the business. According to Laureen, “We specialize in high-end residential and start each project by looking for a better way for the kitchen to function. Our goal is not to put everything back the way it was but to improve the workflow as well as the aesthetics of the entire kitchen. Our signature supplier is Wood Mode out of Creamer, PA. We also carry a basic line from Fabuwood for smaller jobs. When we approached the Paradela job, we completely reorganized the kitchen and made suggestions for cabinets, tile, backsplash and even appliances. We offer turnkey services for all of our projects.”
“We sit down with each customer and get a list of what they want. Then we try to analyze the flow of the space. We put together a computerized design and present it to the customer. We coordinate the entire job from start to finish, including tear-out, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and of course tile,” said Patrick.
“Our customers are impressed with our location here at D&B Tile. It makes it so much easier for them to visualize their finished project. The selection of tile, marble and stone is incredible. We have customers who fly in from the Bahamas for the day. They can make all their selections at one place, then fly back the same day. Being affiliated with D& B Tile has been a wonderful experience for us. We are part of their family and appreciate their reputation and extensive selection of products to complement our remodeling projects.”
Visit Stonewater Kitchens and Baths at Stone Water Kitchens for more information. To view all of the selections log on to www.dbtile.com or stop by one of our nine convenient locations and authorized dealers throughout south Florida.