CERTIFIED KITCHEN & BATH DESIGNER
PROSOURCE OF SAN DIEGO (CA)
How long have you worked for ProSource Wholesale?
A little over two years.
What’s your favorite part of being a team member at ProSource Wholesale?
When everyone involved in the project has done their part and then we all step back to see what we’ve done in making sure the project looks good and the homeowner is happy.
How do you interact with the account manager, as a cohesive team for the trade pro and the client?
We’re in constant communication to share all the details about the project, so I can make recommendations that best meet the needs of the member and their client.
What trends do you see developing with regard to home remodeling, especially with the kitchens and bathrooms?
We’re seeing more use of modern elements, like slab doors, as well as a shift toward an organic aesthetic in textures and colors with more wood grains and hues such as wood tones, greens, blues, dusty pink, and coral.
What trends are you seeing with regard to products (what’s being purchased and manufactured)?
Wood-grain laminates and metal elements, like shelving and metal-frame doors, have become more popular. People are also balancing how they spend their money, sometimes shifting from premium to mid-range products, in order to upgrade an entire space instead of just part of it.
What are a couple of your favorite cabinet products (Decora or Omega)? Why? Is there a recent project where these were used?
Decora’s customizable entryway organizer is a great concept. It combines a hall tree, bench seat, and storage. I created an in-store display with Foxhall Green on the cabinets and a Mohair finish on the cherry seat for a beautiful antique look.
How would you describe the difference between the service you offer at ProSource Wholesale versus other kitchen and bath stores?
We have the expertise you aren’t likely to find in a big box store. We also provide value for our members and their clients with a selection of products that will give them the look and function they want at the most competitive price.
What’s one piece of advice you would advocate to clients (homeowners) before they begin a project?
Try to determine their budget expectations as well as what they expect to achieve in terms of look and function. This makes it easier to find the best solutions for satisfying their wants and needs.