The Design Services Program At Kohler
A leading brand in the world of kitchen and bath products is offering a new service to help homeowners and industry professionals. The Design Services Program is a tool to move renovations from concept to installation. We spoke with team leader David Berberich of the Kohler Signature Store in Ladue to learn more about how it works.
What is the Design Services Program?
DB: The Kohler Signature Store Design Services Program is inspiring and collaborative. It is set up to assist home owners and industry professionals alike with product recommendations, personalized design suggestions, and the ability to see the end result before the project ever begins. We come to the clients home, measure, photograph and take client inspiration to create a space that fits their style and function preference.
How specifically does it help homeowners?
DB: This service allows clients the ability to see what their new bath will look like before they start the project. It also helps their installer understand what products and tile layouts are being used, which takes some work off their plate. Having a photorealistic image of the end result also helps relieve some of the stress that can come along with any type of construction by setting realistic expectations and by keeping everyone involved on the same playing field.
What are the trends right now in design?
DB: Color in the bath is back! We’re seeing wallpapers with bold prints and tiles too. They are then paired with a warm metal like gold or bronze to tie it all in.
Do the design trends coincide with functional needs and how have designs evolved to match those needs?
DB: We have a lot of great products on the market that help make the bath space as functional as possible such as recessed mirrored storage that can be up to 8” deep, vanities with pull out storage, organizational dividers, and even shelves/drawer inserts with electrical outlets. The market has also evolved with many retro-fit products available allowing impractical/outdated existing spaces to easily morph into fresh useable updated spaces.
What advice can you give to those ready to begin a new project or makeover in the bathroom?
DB: Call the Kohler Signature Store. Don’t be afraid to go bold! Have a budget in mind and plan ahead. Also know this is a collaborative effort. We work with all facets of the industry (contractors, designers, builders, etc.) to ensure the utmost customer satisfaction.
Kohler Signature Store, 9929 Clayton Rd., 314.727.4407