The inside design gallery is acknowledged for its service to Plant Metropolis
For Chris Perry, inside design isn’t just renovating a house, however pushing the boundaries as to what and the way equipment may be constructed.
His firm, Our Dream Kitchen, is all about doing simply that, and its rising prominence on the town is why it was chosen because the Small Enterprise of the Month for July by the Higher Plant Metropolis Chamber of Commerce.
Our Dream Kitchen remodels completely different areas all through a house by putting in new counter tops, cupboards, drawers, kitchen sinks, taps, and new flooring, amongst different issues.
Though he has been concerned with the chamber for a number of years, Perry stated he by no means anticipated his enterprise to be acknowledged for the month.
“It’s actually cool to get seen,” he stated. “It makes you understand you’ve executed one thing proper.”
He established his firm with humble beginnings in 2010, and he steadily expanded its companies to raised accommodate his shoppers.
“I labored out of my home for a very long time, and it received to the purpose the place I needed to present the product,” Perry stated. “Issues have just about exploded from there.”
He transferred the corporate to Tampa and opened a showroom in order that prospects might see the equipment up shut and get an thought of how they want to transform their kitchen or toilet. The gallery operated out of the constructing of the corporate’s producer, Innovation Cabinetry. Nevertheless, the journey to Tampa was an extended commute for Perry and a few of his shoppers, so he arrange a brand new gallery within the constructing the place he has labored from for 3 years now.
Positioned on the busy hall of Park Highway, the positioning has been a bonus because it attracts extra clientele and stands out from different institutions, Perry stated.
“Just about when somebody comes right here, we attempt to be the one cease,” he stated. “We have now every little thing right here. We have now the flooring, we now have the home equipment, we now have the cupboards (and) we now have the granite slabs outdoors. We’ve had individuals drive out right here from Naples, from Ocala, from Daytona Seaside. The extra we develop, the tighter our circle will get.”
Houses in Hillsborough County and Polk County are those that the enterprise will journey to. The corporate will use its personal truck to select up merchandise from the Tampa distributor, and in some instances the distributor will ship out their truck to Plant Metropolis.
Our Dream Kitchen constructs many particular facilities reminiscent of spice racks, wine racks, pantry and oven cupboards, pot and pan drawers, glass door fronts, built-in trash cans, sink flip-outs, and roll-out trays. Microwaves constructed inside a cupboard and huge ceramic bowls in-built as a rest room sink, additionally add to a modernized look.
The preferred accent requested is the white shaker cupboard.
Along with a kitchen and toilet, the gallery additionally displays a house workplace.
And there’s no scarcity of enterprise.
The corporate is projected to work on over 100 tasks this 12 months, with the subsequent three months being booked, Perry stated.
He has unbiased subcontractors who assist to supply the sufficient service wanted.
Some tasks might take longer than others relying on the situation of the place the set up goes to happen.
“If we’re getting in there to a standard home, we are able to go in there (for) 4 days, have cupboards eliminated, all new cupboards put in, then there’ll be a couple-day delay for the counter tops to return in,” Perry stated. “So we are able to have a kitchen executed in 10 days.”
Because the enterprise has grown, it has begun promoting merchandise from different corporations reminiscent of ZLine Kitchen and Bathtub. It has additionally been featured within the Florida Design journal and has received the Nationwide Kitchen and Bathtub Affiliation (NKBA) Award.
There are situations when shoppers will come to the showroom with a reworking mission in thoughts and depart with a number of extra after seeing the varied shows. Even when a mission has been accomplished in a single space of a house, the shopper will consider different tasks to do spontaneously.
“I need every little thing to seem like your own home whenever you stroll in,” Perry stated.
Generally prospects will herald measurements and footage of the house they want to be renovated. Nevertheless, the most effective evaluation is definitely going into the house and seeing the positioning, he stated.
Perry is not going to solely survey the placement of the mission, however will even construct a format on laptop of what shoppers would really like – all freed from cost.
Often, he’ll suggest concepts that shoppers haven’t thought of or ones that they could suppose are impractical.
“I made what they stated was unattainable, come to life,” he stated. “If I can’t show individuals flawed, I shouldn’t be within the enterprise.”
The corporate additionally hosts charitable occasions in Plant Metropolis, such because the back-to-school giveaway which offers college students with crucial faculty provides earlier than they begin a brand new semester.
Additionally, in the course of the holidays, bikes are distributed to kids who’re in want of 1.
In the long run, Perry want to open a second showroom gallery additionally primarily based in Plant Metropolis.