I have owned my home for close to a decade and have yet to do any real renovations to it. I’ve gotten new kitchen appliances, which of course simply makes the cabinets and floors and countertops look even worse in comparison. So now that I have a bit of money saved up in my ‘home repairs’ account I figured it was time to start making my new house look like the home I’ve always wanted.
My colleague Greg spent the last few weeks complaining about the fact that his wife was renovating the first floor so I asked him for some advice. He said one name to me: Ellegant Home Design. Apparently his dissatisfaction with the renovations was simply inconvenience rather than price or the more common problem of contractors extending the job too long.
So after going to the Ellegant website I could envision several projects I wanted to get into right away, but not the funds to do them simultaneously. So I picked up the phone and spoke with the store manager, a very friendly man named Patrick.
I explained my dilemma to Patrick in great detail, probably too much detail really, and I held my breath expecting him to convince me that they could do everything I wanted done very cheap as all salesmen do. But what surprised me was that Patrick offered me very sound advice about where to begin my home improvements.
Rather than advising me to finance these repairs Patrick told me that starting with the floors would allow me to figure out how to design the kitchen and living room. It was exactly this type of design advice that I had been seeking, because I figured that doing cabinets, sinks and countertops would be a good place to start since they would likely be cheaper. But as Patrick explained, I’d then have to find floors to match everything else which was a much harder job.
So I was sold on the idea of doing floors first and I told Patrick of my unconventional idea of hardwood floors in the kitchen as well as the hallway and living room. After a brief moment of silence, I was directed to the Trillium flooring products which to my surprise included the eco-friendly bamboo flooring.
There were so many different options to choose from as well as many different washes so I wouldn’t be stuck with a dark kitchen. I finally settled on a beautiful brushed summer wheat finish for the kitchen, which I was told could be easily installed with just a few days’ work.
I was so surprised with Ellegant Home Design. I was expecting disinterested assistance picking out the right finish for my floors but I was not at all expecting the in-depth knowledge to help me make the right decision. The information I received from Patrick and the Ellegant staff was more than I could have ever hoped for, and the fact that they didn’t steer me towards the most expensive solution really left me stunned.
I have been so surprised with just how helpful the staff at Ellegant Home Design was and I am loving my Trillium bamboo floors so much. In fact the changes were so stress-free that I’m already thinking about which cabinets will compliment my new floors. I know that I’ll be calling Patrick and using Ellegant services to buy and install those as well.