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We pick our material selections based on a few things, but the most important reason we will use a specific material is quality. You can’t have a small business in a small town & sell poor quality material. It doesn’t lend to a lot of referrals and they end up costing us more down the road because of call backs.

We also choose our materials based on our relationship with vendors. We only work with vendors that are willing to work with us when an issue does come up. We want to make sure the end user will be a priority for our vendors.

And lastly, we choose our materials base on the trends. We like to be able to offer the latest & greatest to our clients. We have subscriptions to a few magazines that help us stay in the loo...

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A common question we hear as people come in to our store for the first time or call on the phone is “What exactly do you guys do here?”

“Well…. What are you looking for?” is usually the response. We love to think we can take on any task, no matter how big or small, but in reality, there truly is an area where we excel. Keeping in mind we are a local home improvement shop that only deals with the interior of your house, we have tackled items such as window replacement, but that is certainly outside of our comfort zone & not our area of expertise.

So what area do we really excel in? As far as price point, we are not a big box store. Your big box stores will carry items they are able to buy in bulk to re...

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I think it’s fair to say everyone can agree the kitchen & bathrooms are the most used & also the most noticed rooms in the house. So it makes sense that if your home needs updating, those rooms would be a good place to start. If you plan on selling at any point, it will surely be the rooms the potential buyers will notice. However, these projects are also the most expensive rooms to remodel in your home. You can still make a big statement with smaller improvements.

Instead of gutting a kitchen or bathroom, consider replacing just the countertops or cabinet hardware. Updating the plumbing fixtures in these rooms can make quite a difference as well. Other smaller improvements you could consider would be replacing the light fixtur...

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I love my job. Let me start with saying that. I get to create spaces for people that they will use for many years to come. Most of my time is spent designing kitchen spaces. And as with any industry, it’s safe to say, you get what you pay for. I always feel good when we sell one of our cabinet lines here; I know the companies building these cabinets have spent millions of dollars perfecting their art. But you always have that client every so often that comes in & price shops you against the “local custom guy”. Now believe me, being from a small town & working in a small town, I completely appreciate wanting to support your local business. In fact, if those people that support local business didn’t exist, neither...

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One of our sales reps was in the other day & during our conversation, he made a comment that really stuck with me…. “This is a mistake making business.” That comment really made me take a step back & look at how many opportunities there are for mistakes in our line of work. We work on a lot of projects ranging from switching out some countertop or flooring to full remodels of kitchens & baths, as well as provide materials on new construction projects. Have you ever considered how many people are involved with your project that you never meet?

Based on my experience working at a cabinet factory, here is what I know about the cabinet industry: The order gets sent in (hopefully correctly by the dealership) and goes to the...

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What’s included in the price? When price shopping, many Big Box stores start with a really low price but add on fees for estimates and delivery to the store and to the home. On the flip side, some full service companies charge a design fee and/or contracting fee. Stone Creek Custom Interior prices include all of the above services.What is your time worth? When shopping with Stone Creek Custom Interiors, we handle all of the details. An average person can spend hours shopping, researching, ordering, picking up materials, hiring several carpenters to the home to calculate square footages, etc. We visit each jobsite and provide an estimate, design, order materials, line up subcontractors, etc.--this is included in our price of product...

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