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The Benefits of Visiting Our Showroom

The majority of our potential clients will initiate their contact with us by sending an email or calling us on the phone, and requesting a free in-home consultation. While we in no way discourage this, I would humbly suggest that the better route to take would be to first stop by our Showroom. We are open from 8:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 to 3:00 on Saturday, which should accommodate almost any schedule.

The reason I see it most beneficial to visit our Showroom before making an in-home consultation appointment is, by visiting, you will have the opportunity to meet with multiple members of our staff, from design, to pricing, to production. Even potentially the installers who will be working on your job, the bookkeeper who can answer any questions related to financing, and the marketing team who will gift you with a promotional item or two! We might be having an employee’s birthday party and invite you in for a slice of ice cream cake. You will have an inside view into our company culture instead of one stranger appearing on your doorstep.

Sometimes a walk-in client will be greeted by one of our designers, begin a discussion about their project, and come to a technical question that that individual is not an expert on. We can easily grab the nearby expert, and answer your question for you right there. Have a question about how long your project will take to start? Ask our production department, who know their schedules better than anyone. You can even meet the owner and shake his hand. I think you are beginning to get my point.

Additionally, we have thousands of product samples here that will inspire you. You will have a much better direction of which samples you would like brought out to your home during the in-home consultation. You can even borrow some to take home with you!

I would sincerely suggest visiting us here, developing a rapport with a design consultant, and then making an appointment for him/her to meet with you at your home to proceed further. By visiting us you will have a much clearer picture of whether or not our company is a good fit for you. Call 596-777-6633 to make an appointment to come visit, or walk-ins are always welcome!

Bathroom Design Trend: Open Showers

The two most recent Bathroom projects I’ve photographed have both involved open shower concepts. They were both designed by Roseann Liccardello of Kopke Remodeling & Design in Sterling Heights, MI.

West Bloomfield Stone Shower

Bathroom Before Remodeling

This first bathroom absolutely took my breath away. We transformed this 1950’s PINK EVERYTHING bathroom into a tile and stone paradise. Check out the details inside of this shower:

We lit the shower with one tiny LED light, so that when the rest of the bathroom is dark, it almost feels as if you are showering inside of a cave, with tiny bit of sunshine peeping through the cracks. Showering here would be an incredibly relaxing experience, I’m sure.

St. Clair Shores Tile Shower

This shower has no threshhold between the shower and the rest of the bathroom, just seamless tilework, and a slight slope toward the drain. Many bathrooms with open showers will also have freestanding tubs when space is ample. This allows for the best of both worlds!

As you can see, both of these showers feature similar recessed shampoo niches with different tile/stone patterns inside. This is an incredibly popular design trend which are as functional as they are pleasing to the eye.

Bruce Township Glass Shower

For those who don’t feel comfortable with a completely open shower, the frameless, full-glass shower is still very popular. It gives the illusion of open-ness, but retains the comfortable enclosure. These all-glass showers are a pain to keep clean, though! You have to squeegee them after every use, lest get reprimanded by your head of household! ????

The open shower concept is fairly new, but I see why it is gaining so much popularity. They give designers more creative room to play, they can feel very natural, and with proper design, can be incredibly low maintenance! Would you consider an open shower for your home?

Why You Deserve a Home Remodel from Kopke

You’re ready and it’s time.  You’ve imagined relaxing in a spacious Jet tub and stepping out onto your heated tile floors.  You’ve imagined spice racks in the kitchen, and an organized pantry large enough to accommodate your Costco/Sams Club purchases.  Maybe an integrated beverage cooler separate from the refrigerator for an adult beverage and soft drinks!  You can picture your new space, have decided that now is the time, and the search has begun for the right remodeling company.

I’m sure you can imagine how great your home will look and feel after the remodel is complete, but it might be harder to imagine that the process will be free from headaches.  You’ve surely heard that the remodeling industry has a reputation for being nightmarish.  While taking on a large project inevitably has its challenges, we ask you to pass those headaches onto us.

At Kopke, we have 21 years and thousands of projects just like yours under our belts.  Let us manage your project, and we will roll out the red carpet. (Figuratively speaking of course, our tarps are cream in color.)  Remodeling your home should be more like a trip to the spa, not a trip to Cedar Point!  You are paying money to do something nice for yourself, don’t let the experience turn into daily worries and headaches.  It doesn’t have to be this way!

Through attention to all details, proper planning, re-measures, fluid communication, and the setting of realistic goals and timelines, we have the resources to provide a smooth-flowing, meticulously designed, planned, overseen and executed construction process.

At Kopke Remodeling & Design, we believe that remodeling your home should be an enjoyable experience!  You’ve saved up your hard-earned money and are ready to update your kitchen or bathroom, finish the basement, or add the addition or sunroom you’ve been dreaming about.

One of our many talents is designing spaces to suit individual needs, to make your life easier and more enjoyable. So why choose a company like Kopke Remodeling and Design? Because you deserve it!

Happy Customers Kathy and Tom Fuhrman in Shelby Township, with Kopke Designer Richard De Fauw