I am in the process of designing my new shop with a showroom attached to help increase sales. In trying to design the showroom I want to incorporate different ideas and showcase products that we sell. I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping someone can help me with.
1. I want to make realistic looking kitchens in the showroom, maybe up to 5 or 6 kitchens. I would like to include appliances in the design but can't afford to go out and buy 5 or 6 ranges, dishwashers and etc. Are there any other ways to do this? Would plastic replicas work?
2. Have any of you had any luck getting distributors to donate items such as hardware, doors, specialty items? I want to give customers lots of options but again, I can't afford to buy everything.
(Business and Management Forum)
From contributor B:
There is a shop here in town that teamed up with a high end appliance dealer. He provided several small kitchens for the appliance showroom in exchange for being able to showcase his work there. The showroom at his shop is just basically door samples with different styles and finishes. There is much more traffic at the appliance showroom than there would be through his cabinet shop.