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Kitchen and Bathroom Showrooms: Online Shopping vs. In-Store Shopping

These days, you can shop for pretty much anything online, from groceries to apparel, electronics, and much more. But just because you can shop for something online doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily the best option.

This is certainly the case if you’re looking for new kitchen ideas or bathroom remodel ideas for your home. Fortunately, there are some excellent kitchen showrooms and bathroom showrooms in New York where homeowners can visit in-person to find the best products for their rooms. This article will explore online shopping vs. in-store shopping in regards to buying kitchen and bathroom fixtures for your home.

The Dangers of Ordering Home Fixtures Online

If you have a busy schedule and are pressed for time, shopping online for kitchen and bathroom fixtures may seem like the most logical choice. But there are some big pitfalls to shopping online for plumbing products, such as sinks, faucets, bathtubs, toilets, and showers.

One common issue that homeowners face is receiving an online order and discovering that not all of the necessary parts are included. Plumbing products also tend to be quite heavy, so the shipping prices to receive them may be much higher than if you went to a store and bought them in-person. You also run the risk of defects and damage when ordering online and having delicate pieces tossed around in the back of multiple mailrooms. And if you aren’t home at the time of delivery, that box of expensive plumbing supplies could sit outside on your front porch for hours and tempt thieves to steal it at your expense.

Benefits of Going to a Showroom or Store

Visiting a local showroom or store is a great way to avoid having to deal with unfriendly online return policies, unhelpful customer service representatives over the phone, and shipping damaged or ill-fitting products back to the manufacturer. Not only will you be supporting a local business and saving yourself from hassles, but you’ll also discover these important benefits too.

See the Fixtures in a Completed Space

One great thing about visiting a local store or showroom is that you get to see bathroom and kitchen fixtures set up in a completed space. This will help you visualize how they will look in your own home without guessing wrong and ending up with products you’re unhappy with.

Compare Products in Your Hands

Another great aspect of in-person shopping is that you can hold and compare different products with your own two hands. When you can see and feel differences in quality and craftsmanship, you are a better-informed consumer.

Look at Fixtures Next to Paint Samples

Many shoppers like to bring paint samples into our New York kitchen showrooms and bathroom showrooms to determine how products will look alongside their chosen paint colors. Colors always appear differently online than they do in real life, so this is a great way to ensure a beautiful match.

Bring Tile Samples Along

In a similar way, you can bring tile samples along to a showroom or store to see how your kitchen or bathroom tile will look with potential showers, toilets, sinks, and accent pieces. This is a big advantage of in-store shopping vs. online shopping.

Find Your Inspiration

Even if you’re not ready to buy, visiting a showroom can provide you with the inspiration you need to turn new kitchen ideas of bathroom remodel ideas into reality. These are wonderful, no-pressure places to walk around and browse to see what you like and what options may work well in your home.

Our Grande Central Showrooms are located on Park Street, 56th Street, and Bond Street in New York City, and we also have kitchen and bath showrooms in Yonkers and Spring Valley. Click here to find each location’s hours, address, and telephone number so you can make a plan to visit the showroom nearest you!

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