What you know now will save you time, energy, and money...later.
It's a simple PHACT (Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning Tip) that the products you see in the big box stores are not made the same way as the products the Mom and Pop shops carry.
But wait...isn't bigger, cheaper?
Let's tackle that question. Once we do, we think you'll love the PHACT that you have Mom and Pop shops in your corner, and in your neighborhood.
Myth: Bigger is cheaper.
PHACT: Bigger may have a cheaper price-tag up front. But paying more for it in the long run doesn't help you. Consider the fact that it's made with cheaper parts on the inside. The next time you look at a faucet, think about how many moving parts it takes to make up a faucet. Think about all of the parts you can't see...not just the shiny finish you can see. Think about how long you want the faucet to last. Think about what you will do a few months down the road when it doesn't work as well anymore. Think about the phone number you will have to call to get an answer to your question. Think about being placed on hold, passed around the store, and ending up talking to the same person you started with...only to find out no one really knows the answer to your question.
Now...think about how things work with a Mom and Pop shop.
The products we carry don't just look good on the outside. The internal moving parts aren't plastic, they are made up of products that will stand the test of time. If you ever have a question, you can talk to the owner if you'd like. Think about the fact that they want you happy from day one. Think about how you see them at ballgames, community events, school concerts, and summer festivals. Think about the smile, the handshake, and a guarantee based on a relationship, rather than a transaction.
So, how'd we do?
Still think bigger is cheaper?
And as much as we are talking about our trade...it's the same thing with every other local Mom and Pop business, with the products and services that they offer. Mechanics, Electricians, Restaurants, and the list goes on and on.
The promises found in the relationships within your community stand the test of time.
That's a PHACT you can count on!
When is the last time you really let your brain...well, storm? When is the last time you gave yourself permission to dream about the bathroom design you've always wanted?
One of the things we really enjoy as we help people design the kitchen or bathroom they want is the exploration process. What are your "must-haves"? What about your spouse? Your kids?
Letting everyone brainstorm helps the final design do what it's meant to do.
Function at the highest level, because you've explored at the deepest level.
And by function, we don't just mean logistically. We mean emotionally how it makes you feel, too.
We believe that every hard-earned penny you put into your design needs to return not just a sense of budget-conscious behavior...but also a sense of calm, contentment and peacefulness.
So as you start your design process, start with a smile...and hold fast to that being consistent throughout the entire design process. If you don't feel that way now, we'd love to talk to you about how BELLA CASA KITCHEN & BATH could be your design partner to make that a reality.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a GREAT start to your week...and remember:
The beauty on the inside of you, should be expressed in your home!
It's A LOT OF FUN to brainstorm about creating a space in or around your home that is unique. Sometimes it's the indoor spaces like kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, or mudrooms. Other times it's the sitting areas outside, garden areas, or grilling and meal areas. With so much to think about, by the time you finally find something you like visually, the reality sets in that it's harder than it looks to bring it to reality. That's where our team comes in. Brainstorm away, because we're only a phone call away. One of our favorite things to do is see the smile on our customer's face when we "plumb in" their vision. When your dream becomes your reality. So the next time you start tearing out pages of Southern Living, find a "pin" you love on Pinterest, or stumble across a blog with an image of an idea you love...we can help you find that product from one of our trusted vendors.
AND...let your imagination run as wild as you like, because...
If you can dream it, Gugino's can plumb it!
Why A Blog?
Because we care about you. We'll post tips on how to care for & keep up with everything plumbing, heating, & air conditioning. We'll also share design ideas so that you can start game-planning the Kitchen or Bath of your dreams! And if you get stuck…we're here for you. Anytime. THANK YOU for your continued trust and confidence. It's our honor to serve you!