If you own a home, you have probably thought about some sort of a remodel, whether it’s a complete renovation of your kitchen, or a minor facelift to your bathroom. You might start your research online, but in order to get a real feel for your dream space, you will probably want to see and touch the components of your remodel in person. And while Seattle is full of stores and showrooms that can help you find inspiration for your next project, you should start with these seven favorites hand-selected by our Pro’s.
Hardwood Flooring: Contract Furnishings Mart
Contract Furnishings Mart (CFM) is a family owned business with multiple locations across the Pacific Northwest. While CFM is primarily focused on helping trade professionals service their clients, the company’s showrooms are open to the public and provide a wonderland of resources, each with some of the largest selection of hardwood flooring options around. Visit CFM to browse many species of wood flooring options ranging from fir to teak to African Pedauk. (206) 763-4500, 500 South Brandon.
Flooring and Countertops: Oregon Tile & Marble
Oregon Tile and Marble has provided homeowners and industry professionals with a legendary selection and utmost customer service since 1985. Their beautiful showrooms and slab galleries house the Pacific Northwest’s finest selection of natural stone slabs and tile, granite, quartz, porcelain, glass, and mosaics. (206) 762-1858. 5930 6th Ave. S.
Appliances: Albert Lee
For three generations, this family owned business has been serving the Pacific Northwest with the finest quality appliances and installation services. With six area showrooms (87,000 square feet in the Seattle area!) that offer a full line of over 50 major brands, you are pretty much guaranteed to find what you are looking for at Albert Lee. Pro tip: If you can time your purchase for the fall, Albert Lee holds an epic annual Warehouse Clearance Sale that usually takes place in November. (206) 282-2110, 1476 Elliott Avenue West.
Abodian, started by local general contractor Jeff Bowlby, prides itself on providing options for those seeking great looking, high quality, and reasonably priced cabinetry. Jeff and his team set out to leverage efficient technologies and innovative designs to create a movement that has been nicknamed “mass customization” of cabinet making. Abodian’s showroom showcases the wide range of styles and material components that the company can create, which will help to spark both imagination and wishful longing. (888-557-7718), 2024 21st AV S.
Backsplash: Seattle Tile Company
Seattle Tile Company is the place to find all things tile, from classic to modern, ceramic to porcelain. This place is small, but easy to navigate, complete with a knowledgeable staff that makes choosing the right tile easy. Seattle Tile Company also offers design appointments where customers can work with a specialist to sketch out plans for any new or remodeled tile project. (206) 782-1985. 7716 15th Avenue NW.
Lighting: Seattle Lighting
Whether you’re building your dream home, remodeling your living room, or just looking for inspiration, a visit to a Seattle Lighting showroom can provide an illuminating experience. In its Seattle showroom, Seattle Lighting showcases everything from sconces to recessed lighting to desk lamps. Pro tip: Seattle Lighting has a clearance showroom in South Seattle with a great selection at bargain prices. (206) 622-4736. 222 Second Ave. Ext S.
Hardware: Builders Hardware and Supply
Whether you’re a contractor, architect, designer, or homeowner, Builders Hardware has it all. With many difficult to find specialty hardware items including a large selection of locks & door hardware, cabinet knobs & pulls, and functional and whimsical cabinet hardware, there is something for everyone here. (206) 281-3700, 1516 15th Avenue West.