5 Reasons Designers and Builders Choose Bluebell Kitchens


Ah, the kitchen. The heart of the home. Command center for families large and small. A favorite gathering spot when socializing with friends.

And far too often the cause of homeowners’ most diabolically stressful renovation or new construction experience ever.

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If you’re thinking about embarking on a new kitchen for your home, consider these five reasons local professionals have chosen Bluebell Kitchens in Wayne. Their assessment, based on their professional review over years of shared projects, can guide you no matter whom you choose to design the heart of your home.

SKILL: Look for kitchen-focused design competence and creativity.

“The success of our business depends on us surrounding ourselves with really good people—including the kitchen designers,” says Mark Asher, AIA, NCARB, Asher Slaunwhite Architects in Jenkintown and Stone Harbor. “The reason we use and refer Bluebell Kitchens is that they are reliably good, and we know our clients will have a good experience with them.”

“We’ve worked with Bluebell for around 20 years,” says Tom Meyers, founder and CEO of Cherokee Construction, Wyndmoor. “What keeps me coming back is that Peter Cardamone and his team know kitchens extremely well and are experts in marrying form and function.”

SHOWROOM: How does the designer inspire you, demonstrate concepts and options, facilitate your materials and products decisions?

Not all kitchen design showrooms are created equal.

“Bluebell has a beautiful, sexy showroom that displays a variety of kitchen styles and different price points,” says Tom. “When we send clients there, they get all excited about their new kitchen. The designers provide samples of materials and products—for example, various range hoods or cabinet doors—and their virtual reality graphics give people a sense of their options.”

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COMMUNICATION: How well does the design team communicate with you? With the other professionals on the project?

You’ll be living a long time with your new kitchen, so being sure you understand what’s happening—from initial interview, through the many details and the decisions you must make, right up to the moment the contractors drive away for the last time—is not a frivolous expectation. And since your kitchen designers are often your representative with those same contractors and your architect, you’ll want to be certain all concerns (and accolades) travel to the intended audience without error.

“Bluebell does a wonderful job of giving people a clear picture of what they’re going to get,” says Tom. “They really try to take the surprise out of it, and our clients are grateful for that!”

CLIENT GOALS VS DESIGN: You need an expert who will fulfill your vision but also educate you on the fundamentals of good design.

“Bluebell’s designers are receptive to the client as well as assertive about good design,” says Mark. “They take what we do and make it better.”

WORKPLACE HARMONY: Go for professionals you’re comfortable with and who “play well” with the others on the team.

The overall experience of creating your new kitchen will color your enjoyment of the space forever. Don’t underestimate the importance of a great team dynamic among all the moving parts: builder, designers, homeowners, support personnel.

“Doing this—listening to and understanding the client’s goals, delivering the design and resulting product—is hard, and we all work together to accomplish that,” says Mark. “So likeability is important. Bluebell does a good job and they’re easy to work with.”

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“Peter and his team follow through until it’s complete and do so in a professional way,” says Tom. “They work very well with the client and are respectful of the other designers. We find it’s a pleasure to work with them.”

When all is said and done, Bluebell Kitchens’ attention to detail and deep commitment to the client’s vision shine in every project.

“They stand behind what they do,” says Tom, “and they really know their business.”

Bluebell Kitchens has represented the standard for quality and innovation in kitchen design since 1985, creating classic designs that span the spectrum from traditional to modern for both period and newly constructed homes. Its team of fine designers, often in collaboration with leading residential architects, interior designers and builders, streamlines the design process with a comprehensive understanding of design programs and delivers the best possible outcome for every client. No matter where our clients’ home might be, BBK covers the Mid-Atlantic region—specifically the Main Line, Center City Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties. Call 215.646.5442, email peter@bluebellkitchens.com, visit BluebellKitchens.com or drop by Bluebell’s fully appointed showroom at 200 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne PA 19087.

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