May 4—WOODSTOCK — Whether it be a small home improvement project, a complete renovation or new construction, Chace Building Supply’s Home Design Center serves as a one-stop shop to get the job done.
” We can do everything here for them and get them what they need to complete their project, whether it’s just a couple of things or whether it’s a complete gut job,” said Chace Building Supply Home Design Center Manager Kellie Suplicki said.
The facility is located at 90 Somers Turnpike (Route 171) in Woodstock.
” In this area of Connecticut, we don’t really have another design center where somebody can go for a one-stop shop,” Suplicki said.
Chace Building Supply recently expanded its showroom square footage to include separate sections for flooring, kitchens and bathrooms.
” We’ve expanded our flooring and tile selection, we now offer wallpaper and window treatments and we now have Benjamin Moore paint here,” Suplicki said.
And all of the other home decor and various accessories one could need for a project are interspersed throughout the first third of the facility for customers to browse.
But those interested in home improvement projects or construction projects are highly encouraged to plan in advance, Suplicki explained.
“I’ve been doing this for 13 and a half years at this point and I am the busiest I’ve ever been,” she said.
That’s been the case for about a year now, with business picking around the time people went into quarantine last year.
” COVID really kicked everything up like 10 thousand notches,” she said. ” People were home, so they started doing more projects around the home because they weren’t going on vacations or anything.”
Cabinets and solid hardwood flooring, to name a few, are products customers should expect a delay on.
Popular alternatives to solid wood flooring are luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring and laminate flooring, which are cheaper and easier to get.
LVP, along with luxury vinyl tiles, are thin vinyl tiles and planks that can be simulated to look exactly like a concrete tile or an oak plank.
“And installation is really easy. It’s a really easy material to work with if you’re handy. You could change the entire look of a room within a day if you are pretty handy,” Suplicki said.
Laminate flooring is similar to LVP, however, it is stronger and able to stand up against scratching and water spills.
” We use laminate flooring because of how scratch-resistant and water- resistant it is. You can’t get that from a solid wood floor or even a vinyl plank floor,” she said.
Even if someone is unsure of what they need for a project, the designer team is here to help.
Additionally, Chace Building Supply can coordinate product installation or work to help complete a project in a home, according to Suplicki.
” Combined, we have over 20 years of experience. We pride ourselves on educating our clients. I feel like you don’t always get that when you go to a big-box store,” Suplicki said.
” That’s a real hot topic for me. People just think bigbox stores have it all, but when you shop local you do so much for the community and, here at Chace, we really focus on properly educating our customers.”
Chace Building Supply is currently hiring a kitchen and bath specialist. Interested individuals can send resumes to [email protected] com.
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Chace Building Supply
Address: 90 Somers Turnpike ( Route 171), Woodstock
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon; closed Sundays
Information: 860-928-2747, visit www.chacebuildingsupply. com or send an email to [email protected] com