In Episode 71 of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, Laura and Holly recap the recent meetup of The Architecture Happy Hour networking group at the Kohler Signature Store. Laura shares an interview she did at The Kitchen Source with Shylo Preston, a Kitchen & Bath Sales Designer.

 

Shylo Preston, designer at The Kitchen Source

Shylo Preston, Designer, The Kitchen Source

In this Episode

  • Networking in your industry can make you more valuable to your clients
  • How Shylo Preston became a Kitchen and Bath Designer and found her niche in Dallas
  • How a family’s three-generation history in the cabinet business turned into a unique customer experience
  • International kitchen design trends are interesting, but you should pay attention to local customer requests
  • Older homes tell some of the best stories
Arch vaulted ceiling adds old world style to a traditional kitchen. Photo provided by The Kitchen Source.

Arch vaulted ceiling adds old world style to a traditional kitchen. Photo provided by The Kitchen Source.

Notable and Shareable Take Aways

  • The path to becoming a Kitchen and Bath Designer can take many turns, but the constant is a love for design and serving clients.
  • Choose an experienced kitchen designer, a manufacturer with a reputation of quality, and installers with a personal interest in making it right.
  • There are many opportunities to personalize your kitchen when you begin a remodel. Take time to discover what style resonates with you.
  • When life gives you an unexpected opportunity to dive into your passion, chances are you won’t regret taking the leap.

Resources and Links

The Architecture Happy Hour Networking Group

Kohler Signature Store

The Kitchen Source

Shylo Preston, Kitchen & Bath Sales Designer at The Kitchen Source

Bob Johns, Owner of The Kitchen Source

Wood Mode cabinets

Granbury, Texas

White cabinets with modern glass tile and lighting make for a personalized transitional kitchen design. Photo provided by The Kitchen Source.

White cabinets with modern glass tile and lighting make for a personalized transitional kitchen design. Photo provided by The Kitchen Source.

Traditional kitchens have details such as turned columns, stained cabinets, decorative vent hood covers, and raised panel cabinet doors. Photo provided by The Kitchen Source.

Traditional kitchens have details such as turned columns, stained cabinets, decorative vent hood covers, and raised panel cabinet doors. Photo provided by The Kitchen Source.


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