Last Friday, a small crowd gathered around the Design Center at Abt just off Zenith Drive. After heartfelt speeches, smiles (and perhaps a tear or two) the bright red ribbon was cut and Starved Rock Cabinetry officially opened its doors. These woodworking specialists have created a showroom crafted to meet the standards of the modern dream home, and the high-caliber quality is easy to see as soon as you enter the space. These engineers took their time to make this showroom as welcoming and high-tech as possible. Instead of a pile of wood swatches laid out on a table, you’re welcomed by high curving screens and a styled atrium meant to amaze. Follow the pathway to the left to find traditional kitchens designed with appliances from Abt, or head to the right to see a more contemporary take on the heart of every home.
In every space, you’ll find appliances from high-quality brands like Bertazzoni and Fisher & Paykel, as well as other top-tier gadgets. Each appliance you see here can be purchased right next door at Abt, too. Counter-depth refrigerators flank shining wood cabinetry, while KitchenAid mixers hide within islands and pop out on spring-loaded shelves. Each show space has been crafted with the utmost detail to display exactly how talented these woodworkers can be when put to the test.
As you browse the showroom, send your little ones over to the kids’ play area to enjoy some time to yourself. This forest-themed playground showcases two brightly colored TVs and touchscreens, letting kids play with app-based games and watch educational shows as they enjoy their own private time. Let them disappear into the forest as you reach the back of the showroom where the real magic happens. Here, clients can look through hundreds of cabinetry options in-person, choosing colors, materials, finishes and more. Nearby, you’ll be able to pull up your home’s floor plan as well to get a true idea of how everything will look once installed.
Starved Rock Cabinetry’s Dana Nielsen had the following to say about their showroom launch: “We’re very excited to be open. We’re so different from our competitors because you’ll never have to worry about a middleman. We manufacture the lumber ourselves, and it’s all sourced here in the United States. That’s one reason why we can work with just about any budget, from the largest and most high-end home to the more budget-friendly kitchen.”
“We’re really excited to be next door to Abt. They’re big neighbors who share the same commitment to delivering the most personalized customer service available along with high-quality product.” That’s what CMO of CL Enterprises Matt Scholes had to say just after the opening ceremony. “In everything we do, we try to be remarkable and bring something new to the table.” Starved Rock is a branch of CL Enterprises.
Come see what’s new at Starved Rock in the Design Center.