The basic idea is to have local home decorators, landscapers, cabinet makers and variety of contractors lease space in a central location where homeowners can go and interact directly with contractors and subcontractors.
Designer and contractors would have space available to showcase their talents, whether it’s a designed room, finished floor, patio or product display. Onsite lending, vendor storage, conference rooms and an interior coffee shop are all included in the plans, said Lakewood Community Development Director Dave Bugher. An added bonus for consumers looking to renovate a home within city limits: permits can be obtained right next door at city hall. Similar concepts have worked elsewhere in the country, although Homescape Pro is expected to be the first of its kind within the region and quite possibly the state.
Remy has applied for permits and renovation work in the building. It’s unclear when the one-stop shop is expected to open.
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