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Susana Fernandes and Maria Almeida in the showroom at Grandview Kitchens.
Grandview Kitchens Offers Clients Expertise To Help With Their Kitchen And Bath Projects Story and Photos by Julie Unger
Grandview Kitchens is a one-stop-shop for kitchen and bathroom needs. Owned by Susana Fernandes and her parents, Maria and Francisco Almeida, the company offers everything necessary to transform a kitchen or bath, while working within a budget and adding value and beauty to a home. “We wanted to have a name that had the grandiose-ness, viewing your kitchen in a grand manner,” Fernandes said. Grandview Kitchens dates back to 2005. Originally, the company had a location in Wellington where countertop fabrication was done, as well as a cabinet store in Royal Palm Beach. Four years ago, the location in Wellington was sold, and the business combined to the Southern Blvd. storefront location. “We specialize in designing kitchens and bathrooms to exactly what the customer needs, without pressure,” Fernandes explained. She focuses on not only measure-
ments, but also listening to the customer to determine how to make the kitchen or bathroom functional and beautiful. The Grandview team can work on one part of a room, or lead a complete redesign. “Kitchens and bathrooms are the main things in a house, so when they are beautiful, they make people feel good and happy,” Maria Almeida added. The family started out with a focus on countertops, then grew their business into cabinets and designs, with hardware and more. “The customer doesn’t have to go to
a big box store, or five different places,” Fernandes said. “We can help them here.” Kitchens and bathrooms need to make the family feel at home. Using television shows and magazines as inspiration, people often want to change and update their homes, not only for themselves, but also for entertaining and impressing friends, Fernandes said. “The kitchen is the most important part of a home. It’s where everyone goes and gathers,” she said. “It’s where you catch up on conversations, gather with friends, drink coffee and plan your next getaway.” Bathrooms are also an important part of Grandview Kitchens, focusing on flooring, cabinets and counters. “It just goes hand-in-hand,” she said. Fernandes utilizes 3-D renderings of rooms to create a visual of how a client’s wellington the magazine | august 2017
Published on Jul 26, 2017
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