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Find Good Kitchen & Bath Showrooms in Marin County CA

When redoing your kitchen or bathroom, the materials you use are as important as the installation. Good kitchen & bath showrooms in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael offer a large enough selection of new sinks, faucets, toilets, showerheads, showerstalls, bathtubs, and walk-in tubs for seniors or the disabled.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best kitchen bath showrooms in Marin County and issues related to buying from them.

Updated July 11, 2014

 The TOP 10 Kitchen & Bath Showrooms in Marin County CA

Aurora Cabinets & Countertops
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(415) 472-4171
30 Mark Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903
State License #288206 (D12,D24)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 Marin Builders Association

Areas Served: Marin County incl. San Rafael CA, Mill Valley CA, Sausalito CA, Ross CA, Novato CA, ...
Services: showroom & factory direct dealer, incl. sinks, faucets
Key Brands: Bellmont Cabinet Co, CaesarStone (CaesarStone Quartz), LG Hausys, Silestone, Zodiaq ...

Bed Bath & Beyond
(415) 925-9140
2601 Larkspur Landing Cir
Larkspur, CA 94939

Areas Served: San Rafael, Mill Valley, Sausalito, San Anselmo, Tiburon, Ross, Belvedere, Novato

Novato Kitchens & Baths
(415) 897-8504
1066 Machin Ave
Novato, CA

Areas Served: Mill Valley, San Rafael, Tiburon, Sausalito, Belvedere, Fairfax CA, San Anselmo

Artisans Kitchen & Bath
(415) 897-4233
Novato, CA 94945

Areas Served: San Rafael, Novato, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Greenbrae, Ross, Tiburon, Kentfield,

Spacial Design
(415) 457-3195
San Rafael, CA 94901

Areas Served: Novato, San Rafael, Sausalito, Corte Madera, Tiburon, San Anselmo, Mill Valley

English Country Pine
(415) 485-3800
2066 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901

Areas Served: Marin County incl. San Rafael, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Ross, Tiburon, Belvedere

Marin Home Remodeling Center
(415) 924-8415
546 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939

Areas Served: Novato, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Larkspur, San Anselmo, Tiburon, Fairfax

Find Good Kitchen & Bath Showrooms in Marin County CA 

 

There is no state license required of kitchen/bath stores in Marin County and so no state standard for competency. This makes it all the more significant that all kitchen bath showrooms bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have been evaluated by our research staff, and have had to pass all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, clean complaint record, best business practices, length of time in business, and more.

Do you have visions of a new butcher block island or new kitchen sink? Maybe a Whirlpool in the master bath, brass fixtures and marble vanities? Bring these visions to life by visiting a local kitchen and bath showrooms in Marin County.

You'll find big selections of affordable custom or pre-manufactured fixtures, from designer faucets to clawfoot tubs. Kitchen and bathroom showrooms showcase more than average supply stores, so you'll get plenty of inspiration and don't have to sacrifice on quality.

Use the following information to find out how to be a smart shopper and get exactly what you want at the best kitchen and bath showrooms in Marin County. 


Kitchen and Bath Stores in Marin County Offer Many Fixtures and Products
Good kitchen and bath showrooms in Marin County sell everything you need to redo your kitchen or bathroom. On display you'll find premium brands of bathroom necessities, such as toilets, sinks, mirrors, knobs and hardware, medicine cabinets, vanities and vanity tops. Marin County kitchen and bathroom showrooms sell all necessary bathtub and shower area components, including tub fillers, shower panels, shower heads, shower doors, clawfoot tubs, porcelain tubs, fiberglass tubs, baby-safe tubs, tub enclosures, and basic plumbing fixtures.


 



Walk-In Tubs in Marin County
Also growing in popularity are therapeutic walk-in bathtubs in Marin County. Walk-in tubs are those configured for taking only a very small step into the tub through a hinged door, which is where the name "walk-in tub" comes from. Many models allow you sit at the height of a chair, rather than just inches off the floor like a standard tub, which make them better tubs for seniors, the disabled, or those with injuries, hence the name "therapeutic" walk-in tubs. Such walk-in tubs often have multiple therapeutic water jets to provide for greater relaxation.

 

 

 

Fixtures / Materials At Kitchen Bath Showrooms in Marin County
If you want your new bathroom to lend a little luxury to bathtime, kitchen bath showrooms in Marin County also carry hand showers, body jets, whirlpools, air tubs and steam systems. Components can be viewed in a number of materials and finishes, including brushed or un-brushed stainless steel, zinc, copper, brushed nickel, oxidized metals, patterned wood, or different stones. Marin County kitchen and bathroom showrooms carry every imaginable product for a kitchen transformation as well.

Most kitchen and bathroom showrooms in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael or wider Marin County have regular artisans who contribute work from their own creative collections. Experienced metalsmiths often contribute to the selection in the kitchen or bath showroom by selling handmade range hoods, trim, and sinks. Visit one of these kitchen & bath showrooms in Marin County to get an idea of available merchandise and current trends when you prepare to remodel.

 

Kitchen and Bath Showrooms in Marin County Perform Numerous Services
Good kitchen & bath showrooms in Marin County  that display items for kitchen and
bathrooms stock everything necessary for a complete redo. But in most cases, kitchen & bath sales are only a small fraction of the services offered. They regularly staff individuals with design expertise who offer free consultation on the different phases of your project. Extensive experience in the field has armed some of these kitchen & bath store individuals with the ability to design thematic remodels according to your stylistic preferences.

These professionals are versed in traditional, contemporary, Mediterranean, arts & crafts, Mission, country French, Euro style, eco-green, and resort design trends. They can fabricate custom cabinetry or furniture, re-face solid wood in kitchens, or provide other services. Licensed and bonded staff of good kitchen and bathroom showrooms might even be able to perform installation of showroom purchases for you.


Some Kitchen and Bath Showrooms in Marin County Are Better Than Others
There are some great kitchen & bath showrooms in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael and Marin County to be found. They offer the best selections and skilled staff to assist with both your purchase and your design. The Prime Buyer's Report lists these local kitchen & bath showrooms in Marin County: Aurora Cabinets & Countertops, Novato Kitchens & Baths, Spacial Design, Artisans Kitchen & Bath, Marin Home Remodeling Center, Bed Bath & Beyond, English Country Pine. Other kitchen and bath stores in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA that might still be in business include: .

 



 

 

Questions To Ask Kitchen Bath Showrooms in Marin County CA 

Step 1: Describe Products Desired of the Kitchen & Bath Showrooms in Marin County
Before you call any kitchen & bath stores in Marin County, be ready with a brief description of your project. If you're in the market for a complete overhaul, service representatives at the kitchen & bathroom showrooms may be able to help you with the design process. If you simply want to replace a single component, they should be able to make informed suggestions.

Step 2: Direct Questions to Several Reps Among Kitchen & Bathroom Showrooms in Marin County
Feel out the various salespeople you talk to at Marin County kitchen & bath showrooms. You want their suggestions to correspond to your own sense of style, and you certainly want their advice to be knowledgeable and within your best interests. There's only so much you can get from a phone conversation, but you can ask some questions that will, at the very least, eliminate the ill suited contenders. Use some of the questions below to narrow down the competition.

• How long have the kitchen & bath showrooms been in Marin County?

• Do the Marin County kitchen and bathroom showrooms have staff with design experience?

• Can the kitchen & bath showrooms offer design consultations?

• Do the representatives at the kitchen & bath stores work on commission

• Are the products carried by the kitchen & bath showrooms protected by any warranties?

• What brands do the kitchen & bath showrooms carry?

• What demographics do the kitchen & bath showrooms in Marin County generally cater to?

• How is pricing at the kitchen and bath showrooms determined?

• Do the kitchen & bathroom stores offer delivery? Is there a cost for delivery?

• Do the kitchen and bath showrooms install or assemble purchased items?

• Do the kitchen and bath stores have any industry certifications?

Step 3: Make a Preliminary Decision Among Good Kitchen & Bath Showrooms in Marin County
Based on the brief interviews you've conducted over the phone, you can eliminate some of the incompatible kitchen and bath stores in Marin County. The fewer contenders left, the less research remains.

Step 4: Final Research of Kitchen and Bath Showrooms in Marin County
If you have multiple potentials left, it will be particularly useful to look for industry certifications. Though it isn't required, affiliation with major associations is a sign of higher quality and better attention to customer values. So check the qualifications of the staff at the kitchen/bath showrooms at the associations listed in the article "Key Resources for Kitchen and Bath Showrooms in Marin County."

Step 5: Make the Final Decision Among the Kitchen & Bath Showrooms in Marin County
Now it's time for the fun part—go shopping. When you walk into the kitchen and bath stores of your choice, you can feel confident about the advice of your salesperson and the quality of the selections of kitchen and bath products.

 

 

Kitchen Bath Showrooms in Marin County Carry Top Brands 

Kitchen & bath showrooms in Marin County carry a variety of brands. Some of the best manufacturers are:

 

 

Kitchen & Bath Showrooms - Brands Found

Kitchen Sinks

Ackralac, Advance, Aero, American China, American Standard, Barclay, Bates & Bates, Belle Foret, Belvedere, Blanco, Elements of Design, Corstone, Elkay, Enex (Houzer), Eurostyle, Franke, Gravity Glas, Griffin, GSW, Hammerwerks, Kindred, Kohler, KWC, LeBijou, Legend, Liena Bay, Moen, Nantucket, Opella, Porcher, Revere, Sinks-R-Us, St. Thomas, Swanstone, Teka, WS Bath Collections

Kitchen Faucets

Altmans, American Standard, Aquadis, Arrowhead Brass Hose Faucets, Bach, Banner, Belle Foret, Blanco, Bradco (Carlo Frattini), Bradley, Central Brass, Chicago, Cifial, Cucina, Danze, Delta Faucets, Docol, Elements of Design, Elizabethan Classics, Elkay, Fisher, Filter, Franke, Franz Viegener, Hansa America, Gerber, Griffin, Grohe, GSW, Hansgrohe, Haws, Hydrotek electronic faucets, Jado, Kohler, KWC, Moen, Mountain Faucets, Ondine, Peerless, Price Pfister, Premier, Sigma, Sign of the Crab, Sloan, Speakman, St. Thomas, Symmons, Toto, T & S, Universal Rundle, Victorian, Waterstone

Bathtubs

American Bath Factory, American Standard, Aqua Glass, Aquatic Whirlpools by Aquatic Industries, Bain Ultra, Barclay, Bartok Designs, Chevoit Products, Herbeau Creation, Hinoki, Hoesch America, Jacuzzi, Jason, Jetta, Kohler, Lasco Bathtubs, MAAX, Neo-Metro Tubs by Acorn Engineering, Porcher by American Standard, Sterling, Toto

Bathroom Faucets

Altmans,  American Standard, Aquadis, Arrowhead Brass Hose Faucets, Bach, Banner, Belle Foret, Blanco, Bradco (Carlo Frattini), Bradley, Central Brass, Chicago, Cifial, Cucina, Danze, Delta Faucets, Docol, Elements of Design, Elizabethan Classics, Elkay, Fisher, Filter, Franke, Franz Viegener, Hansa America, Gerber, Griffin, Grohe, GSW, Hansgrohe, Haws, Hydrotek electronic faucets, Jado, Kohler, KWC, Moen, Mountain Faucets, Ondine, Peerless, Price Pfister, Premier, Sigma, Sign of the Crab, Sloan, Speakman, St. Thomas, Symmons, Toto, T & S, Universal Rundle, Victorian, Waterstone

Bathroom Sinks

Ackralac, Advance, Aero, American China, American Bath Factory, American Standard, Banner, Barclay, Bates & Bates, Belle Foret, Belvedere, Blanco, Elements of Design, Corstone, Elkay, Enex (Houzer), Eurostyle, Franke, Gravity Glas, Griffin, GSW, Hammerwerks, Kindred, Kohler, KWC, LeBijou, Legend, Liena Bay, Moen, Nantucket, Opella, Porcher, Revere, Sinks-R-Us, St. Thomas, Swanstone, Teka, WS Bath Collections

Showers &
Shower Stalls

American Bath Factory, American Standard, Dream Line, Kohler, Neptune, Strom Plumbing, ThermaSol Steam Showers, Lasco Bathware

Bathroom Vanities

American Bath Factory, Belle Foret, Porcher, Vanity Classics

Toilets

Acorn Enginerering, American Bath Factory, American Standard, Barclay, Briggs, Caroma, Chevoit, Crane, Eljer, Fluidmaster, Genoval, Gerber, Kohler, LeBijou, Mansfield, Niagara Conservation, St. Thomas, Sloan Valve Company, Symmons, Toto, Universal Rundle, Western

Bidets

American Standard, Bath-Tech, Briggs, Bemis, Crane, Fiat Products, Gerber, Grohe, Hansgrohe, Herbeau Creations, Kohler, Mansfield, Neo-Metro, Siegler Design, St. Thomas Sterling, Toto, Vitra, Watercolors, WDI International, Whitehaus

Showerheads

Alsons, American Bath Factory, American Standard, Banner, Chevoit, Cifial, Danze, Elements of Design, Grohe, Hansgrohe, In2ition, Jaclo, Kohler, Opella, Rainfall, Sloan, Speakman, Spring House, Sprite, Strom, Symmons

Whirlpool Bathtubs

American Bath Factory, American Standard, Aquatic, Barclay, Duravit, Hydro Massage, Hydro Systems, Jacuzzi, Jason, Kohler, Lasco Bathtubs, MTI Whirlpools, Neptune, Trajet, VitaBath

Soaking Bathtubs & Hinoki Bathtubs

American Bath Factory, American Standard, Aquatic, Barclay, Duravit, Hydro Massage, Bartok Design, Hydro Systems, Jacuzzi, Jason, Kohler, Lasco Bathtubs, MTI Whirlpools, Neptune, Premier Bathtubs, Trajet, Toto, VitaBath

Walk-In Tubs/ Side Entry Bathtubs

American Bath Factory, American Standard, Aquatic, Barclay, Bartok Design, Duravit, Jacuzzi, Kohler, Lasco Bathtubs, Neptune, Premier Bathtubs, Toto, VitaBath

 

 

Resources About Kitchen Bath Stores in Marin County 

Associations for Kitchen Bath Showrooms in Marin County
BBB Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com)
CMA Cabinet Makers Association (http://www.cabinetmakers.org/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
IFDA International Furnishings and Design Association (www.ifda.com)
IIDA International Interior Design Association (www.iida.org)
KCMA Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (http://www.kcma.org/)
NKBA National Kitchen and Bath Association (www.nkba.org)


Media Regarding Kitchen Bath Showrooms in Marin County
Custom Home Magazine
Home Appliance Magazine
KDBN magazine
Kitchen and Bath Business Magazine (K + BB Magazine)
Kitchen and Bath Design News Magazine
Kitchen and Bath Ideas
Residential Design & Build



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Kitchen / Bath Showrooms in Marin County within the following zip codes:

94925, 94913, 94929, 94947, 94938, 94930, 94973, 94942, 94903, 94960, 94974, 94971, 94912, 94914, 94956, 94920, 94966, 94950, 94976, 94977, 94941, 94978, 94970, 94933, 94946, 94964, 94901, 94963, 94965, 94948, 94949, 94945, 94979, 94924, 94937, 94915, 94904, 94939, 94957 and 94940