Kitchen Remodeler Improves Consumer Experience by Adding Online Design Tool

Homeowners can now try out different combinations of cabinetry, countertops and accessories by the simple click of their mouse. Looks from traditional to modern and anything in between are possible.

Aberdeen, SD, May 10, 2009 --( Kitchen Tune-Up, the leading kitchen and bath remodeling franchise, has released an online design tool consumers can access direct from their website at, clicking on Design Tool at the top of the page. The free tool has been created to let visitors interchange areas such as cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring and backsplash tiles, even faucets and hardware among others.

Company founder, Dave Haglund, says the tool is expected to speed up the decision-making process for customers. “By being able to play around with different looks and materials, they can fine-tune their likes and dislikes before our franchise owners even arrive for the in-home consultation. Color is especially important. Just by knowing what colors the customer likes best means our franchises can bring samples of the materials that are of most interest to them. This saves time for everyone and gives the client a good place to start their project.”

For instance, a homeowner with a 20 year old kitchen of oak cabinets and a laminate countertop can now see what cherry hardwood and solid surface stone countertops would look like. It allows the consumer to try out many different combinations right at their own computer. Many who have tried the tool have expressed surprise that what they thought they liked and wanted turned out to come in second to other looks once they could actually see them. Jan Thompson of Charlotte, NC, recently had her kitchen remodeled “I always thought I liked white cabinets but then I saw what the honey color looked like and I knew exactly what I needed for my new kitchen.”

The tool is completely free and lets users email a picture of their designed kitchens to others for viewing. This comes in handy for spouses who want to share their design with the other but may not be home at the same time. “Anyone can use the tool”, adds Haglund, you don’t have to be working with a Kitchen Tune-Up franchise already to see for yourself what your new kitchen could look like.” This isn’t useful just for new cabinets, either. “Refacing also changes the outward appearance of cabinets without ripping everything out and starting over but it’s affordable, too.” Photos of actual Kitchen Tune-Up projects as well as more information on services available in your area; can be found online at

For additional information on Kitchen Tune-Up, contact Beth Schmitz at 800-333-6385 or by email at

About Kitchen Tune-Up – Kitchen Tune-Up has been Entrepreneur Magazine’s #1 remodeling franchise nineteen years. They offer kitchen and bath remodeling to include kitchen “tune-ups” wood reconditioning, cabinet redooring, refacing and custom cabinetry among other services. To find more information on services offered and locations throughout the US and Canada go to Franchise areas available nationwide.

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Beth Schmitz