Located conveniently at 2404 Park Avenue, Brandon, the RONA Design Center is a 3,000 square foot contemporary space where vision, composition and creativity collides.
The personalized selections of premium quality products provide an exclusive experience allowing you to see, touch and visualize your dream projects. Our experienced designers will take you through everything and help you choose colours, cabinets, faucets, fixtures, flooring, finishes and more.
In conversation with Howard: Tile, Stucco and Paint
With over 20 years of experience, Howard is an expert of tile, stucco and paint. He engages with customers throughout their project to ensure that not only the job gets done but lasts a lifetime! Speaking about the availability of samples in-store, Howard says they are “extremely important to the outcome of every job. Being able to take those samples home is even more important. Lighting and secondary colours in a room can and will affect the final colour the product shows”. Howard encourages all of his customers to take a sample home before making a final decision. His personal favourite tile is Carrara, a porcelain tile that is a high definition imprint of a white marble with grey, brown and black fault lines in it. When asked about current trends he says that he is seeing “customers remodelling their bathrooms. Removing the tub and installing a custom tiled shower with a bench seat, heated floor, in the bathroom and shower floor”. Howard continues to grow his knowledge by attending workshops hosted by suppliers to learn what’s new and works closely with installers to research innovative solutions to problems. He says that “proper preparation is critical along with understanding the installation and using the right products for the vast array of situations you run into. No two projects are the same”.
In conversation with Megan: In-house Design Consultant
Her role, Megan says is, “to provide customers with the best designs possible based on the style and theme they desire and to help them visualize this and bring it to life. This includes a consistent colour scheme, the best products based on their household and style, and making it functional while making it look beautiful”. Her most recent project was of a very unique basement renovation, “the clients asked for a man cave, where their kids can play under the stairs, and they wanted a white laundry room”. After discussing the details, she got the floor plans and started designing room by room which included a bathroom, bedroom, bar/TV area, laundry/utility area and converting underneath the landing into a play area for the kids. Once the designs, selections and quotes were discussed and approved by the client, she then worked closely with in-house teams to arrange building permits, order the products, schedule trades and had the work started right away. Fast forward 8 weeks, she says “the clients were very happy with the outcome of the basement and the quality of work to the point that they thought their basement outshined their main floor in certain aspects!”. Speaking about some of her personal favourites, Megan says she loves the two-toned kitchens currently trending, higher wall cabinets to the ceiling capped off with molding to the ceiling for added height/scale/storage/less cleaning above and prep pantries for a clean and beautiful look and extra storage. Creating rooms that function yet look stunning and seeing how happy clients are with their finished project, Megan says is her ultimate goal.
We believe that it is very important to have all products, trades and services in-house to provide the best of the best to our clients. Take advantage of our full renovation service offered at the Design Center and let us worry about the details, we are here to make sure your renovation is stress free.