How Showrooms Are Going Virtual in the Coronavirus Era

June 17, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the globe, shutting down most businesses and forcing people to work remotely, everyday life has changed for many people. That includes anyone getting ready for a home renovation—it’s no longer safe to come to a showroom and view the different doors, windows and other fixtures available. Fortunately, home improvement contractors in Phoenix, AZ have come up with some alternatives.

Virtual home remodeling showrooms

If you want to continue (or start) your home renovation project during the coronavirus pandemic, there are options available. Renovations by Design is happy to offer a virtual showroom. It’s a simple way to let people see our products, weigh options and decide what they like without going out into the public and risking illness.

So, how does it work? First, customers can find us online and view our product lines, including product specifications, measurements and photos. Once you find a few fixtures you’re interested in pursuing, you can call us. We will gladly meet with you at your job site in order for us to measure your space and select the door or fixture style. In other words, we will bring the showroom to you, all without the risk.

Advantages of virtual showrooms

The most obvious advantage of going to a virtual showroom is that you’ll minimize your risk of contracting COVID-19. The virus is spread by respiratory droplets, which are spread in close contact or by touching other surfaces that the droplets have landed upon. The more you stay home, the less likely you are to come into contact with affected people.

Second, virtual showrooms allow you to look at all your options from the convenience of your own home. Many of us know what it’s like to look at the clock and realize that it’s almost time for bed. When you look online, you can fit your remodeling browsing into whatever time is convenient for you, minus the travel and waiting for the company’s store to open.

Finally, virtual showrooms are a no-pressure environment. Whether you’re looking to see what a company has to offer or you’re browsing offerings from your chosen contractor, you’ll be able to look at what you want, when you want it, without people encouraging you to make a decision either way. That enables you to view the selections without input—you can always narrow them down later if you find out the selections won’t work in your project.

Tips for getting the most out of a virtual showroom

When you’re getting ready for a home remodel, make sure you go into it already having some idea of what you want. That may be a general style or a concept (e.g., turning a bedroom into a media room).

Always look at the product specifications, and know what you need—or at least want—before you start looking. Finally, choose multiple products you like, since not all will work.

Planning your home renovation? Renovations by Design offers a virtual showroom and will bring the products to you. Contact our home improvement contractors in Phoenix, AZ to learn more.

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