Time to shop: a visit to Pirch!

Time to shop: a visit to Pirch!

When it came time to design the bathroom, I had collected lots of inspiration photos on my Pinterest board, but realized I needed help with the details and layout.  I had passed by Pirch in Glendale, CA many times and always thought it looked absolutely BEAUTIFUL inside... but was always intimidated to walk inside.  I mean, it looked like pages from an Architectural Digest magazine brought to life and there was no way I could afford any of it... right?  Curiosity led me to check out their website, where I discovered that they guarantee the best prices and will price match any competitor.  WOHOO!  That's all the motivation I needed, so I decided to head over the very next day.

I walked in and was immediately WOWed by several things!  First, I really did feel like I was stepping into an Architectural Digest magazine.  Second, a lovely barista greeted me by saying "Hi, welcome to Pirch!  Can I make you something to drink?"  (A free drink?  Yes please!  I had lemonade.) And third, a friendly advisor named Heidi Jay walked up with big smile and asked if she could help me.

I immediately knew I was going to love working with Heidi, she was warm and very knowledgeable.  I told her we were remodeling the first level of our house and I was here to look for bathroom fixtures.  I showed her my layout plan, Pinterest inspiration board and told her my goal is environmentally-conscious design and that I like Kohler products.  With that, we got to work!  She wisked me around the showroom to look at rows of shining faucets and sinks.  We then went into a gorgeous private room where Heidi made suggestions and we looked at products on a large tv screen.  They make you feel very special at Pirch, which is such a nice touch!  (and I know the budget of my bathroom remodel is probably pennies compared to some of the other projects.)

Within the hour we had a pretty solid plan, and Heidi said she would email me an initial proposal later that night. (which she did!)  I went back once more by myself, and then the last time with my husband so he could see all my choices and finalize things.  We love all the fixtures we purchased, got a great price and it was an incredibly pleasant experience!  

Needless to say, this place makes you feel like you have died and gone to bathroom heaven!  I can't wait to get everything delivered and installed!  Check out my next post for the products we purchased and why.

Bathroom fixtures: water-efficient options

Bathroom fixtures: water-efficient options

Step 4: find contractors

Step 4: find contractors