If you're one of the many New Orleanians who resolved to renovate your kitchen or update your bathroom this year, BC Kitchen & Bath (3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-456-0513; www.bckitchenbath.com) offers consultations, custom design and installation services and lifetime warranties on products. Owner Bin Hang opened the store in 2005, and has specialized in cabinets and countertops for contractors, designers and homeowners.
BC Kitchen & Bath operates a showroom in Metairie and has two 20,000-square-foot warehouses in St. Rose.
"We have everything in stock," Hang says. "Our turnaround is very fast — generally, if you order today, we can pick it up [from the warehouse] tomorrow."
Hang says in 2017, shades of light gray and pure white colors were popular for kitchens and bathroom countertops. Marble was one of the most popular materials for countertops. "Everyone wants marble floors and counters and marble backsplashes," she says.
Hang says contractors working on mid-range to high-end homes make up a large portion of her recent business.
"We've done lots of commercial businesses, condominiums and homes," she says, adding that the company also works on custom orders. After more than a decade in business, Hang says she's developed relationships with high-quality, trustworthy manufacturers and contractors, and is happy to offer recommendations to clients who need them.
Hang says she strives to make it easy on her clients from start to finish. "We have a very nice, organized system here," she says. "We give people plenty of ideas and work with designers and then draft proposals. Then we send (clients) images of what the outcome will look like."
She also is proud of the customer service they offer. "Our crew has all been in the industry for a long time and they are very professional," she says. "They can resolve any problems easily and are pleasant to work with."