A Unique Trick to Making Your Showroom Stand Out

Buyers entering a showroom, especially those who are renovating or building, are looking for a shopping experience that is as easy and stress-free as possible. With that in mind, it is no surprise that the most profitable showrooms aim for three main factors: be innovative, be interactive and be customer-centered.

One way to hit these three key targets is to display a differentiating product: heated countertops. Fabricators everywhere are choosing to include warmth as a luxury add-on, especially for buyers who love the look of granite but dislike how cold it feels to lean on.

Adding a small, heated demo in your showroom is a simple way to engage customers. Many companies choose to heat a small slab of unused stone or some even choose to warm a reception desk, table or countertop. No matter how the concept is displayed, people love being able to feel the difference between a heated countertop compared to one that is “cold” (room temperature).

The following video shows just how easy it is to get a heated countertop demo in your showroom. Once you have something warm on display, you can begin to offer this unique amenity alongside each countertop project, taking advantage of the dealer discount and a leg up on the competition.

Interested in learning more? Click here to see how a heater is added to a new countertop installation. 

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Spice Up Your Countertop Projects with Hot Sauce Software

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Selling countertop upgrades is one of the best ways to increase revenue in the fabrication industry. There are hundreds of custom options and add-ons to include in the project, many of which can significantly benefit you, the fabricator.

Hot Sauce is a countertop selling software that provides your employees and customers with all available add-ons and upgrades for their countertop project, specifically ones that are not often thought of when designing.

“Upgrades are the highly profitable parts of most fabricators’ businesses,” says Kevin Yeh, Vice President of Sales for Hot Sauce. “Sure, the car dealership makes money on the car, but where they really make a lot of money is on the heated steering wheel, leather interior, sunroof, upgraded audio package and the weather protective floor liners.”

Hot Sauce software is accessible to all customer-facing employees, both in the shop and at the installation location.

Web-Based: People who are inside the company who are traditionally seen as salespeople can access all the upgrades in one digital location.

Mobile-App Based: Those who are not typically seen as salespeople, such as the field measurers and installers, are also able to participate in the sales process by having the software available on their tablet or laptop.

“We never want our customers to experience that buyer’s remorse feeling, where they wish they would have known about something before it’s too late,” says Yeh. “Making sure the customer is aware of every customizable option is very valuable and beneficial for everyone involved.”

Design-Focused Upgrades in the Showroom:

Features that you can feel and see in person are the most effective add-on upgrades when selling directly to the customer in the showroom. Some of the most common upgrades include the chip minimizer, heated counters, enhanced seam, waterfall edge, mitered edges or any design trend that is most popular for the season.  

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diagram of two kitchen sinks with light overhand from stone countertop
rectangular stone island countertop with no overhang and an outlet on the side

Function-Focused Upgrades Onsite:

For the installers and field measurers who are actually onsite at the customer’s home or business and are able to see the environment in which the countertops will be installed, it is easiest to sell the more logistical upgrades such as cabinet leveling, steel supports and expedited delivery.  They are also more likely to offer add-on recommendations onsite such as backlighting, custom stone dog bowls, backsplashes and wireless charging station embedded in the countertop.

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large range top stove with lit stone background with white hood vent
lit stone bar top with surrounding barstools
iphone sitting on a counter near some pears

Field measurers generate more than half of Hot Sauce sales, even though they are not typically considered sales people within the company. Hot Sauce gives these employees the opportunity to make money for the company and for themselves, all while providing the customer with a smooth selling process.

“When I think of Hot Sauce, I think of that extra spice on top; the thing you didn’t think of before that makes your dream kitchen even better,” says Mackenzie Stotz, Hot Sauce Marketing Coordinator. “Plus, the software just makes your whole countertop experience faster and easier.” 

Click here to learn more about how you can start earning more with this simple selling software.

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15 Dream Kitchens That Are Too Good to Be True

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From contemporary to Victorian, any one of these 15 kitchens is the definition of #goals.

In love with the seating area and warm features of this kitchen.

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This massive kitchen island is a dream for those who love to host and entertain.

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Can you imagine washing your dishes with this view in front of you?

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Rustic, modern, bright and open. Yes, please.

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Leaning on a warm countertop while sipping your morning coffee—talk about luxury!

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This sleek, modern kitchen is almost too clean to cook in.

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Check out those amazing contemporary cabinets and oven hood!

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The simple yet elegant design elements of this kitchen are beyond breathtaking.

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There are too many elements of this industrial style kitchen to admire.

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That window! Enough said.

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Beautiful and elegant chef’s kitchen with a sage green island and bar.

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So much natural light in this dreamy Victorian kitchen.

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This kitchen is too large for me, said no one ever.

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Really digging the balance of old and new in this rustic farmhouse.

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Can you say family beach house goals?

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If you had to choose just one, which would be your dream kitchen from this list?

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The Worst Kitchen Designs That Will Make You Cringe

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Everyone is always sharing the top designs and photos to inspire the kitchen of your dreams. In this post, we thought we would share the worst kitchen designs to inspire you what not to include in your future home.

Behold! The all-time strangest kitchens.

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They say your wedding day goes by in the blink of an eye but a kitchen backsplash displaying your wedding photos will certainly help you remember it every day.

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This kitchen is plagued with multiple visual problems. The red wall is not only fake brick and not even proper fake brick (i.e., architectural veneer stone). It’s a paint job or wallpaper. And don’t even get us started on the green- tiled floor.

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A built-in toilet in the kitchen? There can’t be a good explanation for this one.

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We understand wall decals and we get that a child’s room can enjoy some stickered-up surfaces; but this is neither of those. Not to mention the aqua and blue color selection.

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Can’t help but wonder if the owner of this unique oven range ever fears that the piano will come crashing down.

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Stylist Maude Smith has decorated her kitchen cupboards with corks, shells and broken china. While we appreciate the artistic creativity behind this look, there is just too much for the eye to take in.

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Another interesting use of reclaimed furniture in the kitchen. Would you rather have this or no island at all?

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Really loving the apple pie wall paper, plywood door cabinets and the stick-on faux tin backsplash. Needless to say, the new owner of this kitchen decided it was a complete gut job.

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We have to applaud the homeowner’s creativity with this Alice and Wonderland inspired kitchen. It’s not the worst kitchen we’ve ever seen, but it’s certainly not the greatest.

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While wallpaper for your countertop may be creative, it is hard to agree that this was the most aesthetically-pleasing choice.

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Pink cabinets, red chairs and a small splash of greenery makes for the perfect aesthetic! 

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Lots going on in this funky kitchen but we especially enjoy the shelving that blocks the oven and cupboard access. Luckily, this kitchen was recently renovated to a much more spacious feel!

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There is a chance this kitchen was designed by a child but it certainly screams happiness!

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Last but not least, a kitchen that opens up to your bathtub. Nothing like a drink by the pool…or a meal in the jacuzzi? Well, if you like to relax while you eat, I guess this is the perfect way to do it.

Which of these would you say is the worst kitchen? Do you have an even worse example? Share your photos with us on Facebook!

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