With 16 years of experience, AUTCOhome‘s Daron Deen is someone that many St. Louis home builders, homeowners and designers are fortunate to have as a resource as they navigate their way through the appliance decision-making process. Area builders have long-running relationships with the company and confidently send customers to Daron and his team. Homeowners, who are more knowledgeable than ever before, according to Daron, typically know what they want. He adds, “It’s ultimately our service that sways their decision to buy from AUTCOhome.”
Daron was kind enough to share his thoughts on the latest trends, upcoming events and money-saving promotions from names like Sub-Zero/Wolf, Thermador and Monogram.
It’s clear to those of us in the industry, and Daron confirms, that the range hood has gone from an afterthought to a focal point. While hoods can be crafted to blend with cabinetry, made using similar materials, moldings and finishes, eye-catching designs from Vent-A-Hood are taking center stage. Local designers are embracing the custom aspect of the line, choosing from powder coated finishes, decorative bands, lip treatments, pot rails and lighting options.
Also worth noting, the growing popularity of the microwave drawer. Gone from walls almost entirely, Daron reports that nearly 75% of homeowners are opting for microwave drawers over wall-mounted models.
And as we approach the perfect time of year for outdoor living, he acknowledged that St. Louis homeowners are spending more than ever on outdoor kitchens. The Midwest is catching up to its coastal counterparts and embracing the great outdoors with full kitchens, even swim up bars.
Breakfast is Served
Some of you may be familiar with AUTCOhome’s Builder Breakfasts. In the past, they’ve hosted a series of morning gatherings bringing together industry pros, from builders and remodelers to interior designers. An excellent way to start the day, the Builder Breakfast is making a comeback this fall, so watch an invite in your inbox. Interested in attending? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to Save
Choose from multiple reward options including $1,000 or a combination of a rebate and professional appliances or cutlery.
Save up to $8,436 with the ONE-TWO-FREE® program. Buy a cooking appliance package, get a FREE dishwasher, add refrigeration and choose your special gift with purchase.
Get two free appliances valued up to $3,798 with qualifying purchase, see site for details.
Many thanks to Daron for sharing his insight and the latest in news, events and promotions with the IDCSTL blog.