Springhouse Shop and Studio Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award
Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals
Benton, PA, February 4, 2014 – Springhouse Shop and Studio of Benton, PA has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The furniture and cabinetmaking company, which is poised to celebrate their 10th year in their Luzerne County location, was chosen by the Houzz community.
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals.
“We are so proud to be chosen for this recognition. We hope it will help us to reach new customers and impress on them the quality of our woodworking”, remarked Nicole Karr, Vice President.
“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “We’re delighted to recognize Springhouse Shop and Studio among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts.”
With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Springhouse Shop and Studio, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.
The Springhouse Shop and Studio has been crafting wood furniture and creating truly custom cabinets for fifteen years. They work with homeowners, interior designers, and architects on custom woodwork all over the Mid-Atlantic US. Unique handmade furniture is available at their new store www.CampaignFurniture.us, with a retail location in a historic one room schoolhouse near Ricketts Glen State Park.
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit www.houzz.com
"Adam delivered the dresser this afternoon and it is beautiful! Angela loves it and keeps going upstairs to look at it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
– J.C. Fairfax, VA, in a Jan 2010 email
“Adam Karr, of Springhouse Woodshop, Benton, did the spacious, detail-oriented kitchen in Brian and Ellen Slovinski’s new-old dwelling. The kitchen is the heart of this home, as well as the ultimate showpiece.
The Slovinskis are tall, so they made the countertops 38 inches high, rather than the standard 36 inches. However a custom-made Hoosier, complete with built-in flour sifter, has a countertop at 36 inches with baking in mind, for better leverage when kneading dough, for instance.
Other through-out details include a paper towel holder built underneath an island sink, drawers for pots and pans directly underneath the stovetop, a corner drawer that cleverly pulls straight out at an angle and a pantry door with a chalk board surface, convenient to keep lists of things needed.
The couple credits Karr with a built-in nook in the entryway that showcases a bench, hooks for coats, an area under the bench for shoes, and side shelves to hold keys, mail, and gloves. He also built an exquisite linen closet on the second floor.
“The nice thing about custom-made furniture is that it is sold direct, so it eliminates the furniture store between the maker and the consumer and the huge mark-up. For quality, affordable, U.S.-made products, you can go with the craftsman”, Brian said. Ellen adds that she saw a bedroom set she liked in a furniture store but wanted it a little different. She showed Karr a picture of the furniture and asked if he could make it as she wanted; he said yes and came back with a price comparable to the piece she had found in the furniture store. - from the Times Leader, February 2, 2008, article by Dawn Zera