By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter
Worcester – Immediately upon entering either of the dazzling showrooms of Spotlight Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Design Center, conveniently located at 86 Shrewsbury St. in Worcester, one realizes that this isn’t your average design center. It isn’t just the gleaming surfaces, the sleek cabinetry and sophisticated hardware; it’s also the warm welcome one receives from owner Alban Gega and members of his team.
“I want people to come and see our beautiful showrooms for themselves, to see the high quality of what we offer and get a different experience than in others,” he said.
What he offers are meticulous designs unique to each of his clients’ needs and wishes using the most up-to-date styles and trends with state-of-the-art technology. He prides himself on delivering incredible service.
Morgan Vance, Spotlight Kitchen & Bath’s office manager, said that Gega stands out because he is exceptionally personable with his clients.
His team includes Leanne Richard, design lead and architect, and who is a recipient of the 30 Under 30 Award by the National Kitchen and Bath Association in 2015, as well as certified kitchen designer Ted Lochner, and senior designer Justin Havalotti, who have been in the industry for decades.
With years of design experience with other firms, Gega set out on his own about six years ago and has built this business on a foundation of trust.
“We have a different motto. We work with clients and we also work with a lot of contractors so if a client needs a contractor we can refer them to the ones that we work with regularly and trust,” he stated. “I built my company by creating loyal, lasting relationships with other local businesses. We want to be able to continuously feed them, and in turn, they feed us.”
Their process starts with a FREE consultation and in-home measurements before beginning the design stage.
“We create the design and we show renderings on our 70 inch big screens and you can see the design in 3-D, including a breakdown of the floor plan, elevations, and other details,” he explained. “We don’t charge for any of our measures or design consultations. We take pride in our showroom, products and skills and it is up to our customer to take it to the next level. There is nothing for them to lose.”
Spotlight Kitchen & Bath will coordinate all aspects of a project from design to delivery including countertops, backsplash, hardware, flooring and an extensive array of lighting options. They have it all!
Gega said that they can create a beautiful kitchen or bathroom on any budget and often beat the local home box store in quality and price. They have also done closets, basements and home entertainment zones.
“We have handpicked our lines of cabinets that have a little bit of edge on their competitors with better price,” he added. “Many of the manufacturers build their product in-house from scratch.”
When asked about design trends, Gega replied, “New England will always be New England. White kitchens are here to stay and will never go out of style…I am seeing different finishes coming like two-tone kitchens such as a white and off white or grey pairing and the island may be a different color.”
He pointed out that he isn’t seeing the use of cherry as much at the moment but walnut, hickory and alder have become popular.
Spotlight Kitchen & Bath is a proud member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and has been recognized for the past six years with the “Best of Houzz” Award. They also enjoy an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Gega looks forward to helping you fulfill your remodeling dreams. For more information, visit: https://www.spotlightkitchens.com. To reach the center: phone 508-762-9095 or 508-353-6112 or by fax at 508-635-6819. They may also be reached by email: [email protected]. Hours of operation are: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and by special weekend or evening appointments.