1582 Main St., Route 6A, East Dennis
When you step into David Ricardi Designs’ East Dennis showroom, it feels like home. A crisp white kitchen, adorned with a vase of fresh flowers, faces a comfy living area where a television plays a cooking show. A serene bath area awash in coastal hues, set adjacently, features an enviable walk-in shower and porcelain tile flooring with the look of wood and radiant heating. There is not a sample rack in sight, which was the intention of owner and kitchen and bath designer David Ricardi.
“My idea was to develop a showroom that feels like you are walking into your own home,” he says. “I wanted a complete kitchen so people could sit here and look around and feel like they are in a kitchen and think: Wow this could be my kitchen,” he says. The showroom, which has two working kitchens, a bath and a living area, showcases locally sourced products and materials— appliances, stone, tile, window treatments—and, of course, the company’s design capabilities.
David Ricardi Designs offers full kitchen and bath remodeling services, which include everything from project design, pulling permits and painting to carpentry, plumbing and electrical. “[Remodeling] can be a fun experience,” says Ricardi, which is what he and his team strive for during each and every project, regardless of budget.
“It doesn’t have to be stressful,” says bathroom designer Kim Tilio. “You don’t have to step foot into any store if you don’t want to. [We] can put together tile, flooring, lighting selections to choose from.” Some clients like shopping for products and materials and others don’t,” Tilio points out, adding: ”We cater to each person’s personality.”