Associate Partner Profile: National Award- Winning Kitchen Design-Build Company Resides in Pompano D&B Location

Stonewater LogoAsk any realtor which home improvement will give you the best return on your investment and, without hesitation, they will say “A remodeled, contemporary, kitchen.” The first step to upgrade your kitchen with the newest in cabinetry, appliances, functional work space and tile is to plan a visit to the D&B Pompano Beach showroom. This is your one-stop location for award-winning design and construction and access to the most complete selection of tile, marble and stone from around the world. You will be welcomed by the husband and wife team of Patrick and Laurene Schwenke. Laurene has a degree in Interior Design from Colorado Institute of Art and Patrick is in charge of construction for their company, which received a national Laurene Schwenke, Vice President Patrick Schwenke, President award for design excellence from Cabinetry by Diamond, a nationally-known supplier of kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Kitchen with yellow cabinets and tile backsplash “Stonewater has been in business for 14 years. We had a showroom in Coral Springs. D&B was interested in offering design services along with their marvelous assortment of tile, marble and stone. We recently remodeled our 800 sq/ft showroom in the D&B Pompano store, “ said Laurene. Kitchen Island on Luxury Vinyl floor“We’ve been here seven years and believe we are in the perfect spot to offer complete design and remodeling. We specialize in ‘Extreme Remodeling.’ I have 31 years’ experience in interior design and specialize in kitchens. When customers come in looking for a backsplash or new flooring for their home, they are pleasantly surprised to find a professional design/build firm in place in the store. Customers can view an extensive selection of flooring and wall coverings and walk out with a complete design/build package to remodel their kitchen. It’s easy being in here. We do wall units, home office units, wall units and bathrooms but specialize in extreme kitchen remodeling.” Stonewater Kitchen Cabinet Options According to Patrick, “We started off doing a number of jobs in the Bahamas. The customer could fly in and and meet with us and D&B and coordinate everything in one day. They would often board the plane in the evening with samples and mockups to consider for their projects. They were attracted mainly because D&B has been in business for 50 years and offers an extensive selection of contemporary products. “Laurene takes care of the design and I handle the construction. All work done is performed only by licensed, bonded general contractors. “We have enjoyed our affiliation with D&B as Associate Partners. The relationship gets stronger each year. Often customers will walk in looking for tile and be referred to us for design work. And, it works the other way when people start off looking for design services and end up walking out with tile samples. We enjoy being part of the D&B family. “We are seeing a definite surge in business this year. Currently, we are working with a number of Canadian tourists who visit during the season and take the opportunity to remodel their homes or condos,” said Patrick. Stonewater Kitchen Exhibit As part of their marketing program, Stonewater Kitchens offers a wide range of signature looks, some of which are described here: EMBASSY ROW KITCHEN Beautifully detailed craftsmanship and abundant storage unite in this traditional space. Soft gray cabinets provide a warm alternative to white, and a contrasting center island accommodates multi-person food prep. MODERN HISTORY KITCHEN As its name implies, this kitchen preserves historic architectural elements while incorporating minimally detailed cabinetry, state-of-the-art appliances, and plenty of functional storage and workspace for the avid chef. OCEANSIDE KITCHEN Perched along the rocky coast and fused in colors of its natural surroundings, this contemporary space provides a tranquil refuge for a long weekend or gathering with friends. HUDSON VALLEY KITCHEN Warm and inviting, this traditional country home contrasts a pale island and refrigerator with darker perimeter cabinets and includes a custom breakfast nook. KENSINGTON COURT KITCHEN Classic elements including an eyebrow pediment, chamfered and fluted details on the china cabinet, and the box hood configuration above the range enhance the formal English appeal of this kitchen. CONNOISSEUR KITCHEN A luxurious group of materials come together with striking elegance in the Connoisseur kitchen, with none more striking or elegant than the exotic Macassar Ebony island. SOUTH HAMPTON KITCHEN Inspired by classic Georgian architecture, elegant white cabinetry contrasts with the dark floors and hood. Dual islands and a wall of tall pantry and china storage provide functional efficiency. MALIBU KITCHEN A monochromatic color scheme softens the geometric shapes of a contemporary kitchen layout to create a transitional feel. HORIZONS KITCHEN Both contemporary and casual, this kitchen uses tall cabinets to incorporate a chef’s pantry, refrigerator, and other storage. A floor-to-ceiling light box masks the range hood with soft ambient light BREAKFAST NOOK WITH BANQUETTE SEATING A cozy breakfast nook with banquette seating might be a perfect way to enjoy the most important meal of the day. PROVENCE WINE ROOM Traditional European architectural elements add Old World appeal to this luxurious wine room. See these and other beautiful tile and marble selections at our nine conveniently located stores in South Florida. Remember, the first step to beautiful design is stepping into D&B Tile. Make an appointment today with Stonewater Kitchens. Contact them at 954.753.3713 or Email: Photographs and article by G. Richard Booth