Keidel Supply continues to offer high-end kitchen and bath products as it has for over 100 years
Homeowners considering a renovation of their kitchen or bathroom will want to explore Keidel Supply’s 15,000-square-foot showroom to gather design ideas and review the high-end products that are available.
“We try very hard to keep products here and sell products that are not available in the big-box retailers,” says Liz Hanley, Keidel’s showroom manager. “The public can come in and go through a very high-end showroom with a lot of luxury finishes.”
Keidel started in 1911 as a plumbing supply wholesaler and expanded over the years into a full-service design showroom as well as a plumbing trade supplier. “Having been here for a long time I guess we’re doing something right,” Hanley says.
Homeowners are welcome to stop by Keidel Supply’s facility on Tennessee Avenue, just off the Norwood Lateral (state Route 562) and meet with one of Keidel’s three in-house kitchen and bath designers.
The designers, who create kitchen and bath designs on computer-aided design (CAD) software, can conduct consultations on remodeling projects and walk with the homeowner through the showroom to view cabinetry, countertops, plumbing fixtures, lighting and appliances.
Well-respected cabinet brands that are available include Medallion, Ultracraft, Mid Continent and Mouser Cabinetry, all of which allow for full customization. Natural stone countertop brands include Cambria, Caesarstone and Zodiaq, along with a unique wooden style of countertop from Michigan Maple Block that allows the entire surface to be used as a cutting board.
When it comes to appliances, Keidel offers popular brands like General Electric, KitchenAid, Maytag and Whirlpool along with premium-level appliances from Wolf, Subzero, Thermador, Miele and Jenn-Air.
“And we also have a large lighting showroom,” adds Hanley. “We have a huge selection of very cutting-edge, high-end lighting. But you can also come in and get a can light from us.”
All of the designers are very knowledgeable about the products because they receive extensive ongoing training from vendors, Hanley says. The designers will be able to describe to a homeowner how a valve works or explain a remnant program for high-end quartz countertops on a vanity.
“We have a lighting specialist who is certified,” says Hanley. “She’s required to take ongoing training so they’re getting trained on a very high level as opposed to somebody who might be in a big-box environment where you go in and they might be a generalist.”
Keidel Supply is a one-stop shop for homeowners, builders, architects or designers in the Cincinnati area. Although there are other national companies in the area that offer kitchen, bath, appliance, plumbing and lighting products, Keidel is a local company, says Hanley. “We’re pretty much the only full-service showroom…in Cincinnati,” she says.