River's Edge Cabinetry showroom now open in downtown Perham
River's Edge Cabinetry owners Tasha and Joe Foltz are ready to celebrate the grand opening of their new showroom on Main Street Perham.
Last year, the Foltzes tore down the former SASS Salon and Spa at 127 East Main Street to start fresh on the custom showroom and office.
Tasha said the storefront will showcase everything they can from kitchens and bathrooms to fireplaces and countertops.
"We wanted to just be able to show that to everyone. Every piece in here is very different from each other, that was kind of the goal," she said. "Everything's not going to appeal to every single person, but there should be something here for everyone."
No cabinet is alike, from contemporary modern to farmhouse, all the way to rustic and victorian. The showroom even extends into Tasha and Joe's separate offices, which have opposing styles.
Tasha said she and Joe are excited to be on Main Street, which gives people an opportunity to look around, instead of judging their work by pictures.
"For the longest time, most of our referrals were word of mouth," she said. "It means much more to be able to touch and see things in person. To see how they're structurally made, and see how durable everything is."
Foltz says what's featured now may change periodically to keep up with trends.
"There are timeless styles, but then there are also very trendy styles," she said. "We do want to keep up on that, and be able to showcase both."
While they may seem set in stone, Foltz says cabinets are pretty easy to update.
"Generally you can make new door and drawer fronts," she said. "Depending on the wood, you can paint them, and give it a totally new look."
Besides cabinets, River's Edge also deals in Cambria countertops, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, barbeque grills and stone shower inserts.
Tasha is eager to show off the store's water vapor fireplaces that creates a realistic looking flame with just water vapor and LED light.
"People love the look of fire, but they put out a lot of heat, so people don't use their fireplaces," she said. "Where these put out heat, or can just have the look."
Tasha and Joe are both Perham graduates who dated in high school and were married a few years later. After starting Joe Foltz Construction in 2004, the demand for custom cabinets kept growing. In 2014, Tasha left her career as a nurse and devoted herself to the separate cabinet business.
"If you have a vision, we'll make it happen," Tasha said.
The store's grand opening will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 9th. Tasha and Joe will be on hand to answer any questions, and their will also be a giveaway for anyone planning on doing cabinetry in the future.