“Houzz is our biggest source of leads,” says Tom Snyder, who runs the business with his wife, Saundra. The Snyders assured the Keenses that distance wouldn’t be a problem.
“He said he could do anything that we wanted,” recalls Marie. “He was happy to send us samples of the different colors. He was willing to send us glass tiles so we could see the difference in the tiles.”
The Keenses sent the artisans a photograph of the room, and in return received a digital rendering (shown here) showing the glass mural superimposed over the wall.
“All the tiles came perfectly — except one that came chipped,” recalls Marie. “And they sent a new tile right away.”
“I would never have thought of this on my own,” says Marie, who admits she once stayed up all night looking at photos on Houzz. “It’s a wonderful site. You have an idea that you want something, but Houzz helps you decide concretely on what you want.”
Marie says the mural is surprisingly easy to clean and garners compliments all the time. “There is not a person who doesn’t walk in and say, ‘That is awesome,’” Marie enthuses. “Everybody notices it.”
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