I think a key element to consider is how much time you should consider for your appointment. I think many people don't realize a typical appointment can last serveral hours.
Whether you’re in the market for an entirely new kitchen or you simply want to replace your dishwasher with a newer model, a visit to a kitchen showroom can be a big help. But with the added information that's provided by a showroom visit comes a dizzying array of choices and options, which can often leave you feeling more confused than inspired. Fortunately, there are easy ways to make sure you get the most out of your showroom trip. First of all, prepare for your visit. Look at interior-design magazines and websites, talk to your designer, and think about any extra options or accessories that are important to you, such as a digital display on an oven or an extra-large fridge. “Be clear about what you’re looking for, but go with an open mind,” says designer Scott Stultz of Marietta, Pennsylvania. “You might see something you haven’t thought of, like a built-in seating arrangement, or a pantry with roll-out inserts.”