why do builders want you to shop at specific stores?
We want to do a big pretty big renovation on our kitchen in the next few months. We have never hired a contractor let alone done a major renovation so once we started talking to designers / builders we were surprised by how they all steered us to specific stores for materials. Like Ferguson for plumbing fixtures or a specific lumber yard for windows. Home Depot and Lowes sell pretty much the same stuff (and according the their web sites usually for less) but nobody say go there to look around. You can imagine the reaction when we mentioned IKEA (we like their cabinets and they have great prices on LED lights).
We were just wondering why are builder so particular about the stores we shop at? I thought a custom kitchen meant custom.