KB Studios in Richardson offers hassle-free kitchen and bathroom renovations

General manager Clarissa Rivera (center) works with consultants Jeffrey M. and Melanie B. to give clients their dream bathrooms and kitchens. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
General manager Clarissa Rivera (center) works with consultants Jeffrey M. and Melanie B. to give clients their dream bathrooms and kitchens. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)

General manager Clarissa Rivera (center) works with consultants Jeffrey M. and Melanie B. to give clients their dream bathrooms and kitchens. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Clients work with consultants to choose countertops, cabinets and backsplashes for their kitchens and bathrooms. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
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KB Studios prides itself on making the renovation process easier by offering predesigned templates. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
KB Studios opened its Richardson showroom in late 2018 to provide an easy way for homeowners to upgrade their kitchens or bathrooms without the hassle of a big-box store, according to General Manager Clarissa Rivera.

“We want to offer the client an alternative based on simplicity,” she said.

The showroom has predesigned templates meant to take away the stress of choosing from hundreds of options, Rivera said.

“The minute you step in [to the showroom], you actually feel a sense of tranquility,” she said. “[You are not] overwhelmed by too many materials.”

Clients work with the same consultant from the moment they walk into the showroom through the end of the project. KB Studios takes care of the entire process, from tear-outs of cabinets and countertops to the finished product, and they do so in a timely manner, Rivera said.


“I am personally committed to that, so there is not three or four or five days in between [construction],” Rivera said.

The studio works with at least one new interior designer per year to ensure it is offering the latest trends, Rivera said. KB Studios is in the process of fabricating its own line of cabinets, as well.

Richardson was the ideal location for the studio, Rivera said. Through market research, it was determined that many homes in the city are aging and require renovations to raise their market value. Residents may also choose to renovate their homes for their own enjoyment, she added.

“We have everything for every market,” she said.

Like most businesses, KB Studios was forced to adjust to coronavirus-related shutdowns. To help keep clients safe and comfortable, virtual consultations are available. Both clients and consultants are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing during in-person visits.

“Ideally, the best thing is to come and visit so they experience the studio, the store and the designers [and get] that personal touch,” Rivera said.

For Rivera, working for KB Studios is about more than helping clients with their dream renovations.

“I enjoy that I actually develop a relationship [with clients] and that they allow me to go to their homes,” Rivera said. “I made a client for life.”
By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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