By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: June 2008
Get plenty of professional knowledge and advice about do-it-yourself or full service home restyling projects. Vickie and Gary Faurie offer a full array of outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, as well as indoor kitchen and bath remodeling services.
Adults who visit Stylish Home Features (SHF) in Owasso will feel like kids in a candy store. The huge showroom is filled with items that will transform a kitchen, bathroom or outdoor kitchen. It’s fun to visit and let your imagination run wild as you encounter products that will make your home more special and functional.
Owner Vickie Faurie and her daughter Elisabeth greet you with warm, friendly smiles, making you feel welcome immediately.
The moment you walk in, you’re surrounded by cast stone statuaries – birdbaths, flowerbed décor, fountains and more. The products are available in a natural finish, or they can be ordered in kiln-fired, permanent colors.
A large Isokern stucco-covered fireplace will surely capture your attention during your tour through the showroom. It’s one of many models offered that add functionality and interest to an indoor or outdoor area.
Elisabeth Hicks displays the popular outdoor fire pits available at Stylish Home Features in Owasso.
The Isokern brand has been part of the construction industry for over 60 years. It is at the forefront of modular masonry hearth systems in both the construction and remodeling industries. The company’s products are known for their exceptional insulation value and ease of installation. The primary material in their products is natural volcanic pumice stone, which does not expand or contract with temperature changes, reducing the possibility of cracking and structural damage. The light weight of pumice allows for quick fireplace and chimney system installations that will withstand intense heat.
Award-winning Napoleon Gourmet Grills highlight the mid-showroom area. Models are mounted on partially completed bases, showing do-it-yourselfers how simple it is to design and assemble an island. Capable of going from zero to 1800 degrees in 25 seconds, Napoleon Gourmet Grills feature infrared radiant grilling technology. The intense heat of the Sizzle Zone instantly locks in the taste of your food. The units operate on either natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas and contain plenty of storage space underneath.
SHF has multiple material, color, and pattern selections for countertops, including natural stone granite, quartz and acrylic. If you can’t find the right color or pattern you’re looking for, Vickie will set you up to visit an area slab yard, where you will find additional options.
Just about any cabinet style in the wood of your choice is available from the store. Cabinets may be painted, glazed, stained or left natural to suit your tastes. In addition, cabinets can be installed and then stained or painted to match existing wood finishes. If you need a new wooden front door, SHF can do that too.
Specialty sinks are also a feature at SHF, and you’ll find sinks in materials you may not even know were available, such as marble, copper and glass. Floor-covering selections are on hand for kitchen or bath and include granite, marble, glazed ceramic, porcelain, and glazed porcelain tile.
Beginning Saturday, June 7, SHF will be conducting classes on how to build your own fireplace, island or fire pit. Call the store for complete details.
When shopping for new products and ideas for your home’s kitchen, bathroom or outdoor kitchen area, SHF, located at 12408 E 86th St. North in Owasso, is a great place to stop.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.