Chandlee and Sons Construction Company was hired to remodel the Atlanta showroom of Donghia, International, one of their twelve exclusive showrooms in the United States. Donghia is an international design company that was founded over forty years ago by innovative designer, Angelo Donghia. This international company now has fifty showrooms worldwide.
The scope of this complete remodel project involved disassembling every item in the existing showroom, loading it piece by piece in a large cart and carefully transporting it down a narrow hall to a dumpster located outside of the building. This enormously tedious task proceeded while the activities of the interior design business continued all around the crew. The materials for the new design where brought into the showroom in exactly the same tedious and careful manner.
Because the showroom had to remain open for business, Seth Chandlee and Jim Chandlee, co-owners of Chandlee and Sons Construction, divided the showroom in half. By dividing the showroom into two sections, at least one section would be open for business.
The crew completely enclosed one half of the showroom in massive sheets of thick plastic. Then they disassembled every item, removed the materials, brought in new materials and constructed the new design. When the crew completed one side of the showroom, they moved the office equipment, fabrics, furniture and accessories from the older portion into the newly finished portion so business could continue. Then the entire process began again on the unfinished side. The amount of materials that were removed from the original showroom was enormous.
The existing display bays were disassembled from the former space and relocated in the redesigned space. These were re-hung with special wallpaper and textile wall mounts, and new display racks were also constructed and hung. The floor design and layout was changed completely to enhance the display of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, lighting and accessories. The wall surfaces received exclusive, beautifully textured wall paper and very expensive high-gloss paint in an elegant gray color. The floors of the showroom were covered with thick, exquisite carpeting and track lighting was positioned overhead.
This was an extremely tedious process but well worth the inconvenience to enable Donghia to operate their business throughout the remodel. Chandlee and Sons created a beautiful thoroughly remodeled showroom constructed on time and within the established budget.
This Atlanta showroom for Donghia, International is located within the 550,000 square foot Atlanta Decorative Arts Center in Suite 317 at 351 Peachtree Hills Avenue. Chandlee and Sons Construction is a design-build, retail, commercial and light industrial contracting firm located in Alpharetta, Georgia.