Clients, what they say about us...
Our clients are residential home owers, commercial property owners, municipalities, business owners, property management companies, and general contractors.
"Cynthia is totally professional, knowledgeable and helpful to work with including being delightful. We love our shades which truly cut down on the summer heat while allowing air flow on our porch. Then discovered some wonderful fiberglass flooring in the showroom which was cut to measure for our outdoor patio at our other home. It looks like stonework and is easy to clean and smooth under foot.
We were most satisfied with our service at ColorShed!"
~Susan - Etna, NH
"First off, the owner - Cynthia - is such a sweet and helpful lady. Pleasant as the day is long, and punctual. That in and of itself is refreshing up here. She even called the day before to ensure that the house temperature was optimal for a carpeting installation!
Second, she was knowledgeable about the various kinds of carpeting, educated me about them, and helped me pick the perfect carpet for our situation. We went to Lowe's last time and to say we regretted that for several years is an understatement. Also, Color Shed was more affordable and cost effective, which is a bonus.
Finally, the installer that ColorShed had came in at 10am, stayed until 9pm, had to work extra hard to undo everything that the Lowe's installer had done, and left us with a beautiful set of stairs that we are overjoyed with.
One last point is that even when it came to some additional charges, Cynthia was a joy to converse with, was fair, and followed up to ensure we were happy. Fabulous establishment! 5 Stars!♥️"
~Alan - Gilford, NH
"ColorShed did all the tile work in our home in Meredith, NH. It was a pleasure working with Cindy. She is a real perfectionist and insists that any subcontractors working for her maintain the same high standards. Whether it is a custom top for a vanity, tile work in the bathroom or flooring, Cindy is our "Go to " person for the job."
~Steve - Meredith, NH
"Cindy is a professional in every sense of the word, and that includes the quality of products and installation. Her work is extremely creative, innovative and individualized to reflect each client’s personal style. Cindy has a wonderful eye for detail and color, and was able to take my ideas and transform them into realities. She is honest and hardworking, and clearly enjoys her work. I am one of the most satisfied customers who have used ColorShed's design services over many years, and I go back to ColorShed again and again. I recommend ColorShed wholeheartedly!"
~Lisa - Moultonboro, NH
"I find ColorShed’s design and technical assistance to be invaluable! I need more guidance than I can get at a Big Box home improvement supply store. Cindy listens to my vision and helps me refine my ideas (including colors, materials, and furnishings), translate them into specific job tasks, and give specific instructions to construction and painting crews to achieve my desired outcome. I am totally thrilled with the outcome of my recent project! Cindy’s product and construction knowledge was key and her expertise in carefully managing the hard tasks to achieve my soft goals is impressive. I highly recommend Cindy Bruning and ColorShed!"
~Susan Leduc - New Hampton, NH
"Cindy and her team at ColorShed helped us with 2 flooring projects at our Lake home. They worked tirelessly to help us pick out flooring that met our needs and taste. This was no easy mission! They also helped with paint color selection and made recommendations for coordinating window treatment fabrics, throw pillows and area rugs. Most impressive is their knowledge and attention to detail, that everything is done correctly. Beyond the call of duty, when we were out of town, ColorShed supervised a billiards store crew that disassembled and reassembled our pool table - a task that was required for flooring installation. There were no details too small for them to help us with. I would recommend ColorShed without reservation."
~Melanie Zeigler - Grouse Point Club, Meredith, NH
"My wife's family runs a large summer "camp." About ten years ago we went to ColorShed looking for a new kitchen floor that would fit in our multi-cornered space and not buckle during the winter freeze. They introduced us to an innovative product that "floats" on the subfloor. It has worked brilliantly. Several years later, when we were searching for new living room carpets, ColorShed used its knowledge of the style of our camp to suggest perfect additions. Since then they have refloored a bathroom and helped with hardwood flooring for a personal residence in Colorado. In every case, the advice was thoughtful and spot-on, and the installation and follow up superior. We no longer shop anywhere else for items within their expertise."
~Renny Daly - Squam Lake, NH
"The counter top is beautiful and I love my new bathroom. Thank you for your help and design expertise. You saved me from being completely overwhelmed with decision making, and it has been fun to work with you!
~Karen - Laconia, NH
"When we bought our beloved house on the Lake over ten years ago one of the only things we struggled with was the enormous half circle of black metal lying under the wood stove in the living room. Our solution was to replaced the wood stove with a gas one and covered the metal with the new carpet. Unfortunately, the outline of the metal eventually showed through the carpet and for years we discussed different options for removing the metal.
Options ranged from cutting through it with an acetylene torch (we were warned we could burn the house down!) to taking the wall down because the edge of the metal was cemented under the bricks on the wall. None of the options discussed were good ones so we continued to live with the problem. That is, until we went to ColorShed.
I explained the problem to Cindy and she admitted it seemed like a huge obstacle. She came out to our house and set about reducing this huge obstacle to a very small one.
She asked me what my wish list included with regard to the floor. I told her I really would like a wood look floor in the kitchen, living room, and study and a fieldstone look floor in the sunroom. All of which had to be indestructible to hold up to family and friends visiting and our new puppy. Sounded impossible to me. Not to Cindy.
She recommended the exact right floors and the exact right person for the job of putting a subfloor over the metal in the living room to extend into the kitchen and study. She researched and solved one problem after another. In no time our house was transformed to an updated clean wonderful look! It feels brand new and welcomes you home every time you walk in the door. Our family and friends have complimented us several times over and cannot believe the floors are a hybrid luxury fiberglass vinyl. Our friends bend down to touch the kitchen floor to make sure it is not 'real wood' and my Dad even asked if the sunroom was inlaid when he visited over the holidays!
We cannot thank Cindy and her team ENOUGH for transforming our outdated look!"
~Deborah - Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith
"My husband and I recently built a house in Sandwich on a beautiful piece of property. Our instructions to anyone in involved in the design was to compliment the beauty of this land. Cindy worked tirelessly for us in finding the right materials for every floor, counter top and wall throughout the house. She took the time to get to know us, how we live and what we value. The interior materials in our house are gorgeous. They fit the house, the land and how we live. I cannot recommend Cindy highly enough. She is a dedicated expert in what she does and is a pleasure in every way to work with."
~Lisa - Center Sandwich, NH
"ColorShed is my go to Company for all of my projects. Their construction and product knowledge surpasses all other companies in the Lakes Region. As part of my team, I depend on their experience and knowledge while on difficult renovation projects. When needed, they work along side my construction trades to find creative solutions to mitigate on site existing conditions in order to accomplish my client's goals.
I find their extensive showroom invaluable and their design talent progressive and creative. Time and time again my clients tell me how easy the selection and design process was at ColorShed because of their large showroom and talent. I highly recommend ColorShed to anyone considering a new construction or renovation project."
~Allan T. Ward, General Contractor - Campton, NH
“My wife, Lulu, and I were referred to ColorShed by our contractor as just a potential tile supplier. A year later, Cynthia (Owner of ColorShed) is a great friend and with her expertise, coaching, and insights, our wonderful Winnipesaukee lakeside project is almost a completed home!
It didn’t take but a few minutes of conversation to know we wanted to work with Cindy. We had given up on interior decorators after firing one and meeting with several other candidates months earlier. We were attempting to coordinate our project’s design ourselves. Tile selections, cabinet and countertop choices, flooring possibilities, lighting fixtures, paint colors. We were overwhelmed and lost. Did I mention plumbing fixtures, window lites and door styles? I’m an engineer and Lulu is about as artsy fairy as they come. Cynthia demonstrated her communication skills immediately speaking both fluent engineer and girl. Cynthia, you’re hired!
Over the next few weeks, Cynthia dove into our project. She listened, she asked a million questions, she got to know us. Lulu and I felt less overwhelmed. Cynthia managed to present options in a way that made sense to both the technical engineer and the color texture girl. Every time we visited ColorShed, paint, flooring, tile, granite, cabinet samples for our project were always laying on the floor as Cindy worked on the next aspects of the design.
Cynthia’s knowledge of her product lines is extensive but when I did manage to stump her, she researched and found answers and solutions. Cynthia produced detailed drawings for the various installers for undermount bathtubs, a steam shower enclosure, and multiple shower tile layouts. Behind the scenes, Cynthia coordinated her sub-contractors, ordered material, and even modified some of the decorative tile strips by hand, herself.
Every project has problems. Ours was no exception and when issues arose and tempers flared, Cynthia was quick to resolve them. Regardless of fault, Cynthia’s foremost concern was making sure we got the result we wanted. When the dining room chandelier selected turned out to be discontinued two years ago, Cynthia amazingly found one sitting under someone’s desk in St. Louis, Missouri!
There isn’t a single aspect of our home that Cindy hasn’t impacted positively. She’s our go-to-gal. She’s professional, honest, and almost as much of a perfectionist as I am. Recommend ColorShed? Yes, I guess so.”
~David & Lulu Fite – Gilford, NH
“We recently worked with Cindy to choose and install carpet for 2 rooms in our new home. She was very diligent in looking at our color scheme and the furniture pieces that we already had to work with. Once install was complete, she also did a great job of letting me know how to best care for our carpet, given the fact that we have 3 kids! We are hoping to come back soon for help with our new master bathroom. Cindy was very thorough, patient, and understood that we were working within the budget of a young growing family. Thank you!”
~Jennifer Bleiler - Bristol, NH
"Cindy is the best!! I have worked with her three times and each time she delivered. We moved from a small condo to a larger home where we were hoping to use most of our hodgepodge furniture together in a large open room. She helped me choose wall colors, lighting fixtures...and most of all, arrange furniture to maximize the space for easy conversation and to tie in with the rest of the décor.
Not only does she know her products and have great taste in design, but she also carries herself in a very professional manner. She listens and asks questions patiently to find out about our styles. The day she came to my home she started to work the moment she walked into the room. Her keep eye took everything in quickly making comments and suggestions along the way. I was amazed and wondered why I didn't ask her much earlier for help.
There's no doubt I will use her again for my next home improvement project."
~Felicia, Gilford, NH
"When we renovated our 1890s lake house five yeas ago, we were drowning in decorating decisions. We couldn't even decide on an exterior color which would look OK with the existing roof (about the only thing we didn't alter) yet subtly blend with the beautiful lakeside. ColorShed came to our rescue with expert advice on exterior and interior colors as well as offering a showroom with a vast selection of window treatments, flooring, tile and upholstery. We were delighted with the advice as well as the lovely draperies, carpeting and upholstery they delivered.
Last year the house became our full time residence and we again turned to ColorShed for help with additional projects to complete our transition. We were again delighted with the expert and cordial advice they offered and found the perfect draperies and carpeting to complete the projects.
Our newly finished rooms are terrific. Thank you ColorShed!!!"
~Barbara and Warren Clark, Meredith, NH