Indy Design Center
The hours for our showroom are:
Tues – Fri 10 AM to 6 PM
Sat -10 AM to 4 PM
For several years, Indy Home Design Center owners Jack and Genta Powell operated their award-winning design center as DirectBuy franchisees in the same 8450 Westfield Boulevard location as they do today. While the Powells are no longer DirectBuy franchisees, they still offer direct-from-manufacturer pricing and the highest level of personal service with the Indy Home Design Center.
The Indy Home Design Center is somewhat similar to the design centers operated by new home builders. You can go to one location and pick out carpeting, flooring, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, countertops, and other accessories. However, a vastly larger selection at the Indy Home Design Center is one of the major differences you will find. In addition, the Indy Design Center has a team of professional assistants with years of experience second to none.
Jack and his wife Genta, who live in the Carmel area, have over 50 years of combined experience in owning and operating a design center. They are also active in the local community. Since their eleven-year-old daughter Miah was diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes, the Powells have become very involved with and supportive of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Genta says, “We have developed personal relationships over many years with quite a few clients who are repeat buyers. In fact, in some cases we have worked with them from the time they first became homeowners through furnishing the home as their families grew. It has been very rewarding to be a part of their lives and grow with their families.”
Another member of the Indy Home Design Center team with tremendous experience is Tom Kahn, who has been in the home improvement industry for more than 30 years. In 2007, Tom joined the Powell’s design team and has become the go-to guy for clients who are building or remodeling. Through the years, Tom has developed relationships with hundreds of manufacturers and their reps. As a result, Tom has a wealth of knowledge that is unique in the industry to help make your buying experience easier.
The Indy Home Design Center also offers customers an experienced interior designer, Susie Kappes. As an interior designer, Susie opened the first design center in Indianapolis for a local home builder. With more than 35 years in her field, she has decorated more than 250 model homes as well as the
centerpiece home at the Indianapolis Home Show. She is an award-winning designer who was recognized by St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Decorators’ Show House as a top designer. Susie is available in the design center or by appointment for in-home consultation and design services.
Susie summarized what makes the Indy Home Design Center unique: “As an interior designer, it is an advantage to be able to bring my clients to the Indy Home Design Center. The variety of finishes and products offered in one location saves time, energy, and money. I no longer have to bring color samples from one store to another. The client gets an overall view without all the hassle. Every product that the Design Center offers meets or exceeds my expectations. The owners and staff are well-versed in every item that they carry. I feel confident with the entire process from start to finish.”
Big box stores pick and choose items to sell from a manufacturer’s line based on what their buyers think you want and which ones will be most profitable for them. At the Indy Home Design Center, they simply provide you with the manufacturer’s catalog and let you be the one to decide which products you want to buy. Typically, the selection offered by the Indy Home Design Center includes the manufacturer’s entire line of products.
If you are planning a home improvement project, the Indy Home Design Center is the best place to start. When you walk into the Indy Home Design Center, you will immediately notice it is filled with manufacturer’s product displays and bookshelves lined with hundreds of their catalogs. Genta and her experienced team will help guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. As you might have guessed, the design center is a great place to meet with your contractor or designer where, together, you can order everything you will need in furnishings and fixtures for the project.
If you are looking for a place to shop with unmatched savings, selection and convenience with award winning service, stop by or call the team at the Indy Home Design Center.