The Personal Touch

Our 5 Step Process

Geerlinks professional design team follows a five-step process to ensure that your renovation project goes as planned each and every time. Systematically following this process from start to finish enables us to make creative recommendations and facilitate product selections based on your needs and wants. It all starts with your ideas, which our designers will enhance with their expertise in blending style and function. It’s our way of guiding you through the process to ensure you’re completely satisfied.


Set a course for creativity by defining your personal style and preferences. Get inspired by reviewing photos and discovering product styles that you favour. During this step, we will also discuss your current home and adjacent spaces, thereby ensuring that your new design will reflect your personal style and compliment the decorative and architectural elements in your home.


Throughout this step, we will guide you through an in-depth discovery process to understand your unique needs. We will then measure rooms and consider what new dimensions you would like to add, while also discussing your “must have” items and “wish list” items. The purpose of this step is to ensure that the design we create will work for the way your family lives, works and entertains in your home.


During the create phase, you will begin to see your vision come to life. Here we will create a design concept and make recommendations. We then review 3-D renderings on our big screen TV to more easily visualize the proposed space. Here, we encourage you to consider options and make refinements to ensure you absolutely love the design and can move forward with confidence.


Now it’s time to review the project schedule and coordinate with the installer to ensure that your project runs smoothly and timely. During this stage, we will also double check measurements and product selections, verify time frames, review checklists to prep the space for installation, place orders and schedule delivery. This helps to ensure both accuracy and communication, guaranteeing that you have a positive experience.


This installation phase is all about ensuring that what you and your designer envisioned together becomes a reality. Here, we will accept the delivery of products and inspect for accuracy and quality. Once complete, our certified installers can begin installation and complete your dream space.

About the Design Gallery

At Geerlinks Home Hardware Building Centre, supporting local is central to everything we do. The Design Gallery is proudly owned by Craig Geerlinks and Adam MacLeod in St. Thomas, Ontario. As a family owned and operated business, we have always prioritized supporting local homeowners, renovators and home builders. We also carry a wide range of Canadian decor and furniture brands.

We recognize that consumer’s renovation expectations and builder’s needs are constantly evolving. As such, The Design Gallery showcases a full range of products and services perfect for any budget and style, including contemporary, classic, coastal, mid-century modern, and vintage.

Whether you’re planning a renovation or new build, we’ll assist you with the design, as well as the selection of cabinetry, flooring, paint and colour. We recognize that implementation is everything, which is why our team is closely involved in the installation process, as well as the finishing touches of appliances, window treatments, furniture, and accessories to complete your overall dream. Choose from top appliances like Frigidaire, Bosch, GE, and Samsung, and from hundreds of finish and fabric choices to customize furnishings by many Canadian manufacturers. Our design concepts serve to unite living, relaxing, and dining spaces in a beautiful and efficient way.

Our designs are about you, your family, and the comforts of your home. We promise to take the time to understand your lifestyle and renovation dreams, while supporting Canadian business in the process.

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