I’m in love with a recent addition to Atlanta, Pirch. It is a dream! The first time I went, I had my whole family with me. The boys loved it! When you first go in, you are greeted right at the door. You go up a massive double staircase that is kind of scary, because the risers are clear plexi – you feel like your are going to fall (my seven year old did not like it!).
When you get to the main showroom (on the 2nd floor), you arrive at at a cafe. There are fruit and pastries set out on the counter, and the barista asked us if we’d like coffee, tea or hot chocolate. The boys of course immediately said yes to hot chocolate and started scarfing down pastries. Did I mention it is all complementary? I didn’t expect the boys to be excited about a kitchen and bath showroom, but my 14 year old was all over it. He wanted to check out all of the vignettes. The way they have the showroom set up is really cool. Each vignette is a fully functional and amazingly decorated kitchen or bathroom. The ovens, stoves and faucets really work.
The vignette the boys loved the most was actually a separate room, The Spa. You go in a set of glass doors into a room that is covered in wood that looks like it came out of a Scandanavian sauna. There are two working steam “showers” on either end and in the back of the room is a wall of rain shower heads and wall mounted shower heads. In front of the shower heads is a little computer screen where you can turn the showers off and on. The boys loved this! There were huge rain shower heads, and odd pod looking shower heads that dumped a bunch of water at once (the boys loved this)! Needless to say, we spent a lot of time in the Spa!
The boys next favorite thing was the toilets (of course, boys!). They loved joking that if you had to go to the bathroom, you could use one of the toilets on the showroom floor. Which, technically you could! In the back of the showroom is a display of just toilets, which occupied us for more time than I’d like to admit. The boys’ favorites were a Toto that automatically lifted the seat when you walked by and a Kohler that had a little control pad where you can control the music and light display! The toilets happened to be lined up by the restrooms that you can actually use, so of course, we had to check out the bathrooms. The women’s bathroom was very spa-like, with fancy scented oils and hand soaps. It is very nicely decorated, and the toilets were nothing fancy, though – just regular Kohler models. My 11 year old came out of the men’s room, and said, “It was awesome, my toilet played music!” I guess we know now that men buy the toilets with all the bells and whistles!
I took a bunch of iphone photos of the showroom. Everything skews pretty contemporary since all of the cabinetry is by Sie-Matic. Pirch doesn’t actually sell Sie-Matic, but there is a rep on site. Pirch only sells plumbing fixtures and appliance, and they do it in a way that makes me want to go back again and again! Here are some of my favorite vignettes:
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just move in?