RGI invests £250,000 in flagship revamp

Richard Grafton Interiors makes £250,000 investment in new look Harrogate showroom.

Furniture and flooring retailer Richard Grafton Interiors has invested £250,000 in its flagship store.

The investment has seen it new product sectors as it looks to meet demand.

Since opening the showroom on Harrogate’s The Ginnel a dozen years ago, it is seen growing demand for kitchen installations so has now included a luxury kitchen roomset for the first time, complete with pantry and larder. The ground floor also features a ‘snug’ showcasing the company’s hand-crafted cabinetry and designer furniture, including a bespoke media cabinet.

The first floor now comprises a fully-furnished bedroom and dressing room as well as a formal sitting room with an extensive range of design-led interiors products. It also incorporates a design hub to enable closer collaboration within design team. The design studio, complete with hundreds of fabrics, wall coverings and flooring libraries, remains on the third floor.

The store will official relaunch on Friday.

‘As it is 12 years since we opened our doors in the town, we have taken the opportunity to completely transform the whole showroom with an updated, contemporary look to reflect changing trends,’ says Charlotte Grafton, RGI director.

‘The importance of the kitchen as the heart of the home is evident and with continued client demand to see and touch our offering, we decided to put it at the centre of our refurbished Harrogate furnishings and interior design showroom. Handmade in a Yorkshire workshop to our unique designs, our luxury kitchens not only highlight the quality of our cabinetry and drawers, but also give clients a stress-free way of creating their dream kitchen as we project manage the complete installation. We’re also looking forward to welcoming clients to cookery events at the showroom, hosted in our fully functioning kitchen.’

‘We’re constantly adapting, investing and improving to offer the very best service to clients. The creation of a kitchen room set in our Harrogate showroom gives clients the chance to see first-hand the unique way in which we curate collections of items, bringing together materials, fabrics and components to complement our interior design-led cabinetry,’ says Richard Grafton, RGI md.

The company also has showrooms in Wetherby and Ilkley, and employs 28 people.

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