The iconic Homecentre has recently opened The Brunel Rooms – marking a new era and image for the retailer
With almost two centuries serving the people of Bristol under its belt, Gardiner Haskins has become a staple of the city’s independent retail landscape. As Bristol’s largest independent Homecentre, it has provided generations of Bristolians with everything they need for their home – whilst priding themselves on the personal, family friendly service they have become known for.
The next chapter in the company’s long history is now upon them, approaching their next century with a brand-new name and look. The recent opening of the £1m multi-department luxury showrooms in the historic Brunel Rooms on Straight Street, as well as new branding as ‘Gardiner Haskins Interiors’, marks a new era and new image for the retailer.
The Brunel Rooms are now home to luxury kitchens, bathrooms, beds and made-to-measure curtains and blinds showrooms designed to inspire customers in creating their dream home vision a reality. Open seven days a week, they are stocked with the best in British and world-leading luxury brands, expert staff and the same personal, friendly service that has become the company’s unique selling point – the future for Gardiner Haskins Interiors is looking bright.
Gardiner Haskins Interiors’ Managing Director Ben Allen says of company’s new direction: “We are really looking forward to the exciting changes that come with this new era of the business. The company has undergone many transformations over the years to grow and improve and this is another step in that progression. The new showrooms have taken a lot of planning and hard work and we’re delighted with the outcome. We feel they are the perfect place to inspire our customers and provide them with everything they need to create their dream home. Although this is a change, we are still maintaining the same level of exceptional and personal customer service that we have for the last 193 years. Our new tag line ‘Inspiring Homes Since 1825’ perfectly reflects us being a part of the Bristol retail landscape for so long.”
As well as an impressive product range, the showrooms are also the base for in-house experts in kitchen and bathroom design. The in-house designers are on hand to work with customers in creating their dream bespoke design with a completely personal service. Offering free consultation and design, customers are involved in every element of designing their dream fitted bathroom or kitchen. With exceptional, personal service always in mind, the designer visits the customer’s home to gain full insight before using state of the art software to design and visualise the completed concept.
Kitchen designer Alec Yull says: “What sets us apart from others in the industry is the personal service we provide. Having a single designer overseeing the entire project and working with the customer on their vision makes a big difference to the customer’s experience and they are always very happy to have such input in creating a completely bespoke design for their home.”
For those looking to make other improvements to their home, the showrooms also house a made-to-measure curtain studio, where customers can choose from a huge collection of fabrics to create their own, specially made curtains set to exact measurements. The in-store paint mixing service also provides the opportunity to develop their ideal paint shade from the Colourtrend range.
For more information, call 0117 929 2288 or visit www.gardinerhaskins.co.uk/bristol/