The Furniture Mall of Kansas entered the greater Kansas City market with the opening of its showroom in the former 160,000 square foot Benchmark Home Furnishings space to a great reception. In this video, the owners, give a video testimonial of what it was like to work with Martin Roberts during the design process.
Riley’s Furniture and Mattress Store in Monroe, Ohio had a 30,000 sq. ft. two‐ story “piecemeal” showroom that had been remodeled and added to throughout the last 45 years one area at a time creating an inconsistent look and feel. Mattresses were tucked away in the far back upstairs corner. Furniture was arranged in brand
Last year my team at Martin Roberts Design re‐planned and re‐merchandised more than one million square feet of retail space in 30 or so stores around the country. As a retail designer, I’ve helped hundreds of store owners rethink their showrooms. When merchants ask me to revitalize their space, they frequently say it’s because it’s
Park Stores, a family owned chain including Park Furniture & Appliances and Park Audio Plus, announced that it plans to combine its two Altoona-area stores under one roof with the help of Martin Roberts Design. The groundbreaking to expand the existing Park Audio store is set for January 2016. Published first in Furniture World Magazine
“Designer Martin Roberts walked attendees through his biggest project this year, the Furniture Mall of Kansas in Olathe, Kansas.” While some are proclaiming the death of brick-and-mortar furniture stores, designer Martin Roberts remains unconvinced. Just this year “Nebraska Furniture Mart built the largest store in the western hemisphere, which is all about furniture.” Published first
Mattress First just released its case study of how one family-owned midwest furniture store doubled their percentage of sales in mattresses. Kloss Furniture hired Martin Roberts Design to help them remodel their existing store environment, including their mattress area. The case study highlights how the new design helped boost their mattress sales to double. Kloss
Over the years, the Belfort Furniture campus, housed in what was once a shopping mall just off the highway on route to Dulles Airport, grew organically into four unique buildings with five separate entrances. Promoted as Washington D.C.’s largest selection of home furnishings, encompassing some 100,000 square feet of selling space, the retail complex worked
Solvay, N.Y. — China Towne Furniture & Mattress is wrapping up a two-year-old renovation project this week. The project began in October 2013. It later incorporated repair work after a fire in the store’s basement in February 2014 which sent smoke throughout the building. Rita and John Yennock founded China Towne Furniture & Mattress in 1970.
New Strategy Focuses on Higher‐End Consumers’ Desire for Individualized Experience CAMP HILL, PA – When retail design specialist Martin Roberts was approached about creating a new Interiors location here, he decided the last thing his client needed was another furniture store. Rather, he relates, the emphasis here needed to be on interior design services. Published
In 1900, Frank Baum’s whimsy discovered the Land of Oz. It was thirty-three years later that Ben and Eva Winter envisioned their own magic at Emporia, Kansas. “A furniture store, along with a gas station, a dog kennel and a restaurant called Howdy Come In,” their son, Jeff, told us. “They pretty much did whatever