Custom-made furnishings, kitchens and bathrooms are available – along with coffee and cake or afternoon tea – at a new shop in Uckfield.
SG Home Interiors opened on Saturday and browsers are welcome to call in and enjoy refreshments, made in one of the firm’s own kitchens, while relaxing on one of the sofas it has manufactured.
The business, which was established in 1983, has a workshop in Clayhill, near Lewes, as well as the new showroom at Clearwater House in Bell Farm Lane, Uckfield.
Debbie Reed says they offer custom-made Sussex Grange Furniture – that’s where the SG from SG Home Interiors comes from – for every budget, along with kitchens and bedrooms, bathrooms and home offices, and they have their own fitters for installations too.
She said: “In the showroom we stock a range of Rom sofas and chairs as well as custom-made sofas and chairs. There is also a selection of quality rugs, lamps, mirrors, accessories and gifts.”
Pauline Rowe cooks all the cakes – including gluten and diary free varieties – served in the Grange Lounge.
She is happy to show customers how the appliances work in her kitchen too, and, if anybody would like to test an oven themselves they are welcome to take along their own cake recipe and work alongside her to bake it there.
In the future Pauline will be organising cookery demonstrations for interested members of the public.
Debbie says if somebody spots a piece of furniture they like at the showroom but would like to vary the size or design, that can be done. Customers can use an iPad to find, say, a sofa and make it bigger or smaller, vary the style of its feet, cushions or fabric and then when the design is ready see what their final bill will be.
She adds SG Home Interiors are also happy to work from a photograph or magazine picture to create the exact piece of furniture a customer would like.
It is Debbie’s brother Steve Stay, of AS Home Refurbishments, who fits the kitchens and bathrooms and his son Adam is their electrician.
Debbie said: “The great thing is that in addition to fitting kitchens and bathrooms they can build extensions or carry out alterations too, so people can come to us to complete a whole project or just a part of it.”
So if you are in the area of Bell Farm Lane and are ready for a rest and cuppa Debbie says do call in at SG Home Interiors where you will be welcome to relax with refreshments and, if you wish, take a look around afterwards.
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