As the doors closed for one business, they opened for something better: J&K Home Furnishings, which is what East Cooper needed after the shuttering of Stein Mart in the Belle Hall Shopping Center. Open since Aug. 20, J&K will have a fresh look, sure to bring in a slew of intrigued customers.
“We have a wide variety of products. So we can really cover any budget from every single category which is unique to furniture stores in Charleston that specialize in either the high-end or lower-end,” owner of J&K Home Furnishings Chuck Dawson said.
Along with this, Dawson added that his staff consists of interior designers that are paid by salary. This allows designers to focus on making connections and executing customer visions without feeling the need to make a sale. Dawson said this model has proven to make a great connection with the consumers.
Jennifer Massey, the store manager for the new location, has recruited eight interior designers.
“They have degrees in interior design or vast experience in the design and furniture industry. It’s just a great group,” she said. “As well as an accomplished team of designers, we also have a mattress specialist who has years of experience.”
The stores also have a mattress shop in all their locations called MattressZZZS. The mattress specialists in these stores ensure that customers are getting products that provide them with a better night’s sleep. MattressZZZS offers a 120-night trial privilege and 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.
John Hanna, the senior buyer & design director, researches the market demographics to style each individual store in order to meet the needs of consumers in the area.
“We want to be a place where everyone shops, from students and young adults renting or buying new homes to middle aged couples remodeling or redecorating. We want to be able to hit every budget and style,” Hanna said. “We do not want just one genre of customers; instead, we want to appeal to everyone. When shoppers think of ‘furniture, design and mattresses,’ we want them to think of J&K. With our staff and design services, we can help as little or as much as clients wish.”
Hanna said that even if they don’t carry a specific vendor or product, they will work with the designer to ensure that customers are satisfied by getting whatever product they desire. J&K works with over 100 different furniture manufacturers to offer a broad assortment of products and price points.
“We don’t carry any poor quality, but we do hit price points that cover every category. We have price points that cover every room in the house in order to meet the customer’s needs,” Dawson added. “I think we offer a wide breadth of products in every single category.”
For more information on J&K Home Furnishings, visit their website at www.jkhomefurnishings.com.