With the launch of a new high street store in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, Homebase, the home and garden specialists, has expanded the rollout of its small-format shops.
In March, the Government designated Homebase as an important retailer, allowing the stores to continue operating. However, with the wellbeing of consumers and employees as a top priority, Homebase has decided to temporarily shut down stores and function completely online,' CEO Damian McGloughlin said in a statement. 'We have taken this opportunity to closely examine and make a vast range of improvements to our operations in order to prepare for a stable, gradual reopening, in accordance with Government guidelines on social distancing,' says the company.
Homebase, the home and garden retailer, plans to launch a chain of new small format stores in Walton-on-Thames in the spring of this year.
After a successful launch in Guildford earlier this year, the original Bathstore showroom on New Zealand Avenue will be refreshed to include Kitchens by Homebase, which combines inspiration and professional guidance with those wishing to make improvements to their kitchens and bathrooms.
Homebase has added a Kitchens by Homebase showroom to an existing Bath store showroom and taken in neighbouring units that include a DECORATE by Homebase and the retailer's first small-format Homebase store, selling a variety of home and garden essentials, as a show of its confidence in the future of the British high street.
Customers visiting Bath store and Kitchens by Homebase will be supported by specially qualified team members who will use technologies such as 3D visualisation tools to transform concept designs into reality, removing the burden from bathroom and kitchen projects and enabling customers to envision how it will look in their own homes.
This new shop will provide shoppers with a wide range of well-known brands as well as lots of tips and inspiration. The Country Living and House Beautiful collections pull together the best of British architecture and craftsmanship for those planning their ideal kitchen. Customers will complete the look with high-end appliances from Bosch, Neff, and Miele, among others.
Paints from brands like Dulux, Farrow & Ball, Crown, ELLE Decoration, and Craig & Rose are available in the DECORATE by Homebase store, which has everything you need for your decorating projects.
It also has places in-store where buyers can collaborate with the Homebase team to test various colors next to one another and plan out their new living room or bedroom with Homebase furniture and home accessories. These areas will be used for seminars and activities by specialists in the coming months to help the local population tackle perhaps the most ambitious home renovation projects.
With over 2,500 products available in a small-format Homebase, consumers will get anything they need, from lightbulbs and screws to bird care products for their gardens. It will now sell 'Order and Collect,' making it much easier for consumers to purchase items from Homebase's full range of over 35,000 products either online for same-day pick-up in-store or in-store for home delivery.
DECORATE by Homebase, currently open in Cheadle and Sutton, will be converted into the unit next door, offering all consumers need to carry their decorating projects to life.
Homebase has had a busy start to 2021 with the latest openings. Six garden centres will be available in Next stores around the country as part of a joint alliance between the retailer and Next. Homebase.co.uk was redesigned in March as part of a 10-year strategic alliance with THG, with the aim of making it the go-to source for motivation, experience, and goods for both large and small ventures.
You can also shop for all your home essentials online at Homebase, whether you're painting and decorating, purchasing equipment for a DIY project, or decking out your garden and outdoor rooms. Orders are taking longer to process and produce than average due to unusually high demand.]
Home deliveries are contact-free, and bigger products will be shipped to the first usable room in your home or to a mutually agreed-upon contact-free drop-off location.
Homebase is now testing the reopening of 20 stores with'strict controls in place to ensure everyone's safety when shopping.
According to Homebase, stores have been meticulously set up and updated as required. Perspex displays at the tills, instructions on the floor to ensure strict social distance, and limiting consumers to card-only purchases are among the new steps.
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