Home Design Center, Valley Flooring offer choices for any project
Home Design Center on First Avenue in Jamestown is the main showroom.
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Whether you want to do a project yourself or have it taken care of from start to finish, Home Design Center and Valley Flooring can help you complete them, says Ashley Cole, who owns the businesses with her husband, Anders.
Home Design Center on First Avenue in Jamestown is the main showroom. Valley Flooring has two locations, one in Valley City which is a smaller showroom like the Home Design Center, and one in Jamestown with flooring that opened last fall. The fourth location is James Creek Cabinet Shop in Jamestown, where custom items are built in a full wood shop and a paint booth is available to match stains or do painting to complete projects.
Cole said while some customers are do-it-yourselfers, others want the Home Design Center to handle the entire project.
“We can provide as little service as you would want … or we can handle the project to the full extent,” she said.
Cole said opening the second Valley Flooring location on 10th Street Southeast in Jamestown last fall freed up space at the Home Design Center for more furniture, home decor and cabinet displays.
“We want to welcome the community to the additional location,” she said. “We’re very appreciative and fortunate that we are in the position to need to add another location.”
She said there is a large in-stock selection at the 10th Street location and a warehouse, so for example, people can get the size of carpet they need cut right there.
“Any type of a surface that you’re going to put on your floor is available to look at down there,” Cole said.
Many people contacted the Home Design Center during the coronavirus pandemic who said they were at home and needed to fix a particular area, she said. She said there wasn’t necessarily a trend for certain projects.
“It was all different areas of the home which we are capable of doing,” she said.
Cole said precautions during the pandemic included employees wearing face masks in customer’s homes and communicating with customers while minimizing face-to-face contact to help ensure safety, she said.
“Our staff just works very well together regardless but considering the additional obstacles everybody pulled together very well and worked through it so that we were able to remain open,” Cole said.
Valley Flooring, 351 Main St. East, Valley City, and Home Design Center, 209 First Ave. S, Jamestown, are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Valley Flooring, 506 10th St. SE, Jamestown, is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.