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RAMSEY’S SHOWCASES £150K RENOVATION

A family-run kitchen and bathroom showroom, based in Nottingham, has undergone a £150,000 renovation as it enters its 47th year in business.

A family-run kitchen and bathroom showroom, based in Nottingham, has undergone a £150,000 renovation as it enters its 47th year in business.

After five years of blood, sweat, tears and challenges, Ramsey’s, based in Long Eaton, has just revealed that stage one of its extensive renovation is now complete.

Managing Director of the family-run business Ramsey Dawson said: “This year marks our 47th year in business, which is phenomenal considering that many retailers are now opting to take their businesses fully online.

“Our plans to renovate the existing space have finally been made a reality after five years of hard work and we could not be happier.”

Established in 1971 by Ramsey’s father, Peter Dawson, Ramsey’s kitchen and bathroom showroom had very humble beginnings after Peter entered the business world as a plumbers’ merchant, and sourced its current premises, which has had a very colourful history of its own.

Ramsey continued: “The building originally started life as a chapel, and later on housed the 1926 Rolls Royce Primrose which was the pride and joy of the character played by David Jason in the hit TV show The Darling Buds of May! It was then turned into a builder’s merchants which is how it was bought by my father in the 70s.”

Ramsey, from the business which once fitted a kitchen totalling a whopping £80,000, added: “Over the years, we have had many ‘wow’ moments.  We were once asked to replace a metallic gold bathroom suite, which once belonged to Rod Stewart, and we had a visit from an Arabian Prince who was studying locally. He was so smitten with our kitchens that we designed and shipped one home for him.”

The spot has become a hub for the unique, with customers being able to pick up a smart shower which recognises your temperature and shower preferences, Wi-Fi enabled lighting and even Bluetooth mirrors, which play the radio whilst you are getting ready.

It is expected that the next stage of the renovation will see the firm convert the upstairs quarters into a large tile and lighting showroom.

 www.ramseysonline.co.uk

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