Hyde Park Lumber and Design Co., the lumber company and design center operating in the Cincinnati area, recently completed their 80,000-sq.-ft. showroom renovation.
“One of the things that makes us stand out from the big-box stores, and even other design centers, is that we don’t have products on a shelf in the box, we actually have samples of the products shown 'in-use' -- so the buyer can see, feel, touch the products and see what they will look like in their setting,” said Mills “Mike” Cooper Judy Jr. , president of Hyde Park Lumber and Design Center.
The displays are described as "vast" -- 80 full-size doors on display, more than 200 moldings, 300 knobs, pulls and latches, all types of fencing, shingles, decking, paneling and much more.
Hyde Park Lumber and Design Center began with the majority of their business done by contractors. But over the years they have evolved by enticing homeowners and do-it-yourselfers, the company said. In the last couple of years they have also seen their walk-in customers include a large amount of women who are looking for ideas for a bath or kitchen make-over.
Located throughout the showroom are large-screen TVs featuring projects that have been completed by their contractor customers using products purchased from Hyde Park Lumber and Design Center.