After 22 years as the owner of Southern Floors and Blinds, Brian Hagewood has acquired Advanced Bath & Kitchen to create a true one-stop shop for home improvements. “We started out offering flooring and blinds, and as we grew we started to get into remodels and expand our services,” Brian says, noting the opportunity came out of his working relationship with the bath and kitchen supplier’s previous owner. “This will allow us to do everything in-house, from shower glass to hardwood floors to granite countertops—basically every solid surface you can imagine. It was a natural fit.”
The merged businesses will operate under the name Southern Interiors and be located at Southern Floors and Blinds’ Sherwood storefront, which features a new showroom and 8,000-square-foot warehouse and fabrication center. “What really separates us is there’s nobody else in this area doing what we do; we’re a legit one-stop shop now,” Brian says. “We do cabinet hardware, plumbing fixtures, countertops, flooring, blinds, shower systems—and we don’t just sell them. We install 99 percent of what we sell. There was definitely a need for that, and there’s been an overwhelming response of support already.”
Find Southern Interiors at 8713 Warden Road in Sherwood or visit southernfloorsandblindsfa.com for more information.
This story originally appeared in the November 2021 issue of At Home in Arkansas. Photo courtesy of Southern Interiors