Beyond just creating a good-looking store with aesthetically pleasing displays, retail store design is a well-thought-out strategy to set up a store in a certain way to optimize space and sales. 

Nickerson Appliances

Scope: Addition, Showroom Renovation
Location: St. Catharines, ON

The store, which was established in 1945, encompassed two existing adjoining houses which were not accessible. The challenge was to develop a façade design that did not look like a converted house but a commercial retail store. This was accomplished by including display windows on the front and relocating the stair access to the retail areas outside and not inside where it took up valuable space. The interior showroom has perimeter display units that can be easily exchanged, and a central row of island display counters that have operational function such as a working kitchenette. Colour and lighting are instrumental in giving the interior a comfortable and relaxed feeling. Sales staff were incorporated in the retail space and a small sitting area welcomes customers at the entrance. Accessibility was incorporated by a ramp on the side at the parking area allowing access to both levels inside.

We utilized the services of Lex Parker Design to envision a complete interior and exterior remake of our seventy year old business in a structure built in the 1930’s and 40’s. Not only did Lex and his team rise to the challenge, they surpassed our expectations.

Charles Nickerson, Nickerson Appliances

ANNOUNCEMENT - January 1, 2024

 After fifty-five years operating their interior design business, Lex and Susan Parker have decided to retire.  They would like to thank all the people who have supported them over the years and for the opportunity to work on many exciting and diverse projects.
Megan Pachnosky, who has been the senior interior designer, is starting her own design practice, MEG TAYLOR DESIGN CO.   Megan will be pleased to discuss your proposed project with you, continuing creative and professional design as she has done while working for this design firm. Lex will be available as consultant on selected projects.
Contact Megan at 905-641-2112
We wish Megan success in her new venture.

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