Known for its beautiful rural landscapes and the spirited Red Wolves of Arkansas State University, this Northeast Arkansas city is filled with charm. If you’re living in the area—or looking to move here—check out our go-to resources for all things home.
Building or remodeling a home? Options abound when it comes to installing or updating a kitchen or bath, putting in new lighting, or purchasing new appliances. Visit the staff at Gilmore’s Custom Kitchens (870-932-7638, gilmoreskitchens.com) to create a kitchen that really cooks or a bath that inspires relaxation. Let their interior design and installation professionals take your project from a dream to reality with their knowledge, experience, and full-service, start-to-finish approach. Whether you’re looking to update with new appliances (they offer brands such as Viking, Wolf, Sub-Zero, and KitchenAid) or starting from scratch with new cabinetry and the works, Gilmore’s will assist you every step of the way to make the process easy and the results amazing.
Next, we suggest talking to the professionals at Mid-South Plumbing & Electric Supply (870-932-8329, plumbing division; 870-932-4591, electric division; midsouthplumbingandelectric.com) who have been in business for more than 50 years. Located in side-by-side storefronts, Mid-South Plumbing & Electric services the needs of both contractors and homeowners. From rough plumbing and electrical supplies to top-of-the-line fixtures, they carry it all. Browse their numerous books of special-order light fixtures or shop their in-store selection of quality faucets, showerheads and tubs, including brands such as Kohler and Delta.
If you’re looking for a wide range of appliances, head to Metro Appliances & More (870-933-7800, metroappliancesandmore.com), an Arkansas staple that has been in business for more than 40 years. Located on East Parker Road, their spacious showroom features more than 40 different appliance brands, including KitchenAid, Whirlpool, and GE. Committed to giving you the best price and selection, Metro also offers delivery and installation of your new appliances, as well as haul-away for your old models. If you aren’t in the Jonesboro area, visit their website for a full list of their statewide locations.
When the bones of your home are in place, and it’s time to add furniture, visit Swank (870-336-1620, pure-swank.com). Located at the Shoppes at Hilltop, Swank has everything you need to furnish a new home or give your existing one a refresh. They offer the latest in transitional-style furniture, lighting, and accessories and carry lines such as Surya and Jaipur Home, as well as easy-to-customize pieces from Bassett and Norwalk Furniture. Schedule a free interior design consultation to have their trained professionals come to your home, assess your needs, and find the pieces that suit your taste and lifestyle.
Next, head to blu d’or Interiors—formerly That French Shoppe—(870-336-1435, bludorinteriors.com) for everything you need to make your house a home. Owner Leigh Montgomery has made the store a destination for gifts, décor, and amazing local art. Featuring lines such as Arteriors, Lee Industries, Mr. Brown, and luxurious Bella Notte Linens, the store’s gracious and fresh offerings have a traditional-meets-glam feel. If you’re in the market for an inspired piece of art, you’ll find pieces by regional artists Sarah Robertson and Sean Shrum, among others. Be sure to visit their second location in the Laurelwood Shopping Center next time you are in Memphis.
Finally, with warmer weather on the horizon, you’ll want to visit Environments by Arkansas Pools and Spas (870-935-1000, arpoolspa.com) for all things outdoor. With more than 40 years of experience, the team can help you customize your backyard with an above-ground pool, spa, an outdoor fireplace, or a new outdoor furniture set. They offer complete pool service, water testing, and maintenance supplies. Visit their 3,000-square-foot to see the huge selection of pool games and toys, fire pits, and outdoor accessories that can help to make your backyard the best room in the house.