MKM Building Supplies is extending its reach into the luxury interior design market with the launch of a kitchen and bathroom showroom in Ripon.

The Hull-based company has invested more than £30,000 to create the inspirational showroom at its branch on Charter Road in the town.

As part of the move, MKM has also recruited kitchen design specialist Sally Moore to work with trade and retail clients, helping them every step of the way to make the best use of space they have available.

Ms Moore brings a new level of expertise to the company, pointing the way forward for the builders’ merchant.

Simon Baldwin, branch director at MKM Ripon, said the showroom not only extended the product range, but also introduced an industry-leading level of expertise to the branch.

Mr Baldwin said: “The new showroom features some fantastic kitchens and bathrooms that would be an asset to any home. Although it has only just launched, it is already providing popular with trade and retail customers alike.

“Recruiting Sally really completes our offering. She is very talented and has a fantastic eye for kitchen design and is on hand to advise and work with our clients to help them create their dream kitchen. She brings a new level of expertise to the branch, which I think our Ripon customers will love.”

The showroom displays a wide range of stylish and luxurious kitchen designs built to the highest quality and environmental standards by Yorkshire manufacturer Symphony.

Bathrooms are from MKM’s own Instinct range and have been commissioned to combine outstanding designs with the product quality the company is known for.

MKM joint-founder and executive chairman, David Kilburn, said the launch was part of a wider strategy of product expansion and specialisation at the company, which also includes roofing, landscaping, plumbing and heating.

Mr Kilburn said: “After making a significant investment in our kitchen and bathroom products, we have already seen an increase in sales. The quality of the ranges we offer, combined with the expert knowledge of the designers we employ in each showroom, are the keys to the strategy’s success.

“More widely we are replicating this type of specialist knowledge across many of our branches and product ranges, in order to give our customers the maximum value possible. MKM is known for the brilliant quality of its products, now we also offer expert advice which has further cemented our reputation as Britain’s premier builders’ merchant.”