Grand Central Home Furnishings - More Than Just Furniture!

Last Updated on Feb 5, 2015 at 2:15pm | Garrett County Economic Development

In The Spotlight! is a regular feature of The Lake-Front magazine and is being reprinted here in its entirety with permission. This article originally appeared in the February 2015 issue.

Grand Central Home Furnishings has been well-known throughout the area for the past 23 years for their large selection of quality, nationally known furniture brands, and outstanding customer service. And as the business has grown, owner Shane Grady has evolved the store to continue to match the ever-changing needs of their clientele brining them an array of services that includes various financing options, whole house furniture packages, and an expansion of their professional design services.

Grand Central Home Furnishings has two area locations to serve you: their original flagship store in Oakland as well as their lakefront showroom at Traders Landing. This combined 20,000-square feet of showroom gives clients a myriad of choices for their home…everything from rustic to traditional to contemporary…whatever your design style may be.

The Oakland store, located at 312 S Third Street is also known as Garrett County’s Furniture & Bedding Outlet. Here you’ll find a variety of pieces for every room in your home. The lake store, located at Trader’s Landing along Route. 219, offers more of the rustic and lodge look, favored by many homeowners at Deep Creek Lake.

Shane and his staff travel extensively to furniture shows to bring their clients not only the latest styles, but because of their purchasing power and strong manufacturer relationships, they are able to obtain the best prices for what they purchase, and they, in turn, pass that on to their customers. The result? Grand Central’s “best price guarantee”. Find the same couch somewhere else for less? Grand Central will match it.

With style and prices to fit your lifestyle and budget, Grand Central is the perfect place to purchase any item for your home, whether it’s a new couch for the family room, the perfect size dining room table for your rental property, or even a new mattress…they are the people to call first. They even offer whole house furniture packages…perfect for new homeowners who need a little bit of everything. At Grand Central you’ll find lodge specific furniture, including many hand-made pieces that really stand out. Of course, they have furniture with more rustic appeal and those for more contemporary tastes.

Furniture makes a house, but Grand Central also offers décor, accessories and more that help turn your space into you “home”. Unique lamps, area specific wall hangings, personalized signs, and more…Grand Central can help furnish every aspect of your home.

Of course, buying furniture is a big purchase. Not sure what your design “style” is? The best fabric to choose for your needs? What color paint will match best? Grand Central’s Design Center is for you. Headed up by Shane’s mother Angela, the Design Center is there to offer you peace of mind about each of your choices, no matter how large or small. They even offer in-home consultations to help you choose a new look or to just freshen up your existing décor. “It doesn’t take a lot to freshen up a home,” explains Shane. “A few carefully chosen pieces and some new paint can go a long way.”

In addition to furniture and décor, Grand Central is known for their Sleep Shops. “We sell sleep,” says Shane. “We spend roughly one third of our lives sleeping. It’s important to choose a good, quality mattress.” Grand Central has expanded their offerings to include a variety of mattress so you can find the perfect one to get your best shut eye beginning at just $299 for a queen set and going up from there. They encourage their clients to come in for a “test rest” so they can get a feel for which mattress will be best for them. “If your mattress is over eight years old and you’re not sleeping well, it may be time to look at a new mattress,” advises Shane. Of course, a good night’s sleep only begins with the right mattress. You also need mattress protectors, the right pillow and the softest sheets and Grand Central has them all!

One of the most popular aspects of Grand Central Home Furnishings is their financing options. They accept all major credit cards, but also offer their own financing….which requires NO credit check, and provides a much more affordable option than renting especially with the great deals available. February continues their “Winter Blues Blowout” with savings of up to 50% off as they’re working to clear their showrooms for the spring lines. They also have a special promotion for February only: buy one recliner, get a second one for free -- a perfect use for any tax refund you may be receiving!

Give your home a face-lift this spring and let the folks at Grand Central Home Furnishings help! Their professional and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you make the best choice for you and your home. With their large selection, great financing offers, and delivery to Garrett County and beyond, you’ll be glad you did. Both locations are open daily.