Knowles Home Furnishings
1004 South Main
Moab, Utah 84532
Hours: 9am to 6pm
Monday through Saturday
Business Happenings - January 2003
Knowles Home Furnishings
Full Service with a Smile!
by Kerry Soliz
have thought that a couple of young kids in middle school could
fall in love, grow up, marry, have four beautiful daughters and
start a successful furniture store right here in Moab?
and Kim Knowles of Knowles Home Furnishings did just that.
Chris Knowles was born and raised
here in Moab and graduated from Grand County High School. Kims
parents, John and Rachel McDonald, moved to Moab when Kim was a
year old. She is also a Grand County High graduate. Chris left Moab
to attend college at Salt Lake Community College and then Utah State
University where Kim was attending. He graduated with a degree in
After college, the Knowles returned
to Moab to work in and eventually manage Moab Hardware, owned by
Chriss parents, Don and JoAnn Knowles. They stayed at Moab
Hardware for 15 years before deciding to strike out on their own
with Moabs first full service home furnishings store; Knowles
service is the key word at this fine furniture store. Knowles Home
Furnishings carries many styles of furniture and name brands such
as Broyhill, Lane and La-Z-Boy. In addition to furniture, they carry
appliances by GE and Whirlpool, electronics by Zenith, Pioneer and
JVC, office furniture, floor coverings, window treatments by Hunter
Douglas, Levelor and Kirsch and a complete line of kitchen cabinets
by Carmen and Prestige. Not only are these items carried in the
store, but Knowles Home Furnishings offers professional installation
of all their products by knowledgeable, helpful staff.
and Kim wanted to create a place where home furnishings could be
shown to their best advantage. To achieve this end they hired an
architect from California who after conferring with them designed
the interior to reflect a warm homey atmosphere while still having
many individual room settings to walk through and display areas
full of products to make your home more beautiful as well as functional.
the most striking things one notices upon entering the store, besides
the vast size and array of furniture, is the aroma of scented candles
on display near the front door. Knowles Home Furnishings carries
a wide selection of candles with scents ranging from traditional
holiday fragrances to fresh linen and everything in between. There
are many smaller gift items to choose from throughout the store.
Silk plants grace most of the living room settings, teddy bears
lounge on the sofas, napkin holders and salt and pepper shakers
decorate the dining room sets, and every holiday there are Santas
or Easter Bunnies or Shamrocks waiting to be discovered as you wander
among the displays.
have come from all around the Four Corners area to purchase furniture
from Knowles. Kim laughs and says, We even had a man from
Tennessee stop in and custom order furniture from us. This
gentleman from Tennessee paid to have his furniture shipped, but
Knowles Home Furnishings offers free delivery in South Eastern Utah.
you are looking for a La-Z-Boy recliner for Fathers Day, new
carpet for the living room, a car stereo, a washer/dryer set, art
work to decorate your walls with or that little something to give
someone as a house warming present, Knowles Home Furnishings is
the place to shop.