In a world devoid of home appliances, frozen burritos would be inconvenient, toast would be bread, and fire would be worth a lot more money. Warm up to accommodating apparatuses with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of hardware and home goods at Sunset Ridge Home and Hardware.
Sunset Ridge Home and Hardware aids domestic endeavors with tools, accents, and household appliances by brands that include Dewalt, Trapp, and Cuisinart. For a smoothie straight from the garden, patrons can drop a Tula gardener hat ($26.99) into a Cuisinart juicer ($29.99) and watch the stainless-steel blades work their salubrious magic. A Dewalt 18-piece drill-bit set ($26.99) streamlines refurbishment tasks with a pilot-point tip, ideal for strong-arming wily screws, and the guava-mango scented Trapp candle ($3.49) simulates a quick island getaway by releasing the aromas of Froot Loop–eating toucans each time it burns.
Sunset Ridge Home & Hardware
"Funky" isn't a word typically associated with hardware stores, but that's exactly how Amy and David Doyle describe Sunset Ridge Home & Hardware. Upon opening the place in 1995, the pair envisioned a one-stop hardware and home-improvement haven that shook off the sawdust and embraced the unconventional in ways that didn't include slapping googly eyes on every two-by-four. That's why the San Antonio Express-News' $hopGirl can cite a unique selection of Curly Girl wall hangings, hooded towels, and Texas cookbooks beside traditional tools and housewares sourced from Ace Hardware. An epic spread of Benjamin Moore paints and Breville kitchen products create an ocular feast for fixer-uppers as handcrafted soaps and fragrant candles ignite olfactory senses. Seasoned staffers roam the aisles, touting talents that include knife sharpening, key cutting, and lamp repair in addition to several other services.