Since 1861, The Somerville Showroom has bedecked kitchens and baths in stylish function fixtures from brands that include Kohler, Aqueous, and Yorktowne Cabinetry. A simple bath fixture upgrade such as the Kohler Flipside showerhead transforms a regular hosing into minutes of bliss with flip-activated water-massage settings ($95.30–$107), Aqueous bathroom faucets disperse hot, cold, and mysteriously carbonated water with chrome elegance ($111.07), and Kohler Wellworth water-conserving toilets take homes one step closer to green living ($223.40). For functionality and voguish wall dressings, Yorktown cabinetry bestows cherry-wood ornamentations throughout cooking quarters and fallout shelters still sporting '60s-era lead-lined pantries.
Only fair-trade, shade-grown organic coffee is roasted in-house at High Grounds, where a brand-new roaster transforms beans into liquid treats using dark magic. Percolate each morning with a two-shot latte ($3.66), or buzz through the day with a regular drip coffee ($1.54). Adding to the aromatic drinks is the pungent scent of free high-speed WiFi, which permeates the air and creates the ideal atmosphere for studying or grabbing a latte before work. As a testament to its quality, High Grounds' house-roasted coffee can also be found out of house in retail outlets such as Whole Foods.
The renovation specialists at Elegance Cabinets help clients create their ideal kitchens. They start by providing samples–either at the showroom or inside the customer's home–that will help clients determine their desired cabinet style and configuration. After an aesthetic has been chosen, specialists inspect and measure every square inch of the existing kitchen, charting the space and noting how many units will be needed and how many secret tunnels have to be sealed. Next, they head to the drawing board where they'll draft up an installation plan. Once that's complete, the client will receive a detailed blueprint of the space along with a 3D mock-up that provides a preview of what the room will look like in the coming weeks. Finally, they'll install dream kitchens and haul away the old and busted cabinets that have now become obsolete.
Pic-N-Paint Pottery's employees understand that many artists feel compelled to start work first thing in the morning, which is why guests sporting sleepwear get to paint ceramic pieces at a discount on Pajama Day. Pajama Day is just one element that embodies the studio's playful atmosphere, which sets creative minds into motion regardless of age or brushstroke skills. Visitors peruse a constantly changing trove of unpainted pottery pieces to glaze, paint, and fire in the kiln, fashioning their own personalized, hand-painted works to display at home or give to a loved one. The staff remains on-hand to supervise drop-in sessions and private parties, and ultimately fires the works of art in the in-studio kiln. In addition to paint-your-own-pottery sessions, Pic-N-Paint Pottery hosts various workshops that focus on drawing basics, such as sketching accurate nature scenes by referencing nude tree branches.
Formerly Electrolux, Aerus maintains the same standards it’s kept since 1924 in keeping area homes as clean as possible. Its air-purification services can help eliminate allergens and mold from interior air, and by using biodegradable products its techs can keep odors at bay while keeping air clean and free of chemicals.