Ace Hardware’s DIY-savvy staff help home painters find all the gear and paint they need in one stop. Ace’s paint department stocks the setup and clean-up gear needed to transform a monochromatic storage closet into a kaleidoscopic smoking room. Guests can peruse the myriad colors and textures of Clark and Kensington and Benjamin Moore interior and exterior paints, saving time with Clark and Kensington's paint-and-primer ($25.99+) combo or opting for the popular Benjamin Moore flat ($38.99) and eggshell-finish ($44.99) wall coatings.
While its mediums are many, the goal of Ceramics-N-More is singular: to tap into visitors' artistic potential. Here, you can paint pottery or get the hang of wheel-thrown forms during classes that utilize motorized pottery wheels. Even kids can get into the action by adorning ceramic pieces with handprints and footprints, or joining friends for an art-fueled party. The center also offers glass-fusing classes, which teach participants how to create colorful works of art from glass and the one magical power all humans take for granted: fire.
Since 1977, Factory Mattress Sales has helped patrons create comfortable sleeping environments within their homes. At locations throughout Austin and San Antonio, they stock mattresses crafted by trusted brands ranging from Sealy to Simmons to Tempur-Pedic. Shoppers can peruse beds with features including Beautyrest pocketed coils, temperature-regulated surfaces, or memory foam that records imprints of dreams, and they can also find items such as bed frames and pillows.
Selection isn't the only reason to visit Factory Mattress Sales. A 111% price guarantee undercuts competitors' pricing, and a 366-night comfort guarantee allows patrons to test out beds for more than a full year. Extensive background checks ensure that the delivery drivers who chauffeur beds to homes are careful and courteous.
TFN Nutrition Center is a health and supplement shop with a loyal fan base. Owners Yvonne and Winthrop Graham opened the store because of their own passion for sports and health, and it shows. The clean, organized store is filled with just about every type of vitamin, mineral and nutritional supplement on the market. But the real draw is the extensive knowledge base of the owners and staff; any question can be answered, and intelligent consultations are given to anyone in need. The store also provides free educational materials, including a computer set up with the Hyperhealth software program so that customers can research scientific studies and learn which supplements are useful for which conditions. The all-natural smoothie bar in the back of the store is a nice touch, and a great way to end a healthy shopping trip here.
A licensed irrigator and landscaping professional, Michael Padilla is an expert at cultivating the kinds of plants and flowers that flourish in Texas’s sometimes unforgiving climate. At MBP Nursery and Landscaping, Michael and his staff help connect homeowners with towering palm trees, fruit trees, succulents, and cacti that possess special drought tolerance. Along with resilient flora, Michael and his crew complement homes with custom stonework and install irrigation solutions. Come winter, the staff also totes Christmas trees to living spaces, helping to set them up and then carry them away in January before branches start angling for Valentine's Day gifts.
All locations boast ample security features and personnel, so clients can sleep soundly knowing that their dollar-signed sacks of dirty laundry won't fall into the disappointed clutches of cartoon burglars. And if you're looking for a cool place to store a beloved chocolate monolith or snowman’s wife, the Mopac and Pond Springs locations have mastered the art of climate control. Though pricing varies slightly by location, basic stowing starts as low as $32 to $40 per month for a hall closet unit (25 square feet). For more info, check out the rates online for the Ben White, Mopac, and Pond Springs units.