An affordable and monumental selection of sofas, beds, desks, and sarcophagi mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. A Matrix Accent Chair ($219.99) commands shoppers’ attention with its sleek, contemporary design, and Kira furnishings provide stylish sites for storage, studying, or snoozing. A Sydney Accent Chair ($199.99) or Cubit ottoman set ($99.99) anticipate increasing the comfort of various human inactivities, while the Romy Accent Table Group consists of one cocktail and two end tables, creating a table cartel ruling over a home's Speed Quarters surface needs.
If a Houston homeowner's landscape is a family made up of verdant lawns, colorful flowers, and leafy shrubs, then the trees are the shy middle children. Unlike the lawn, trees don't get doted on with nitrogen-rich fertilizers. Unlike flowers, trees are not patiently pruned, weeded, or plucked and pinned to a grandmother's lapel. Sadly, most homeowners only pay attention to trees once it's too late; by then, their foliage has wilted to a pale yellowy complexion and they’ve started hanging out with bad crowds of bagworms or pine-bark beetles. At Texas Tree Team, arborists make sure that these gentle specimens get the nurturing they need to survive and thrive. Their services care for trees throughout their leafy life span, from planting and feeding to pruning and stump removal. The team also protects trees threatened with displacement or removal by construction or urban sprawl, preserving shade and blossoms for future residents. Along with protecting mature trees, the company also plants new saplings, dotting landscapes with trees ranging from color-sprayed magnolias, bradford pears, pecan trees, or crepe myrtles to palms hearty enough to weather even the hottest heat waves.
Clean By Design's professional cleaners scour the greater Houston area's residential messes with comprehensive cleaning services. During each two-hour session, cleaners stage a coup on grime, ridding homes of dust and cobwebs, vacuuming carpets, and wiping down the secret passage doors that lead to barracks filled with replacement butlers. Once bathroom tubs, showers, and latrines have been sanitized, cleaners progress into kitchens, where they scrub the outsides of appliances and the ice-cream stains inside microwaves. All countertops, kitchen-cabinet facings, and glass surfaces sparkle as cleaning crews drive off into the sunset, never to return until two weeks later to maintain the homes of guests who opted for three or five cleaning sessions. Clean By Design will not use bleach to clean any surface unless specifically requested, in which case the bleach must be supplied.
The extensively trained personnel of Best Buy Carpet Cleaning wash residential and commercial carpets, rugs, upholstery, and air ducts with an arsenal of cleaning materials made from 100% organic plants, vegetables, and natural enzymes. With a steam-cleaning process that controls the amount of moisture used per session, technicians abolish pet stains from carpets, carefully tend to dirty Persian or Oriental rugs, and cleanse furniture with adroit disinfecting, vacuuming, and deodorizing skills. Elsewhere, their van-powered cleaning tools eradicate tile and grout, their power stretchers re-stretch carpets, and their floor specialists cover all wooden-floor needs, such as restoration and cleaning. Through a 24-hour water-damage emergency line, meanwhile, customers can summon Best Buy Carpet Cleaning's team of certified water-damage experts to inspect homes or office buildings damaged by floods or water-balloon parties.
Certified personal organizer Stacey Hopkins brings her one-woman war on messiness to homes throughout the Houston metropolitan area, vanquishing clutter with thoughtful tips and the twin swords of Neat and Tidy. Born to organize, Stacey preferred to play in friend's rooms rather than her own as a child to ensure all of her possessions, including her Barbie's extra shoes, stayed in their proper place. After a personal consultation and onsite evaluation, she devises systematic solutions designed to restore order to lawless closets and home offices, all while demonstrating tact, thoughtfulness, and creativity. Clients can pick Stacey's brain for organizational know-how, taking the opportunity to tame unruly desks, whip kitchens into shape, or finally sort piles of baseball cards in order from best to worst mustache.
Having resolved at a young age to pursue his passion for green building, Jeff Kaplan created the Urban Land Institute's Young Leaders Program when he was just 21 years old. In late 2007, Jeff started New Living, a green building and home store whose high environmental standards earned the shop a B Corporation certification. Today, New Living sells exclusively eco-friendly products from ethical businesses, stimulating the local green economy while making green materials more affordable and accessible. Staff members passionate about responsible consumerism often help customers interested in repurposing and refinishing items. Kaplan's efforts at revitalizing Houston's small businesses and affinity for wearing capes earned him the title of Green Hero from the U.S. Green Building Council.