The flooring-savvy staff stuff roll upon roll of carpets by Stainmaster, Shaw, and Tuftex into the enormous storeroom of Carpet Barn, each soft spool juxtaposed by a sleek and shiny selection of hardwood, linoleum, and laminate flooring. Inside the emporium, each of the salespeople boasts a minimum of 10 years' experience stocking, selling, and memorizing the zodiac signs of all kinds of flooring, helping customers find the best fit for their home and feet. Choices include plush rugs, environmentally friendly New Zealand wool, bamboo, and cork flooring. The barn dispatches a skilled crew of installers to professionally revamp homes, retail spaces, and baseball fields finally making the switch to linoleum.
The Quilting Bee equips quilters and sewers with the supplies as well as the know-how to create beautiful, timeless textiles. For a demo, sit down at one of the shop's fully equipped Bernina machines, which use software designed to make sewing and embroidery a breeze. Those aiming to brush up on their skills or break into a new hobby can sign up for one of several classes. Restricted to a maximum of 8 students, each session provides students with close attention from a highly skilled instructor who can provide tips on pretty much any sewing-related matter, such as the best thread for repairing a flying carpet.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
Because no two bodies are alike, The Relaxologiists at Mattress Land use their exclusive bedFit diagnostic technology to determine the ideal snooze position for each customer, as well as the ideal mattress. Comfy Sleep surfaces come from premier brands such as Beautyrest, Sealy PosturePedic, Stearns and Foster, and SleepFit. Shoppers can also upgrade to latex mattresses or Custom mattresses made for each sleepier with separate sides, which accommodates the differing body types of spouses and accidentally conjoined mad scientists.
The staff at Sew E-Z Too helps its students wield sewing needles, knitting needles, and crochet hooks to create cloth jewelry, bags, and other decorative pieces. Classes meet inside Sew E-Z Too, a cloth and fabric emporium that holds enough material to supply larger projects, such as a warm knit shawl or a quilted cozy for the family car. The store stocks dozens of brands from Mike Canetty Textiles to Cranston Village, and the pro knitters and stitchers in the shop are on hand to offer advice and tips.
In the same building where Spokane Furniture Company first opened in 1906, its staff continues to help people furnish every room in their home. The independently owned shop brings in furniture by brands such as Ashley or Home Elegance directly from the factory, eliminating middlemen and the nap imprints they leave on sofas.