Since 1999, German Furniture Warehouse has imported high-quality home furnishings from Europe. Customers can peruse an inventory of family-style breakfast nooks, bedroom sets, and dining furniture in both contemporary and traditional styles. The company also crafts custom furniture with every detail designed to the client's specifications.
Big Wave Dave Surf Co.'s staff of experienced wave riders hits the shores of Waikiki Beach for private and small-group lessons in surfing, standup paddleboarding, and outrigger canoeing. Each instructor's résumé boasts at least 10 years of teaching experience, an extensive knowledge of first aid, and at least one semester as Poseidon's college intern. During classes, first-time surfers learn the basics on land before heading into the warm waters to hang their first 10, whereas advanced riders barrel out into the waves atop fiberglass and epoxy boards. Outrigger canoes recall ancient Hawaiians' exploration of Oahu's colorful reefs, and standup paddleboards combine an intense workout with clear views of the pristine waters below. The shop also offers daily and long-term rentals of equipment, with complimentary delivery and pickup from local hotels.
At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
The Mess Doctor’s cleaning crew makes house calls to ailing abodes, tackling routine cleaning and maintenance jobs as directed by the client. Dust is valiantly vanquished from lamp shades, carpets are vacuumed free of crumbs and pet hair, and evidence of the latest culinary catastrophe is expunged from each kitchen countertop and appliance. Basic cleaning also includes laundry service, during which the dirt-defying docs will unsully as many loads of whites, linens, delicates, and delicate white linens as they can during the allotted service time. For a more down-reaching dedirting, two hours of deep cleaning have The Mess Doctor's meticulous staff taking on notoriously unpleasant household jobs including oven cleaning, interior-window washing, and taking the couch for its afternoon walk.
South Florida Furniture Direct stocks hundreds of overstocked, closeout, and discontinued furniture from brands such as Simmons, Ashley Furniture, and Coaster Fine Furniture inside a sprawling warehouse space. Hail Mary a new television stand ($150) into a suburban rec room to frame a pigskin play-by-play before watching the game in a luxe black leather recliner ($190+). New futon beds ($199+) add extra sleep-space to bedrooms, and three-piece coffee-table sets ($199+) in myriad finishes, including dark wood, gussy up living rooms. All items include a factory warranty, and layaway is available. Since South Florida Furniture Direct is only open to the public a few times a year, call ahead or tap out a telegram to make an appointment to visit the warehouse.
For more than 88 years, the lamplighters at Capitol Lighting have illuminated homes with attractive fixtures in styles ranging from French country to Art Deco. More than 500,000 products, including bright lamps and bulbs from Corbett Lighting, Schonbek, Hudson Valley, and Savoy House, await their opportunity to banish darkness and beautify home spaces ranging from dining room ceilings to outdoor paths. Beyond bulbs in all shapes and sizes, Capitol also carries a vast selection of home accessories, such as hallway mirrors that give residents a final chance to ensure their antennas are hidden before leaving the house.