Mountain Timber Furnishings saturates homes in rustic charm with custom-designed pieces and collections inspired by the natural beauty of the Wasatch Front and Fraser Valley. The meandering tendrils of a twig wine rack ($175+) securely entwine oak-aged vintages or mason jars of fermenting yogurt. Add rugged vitality to unguarded walls with a framed oil painting ($59–$99) featuring motifs of solitary wolves or frolicking elk herds. A taupe lamp ($99) supported by a sturdy, pear-shaped base can illuminate shadowy corners and a cubical wooden table ($189) comprised of vertically stacked logs can display bowls of decorative apples or edible potpourri.
Celebrating their 26th anniversary in business, the specialists at Hartman Plumbing Heating Air Solar and Electric install, maintain, and repair household machinery. Qualified shop technicians receive industry-specific training, such as blower-bearing inspection tips and feeding directions for inner-furnace dragons, to service a variety of machines from an array of major brands. Staff members can install brand-new heating and cooling apparatus or reinvigorate household systems, including solar heating panels, air humidifiers, and generators and can remedy a number of indoor plumbing issues.
A 3.5-acre horticultural haven, Millcreek Gardens gives bloom-seekers a means to realize dreams of colorful, lush outdoor spaces by presenting a wide array of shrubs, trees, and assorted flowerpot inhabitants. Stroll amid verdant rows of plant life, perusing prettified foliage ranging from the serene cerulean hues of a delphinium to the cheerful, bubbly blooms of a hydrangea. Accent a lovely lawn with a classic apple tree ($40+), make the bed for a plot of fragrant flowers ($2–$20), or cover up barren yards with a symphony of shrubbery ($6.50–$50). The one-stop shop also stocks organic plant foods, soil amendments, and fertilizers for keeping growing greenery as strong as a box of oxen.
Forsey's Furniture Galleries gussies up living quarters, stocking its two stores with furniture, art, and home accessories from high-end designers such as Stickley, Copeland, Dale Tiffany, and Global Views. A Fred and Ginger sculpture ($105) pays tribute to the human form with an abstract rendering of two dancers in midtwirl, and the Aarhus box ($147) stylishly protects documents and jewelry from dust, light damage, and thieves who don't know how to open boxes. Customers can cast a multichromatic glow over living spaces with lamps from Dale Tiffany ($197), each channeling the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright with geometric patterns forged from richly hued stained glass.
The master HVAC technicians at Acme Heating & Air Conditioning examine and adjust furnaces to ensure they meet the standards for Questar Gas' Green Sticker Program. Since natural-gas formulas change based on factors such as altitude, gas-burning appliances need to be updated and taught to safely consume au courant fuel cocktails or risk emitting malevolent levels of carbon monoxide. A skilled tech inspects, and possibly resizes, the furnace's burner hole and calibrates the manifold pressure to promote proper mingling of air and gas. When all is right with the system, the natural gas burns away completely leaving no remnants to roam the house planting whoopee cushions under the welcome mat.