At The Mattress Capital, a knowledgeable staff of salespeople guides visitors through firm or downy mattresses that are all eager to go home and snuggle up to their new owners' slumbering forms. Guests consult with staff members before receiving a personalized tour as salespeople demonstrate the knowledge they gleaned by training one-on-one with experts until they knew each mattress like a horse trainer knows sugar-cube melting points. All of the store's mattresses, including brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Simmons, come with a 90-day comfort guarantee.
East Wake Furniture’s 10,000-square-foot showroom has dedicated 25 years to presenting name-brand home accouterments, including furniture by Serta, Ashley, and Broyhill. A trove of comfortable sofas don soft cushions that actively resist urges to eat television remotes ($499+), and a collection of lamps grants the gift of light to dark living rooms ($29+). Flatter well-written novels by allowing them to perch on a gorgeous end table ($99+) or elevate feet from ground-level status with a recliner ($399+). East Wake’s resourceful staffers receive their furniture directly from High Point manufacturers, eliminating the middleman’s annoying tendency to get prices wrong by garbling them in games of telephone. View recent room samples by clicking here.
There are numerous times in life when it’s not appropriate to storm off to the mountains for adventure and stress relief. Work, family, and co-dependent penguins often keep us committed to life in one place. The climbing center at Vertical Edge provides all the challenge and fun of actual mountain climbing without the distance and dangers of a real rockface. Under the skilled tutelage of trained instructors, you'll get a lesson on basic climbing techniques, including the fine art of belaying another climber (to avoid such accidents as witnessed on playgrounds when itinerant sumo wrestlers attempt to see-saw with toddlers). After your lesson, you can stick around the massive facility and belay or climb for as long as your want, then return for any full additional day with equipment and admission included. With over 8,500 square feet of climbable surfaces to choose from, including a bouldering cave and 20 leadable routes, there’s no shortage of learning opportunities available.
With more than 100 showrooms and clearance centers across the country, Cort offers a cornucopia of repurposed furniture for living rooms, bedrooms, and offices. When merchandise arrives at Cort, it is cleaned, reconditioned, and repaired if necessary before being labeled with a letter grade of A–D so prospective buyers can accurately determine each item's value and condition. Stylize sleeping quarters with a stylish Noir chest ($269.99) or schedule games of Jenga inside a Loden living-room set ($499.99). Inventory changes daily, and prices listed online are based on the most recent availability. Cort also stocks rugs ($49.99+), office chairs ($29.99+), and desks, as well as smaller and simpler accent pieces including ottomans, consoles, and framed prints that can turn living rooms into museums with couches where friends and family love to lounge.
The Wicker Gallery adorns domiciles with furniture & household accessories by designers including Lexington Home Brands, BeachCraft Furniture, and The Wicker Place. Upon stepping onto the shop's 15,000-square-foot floorspace, clients can browse the store’s ample stock of decorative mirrors ($39+) or hide treasure maps to ancestral hordes of antique brooches in a selection of wicker dressers ($349+). Lamps ($69+) cast low light on candleholders, vases, and other tabletop accessories ($9.99+). A vast array of cushioned wicker loveseats ($639+) is customizable in a slew of fabrics and patterns, allowing furnishings to match plaid pet chameleons.
Atlantic Bedding and Furniture showrooms speckle the Southeast, each one a treasure-trove of fine furniture and top-brand mattresses. Attentive staffers bustle past collections of leather couches and arrangements of dark-wood dining sets, eager to assist customers in their quest to find a memory-foam mattress that best suits their sleeping habits or a rug that best covers up the dungeon trapdoor in their living room. If an item is out of stock, the attendants can have it shipped directly from the company's central warehouse—a cavernous storeroom packed with furniture from top vendors like Coaster, Sealy, and Lifestyle Solutions. Much of the furniture is available online, enabling customers to shop from the comfort of home.
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.