Mattress Source's knowledgeable staff pairs customers with one of a wide selection of firm and flexible beds that augment deeper slumbers. Sealy luxury firm mattresses ($449.99+) allays stressful nights by supplying supple support, manufacturers' warranties, and a cache of warm kittens to rest at the end of each bed. Silk woven jersey knit surrounds a layer of memory foam on the Stearns & Foster x-firm mattress, which gently pillows joint pain and absorbs excess body heat ($1,219.99+). At 26 Charlotte-area showrooms, shoppers can take inventory of each mattress' aptitude in hypnosis or chat with affable staff members about desired levels of firmness.
For nearly a decade, Ivey Landscaping's licensed lawn-care professionals have kept commercial and residential lawns looking fresh, lush, and bountiful. Its maintenance professionals review each lawn individually and then design a custom maintenance plan to keep the yard looking as fresh and green as the Incredible Hulk after a nap. Its services range from fertilization and weed control to mowing, aerating, seeding, and pruning. For lawns in need of a complete face-lift, Ivey's in-house landscape designer comes out to assess the grounds and provide designs in 2-D or 3-D renditions. The design services include lighting, irrigation, outdoor living areas, and installation of mature shrubs and trees. As an added perk, new maintenance customers benefit from complimentary curbside leaf collection, which prevents unsightly leaves from piling up and ruining a home's curb appeal or welcoming roving packs of leaf-jumping children.
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.
The carpet technicians at Revive Carpet Cleaning disdain wet, soggy carpeting. For one thing, wet carpets can’t be walked on. You have to wait until they dry, which could take hours—hours that could otherwise be spent break dancing or eating off the floor. For another thing, once a stain in the carpet has been obliterated with wet or steam cleaning, it often reappears days later. This cruel magic trick is due to wicking; as the carpet dries, the fibers draw up the stain, just like a lantern wick draws up kerosene.
The Revive team eschews these hazards of wet carpet cleaning by using an organic, biodegradable powder that keeps carpets dry as it cleans. A technician spritzes carpets with a prespray before sprinkling on the orange-scented powder, which is safe for children and pets. Next, a powerful rotating brush works the powder into carpet fibers, aiming to break apart dirt, oil, and grease. A finishing vacuum gathers up the loosened grime, leaving carpets clean and free of chemicals.
The husband-and-wife team behind Sweet Dreams Mattress Furniture, Greg and Katy Law, stock their space with a simple goal in mind: to help their customers get a great night's sleep. Plush pillow-top and memory-foam mattresses line their show room, inviting visitors to kick their feet up and find the mattress that best suits their needs. The shop?s preferred mattress brands?including Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Simmons, and Southerland?design mattresses for a variety of sleep styles and preferences. Firm mattresses lend extra back support, and pillow-top mattresses cradle bodies with the softness of a grandmother cloud. Around the shop, bedroom sets, futons, linens, and pillows tempt a one-stop redecoration, which the store's own crew will promptly deliver to homes.