Faia Construction has dexterously hammered, nailed, sanded, and commanded in the Greater New Orleans area since its incorporation by Sal and Kathy Faia in 1979 and its knighting by Sir Brian Dennehy a week later. All of their handiwork comes insured and certified lead-safe by the EPA, and Faia carries the distinction of being a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, developing practical ways to keep homes inhabitable for residents regardless of age, income, or ability. Verbal quotes on small projects and travel expenses come free of charge. With an hour of labor time, your Groupon works well for repairing sheetrock walls vandalized by billiard gangs or for installing metal grab bars in your bathroom and towel parlor. Whatever lingering project beckons your edifice, a friendly specialist will appear to assess and attack free of travel expenses.
Carpet-cleaning professionals from All American Cleaners cleanse soiled floor coverings and return carpets to youthful plushness, removing stains, odors, and bacteria. Cleaners will move furniture such as couches, loveseats, and beanbag chairs to clean forgotten stains lurking underneath, but cannot move entertainment centers or beds. Choose a combination of four carpeted rooms to pamper and rejuvenate with a good scrubbing, and enjoy grime's screams for mercy as the cleaners wash away pungent odor-causing bacteria and eradicate set-in stains. Along with the cosmetic boost of a scouring, thorough cleaning also softens carpets, which lightens compression from daily wear and tear and wild dust-bunny parties, and allows bare feet to once again frolic without loafers or steel-soled bath slippers.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingles good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. Pick up an Aero ivory armless chair ($216.77) and use it to accent your next book-club meeting’s discussion of Lego Star Wars. Augment somnolence with mattress sets from household brands such as Sealy and Simmons and finish flooring your sleep space with a Roarke Masai 5'x8' rug ($162).
Mattress Direct culls a variety of mattresses in textures ranging from firm to plush from brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Serta. Serta's iComfort, for example, evenly distributes support across the body with microsupport gel capsules nestled in its memory foam; a specialized material prevents overheating and the resulting unpleasant lava-chase nightmares. Mattress Direct's stock of bed frames, bed linens, and pillows allow patrons to assemble complete bedroom sets in one trip, and an express delivery service prevents the hassle of renting a moving truck or outfitting each leg of a new bed with a rollerblade.
The professional consultants at Compass Furniture have been steering bewildered patrons through a labyrinth of contemporary and traditional styles, finishes, and fabrics for 35 years. Avoid an empty nest by filling it with top brands, including Broyhill, Schnadig, Bassett, and Serta. The 80,000-square-foot showroom helps decorators envision the final floor plan, displaying entire sets arranged as if they were already in the home. Pick a proper dinner setting with a four-piece dinette ($199.99+) so that you no longer have to wait for the tranquilizers to kick in just to entertain in the neighbor's dining room. If morning brings the frustration of having to wrestle an onslaught of rebellious springs, consider a new mattress ($139+), or give up on bedding altogether and pledge allegiance to a sofa ($299+).
The professional movers of Two Men and a Truck Metairie follow what they term "the grandma rule"—that is, they treat every customer the way they'd want their own grandmother to be treated. Two high-school-aged brothers and their resourceful mom started the company in the early 1980s with little more than a pickup truck to ferry their clients' possessions. Since then, the startup has grown into an enterprise with more than 1,200 trucks. The founders of the outfit's New Orleans branch underwent two weeks of intensive training in Lansing where they learned to maneuver, wrap, and load items as hefty as a grand piano or as delicate as a china cabinet filled with emotions. The team also unpacks possessions at new locations and supplies moving boxes and packing supplies.