One of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of paints in the Pacific Northwest, Parker Paint has been sprucing up interiors and exteriors since 1945. The company has evolved over the years to keep up with the latest advancements in painting technology. Among the multi-hued fruits of this evolution are weather-ready exterior paints, whose modern formulas scoff at the elements and prove ideal for realistic yet unflattering outdoor murals of the neighbors.
With more than 1,600 shades to choose from, painters will find it nearly impossible to settle, like a bowl of jello during an earthquake. Luckily, customers can take advantage of the handy virtual decorator to narrow their choices and forecast what color schemes should be applied to which room, such as aquamarine themes for the exotic-fish room, bright primary colors for the inflatable fire escape, and a variety of yellows for a basement filled with antique butter churns.
With more than 56,000 square feet of games, entertainment, and family-friendly amusements, Bumpers Bowling & Family Fun Center beguiles guests with a mini-golf course, bumper cars, a 24-lane bowling alley, and an arcade with 40+ games. With birthday party packages, kids can steer glittering bumper cars, hone strike skills at the bowling alley, and practice dropping things into holes at the 9-hole mini golf course before aiming parents? car keys at garbage disposals. Meanwhile, adults can imbibe at a lounge with a cocktail bar, or savor brick-oven pizza from the full kitchen. Bumpers Bowling & Family Fun Center will also soon host bowling leagues for bowlers of all ages, from juniors to adults to seniors.
Featured in Spokane CDA Living as the city's most favored purveyor of tables, cabinets, living-room, and traditional furniture, Walker's has been replenishing sparse floors with quality furnishings for more than 30 years. Cover up a cumbersome oubliette or manhole with the Napa Collection's chocolate-brown sofa, or peruse the home office section to locate a more appropriate means of book storage than the milk crates or hollowed-out tauntauns of college days. Nearly all the furniture you'll test-drive in-store is actually in-stock, which means restless homeowners won’t have to sit on empty kegs, cable spools, or unemployed character actors disguised as divans whilst waiting for their precious cargo to arrive.
Sleep City showcases more than 50 Simmons mattress sets, each backed with a 100-night Love Your Bed and low-price guarantee to facilitate dreamland getaways. The BeautySleep Briella Firm set ($279+) models a slim nine-inch profile to discourage inflexible closet-monsters from renting a second property, and the Beautyrest Classic Coldstream Euro Pillow Top set ($599+) cradles dozing bodies atop an extra layer of softness and individually wrapped coil springs that minimize disruptive movement. Sleepers pursuing a moderately firm mattress can curl up on the Beautyrest Classic Songwood Plush set ($999+), bolstered with a layer of premium latex that conforms to one's body shape. Sleep City promotes wholesome sleeping habits on a community-wide scale through its Sleep 4 All program, which takes in used mattresses to be refurbished and donated to those in need.
Plant Farm's full-service garden center sits on 20 sprawling acres of farmland, which yield a cornucopia of flowers and foliage that are sold straight to horti-curious consumers. With more than 100,000 herb plants grown annually, Plant Farm tempts cooks to spicy up pastas and salads with its basil plants ($4.99 for 1-gal.). Grab a fall mum, one of Plant Farm's many rotating perennials, to add a burst of color to drab flowerbeds ($3.69 for 4"). Hardy hibiscuses in an array of colors display resilient fortitude in a wide range of climates, willing to live in sun-kissed gardens or groves ($8.99). Plant Farm also cultivates blooming hydrangeas ($25.99) and hanging foliage ($7.99 for 6").
Oftentimes, hobbies are neglected when more serious work comes calling—like a career in clinical psychology. But for Alan Tower, it was the contrary, as he quit his practice to dedicate himself to a lifelong hobby that germinated as a mail-order nursery. Eight years later, he established Tower Perennial Gardens, and went on to serve as chair for the American Hosta Society convention and founder of the Spokane Hosta Society.
Today, Tower Perennial Gardens is home to thousands of varieties of plants, trees, and flowers, which spread across 8 scenic acres and originate from every continent except Antarctica—by decree of Santa Claus. Myriad display gardens showcase cacti, shade plants, and flowering trees to provide inspiration for green-thumbed visitors. But for non-DIY customers, Tower’s team of professionals enthusiastically offers its services to forge a lush landscape from scratch or restore a rundown garden to its former glory.