Decorate a dull wall with Sid Dickens memory tiles ($79.95 each), or re-scent your soul sack with Crabtree & Evelyn India Hicks Island Living perfume ($50). Mother's Day, graduations, weddings, and anniversaries blow in with the hot-air spews of summer, and they necessitate carefully chosen gifts. Browse Edgewood Designs' large variety of décor, jewelry, purses, apparel, and more. Pick up a Vera Bradley handbag ($10+), ideal for stuffing with all manner of curio, or entertain uninspired feet with SwitchFlops (average $38), shoes with interchangeable tops.
The Floor Doctor's techs refinish hardwood floors with Bona power scrubbers and biodegradable products emblazoned with the Greenguard seal of approval. In addition to reducing downstream pollution, their eco-friendly approach protects people and pets from the toxic fumes that typically force inhabitants outside, where giant mutant bugs are waiting. After they finish buffing floorboards, techs slather them with a polyurethane topcoat available in a satin, semigloss, or high gloss finish that can last up to seven years. In addition to polishing timber, they repair and install floors by replacing damaged planks or laying down new unfinished or prefinished boards.
Known for being quick and convenient, The UPS Store is a three-headed office chimera belching forth flame-free shipping, printing, and office necessities. Each locale's packaging experts take the hassle out of delivering gifts to far-off third cousins (twice removed) by using top-notch packaging materials and geometrical know-how. Customers can cast their bundles off in whatever timeframe works best, using one of the full range of UPS shipping options, including next-day air, ground, and international shipping ($16 on average for basic ground shipping, $38 on average for air shipping). Encase vacationing belongings with the parcel packagers' basic or custom boxes, fragile-item packing supplies, or bubbles unaffected by time ($12 on average for basic packing, $35 on average for custom).
Whether updating a kitchen's dated tiles or replacing its Nerf countertops with something sturdier, Builtmore is the one-stop shop where you can find all the materials you'll need. Builtmore's online virtual kitchen lets kitchen remodelers test out color combinations between the backsplash, counter, cabinet, and floor—resulting in far fewer accidental deaths than the store's kitchen holodeck. From there, browse more than 90 colors of granite countertop cut with eight different edges and polished to a mirror-like sheen ($45 per square foot and up), then pick out a sink or floor tile ($1.25 per square foot and up) to match. Builtmore's eponymous line of cabinets comes in five different colors and gives you plenty of apartment units to rent out to pet tarantulas, as do custom Wellborn cabinets, which were featured in HGTV's 2011 Dream Home. Installation fees vary by project; call ahead for a quote.