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.
JT's Landscaping & Lawn Care founder Jimmy Tompkins cut his first lawn as a professional landscaper in 1997, when he was still in high school. With a truck loaned to him by his parents, he went door-to-door in the Raleigh area and offered his lawn-manicuring services. Soon, his clients asked him to handle more complicated work, and a few years later, his one-man operation birthed a landscaping business composed of experienced team members.
Today, he and his staff install and maintain all manners of outdoor decoration, from designing and constructing patios to mowing lawns and putting up holiday lights. Their expertise also extends to the insect world, where their integrated pest-management systems stem off invasions from unwanted guests while reserving pesticides and small-scale explosives as a last resort.
Short of creating physical clouds to hold people aloft, Mattress Warehouse stocks almost every imaginable furnishing to help customers catch a few Z’s. Rows of name-brand mattresses from Sealy, Simmons Beautyrest, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic entice customers to replace their worn pad for new bedding, such as a standard mattress, a fluffy pillowtop unit, or a memory foam piece that conforms to bodies. Beyond mattresses, the warehouse also carries an ample collection of box springs, full bed sets with rails and headboards, and even premium futon mattresses that revitalize foldable couches.
Founded by the creators of Carolina Pottery in 2013, Home South offers affordable, southern-influenced décor to fill houses with style and charm. Browse the shop’s carefully curated merchandise, ranging from weather-friendly furniture for the patio to bottles of wine for the cupboard. In the outdoor cushions and pillows section, you’ll find textiles designed to withstand the elements. Embrace your inner craft-maker or interpretive dancer at the ribbons and floral department. There are colorful pots and pans alongside baking sheets and mixing bowls in the kitchenware department.
Red Hill General Store's 4,200-square-foot showroom boasts an extensive and eclectic selection of items ranging from sodas and snacks to garden tools and quality apparel. In the housewares section, visitors can peruse everything from turkey frying kits ($73.99) to playful decorations for hanging on the dog. The lawn and garden aisle presents shoppers with a delightful outdoor thermometer ($8.99+), galvanized pail and colored buckets ($.79+), and enough beans in bulk, from yellow and black eyed to pinto and garbanzo ($2.49/lb), to get green thumbs excited about huge springtime beanstalks. The store also spreads out a selection of apparel, with brand-name items from Carhartt, OshKosh B'Gosh, and Columbia to keep bodies clad.
At each locally owned Weed Man outpost, professionally trained and certified landscapers bring decades of lawn-care experience to their weed-control, fertilizing, and aeration services. They strive to keep lawns green and healthy by using an exclusive, 65% slow-release granular fertilizer, performing regular seeding, and doing regular pest management to combat insects, weeds, and disease.