"Funky" isn't a word typically associated with hardware stores, but that's exactly how Amy and David Doyle describe Sunset Ridge Home & Hardware. Upon opening the place in 1995, the pair envisioned a one-stop hardware and home-improvement haven that shook off the sawdust and embraced the unconventional in ways that didn't include slapping googly eyes on every two-by-four. That's why the San Antonio Express-News' $hopGirl can cite a unique selection of Curly Girl wall hangings, hooded towels, and Texas cookbooks beside traditional tools and housewares sourced from Ace Hardware. An epic spread of Benjamin Moore paints and Breville kitchen products create an ocular feast for fixer-uppers as handcrafted soaps and fragrant candles ignite olfactory senses. Seasoned staffers roam the aisles, touting talents that include knife sharpening, key cutting, and lamp repair in addition to several other services.
The pool professionals at AccuPool Service satisfy splash-happy swimmers with quality pool-cleaning and maintenance services. The basic chemical pool-maintenance package nets pool owners four once-a-week treatments with chlorine- and pH-balancing chemicals. A one-time emptying of skimmer and pump baskets rids your pool of unwanted leaves, pinecones, and overdue turtle tenants, as well as cleans out the filter, although filter replacement isn’t included with the Groupon.
Since 1928, the snooze gurus at NB Mattress have dispensed cozy, reliable, and sleep-inducing mattresses to ship slumberers off on voyages into dreamland. NB Mattress carries bed softeners produced by premier brands such as Sealy, Simmons, and Tempur-Pedic, each worthy of a full night's sleep, a post-lunch nap, or a ride down the stairs with a terrified pet. NB Mattress' prices begin at $199 for twin sets, $299 for full sets, $319 for queen sets, and $459 for king sets. Customers can pop into one of NB Mattress' showrooms to appraise the comfort, durability, and jumpability of the mattresses on display, many of which are in stock and ready to start a new life with a loving set of pajamas.
2 Rivers Home Services improves the condition of living spaces via three essential services: pest control, air conditioning and heating, and outdoor irrigation and landscaping. Certified technicians make homes more energy efficient by cleaning dusty ducts or installing up-to-date HVAC systems. Outside, they rely on Rain Bird modules to keep lawns hydrated and they fortify homes’ perimeters against critters using Demand CS insecticide, which wards off such pests as cockroaches, fleas, and door-to-door insect salesmen.