In Salt Chalet's private treatment rooms, sea salt—known for its ability to balance out the body's positively charged ions—fills the air and coats the walls, floor, and ceiling, glittering under soft, ambient lights. As clients relax in lounge chairs or atop massage tables, briny granules flutter through their lungs and waft across their skin—a holistic process known as halotherapy, which recreates the unique microclimate of the world's salt caves away from their bat-shaped novelty shakers. As the chalet's medical director, Dr. Thom Lobe, proclaims, salt rooms can help alleviate everything from allergies and chronic respiratory illnesses to skin disorders, infections, and difficulties sleeping.
Sitting Pretty's team of expert arrangers foster beautiful, eye-seducing interiors with scores of amiable advice and a talent for adapting rooms to fit clients' lifestyles. An informative hour of in-home consultation and design education can help bolster fading walls and spruce up chaotic decorating schemes while revealing that rooms full of mannequin heads do not enhance feng shui. Having honed their skills in commercial hotels and homes of all sizes and shapes, these professional designers are well versed in the world of dashing davenports and incredible credenzas. After a personalized session, prospective rearrangers will have a better understanding of how to make use of their space, open up their rooms, and encourage their children to produce post-modern fridge art.
Handmade Galleries LA fills its 5,000 square feet with an ever-rotating supply of cards, home décor, clothing, and eclectic gifts from more than 100 artisans and craftspeople. The perfect stop on the way to a kid's birthday party or a playground inauguration speech, gift givers can choose from 15-inch-tall Cordy Roy animals ($24.95), available in such disparate species as horses, giraffes, and aardvarks.
A First Impression renews homes with new carpets, upholstery, and bedding and has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily News for its ability to revitalize furniture. Much like a shape-shifting silver dollar, A First Impression’s custom projects vary in price, but pricing starts at $45 per hour for labor plus the cost of materials. Line foot highways in new floor fur, choosing from more than 15 brands. The cost of carpet is $19.95 per yard, which includes installation and 7-pound padding. Homeowners can also redecorate rooms with drapes ($58 for a 2’ window including installation), reupholstered dining-room chairs ($35 each), sofas ($99/ft. plus a flat labor rate of $99), or custom sheets, comforters, and pillowcases ($45/hour for labor, material costs vary).
For more than 30 years, Precision Tune Auto Care has helped vehicles of all sorts run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Fully trained mechanics whet engine appetites with an oil change ($29.90), then rotate and balance tires to ensure an even distribution of wear and tear, bringing inner balance to troubled rubber rollers ($59.80). A windshield-wiper replacement maintains driver visibility throughout the coming weather-filled months ($24.90), and a brake inspection ($19.90) safeguards against inconvenient malfunctions during no-holds-barred drag races down by the old nuclear power plant.
Offering weekday and Saturday appointments, the elegant electricians at Lerman Appliances can come to the aid of a bevy of sick and ailing brand-name appliances. Lerman will dispatch a technician for a one-time basic service call to fine-tune faulty washers, dryers, stoves, cook tops, built-in ovens, and double ovens. After analyzing and diagnosing disagreeable appliances, talented technicians will provide a written estimate for specific repairs and an itemized breakdown of all the parts and labor required. If homeowners opt to have Lerman complete the necessary repairs, Lerman will waive the one-time service fee and apply the value of today's Groupon toward the price of parts, labor, and more expensive repairs that could include servicing stackable washers and dryers, trash compactors, front load washers, built-in refrigerators, and exhaust-fan warmers. Licensed and insured, Lerman Appliances offers reliable service to over-the-hill microwave ovens and dishwashers so you can stop washing the dishes by hand or refrain from buying new dishes to replace the dirty ones.