Since 1947, Mid-City Supply Co.’s friendly staffers have helped avid home improvers to outfit their digs in premium products. Nowadays, the experienced showroom staff displays much smarter fixtures, from faucets that turn on with the tap of a hand to eco-friendly water heaters powered by domesticated dragons. Though technology has changed, the company keeps quality high, stocking name brands such as Delta, American Standard, Toto, Gerber, Brizo, and Elkay. Customers can check out items in person at one of six showrooms in two states. To give back to the communities that helped them to grow, the company regularly donates to United Way.
The Hills True Value family calls upon more than 38 years of home-improvement expertise to provide customers with the proper tools and services for residential projects and regular upkeep. While exploring the menagerie of homecare necessities, customers can become inspired to tackle lawn and garden projects or get started on indoor renovations for the kitchen and bathroom. Patrons may also enlist help from the knowledgeable staffers, who can perform common maintenance services such as sharpening chainsaws, cutting keys, or memory-wiping protocol droids.
Backyards' locally made gifts and décor items enliven exterior and interior spaces, with many recyclable and green pieces such as woodenwares harvested from sustainable forests. Assorted merchandise displays an eclectic mix of modern and retro styles as it mingles on the showroom floor, with birdhouses ($19.99), freezable wine-bottle coolers ($9.99), and eco-friendly throw rugs made from candy-bar wrappers ($29.99) sharing style tips and ideas for transforming a gazebo into an avian nightclub. Outdoor furniture, including Napa fire pots ($15.99) and metal retro-style chairs ($69.99), populates backyards and patios, and miniature gardening accessories such as small-scale benches and chairs ($4–$7) bring mini gardens to life so that ambitious chihuahuas have something to guard.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingles good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s warehouse. Shoppers can pick up a Mercer mocha couch ($299) and use it to accent weekly book-club discussions of Lego Star Wars. Ashley Furniture HomeStore's wide selection of tables includes the Fletcher accent-table group ($199), which can give any room or teleportation chamber a hint of casual, modern style. Otherwise, two Calder side chairs ($219.99 each) add charm to empty corners with their modern bronzed finish. Shoppers can also give weary lamps a permanent home with two Bittersweet nightstands ($159) and augment somnolence with queen mattress sets, starting at $299, from household brands such as Sealy and Tempur-Pedic.
Luxe Home Interiors helps decorate domiciles by quelling customers’ décor cravings with comfy couches and other tasteful indoor accouterments. With thousands of fabric options, re-upholstery specialists preserve the comfort of existing pieces while making a reality out of cashmere-couch dreams and Faberge-ottoman desires. Hundreds of living room, dining room, and accent pieces inundate Luxe's showroom, including pictures ($34+) and throw pillows ($45+). Chairs ($747+), ottomans ($429+), sofas ($799+), and loveseats ($795+) ensure customers can finally kick back and rest in style without moving into a hotel lobby.
Juicy bites of chocolate-dunked fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful bouquets and candy boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's in-house chocolatiers drizzle albion strawberries and daisy pineapples with a trio of chocolate varieties. Once properly covered in chocolate, the preservative-free sweets are organized into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Customers can opt to display their bouquets in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts. Alternatively, customers can adorn gifts with the cheery red lids of candy boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision by making them guess what’s inside.