For more than 60 years, Carpet One Floor & Home has been enhancing underfoot environments with a comprehensive selection of carpets, hardwood flooring, and other floor coverings. Conceal a foundation’s bald spot with a plush floor toupee—such as Millcraft’s Star Island line of carpets, featuring a sculptured, kaleidoscopic look with cut and loop pile to elevate the atmosphere of any living room, office, or human-sized chessboard ($2.50/ sq. ft. with 5-year stain and wear warranty; $1.05+/ sq. ft. for installation).
Waukee Beds’ packed showroom displays a breadth of spine-supporting mattresses from brands such as Ideal Bedding, Symbol, and Serta. Memory-foam bed toppers—the store’s specialty—conform to body shapes better than a latex onesie, and contain pressure- and temperature-sensitive materials to ease tossing and turning. Helpful staffers make themselves available seven days a week and until 7 p.m. on weekdays to answer questions and help customers determine the ideal mattress fit for their sleep style, be it on their back, side, or with both eyes open. Also available for purchase, framed wall art, including prints and photos, hangs along the showroom’s walls.
Operated by a family with more than 80 years of experience in furniture retail, Artis Home Gallerie outfits homes with opulent chairs and tables from upscale brands such as Stickley and Harden. Elegant interiors find the ideal appointments with leather or stylishly patterned sofas ($3,000–$3,600), and bodies weary from holding floors in place find comfort in chairs with intricate Morris upholstery and tiger-print styles ($1,900–$2,500). Knowledgeable designers squire visitors around geometric coffee tables bearing colorful glass vases and fluid sculptures, and a fanciful wine-barrel lamp ($625) illuminates abstract paintings and landscapes. Meanwhile, dining room tables admire their silky dark-wood reflection in mirrors framed by metallic curlicues.
ProDry freshens the flooring and air quality of homes, leaving carpets and tile revitalized and air ducts spotless. Professional technicians, certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration, arrive on site wielding truck-mounted, hot-water-extraction technology.
Maids on the Run's soap-and-suds savants unleash their cleaning expertise on sullied rooms during three hours of customized house-cleansing services. The company deploys one skilled grime buster to focus dirt-demolishing efforts on filth havens pointed out by the homeowner, wielding an arsenal of nontoxic cleaning supplies to scrub down greasy kitchens, moldy bathrooms, and Nutella-strewn rec rooms. The cleansing process can also descend to foot-level, fetching dust off of tile, wood, laminate, and vinyl floors with a deep steam cleaning. In addition to typical clean-up jobs such as vacuuming, wiping windowsills, and clearing raccoons out of towel closets, a friendly staff member also helps clients with other tasks including making beds, folding laundry, and washing linens. Maids on the Run provides service from Monday through Friday and Saturday cleanings are available by request. The team recommends scheduling appointments seven days before desired service date.
At Glazed Expressions, a large stock of pristine canvases await a painter's touch. Owner Laura Riegel and her knowledgeable team of artists encourage creativity during studio sessions, when visitors spend time designing and painting their own works of art as experienced and helpful staff members offer advice on the best painting techniques. Alternatively, fused-glass projects meld shards into kaleidoscopic pendants or clients can decorate pottery items such as vases, picture frames, and animal figurines. A BYOB policy enhances a festive atmosphere within the studio, keeping the mood as bright and colorful as the decor.