The Chesapeake Framing Company's talented designers ensnare treasured artwork and photographs in handcrafted borders, compiled from more than 5,000 custom frames and hundreds of custom mats. The bright and airy show room encompasses both traditional and innovative portrait protectors, which run the gamut from basic black and gilt-edged frames to polychromatic varietals and those whimsically compiled from out-of-work rulers. A fully assembled 11”x14” gold turner frame with 3-inch matting and regular glass (around $200) majestically displays an adorable family portrait or hallway mirror, while a similarly equipped 8”x10” (typically under $200) provides a perfect way to showcase a favorite candid shot or a neatly penned reminder to take a family portrait.
For more than 20 years, the certified technicians at EnviroCare have fought mold, extracted water, cleaned floors, and performed other restorative household services. Their mold-removal and remediation treatments follow a multistep procedure that includes a complimentary visual assessment, an infrared structure and moisture inspection, and an air-quality test with a cranky proctor. Like their water-damage and nontoxic carpet-cleaning services, the air-quality test is backed by a 100% guarantee. EnviroCare staffers also remove pet dander and dust-mite feces with their air-duct-cleaning services, which conclude with an all-natural deodorizer.
Professional sleep counselors facilitate peaceful slumber at more than 80 Mattress Discounters locations nationwide, where showrooms brim with mattresses from brands such as Sealy Posturepedic, Tempur-Pedic, and Space Age Foam. Unlike pet stores, Mattress Discounters encourages customers to lie on the merchandise, as sleep counselors use the Discover Your Comfort system to ask questions about sleep position and comfort level. With this information in hand, client and counselor select the right mattress for restful slumber, with each sleep surface backed by a 60-night comfort guarantee.
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.
For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they do workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
Designing Solutions (DS) specializes in providing interior-design solutions that work for the lives of people with living lives. The two-hour designing solution hammers out an aesthetically pleasing home decorating plan, honing in on the major elements of home design, including lighting, window and floor coverings, furniture arrangement, art, and décor. During the consultation, Debbie recommends ways to make better use of what your home already has in order to save time and money, while helping you find the things you do need at a price tag that fits your budget, instead of a pure ivory couch and liquid-mercury-flowing indoor waterfalls.