Spread out in organized clusters across an expansive 17,000-square-foot show room, unfinished wooden furniture lies teeming with potential. Unlike traditional pieces, which must be carefully selected to match one's home décor, Naked Furniture's mostly American-made products can be customized with the stain or paint color of one's choosing. The collection includes pieces for every room of the house, including bedroom furniture such as nightstands, kitchen adornments such as cabinets, and living-room pieces such as television consoles or Victorian-style entertainment centers, also known as "bookshelves." Each item is crafted from solid wood or plywood and is particleboard- and MDF-free.
Clean Carpet Professionals' staffers uproot grime from carpets, tile and grout, and hard surfaces with their commercial-grade, truck-mounted Hydramaster system. Technicians inject dingy floors with hot, soft water and cleaning tonics, aiming to banish stains spawned from foot traffic, spilled food, or full-scale reenactments of last year's Kentucky Derby. A soft-water rinse and suction expunge dirt from debris-susceptible carpets, helping to rid them of dust mites, allergens, and microscopic pollutants. An enclosed high pressure wand blows cleaning agents with high PH levels onto tile and grout to oust unsightly build-up caught in its crevices, while vinyl and concrete floors and thoroughly washed and rinsed to rid them of dirt and chemicals that can't be rid by mere mopping.
The professional painters and maintenance crew of House Doctors remedy domicile ailments with a panoply of handyman services. Chromatic commandos arrive armed with brushes and protective cloth to coat all bland vertical surfaces of a room up to 12 x15’. Customers must provide their own paint, purchase Sherwin-Williams paint from House Doctors ($45/gal.), or hire neighborhood kids with paintball guns to create a shrine to Jackson Pollock. This Groupon includes a recoloring of walls, although ceilings ($125), trim, frames, and baseboards may be added for an additional fee. Upon completion, clients sign off by speaking with a customer-support rep to ensure that they are as satisfied as a grizzly bear adorning his paws in salmon lures.
At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
Pioneer Professional Carpet Care's IICRC-accredited technicians steam carpets with eco-friendly products, ensuring a chemical-free clean every time so families, pets, and guests can breathe easier. In addition to carpet steaming, workers train their grime-blasting apparatus on upholstery and tiles or banish dust mites from dwellings. The techs also specialize in removing spots left by pets who get a little too careless with their wineglasses at dinner parties.
In 1958, Guy Day and Dale Williams founded their mattress store with a focus on high-quality products and excellent customer service. After 10 years, the partners unveiled their line of handcrafted, personalized mattress sets under the name Verlo, a combination of their wives' names—Verna and Lois. After more than 40 years, the company has perfected its craft, manufacturing customized mattresses and selling them directly through their show rooms. The stock ranges from plush pillowtops to firm sets, both capable of supporting healthy sleeping patterns and cutthroat pillow fights for years to come.