7 Day Furniture helps shoppers outfit their living rooms, offices, and dining spaces in new and cleanly kept consignment pieces via its expansive showrooms. Among home accessories, table lamps ($24.99+) can help curb a house’s fear of the dark, and stately room dividers ($59.99+) help create neat boundaries for feuding roommates. Home havers can also opt to keep their headwear and coats from cluttering bustling walkways with the help of a hall tree ($19.99+). Shroud floors in lively rugs ($49+), or pick up one of the stores’ vibrant futons or klik klaks ($89.99+) to make sure visiting houseguests and finicky poltergeists have a comfortable place to snooze. Collections of dining-room, living-room, and bedroom pieces help keep all interior spaces fashionably filled in.
A member of the Green Building Initiative and a Building Performance Institute-accredited organization, USA Insulation keeps home inhabitants at a comfortable temperature as they go about their daily lives. The service process commences when a trained energy consultant visits the home to inspect the building for potential areas of improvement, such as an under-insulated attic or a basement that refuses to wear socks. He then makes recommendations to increase the home's R-Value, a statistical measure of a building's resistance to heat transfer. Proper insulation can not only keep the interior at a comfortable temperature, but can also help the homeowner save money on monthly heating bills and koozie expenses.
For more than 23 years, Capehart Floral's team of local, professional designers has cobbled fresh blossoms into custom bouquets for a variety of festive occasions. A ribbon-adorned vase of romantic red tulips ($40–$60) communicates adoration to a special someone on Valentine's Day or tips optometrists off to colorblindness when described as "overwhelmingly green." Vibrant hot-pink carnations, gerberas, and roses hobnob with lavender wax flowers and tulips in the seasonal Suddenly Spring arrangement ($40–$60), and a benjamin fig tree ($35–$75) sprouts upward from a lined basket. Customers can also customize bouquets with balloons, chocolates, or stuffed animals and pen special requests, such as accommodating a grandmother's allergy to daisies or a spelling-bee winner's fondness for chrysanthemums.
Billing itself as a “janitorial superstore,” The Cleaning Mart stocks cleaning and household supplies in bulk quantities as well sizes appropriate for the typical homeowner. Its vast selection ranges from push brooms to hand soap to cases of trash bags. Instead of rubbing lavender and pinecones on your walls and floors, you can easily get a room smelling nice with air fresheners.
Murat and Debbie Akyurek, owners of the Savory Spice Shop location in Rockbrook, receive fresh products weekly to stock more than 500 different items in their store. And that freshness ensures vivid aromas and flavors. There's something in the shop for virtually every palate: Italian black-truffle sea salt, Hungarian sweet paprika, and fiery ground ghost pepper, just to name a few, available in increments from as little as half an ounce up to a pound or more. The owners make it a priority to keep prices comparable to a grocery store.
In addition to the wide selection of herbs, spices, meat rubs, extracts, and blends, Savory Spice Shop also carries cookbooks, gift boxes and giftcards, with shipping available. Patrons can check out recommended recipes on the Johnstons’ website.
The tigers, lions, and jaguars at Henry Doorly Zoo may not realize it, but the professionals at Lumbermen’s Hearth & Home expertly laid the brick walls that surround their cat complex. Constructing brick and stone exteriors for exotic animals is just one of the ambitious projects Lumbermen’s has tackled since 1932, when they opened their doors with the mission of serving local lumberyards. After eight decades of hard work, the fourth-generation family-owned operation gradually expanded the scope and size of their business, which now houses four sprawling showrooms. These spaces showcase myriad options for customizing their customers’ decks and outdoor landscapes, such as grills from brands including Napoleon, patio furniture, and fire pits. Lumbermen’s also makes interiors cozy, tricking out living rooms with fireplaces and stoves capable of burning fraudulent tax documents rolled into logs.