FastFrame beautifies the boundaries of pulchritudinous photographs, pilfered paintings, memorable Big Mac wrappers, and other collectible items with expert custom framing, which ranges from around $46- $203. The shop’s team of experienced framesmiths boasts an artistic background and will happily walk you through the framing process. They’ll also help you navigate a showroom of more than 1,000 frame samples (many of which can be seen adorning the brick walls) and an even more bewildering array of mat boards, textures, and fabrics. Once you’ve made a selection, a computerized mat cutter allows for detailed mat designs; Frame Vue software makes it easy for customers to visualize how a striking frame will supplement their diorama of stuffed hamsters dressed as the major characters of Les Misérables. FastFrames’ 30-day design guarantee ensures that patrons are satisfied with their selections, and the shop’s lifetime craftsmanship guarantee safeguards frames against disintegrating into space dust.
Since 1983, Mike Johnson and his crew of scour-savvy techs have dispatched safe, eco-friendly water-based solutions to refurbish carpets, hardwood floors, and upholstery. Crews sweep in, first vacuuming carpets to extract loose dirt or Aztec ruins before their signature cleaning concoction washes over fibers, lifting entrenched grime from deep within the shag. With the help of thirsty pads, machines remove dirt as they dry floors, paving the way for techs to groom the carpets. Such is their dedication to keeping flooring pristine that Heaven's Best Carpet Cleaning makes available a near-comprehensive stain-removal guide, helping homeowners navigate sticky aesthetic blunders such as spilling nail polish on the floor or tracking motor oil through the house after raucous motor-oil-tasting parties.
TBC24 Fitness Center owner Mark Bodine’s 18-year personal-training career began at another gym, where his sessions became so popular that he eventually landed his own private studio within the gym’s walls. That studio grew into the 24-hour fitness center he operates today. In addition to being the official training destination for the Lakeland Raiders indoor-football team, the TBC staff hosts personal and group training sessions, all of which are accompanied by nutritional coaching that helps clients choose the right foods and avoid eating the meat of nutritionless cookie monsters. Their workouts, including boot camps, make extensive use of the facility’s free weights, strength machines, and treadmills as well as a separate studio stocked with Pilates reformers.
Start by selecting any plate, bowl, flowerpot, mug, jug, or unexpected pottery discovery from a variety of contemporary and functional finely crafted artifacts. The Pottery Patch's colorful design books and friendly staff can help if you need inspiration or artistic guidance. After you make a sketch, you'll pick out paint colors (The Pottery Patch has more than 50 pigments). Then carefully direct your brush in tune with your dreams and wishes, letting your creative juices flow wildly onto the dinnerware of your choosing and spill onto the floor that is thoughtfully provided. There are no studio fees at The Pottery Patch, and pottery ranges from $7 to $75, depending on size and type. Once you're finished, The Pottery Patch glazes and fires your piece in a kiln; it'll be ready for pick-up in about a week, just like a slow-baking cake or a reverse movie rental.
Providing an arsenal of home-improvement tools and services, Ace Hardware arms handypersons in the war against home repairs and DIY projects. Grill hamburgers and hot dogs over a 20-pound bag of Cowboy hardwood charcoal ($12.99), or use an LED flashlight ($2.99) to illuminate a dim closet or dark-chocolate bar. Customers can also challenge ACE Hardware's sociable staff to hunt down HTH liquid pool chlorine ($2.99), which preps swimming holes for incoming belly flops by sanitizing water and adding a bull's-eye, or explore a rainbow's worth of Benjamin Moore paints and a shed's worth of Craftsman tools.
At Handyman Connection, our mission is the same as yours — making your home a great place to live. As North America's original — and leading — home improvement specialists, you can rest easy knowing your home repair or remodeling job is in experienced hands. We're not just proud of our workmanship — we guarantee it.
Ethan Allen has graced many glossy magazine pages including those of Elle Décor, Country Living, and House & Home.
By amassing a collection of furniture pieces from manufacturing companies such as Whitewood Industries, Archbold Furniture, and Whittier Wood, Barewood Outlet helps its clients find long-lasting, all-wood furniture that will be a staple of their families' abodes for generations. Barewood splits its inventory between finished-wood pieces, which stand at the ready to brighten rooms, and unfinished pieces, which customers can then have hand-finished to their specifications or take home as a do-it-yourself project. The outlet stocks all the tools, stains, and instructions necessary for these projects in order to help clients feel the rush of creating something themselves without experiencing the same old hassle of housing and feeding a Frankenstein monster.
PODS securely carts and caches furniture, clothing, and other personal possessions using its mobile PODS containers. To accommodate each client's needs, the company will deliver a container (available in three sizes) to any location in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties, which storage seekers can then leisurely fill with boxes, knickknacks, and Christmas presents for nosy children. Once full, containers can be held at a local PODS storage center, left on-site in driveways, or delivered to a new destination for unpacking.
One of the largest locally owned gourmet coffee and tea shops in the U.S., Barnie's offers more than 50 different gourmet coffees with 15 delectable flavors. Barnie's typically brews four different fresh coffees each day, and a ballroom of smoothies and lattes waltzes alongside mochas, espressos, and cappuccinos. Sit and sip a freshly brewed cup ($1.59+) or begin hoarding bags of pre-ground or whole-bean specialties such as Santa's White Christmas ($9.49/12 oz.)—a combination of Barnie's blended coffee with hints of coconut, sweet caramel, and vanilla guaranteed to keep you alert during the season when homes are most vulnerable to invasion by diabolically generous bearded elves. Recently unfrozen British cavemen can warm up with signature teas such as organic raspberry truffle and white-ginger peach, while all others can hose down tongue gardens with summer specials such as the Barnie Palmer ($2.29–$2.59), a blend of strawberry iced tea and mango lemonade.
Famous Tate, open since 1954, stocks and displays more than 60 refrigerators, 60 washers and dryers, 85 major cooking products, 35 dishwashers, and 40 different sleep sets . But even with all of this merchandise, staffers recognize that the store might not have exactly what a client is looking for, which is why a team of merchandisers is on hand to special order items.
The shop also features a section of clearance appliances that have cosmetic defects such as scratches and unremovable “Mondale for President” stickers. Some of these appliances are even luxury display items that need to be sold to make room for incoming models, allowing customers to find the perfect bed, refrigerator, or oven that fits their budget. When clients find what they need, a service department helps them navigate extended-warranty purchases, financing, and delivery options.
Established in 1999, Home and Garden provides a variety of services including general pest control for insects such as ants, spiders, and cockroaches, termite control, lawn and shrub applications, and pre-purchase property inspection reports. Every service includes a free estimate, and most service plans are offered without a yearly contract commitment.
Mattress1One's immense inventory brims with top-quality slumbering surfaces from renowned brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Sealy, and Stearns & Foster. At multiple locations throughout Florida, knowledgeable staff members roam showrooms that brim with an array of mattresses forged from such materials as memory foam, high-tech innersprings, silk, and cashmere. They also curate an online Mattress 101 guide, which includes handy tips on selecting the ideal mattress size, keeping the mattress in tiptop shape, and mounting a rock-solid legal defense in case you accidentally rip the tags off.
Like most success stories, Leader's Casual Furniture didn't start at the top. Founded in a single west Florida show room in 1971, the company now boasts 19 retail show rooms, a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, and an ever-increasing selection of rattan, wicker, and patio furniture. Upon browsing the virtual show room, visitors find rattan dining sets, beds, and entertainment centers as well as wicker tables with stone or glass tops. Custom fabrics and tropical-themed pieces add personal flair to interiors or exteriors, and an online room planner helps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.
No matter what nature has in store, the technicians at Aire Serv of Hillsborough keep families in the lap of comfort with heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning tune-ups and inspections. The staff's regimented inspections seek to ensure optimum functionality, lower utility bills, fix potentially dangerous leaks, and eradicate lingering dust particles and pollutants from homes, keeping lungs as squeaky clean and healthy as those of a marathon-running fish