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Eager to assist home-improvement and upkeep projects, neatly arranged drills, garden hoses, paintbrushes, and other hardware sundries populate the shelves at family-owned Avalon Hardware. Stacks of mulch team up with rakes and watering cans to keep landscapes lush but tidy, and fluorescent light bulbs promise to emit steady, more sustainable light in homes. Customers can also swing by to grab gallons of PPG Porter paint, which staffers mix to exact specifications after a small sacrifice of crayons to a prism spirit.
Mid-Florida Pest Management has honed the craft of rodent and bug removal since its inception in 1993. Licensed and insured technicians eliminate spiders, silverfish, and cockroaches from homes and businesses, and specialize in the removal of particularly bothersome pests such as fire ants, wasps, and bees that constantly buzz the theme song to Friends.
The chromatic champions at Color Wheel Paint dispense distinctive pigmentations in more than 1,600 colors, along with providing the necessary tools to complete any painting project. Coat abashedly naked walls with a gallon of flat Hi-Hide interior paint ($19.86/gallon) or Optima Satin Supreme ($31.73/gallon), which can colorize anything from bedroom walls to the picket fence marking the boundary of your office's cubicles. Drab exteriors receive a tinting treatment with a gallon of Tropicoat 100% Acrylic Latex Paint ($30.65/gallon), primed with a coating of Quick Cure Acrylic Conditioner ($25.16/gallon), ideal for previously painted surfaces. Home tidiers can also aid the spreading process with Master Choice tools, such as the Klondike 3-inch angle sash brush ($14.72), with a soft bristle for ticklish walls, and the 12'x15' canvas drop cloth ($20.43).
A certified wall specialist, professional faux finisher, and master plasterer trained in Italy, Laura Howard oversees a team of professional designers to harness artistic expertise and advise clientele seeking faux finishes, custom paints, and ornamental accessories for their own home-renovation projects. The store also stocks a bevy of paints in hundreds of colors.
Decorative Designs specializes in an array of more than 200 personalized faux finishes and offers home-décor items to accent vivacious, creative designs. An official Modern Masters Platinum training center, Decorative Designs hosts a number of educational courses, during which Laura imbues pupils with her in-depth knowledge and skills for glazing, cabinet-design textural faux finishing, and counseling feuding garage doors and clickers.
Wood You, a member of the Unfinished Furniture Association, and its staff of timber traders have been selling real wood furniture since 1986. All of the customizable natural-wood furniture displayed in the 8,000-square-foot showroom can be stained, painted, or covered in Grey Poupon to suit any space. Occasional tables ($44–$179) add arboreal flair to living rooms, and dining chairs ($52–$99) support eating endeavors. Personalize your workstation with computer modular groupings or shield your TV from an aggressive animated DVD collection with an entertainment center ($199–$699). Information about lumber, stains, and finishing techniques are available for perusal on Wood You’s website.
The furniture arrangers at Family Furniture Leather Gallery stock all 12,000 square feet of their showroom with more than 100 different colors and styles of furniture spanning from contemporary leather sofas to traditional end tables. Casual end tables ($129+) accompany leather sofas ($999+) and leather chairs and ottomans ($599+), while lamps reveal walking obstacles such as a lurking roller skate or a discarded turkey sandwich ($69+). In-stock items such as leather reclining chairs ($599+) and leather sleeper sofas ($1,399+), both crafted with top-quality leather, are delivered within 72 business hours after purchasing. For the same price, customers are also able to design their own furniture items if in-stock items don’t cradle or envelope their bodies in the right fashion.
For more than 30 years, the staff at the family-owned Leonard's Furniture has helped homeowners make their dwellings more livable by stocking a 14,000 sq. ft. showroom full of décor and furnishings from more than 150 vendors. The team makes the shopping process easier by delivering and assembling any in-stock items free of charge. Those items include furnishings for dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms from brands such as Ashley, Lane, FlexSteel, and Tempur-Pedic. The store's comprehensive stock includes home office staples including desks, chairs, and mirrors that come in varying sizes and opinions on Snow White. Shoppers can also find equipment to furnish home-entertainment rooms, such as theater seats that eject anyone who takes out their cell phone during a movie.
When pests invade homes, Bug Brigade's technicians are never far behind with the latest insect-evicting baits, sprays, and traps. The specialists perform field trial studies for DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer, and other companies, helping staffers learn the latest approaches in ousting infestation. Using these methods, the company evicts annoying critters such as roaches, termites, mice, ants, and curse-word-weaving spiders from homes through services they provide in recurring or one-time visits. As a testament to its focus on the community, the locally owned company also loans its time pro bono to the Seminole County Sheriff Department's Division of Children and Family Services to ensure pest-free environments for children in need.
Turfmaster’s lawn care technicians are experts when it comes to Florida grasses. Since 1994, the flora pros have undergone extensive training to ensure they can properly diagnose yellowing blades or bald spots. They customize every bout of lawn care to target specific maladies—such as insect, weed, or minor disease control—and take into consideration the time of year and migration patterns of garden gnomes. All of their applications are backed by a 30-day guarantee and free service calls.
Ants, roaches and spiders are just a few of the pests that Drake Termite & Pest Control's technicians evict from indoor and outdoor areas. Drawing on 40 years of combined experience, they use environmentally friendly techniques and carefully hide pest-control products away from pets and children. As an added assurance, they back their work with a money-back guarantee.
Bug Master’s crew of bug busters keeps homes from infestation and homeowners from finding refuge atop chairs with effective pest-control treatments. Armed with products such as Termidor, they oust subterranean termites eating away at homes and can rid abodes of bedbugs, fleas, roaches, and other pests.
Britton's Archery Supplies & Range has armed apprentice arrow-launchers with gear, accessories, and instruction for three familial generations. Introductory lessons furnish beginner archers with rental equipment and dispense tips on proper shooting technique, archery-safety skills, and the perfect shade of nylon tights to impress Maid Marian. After firing at an assortment of circular targets and two- and three-dimensional animal models, pupils can replenish weary bodies with complimentary snacks and drinks. Customers should call ahead before visiting to confirm Britton's Archery Supplies & Range's hours, which alter depending on the gymnastics schedules of head-perching apples.
At Gatewood Arabians Training, Fran Lee and Diane Alonso welcome riders of all levels onto their sylvan, 12-acre plot for horseback riding. While engaged in riding lessons in the shade of tall Grand Daddy Oak trees, dropping a horse off for training, or recruiting accomplices for old-timey bank robberies, visitors will also find themselves surrounded by rolling pastures filled with grazing cows and Milo the farm cat.
The crisp scent of Robin Blue and native cedars and Carolina Sapphire evergreens wafts through the grounds of Red Barn U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm & Christmas Store. Visitors to the farm peruse the trees in search of the perfect specimen, and then take part in a time-honored holiday tradition of chopping it down. Customers can also head indoors to a 500-square-foot holiday store stocked with artificial trees, gift-wrapping supplies, ornaments, and lights.