Porcelanosa’s journey from mom-and-pop design firm to world leader in kitchen and bathware began in 1970 on the Mediterranean coast of Castellon, Spain. Today, the company’s founding family oversees more than 400 showrooms in 70 different countries, exporting the latest in European home design to the rest of the world. Its minimalist, modern designs play on clean lines and muted colors, incorporating elegant accents such natural stone bathtubs or rectified porcelain tile, which mimics the Carrara marble used to build the Pantheon, sculpt Michelangelo's David, and construct the world's first paperweight. Its engineered hardwood flooring draws eyes to smooth planks of white oak in a spectrum of stains, vying for attention against tiled mosaics made of stone, ceramic, or brick.
In addition to turning kitchens and bathrooms into walk-in works of art, Porcelanosa adheres to its founding principles of care for the environment and reducing ecological impact throughout its production chain, using water recycling and gas-burning technologies at its plants to reduce its carbon footprint.
The archival specialists at Willow Glen Art & Frame have occupied the same Lincoln Avenue storefront for more than 35 years, and their dedication to the craft remains evident in the way they eschew standard gallery framing techniques in favor of fully customized picture frames. Knowing that each unhung canvas that enters their store is someone’s precious heirloom or priceless work of art, the framers take care to consult with customers before suggesting wood, metal, or acrylic styles to best complement the object. Every one-of-a-kind frame comes into being with the assistance of computer-guided mat-cutting technology and glass that protects against harsh UV waves, ensuring that still-life paintings of grapes do not dry into raisins over the years.
Fit For Life Bootcamp’s seasoned instructors replace drill-sergeant screams with encouraging mantras in their one-hour indoor classes that welcome clients of all fitness levels. During sessions, trainers round out weightlifting sessions, resistance drills, and core workouts with cardio routines such as light running and obstacle courses. They switch up class routines regularly to ensure courses are never the same from day to day, leading wild-card days that incorporate hiking, crawling, and high-stakes Uno games played with 50-pound cards. In addition to bolstering workouts with nutrition guidance, trainers work to cultivate an atmosphere of positive camaraderie designed to push campers further toward their weight-loss goals.
At Almaden Valley Window Washing, a small, family-run business operating for more than three decades, technicians use only child- and pet-safe cleaning products to oust gunk from homes' interiors and exteriors. Grime fighters free windows of light-blocking filth and relieve gutters of accumulated foliage or broomstick fibers dropped by migrating witches. The handy team can also refurbish houses' insides with home repairs or remodeling. Always attuned to homeowner's satisfaction, the company's landscape architects use meticulous techniques when coiffing hedges, installing gutter protectors, or painting decks with glow-in-the-dark bull's eyes for arriving UFOs.
Cleaners To Your Door specializes in cleaning and repairing three primary fabrics: window coverings, upholstery, and clothing. The certified Fabricare specialists venture to homes to clean drapes, curtains, and blinds of all sorts, removing buildup and brightening dull material. They repair and dye leather furnishings, as well as jackets and handbags, and train their preservation expertise on wedding gowns. The team also dry-cleans day-to-day vestments including pants, blouses, and astronaut suits covered in Tang.
We are a family owned company Our fabricators and installers have over sixty years combined experience.
We will try anything once.We strive to make sure that from our largest jobs to the smallest they come out looking perfect.
The expert staff at Fine Arts Giclee & Frame employs more than 20 years of in-house custom-framing experience and visualization software to fit prized works and items within keenly matched borders. An array of more than 1,000 mouldings runs the gamut from simple wood or lacquer to elaborately etched metal, and archival mats guard picture edges with sheets free of acid. Customers can shield a cherished album cover behind UV glass with a 2-inch mat and black hardwood moulding ($88) or ornament the wall with a diploma ($136.40) to recall enlightening bouts of lunchroom gossip. A 16"x20" photo or print, cushioned by a gallery back, nestles safely behind premium clear glass ($232.04). Patrons with pieces in tow can seek counsel from on-site employees and the visualization software, which depicts how artwork would look in specific frames or with all of its human subjects replaced by poker-playing dogs. The staff can complete most framing services within 10 business days.
A certified Bay Area Green Business and a peddler of greenery, Fuji Garden Center raises a wide variety of rare plants, exotic trees, and flowering delights in its expansive nursery. Floras running the gamut of Santa Barbara daisies ($6.50/1 gal. pot) to ornate Crimson Queen trees ($38.50) convert sunlight into energy and dirt patches into alluring gnome traps. Planting compost ($25/yd.) sets out a buffet table for hungry plants, inviting Tuscan Blue rosemary ($18/5 gal. pot) and lotus flowers ($6.75/1 gal. pot) to the feast. Garden keepers can also treat foliage to premium potting soil ($45/yd.), nutrient-packed to fuel any plant's extreme-sport-centered lifestyle.
With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up a Stanley six-piece screwdriver set for $6.99, a VPT rip hammer for $8.49, and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($21.48), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made for $1.99 a pop, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine ($30 a day to rent).
Since 1976, the environmentally conscious staff at The Futon Shop has stocked futons, furniture, and frames built from chemical-free cotton, natural latex, and hybrid soy foam, among other virtuous ingredients. Cushy mattresses, vibrantly shaded futon covers, and platform beds preserve the earth’s bounty as effectively as they accommodate human bodies and under-the-bed monsters. Homeowners can also illuminate domiciles with eco-friendly Eangee lamps, which have a carbon footprint of nearly zero and are manufactured by workers who earn a living wage. Even little ones can enjoy the environmentalist furnishings by napping on an organic crib mattress nestled in a bunny white baby crib.
After their house is packed up, the family relaxes while Sacramento Movers’ team rolls in to haul all items into its truck. As the job progresses, the crew places padding on furniture and disassembles all tables and robot butlers, reassembling them at the new residence. As the movers pack and transport everything for residential moves, they strive for transparency in their service fees, charging hourly for most tasks and offering free use of wardrobe boxes during the move. Free basic cargo insurance also comes with each move, a requirement by California law.
The crew puts that same effort into moving commercial businesses to new locations. With weekday, weekend, and evening hours available 24 hours a day every day, the crew not only moves items but can also be charged with boxing up computer equipment and setting up at the new office by the next day. Sacramento Movers puts in this kind of attention to detail to help businesses continue running without losing work hours or valuable red staplers.
For more than three decades, the automotive and glassware specialists at Mr. Tint have beautified and protected cars, boats, and buildings with masterfully cut and installed tinting films. Sophisticated computer programs create exact patterns for windows on more than 1,500 different vehicle models, creating a perfect fit for films that block UV exposure and glare while keeping the interior of the car cool and free of embarrassing tan lines. The versatile technicians also specialize in shielding residential and commercial building windows with protective coats of tinting and safety films, which prevent cooling costs from spiraling out of control and glass panes from shattering into dangerous shards. The techs can also customize autos with Clear Bra protective layers that help drivers maintain their spotless paint, vehicle wraps that include vinyl logos and advertising, and colored smoke films for headlights and taillights.
The professionally trained IICRC-certified technicians at Cyclone Air Systems have been caring for homes for more than 13 years. They specialize in a variety of services, including air-duct cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and HVAC repairs and tune-ups. Technicians harness the power of the Rotobrush cleaning system, which uses dual vacuums to simultaneously brush and vacuum away debris, pet dander, and allergens that can pollute the air and inhibit the efficiency of the HVAC system. The technicians also specialize in cleaning for other household needs such as pet-stain removal, tile-and-grout cleaning, and fire- and water-damage restoration.
Euro-Climate's knowledgeable technicians are familiar with all aspects of indoor climate control, including the installation, maintenance, and repair of all types of HVAC systems. Workers confidently tackle any job ranging from simple furnace tune-ups and 24-hour plumbing repairs to computer-aided-design services for new systems, leaving residential or industrial systems more efficient as they hang-glide back to headquarters.
The shamrock in Emerald State Painting’s logo gives a nod to owner Evan Hartnett’s birthplace of Ireland, where he first began putting paintbrush to walls. Now with 10 years of experience, he and his crew travel all over the Santa Clara area using high-quality Kelly-Moore paint to revivify interiors and exteriors.