Brushed metal rods that neatly hold scarves and ties. Felt-lined compartments that safeguard watches and rings. These are just a couple of the tools Closet Solutions uses to transform closets into organized and aesthetically pleasing spaces.
Their craftsmen design, construct, and install cabinets, racks, shelves, tables, and compartments that bring order to chaotic situations. Customized storage solutions free up space in garages so that homeowners can keep workspaces clear of clutter. Other spaces that can benefit from their systems include laundry rooms, home offices, and kitchen pantries.
Glass Doctor's uniformed technicians pride themselves on being able to fix any type of glass, whether it's for a home, vehicle, or storefront. For residences, they outfit windows and doors with low-emissivity glass panes that reduce glares, control room climates, and detract ultraviolet rays more effectively than outfitting your house in a T-shirt. Depending on the damage, they can mend windshield nicks during repair services or do a full replacement with original-equipment-manufacturer windshields, which sport a lifetime nationwide warranty at more than 300 locations. For customers that need a specific shape or style of glass, the staff can design, cut, and install custom mirrors, shower doors, and tabletop glass.
With a verdant variety of shrubs, trees, roses, and vines, the friendly plantologists will help you wade through the veritable ocean of foliage. Beginning green-thumbers can take advantage of a jumbo planting kit, including ample plant food, vitamin B1, and planting compost—everything a person needs to lure an unsuspecting plant into captivity ($15.97 for the regular kit; $29.97 for the jumbo kit). Advanced yard-enhancements abound in the form of trees and shrubs, such as a selection of 5-gallon citrus trees, good for accenting a living space and forming a focal point for the worship of the Lemon Pledge gods ($34.99). Armstrong can also help organic gardeners reach full-flavored nirvana with a bevy of 3-inch container plant varieties ($2.99; selections vary by season and location).
Though his medium is a bit left-of-center, Ronny Coric is a true artist, converting dull slabs of concrete into rich, colorful walkways. His staining techniques play off of concrete's natural designs and patterns, adding dimension and layers of translucent color to home and office expanses. Ronny's gallery of past work demonstrates his eye for color and pattern with floors that shine like burnished copper, showers surrounded by swirling crimson walls, and two-toned staircases.
In 1956, a mining company sold some unproductive facilities to the County of Los Angeles, thinking it had taken everything worth taking from the land. The county wanted to reclaim the site as a natural habitat, but civic demands at the time dictated that it become a sanitary landfill. Then, in 1961, a group of private citizens headed by Frances Young convinced the Board of Supervisors to reclaim the site as a botanic garden. By April of that year, the one-time mine and former landfill bloomed with more than 40,000 donated trees, shrubs, and other plants, officially completing its rebirth as the South Coast Botanic Garden.
Today, the garden's 87 acres of land support more than 200,000 plants representing more than 2,500 different species, including 100 extremely rare mature plant specimens and globe-spanning plants from Australia and Africa. The robust growth sprawls across several theme gardens, including a dry-soil cactus garden, a traditional Japanese garden sculpted around centuries-old stone lanterns, and a Mediterranean garden inspired by the sultanates of antiquity. The diverse plant life provides shelter for an equally diverse population of birds and bugs, with 200 avian species spotted each year, matching the 200 yearly squeals from grown men who encounter a particularly large beetle.