The father-son-son team of licensed and insured painters at Areté Renovators Inc. rejuvenates homes' walls with fresh color ensembles. After the prep work, which includes draping floors and furniture and bestowing the bright blue badge of painter's tape on trim and windowpanes, the brush-wielding artisans lay down a primer coat before rolling on a glossy layer of the homeowner's choice of paint. Those who forgo the primer receive a top-coat sequel instead, which fills holes left in the wall's original storyline.
Century Tile helps dress naked or aging floorboards with a sweeping selection of more than 10,000 carpet, tile, hardwood, and laminate options. Disguise trapdoor entrances to vampire sleeping spaces with 3/4-inch solid-oak planks ($3.59/sq. ft.) to prevent nosy houseguests from disturbing an undead roommate’s daytime nap. Or opt to cover kitchen floors with durable, low-maintenance Terra Stone vinyl tile ($2.99/sq. ft.) or Allure Foundation laminate flooring ($1.59/sq. ft.), which provide a sturdy stage for impromptu break-dance competitions. Appalachian Trail broadloom carpeting ($2.49/sq. ft.) adds cushion to rough foot highways, and random-length linear glass-mosaic tiles ($11.98/sq. ft.) add a pop of color to barren backsplashes and bathrooms. Oasis ceramic wall and floor tiles ($1.99/sq. ft.) or Raja porcelain tiles ($1.99/sq. ft.) can add accents to homes.
When Ronald Wagster first opened Harmonious Decorating & Remodeling, Inc. in 1983, it was known as Ron's Decorating Service. Until 2007, he and his staff stuck mostly to home painting. But in 2008, they expanded their service list to encompass every aspect of construction and remodeling, including electrical and plumbing work. Today, the employees continue to remodel, waterproof, and even paint homes, all the while adhering strictly to EPA standards.