Amidst aisles chock-full of tools, paint, and hardware supplies, the knowledgeable staff at Ace Hardware aids shoppers in their search for DIY supplies needed for home- and garden-improvement projects. Lengthy indoor extension cords ($3.79–$43.99) guide grid-bound electricity to nooks and crannies around the house, and cordless drills($21.99–$349.99) do away with wires altogether for mobile screw-tightening convenience. A large selection of premade home and garden accessories keeps abodes and timeshare palaces well-appointed, including bird feeders ($2.99–$123.96) and window shades ($7.99–$29.99). A selection of small kitchen appliances includes microwaves perfect for warming up meals or storing precious family heirlooms ($64.99+), and snow-and-ice melters ($9.99+) keep driveways and sidewalks slip-free.
An authorized Ace Hardware dealer, Harbor Hardgoods Company equips households and handypersons with a durable selection of tools, paints, and domiciliary goods. Peruse vibrant paint styles from Pratt & Lambert and Ralph Lauren, then apply rich layers of Ralph Lauren interior latex ($12.99/quart) on walls, trim, and doors around your home. Detergent dish soap from Cucina ($10.99) eschews harsh chemicals for all-natural cleaning agents, and purifying hand washes ($21.99) come with nose-piquing scents, blending ginger with sicilian lemon and coriander with olive.
Fun Rentals leases motorized excitement with four-hour scooter and ScootCoupe rentals, encouraging joy riders to explore beach and street alike in an expedient fuel-efficient cruiser. Like a domesticated velociraptor, the two-seater scooter is small, speedy, easy to park, and lasts all day on one dollar of gas. With a ScootCoupe rental, driver and passenger can sit side-by-side in the stylish three-wheeler as they jet about town at up to 40 miles per hour. The coupes are iPod–ready, allowing tech-toting motorists to roll to the sounds of classic rock or an audio-book biography of Millard Fillmore.
Russell Provencial—Russ to his friends—sees Painting Plus South Florida’s residential and commercial painting projects as art. With this in mind, his painters prepare their palettes—whether by removing any mold or mildew from walls or by pressure washing house exteriors spotless—before applying the first brushstroke of paint. Customers can consult with designers to create customized wall and ceiling patterns, turning homes into living art pieces or life-size Where's Waldo? puzzles. Painting Plus South Florida rounds out its slate of services with specialty plastering work, home remodeling, and repairs.
At South Florida Faux, founder Jennifer Sada helms a tight-knit team of professional finishers and painters. They work with an extensive network of developers and contractors, ensuring each home and business under their care receives masterful custom interior-and-exterior designs. Painters turn gates and doors into works of art with patina or rustic wood finishes, or infuse a sleek, modern look to old dressers and furniture with veneers and painting. Artisans can add plaster coatings or a marble-glaze finish for a touch of antique class on walls, or colorful murals to brighten up children's rooms.
It's much easier to feel comfortable in a room painted to match your personal sense of style, unless you enjoy dressing in wallpaper. Luckily, the licensed technicians at Cover In Paint provide the means and the know-how to spruce up your vertical surfaces with specialty room-painting sessions. Eco-friendly techniques are available to promote environmental sustainability. And, clients may also solicit a technician for a deck sealing treatment or home pressure wash.