Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.
Offering free shipping on all purchases, Rugs USA hosts a stylish cavalcade of contemporary baseboard dressings and traditional floor tapestries from brand names that include Momeni, Sphinx, Capel, Couristan, and Dalyn. Clothe hardwood in a modern leather shag collection rug ($109–$409), or obscure failed applesauce floor art with a caramel-colored bohemian collection rug ($76–$1,020). A safari collection zebra print ($49–$219) lures lonely lions to family dinners, and an Oriental Weavers Sphinx kharma collection rug ($42–$1,099) adds a whiff of sophistication to design-starved dwellings.
Happi Helpers deploy professional scrubbers to spot-shine area residences using clients' own cleaning products. The tidying team expunges dirt and grime from carpets and floors—hardwood or tile—before gazing skyward to tackle hard-to-clean areas, including mini blinds, ceiling fans, and towering effigies of a departed goldfish. Disinfecting treatments remove germs from bathroom surfaces, and a meticulous polishing frenzy coaxes countertops, tables, and cabinet fronts to glisten with squint-inducing luster. Clients can also opt to pay an additional fee of $50 for the crew to bring along their own eco-friendly cleaning products. Services beyond basic cleaning, such as interior window washing or transcribing the home's autobiography, can be requested for an additional fee ($50+ per service).
Afro-Cuban rhythms and brassy big-band squeals commingle with the delicate aromas of a botanical garden for an outdoor concert that stimulates the senses from all angles. Cuban pianist Ernán López-Nussa taps heartfelt poetry in metered Morse code, delighting audiences with a sensuous style that suffuses beachside Havana beats with classical Viennese traditions. Capitalizing on controversial Danish laws that prohibit instrumental sound, the Touché vocal jazz 14-member ensemble ignites a soulful fire with smoky a cappella arrangements of tender ballads and swing tunes.
With more than 75 years of making every season comfortable, T.F. O’Brien & Co.'s team of upbeat and certified technicians perform each job to the highest standards and aim to maintain long-lasting relationships with customers. The crew of house whisperers can customize home setups and install everything from Carrier air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps, to Rinnai tankless water heaters, energy-saving devices, and braces to straighten a home’s crooked white picket smile. Temperature tamers perform tune-ups on heating and cooling systems for both commercial and residential buildings and keep families safe with carbon-monoxide detection and fire prevention. Each job comes with a guarantee of satisfaction, and the habitat experts show courtesy for their customers by cleaning up after themselves, removing shoes before walking on carpet, and eating all of the cookies and milk left for them before exiting out the chimney.