Silver Star Hardware’s friendly staff skillfully proffers advice for home improvement while helping to outfit and accessorize homes with an eclectic, frequently updated array of functional and decorative accents. Troves of hardware promise to grease the wheels of domestic efficiency, from a menagerie of elephant hooks ($9) and butterfly hinges ($6.50/pair) to toggle and outlet-flattering switch plates ($21.50–$27.50) and twig-shaped toilet-paper holders ($49.50). Fulfill metal urges with a spangling of cast-iron star knobs ($4.50) or copper house numbers ($11.75 each) that ambidextrously emblazon either addresses or pi, or pin households’ hearts on their façades with vivid peace-dove banners ($12). Once residential shopping lists are dispatched, customers can browse the gift shop or treat their own soul habitats to a cup of steaming java at the on-site coffee bar.
A fluffy cat and an elephant stand side by side opposite a terra-cotta warrior who sternly glares at an Asian sea dragon. A scene like this can only exist in Hunter S. Thompson’s dreams or at Cast in Stone, where cast-concrete garden figures arrange to form whimsical, imaginative lawn scenes. The artistic concrete smiths shape and sell each product at their retail facility, creating wondrous, durable works in the shapes of animals, religious icons, and classical figures. Molded benches and planters can make a backyard more welcoming to guests, and fountains and birdbaths can provide an alternative place to bathe when the shower is in use.
A 3.5-acre horticultural haven, Millcreek Gardens gives bloom-seekers a means to realize dreams of colorful, lush outdoor spaces by presenting a wide array of shrubs, trees, and assorted flowerpot inhabitants. Stroll amid verdant rows of plant life, perusing prettified foliage ranging from the serene cerulean hues of a delphinium to the cheerful, bubbly blooms of a hydrangea. Accent a lovely lawn with a classic apple tree ($40+), make the bed for a plot of fragrant flowers ($2–$20), or cover up barren yards with a symphony of shrubbery ($6.50–$50). The one-stop shop also stocks organic plant foods, soil amendments, and fertilizers for keeping growing greenery as strong as a box of oxen.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary in business, the specialists at Hartman Plumbing Heating Air Solar install, maintain, and repair household machinery. Qualified shop technicians receive industry-specific training, such as blower-bearing inspection tips and feeding directions for inner-furnace dragons, to service a variety of machines from an array of major brands. Staff members can install brand-new heating and cooling apparatus or reinvigorate household systems, including solar heating panels, air humidifiers, and generators and can remedy a number of indoor plumbing issues.
For more than 11 years, Intermountain Plumbing and HVAC Specialists has kept interior climates comfortable and drainage running smoothly through expert repairs on drains, pipes, mains, furnaces, and faucets. Each fully screened employee arrives on the job backed by RMGA and EPA certification, aiming to speedily install, repair, or check up on HVAC or plumbing equipment. After tacking on an additional two-year labor warranty and adopting each heating element as a child of their own, technicians dutifully return to fix any issues for up to 12 years after their work. In addition to servicing a home's heating, cooling, and interior aqueduct systems, Intermountain maintains customer-service lines at all hours, seven days a week, to ensure that clients never have to navigate a byzantine button-mashing menu or endure awkward small-talk with a brusque answering machine.