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Housing a menagerie of home improvement implements and constructive constructables, Koontz Hardware's helpful handymen hawk repair-ready wares from this West Hollywood building bazaar. Restoration-minded repairmen and repairwomen can comb through the expansive recesses of Koontz's 100,000-piece inventory, replenishing depleted toolboxes with new essentials ranging from tape measures (starting at $8.99) and dish towels ($5.99), to paint brushes (starting at $1.99) and electrical outlet travel adaptors ($4.99–$8.99). Spruce up dinged desks and furniture with touch-up pens (starting at $4.99) or help keep loving cups loveable with a squirt of shinifying silver cleaners and polishes (starting at $4.99).

8914 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood,
CA
US

Renterior Design's ultimate goal is to, one by one, remove the white walls and lack of character from renter's spaces across the country. To economically infuse beauty, comfort, form and function to apartments everywhere. To make your rental space - your home!

10153 1/2 Riverside Dr
Toluca Lake,
CA
US

With more than 80 years of wrench-wielding experience, the home improvement honchos at Pioneer Hardware preside over a cache of more than 70,000 brand-name tools, electronics, supplies, and accessories. Equip empty tool belts with a versatile Black & Decker cordless screwdriver ($34.99) or ensure lawns are well fed with a mechanical water timer ($10.97). Shoppers can also cruise through Pioneer's panoply of cleaning and paint supplies or prepare for an afternoon of plumbing pyrotechnics with its supply of PVC piping, faucet parts, and drain fittings.

315 N Crescent Dr
Beverly Hills,
CA
US

Without appliances, the home would be a place of tedious work instead of the restful respite it should be. Royal Touch Appliance Repair keeps tediousness out of homes by keeping large appliances such as dishwashers and ovens running smoothly and efficiently. Besides repairs, its services extend to installation, upgrades, assisting with troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance on Rosie the Robot.

1135 Linden Ave
Glendale,
CA
US

Continuing a 57-year legacy, the experienced mobile-electronics technicians at Al & Ed's Autosound equip car owners with safe driving solutions during two-hour hands-free Bluetooth installations. Armed with an extensive arsenal of adapters, the technicians integrate Parrot CK3000 Evolution Bluetooth units with existing audio systems, allowing calls to be heard through the vehicle's speakers. Any phone equipped with Bluetooth connectivity can sync with the handy hands-free device, regardless of manufacturer or carrier. Responding to voice commands from the driver, the unit conjures up contacts from its database of up to 150 names when called upon, much like a faithful robotic court wizard.

340 N Victory Blvd
Burbank,
CA
US

Dusty cassettes and worn-down records surrender fading memories to ARC’s staff, which works to preserve visual memoirs and nostalgic tunes with pristine, dependable DVD and CD transfers. Crisp, high-definition quality defines each DVD transfer ($3–$10/transfer, depending on number of copies), ensuring patrons can enjoy home movies without the sputtering loops, unspooled tape, and sporadic bursts of ’80s-style synthesizers central to most VHS-viewing experiences. ARC’s staff can also do a combined edit of film, photos, and VHS footage onto a single DVD ($20/hour; $5/each additional hour), and underscore the visuals with a choice of music. Additionally, patrons can transfer audio from flimsy records to CD ($6–$22/transfer, depending on number of copies), preserving rare recordings for years to come. All transfers include a plastic case for the DVD or CD, and ARC can craft labels for an additional $0.25.

2529 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank,
CA
US