The expert mechanics at Hill Motorbikes service 50cc–250cc mopeds and scooters from companies such as Lance Powersports, Puma Cycles, and BMS MotorSports. Safety-conscious riders can pick up a new helmet from the store to defend their craniums from bumps, scrapes, and segway-riding sharks ($50–$100), or order an oil change that douses engines and rear ends in lubricant to keep street prowlers purring ($35). Bike bosses kick off tune-ups with a test drive to check on-road performance before cosseting crafts with an oil change, a sparkplug replacement, and an inspection and adjustment of the valves, carburetor, brakes, and clutch ($75). Hill Motorbikes' knowledgeable staff can also dispense useful advice, such as how to winterize your bike by teaching it to hibernate in a hollowed stump.
Nagle keeps home improvers improving homes with a full line of tools, building materials, and constructible constructables. Pound roof nails ($9.49/5 lbs.) into roofs or Barbie doll arms into chocolate bars with a 13 oz. fiberglass handle claw hammer ($16.49). Or keep dampness out of larger rooms with an Eva Dry wireless dehumidifier ($34.99), or a 10 lb. pail of Waterplug Cement ($16.49), which seals running water out of cracks with a nontoxic, nonshrinking formula. A handy window thermometer ($6.99) will help you remember what season it isn't, while a fetching 20"x36" welcome mat ($25.99), will encourage visits from loved ones or mailmen any time of the year.
Cullen Painting has been slathering the walls of residences and businesses in color-coordinated splendor for more than 20 years. Experienced domicile decorators wield painting products from Sherwin-Williams and Pittsburgh Paints, coaxing lustrous pigments across the walls and covering up scribblings from sleepwalking calculus practices. Cullen Painting contractors operate on the research-based credo that an environment's colors play a role in a person's psychological state. In keeping with a lighter atmosphere, darker colors of paint will incur a higher fee ($15 per gallon) and all painting professionals are well versed in tranquil pan-flute playing. Potential vibrancy seekers can visit Cullen Painting's website for articles on hue considerations and tips from decorating authorities, as well as a consultation. Those with multiple pigment-lacking spaces can also use today's Groupon for 30% off the full value in any additional rooms.
Backyard Candle Co. owners and votive lieges Tricia Whisler and Linda Messer hand-pour 100% soy candles into attractive container sets of numerous sizes (5–16 ounces, $7.99–$15.99). Before getting their candles, guests take in wafts of the scent menu, which drifts with 50 different aromas that include the sweet Pink Sugar, the delectable Coconut Cream Pie, and the soft Country Clothesline. Lotions and shower gels douse bodies in fragrances (two for $15.99), while tarts ($1.50) and scented room and linen sprays can be used to freshen up an office or mask the scent of a secret horse stable ($4.99). With creative graphics and images, Papaya cards greet loved ones with a nod toward style and a nudge toward creatively abandoning the envelope ($2.50). Under its vintage pressed ceilings Backyard Candle Co. also stocks a vast array of rotating eclectic home decorations.
Five Star Home Improvement Company's home-repair specialists are always thinking of their mother—Mother Earth, that is. The team of specialists is experienced in all manner of home repairs, from installing new roofs to insulating attics, but they focus their efforts in sustainability and energy-conservation services. BPI-certified staff members can inspect every nook and cranny of customers' homes or office buildings in search of energy leaks, and they offer suggestions post inspection to curtail needless waste. Specialists can also prevent energy inefficiencies with a number of services, including new window installations that keep cold weather out while allowing residents to spy on the neighbors they suspect may be aliens in disguise.
Real Deals on Home Decor stays open two days a week, a rarefied time frame that suits its weekly changing collection of funky, one-of-a-kind clocks, wall art, lamps, mirrors, and other adornments. Every Thursday and Saturday, owners Danielle and Angela open the shop's doors to customers scouring the land for curious knick-knacks or creative holiday decorations. The domicile-decorating spot also carries Coaster Occasional chairs.