Nestled in Kansas City’s quaint West Plaza Arts and Antiques shopping district, Hook Gallery & Framing premieres local and regional artists by hosting their photographs, paintings, and mixed-media pieces, ranging from sculpture to large-scale installations. In addition to displaying work from up-and-coming artists, they preserve treasured photographs and paint-by-numbers portraits with custom framing services boasting more than 500 frame and mat options. The framers also rent out their charming venue for small-scale social events, such as anniversary celebrations and birthday parties.
Backed by liability insurance, Gutter Shield's experts clamber atop roofs like residential superheroes, drawing on more than 15 years to professionally clean and install gutters. The outfit's proprietary Gutter Shield system uses surface tension to safeguard against up to 12 inches of downpour. When installed professionally, Gutter Shield comes with a lifetime guarantee to protect against malfunctions, such as gutters that only work when wearing water wings. DIY-ers can also purchase supplies and install the system themselves.
For more traditional solutions to cats and dogs downpour, patrons can turn to Gutter Shield’s seamless gutters, screens, and covers. Techs can also clean existing gutter systems, removing blockages of leafy debris and runaway cats trying to escape the clingy embrace of tree branches.
Pros Property Management outfits homes throughout the Kansas City area with cost-effective roofing and attic insulation. The technicians, who work year-round, use high-quality materials and perform full cleanup following installations. Snow removal and home remodeling round out their roster of services.
"Our upstairs rooms used to be cold in the winter and hot in the summer," states one customer. "Now it's perfect year round." This praise, along with a slew of other positive testimonials, which applaud Better Service, Inc. for their "utmost professionalism" and problem-solving skills, allude to the technicians’ exceptional reputations. Servicing all brands, they can install heat pumps, repair humidifiers, and perform air-quality checks to ensure that their customers are inhaling clean air in their homes instead of air filled with pollutants or mashed potatoes and gravy.
Bagettes allows customers to personalize their bags by incorporating their own photos and text into the design. Constructed from satin fabric and featuring a black nylon lining, the medium cosmetic bag is 8"x5", giving it the volume to handle makeup, toiletries, and several hamsters. Images are embedded into the fibers of the bags rather than applied superficially to the surface, helping prevent fading, precluding peeling over time, and making the bags practical and durable ways to preserve special moments and to broadcast hilarious personal slogans. Images—from endearing shots of family members and pets to psychedelic portraiture of famous flightless birds—are submitted using the Bagettes website and can be cropped, resized, and rotated to fit the customer's precise specifications. The site also allows the addition of text to any image, with more than 200 fonts with which to write special messages, personalized captions, and high-level cryptography.
Letting strangers into one’s home to clean around valued possessions can be nerve-wracking, which is why Shelby Seck is always happy to point out her pedigree. A resident of Overland Park, she has built her cleaning business through happy customers and word of mouth over the last 24 years, ensuring repeat business with her thorough technique. Her cleaners come prepped to deal with every room in the house by equipping themselves with biodegradable cleaning products. This means they are kind to materials while not irritating pets or children. Shelby's team can even divide their man hours, so one cleaner can come for an hour, two cleaners can come for half an hour, or a million cleaners can show up to make the floor cave in and utterly destroy an orange juice spill.