The painters at A Touch of Class Painting will gladly redo a room in pristine white, but they have a soft spot for rich, warm color. With 20 years of experience behind them, they can recommend appealing color combinations for interior and exterior walls, from subtle two-tone schemes to bright, bull-resistant reds. Once on the job, workers focus on neat edges and thorough cleanup.
The SteamWork LLC van and its accompanying technicians arrive at homes ready to spruce up floors and detail cars with precision. Using enzymes and deodorizers from brands such as Prochem and One Step, they can comb carpets to rid them of dirt, stains, debris, and allergens. They also swab cars with products that include Gold Class shampoo, Meguiar’s Wax, and clay bars to recreate the showroom shine. SteamWork specializes in additional treatments for the car and home that range from 3M automobile window tinting to home tile and grout cleaning.
"I like to break stuff and glue it onto other stuff. I would like to show you how." This is how mosaic teacher Heather Sarmiento describes her craft, and indeed, every single instructor has a unique story and style. Watercolorist Karen Hill grew up in Utah near the Rocky Mountains, and she's plastered galleries all over her native state with nature-influenced landscapes and still lifes. Oil and watercolor teacher Ed Slack favors nighttime scenes, much like Picasso's lesser-known vampire twin Pete. There's also a pottery teacher, a guitar teacher, and several other painting instructors, each of whom brings his or her own perspective to the classroom. Thanks to this diverse gaggle of artists, the studio's curricula range from casual, single-session Painting & Vino hangouts to technical six-week art courses. The studio also hosts parties and family nights, and its gallery features a diverse array of styles by teachers and other local artists.
The bonded and insured cleaner behind Nancy's Cleaning Service distills 15 years of experience into each residential and commercial job she tackles. Before obliterating grime, she consults with occupants to determine their specific needs, avoiding scenarios where her skills are underutilized or she's tasked to clean a kitchen in a building that doesn't have a kitchen. Nancy uses her own supplies, and her passion for cleanliness is on display in homes that have been thoroughly dusted and vacuumed, with the beds properly made and the baseboards scrubbed.
Furniture Row Shopping Centers host four home-apparel stores in a single convenient location. The quartet of specialty stores—Sofa Mart, Oak Express, Bedroom Expressions, and Denver Mattress Co.—is designed to accommodate every room in the house. Espresso leaning shelves ($88) are fully caffeinated yet provide remarkably steady support for books, picture frames, and knickknacks. Soothe summer nights with a Perfect Harmony Isocool mattress pad ($69–$109) atop a new mattress set ($219+); top it off with an attractive brocade duvet set ($44–$68). A new lamp set ($148+) atop an end table ($118+) is a great way to encourage sofas to use more light when they read.
D & T Ultimate Auto Detail specializes in restoration, whether it's a classic car, exotic vehicle, or carpooling minivan. D & T's technicians draw from their 25 years of detailing experience to get any make and model looking like new. Services include waxing and buffing, steam extracting carpets and seats, and bug and tar removal. On staff are also two 3M-certified technicians who install ClearBras for protection, and a Master Auto Glass Technician to repair and replace windshields dinged by pebbles or zinged by witty bumper stickers. Other services include headlight cleaning, window tinting, and color sanding.