Food Forward connects people with food by harvesting excess produce from local farms and public spaces, which it distributes to more than 20 food banks and pantries across Southern California. After receiving an invitation, an all-volunteer force meets at a property and picks produce for one to two hours. A pick leader provides tools, organizes the group, and delivers the fruit to a vetted hunger-relief organization that serves it to clients within 72 hours. By conducting 15–20 picks every month, Food Forward aims to demonstrate the abundance of available food that goes to waste and to raise the issues of urban hunger and food justice in the community.
With a skilled design team and 3-D design techniques at their fingertips, Deluxe Vanity's kitchen craftsmen guide homeowners through the remodeling of loved and lived-in spaces. Deluxe Vanity's team will renovate mealtime-making places by utilizing a stock of high-quality, premade kitchen sets. A complete remodel includes new cabinetry, sink installation, and demolition, and projects average $580–$740 per foot for up to 25 feet. Dress cooking spaces in a rich, cherry-color maple wood kitchen set, or craft flambéed fireworks from within a sleek and modern espresso maple wood kitchen set. Domicile decorators can also opt for functional extras, including soft-closing drawers that will not wake sleeping babies or carb-counting fridge trolls.
A First Impression renews homes with new carpets, upholstery, and bedding and has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily News for its ability to revitalize furniture. Much like a shape-shifting silver dollar, A First Impression’s custom projects vary in price, but pricing starts at $45 per hour for labor plus the cost of materials. Line foot highways in new floor fur, choosing from more than 15 brands. The cost of carpet is $19.95 per yard, which includes installation and 7-pound padding. Homeowners can also redecorate rooms with drapes ($58 for a 2’ window including installation), reupholstered dining-room chairs ($35 each), sofas ($99/ft. plus a flat labor rate of $99), or custom sheets, comforters, and pillowcases ($45/hour for labor, material costs vary).
As guests peruse aisles of annuals, perennials, roses, trees, and shrubs at Classic Nursery, they are admiring a selection of backyard-ready plants that has been honed by the nursery's owners for more than 20 years. The chlorophyll-savvy staff can help to direct customers toward high-maintenance plants or the blooms that will flourish in all types of sunlight and soil. The staff can also recommend just the right organic compost, seed cover, or potting soil that will expedite plant growth or feed a vase that’s a picky eater.
Dispatching repairmen to homes in more than 100 cities surrounding Los Angeles, Casa Appliance Repair & Installation ensures all appliances—from washers and dryers to wine coolers and warming drawers—are running properly. Customers can schedule a service for most major brands—including GE, Bosch, and Maytag—and expect prompt and proficient service, be it a quick cleaning or a full repair or installation.
All Star Home Improvement sports two licenses general engineering contractor and general building contractorenabling its highly skilled team to handle most any household chore from interior paint jobs to full remodels. Each crew member stays abreast of current building codes, and during projects both an engineer and an architect remain at the homeowner’s disposal for consultations or heated games of Jenga. Before any major household undertaking, the team creates a three-dimensional mockup of the project, giving homeowners an idea of the end result. Potential customers can view a selection of the company’s handiwork on its gallery page.