In the list of distasteful things you absolutely must do to maintain status as a functional member of civilized society, cleaning the grout between the tiles in your bathroom is somewhere between purging your refrigerator of last month's produce and brushing the cat. Today's side deal takes care of at least one of these unpleasant tasks for you. For $79, Bullfrog Builders will replace, re-grout, and coat all the tile in one room. Wall cleanliness is the yardstick by which mothers measure how well they've raised you; make your mom proud with your sparklingly mature, mold-free walls.
Click and Improve is an online database that fixes homeowners up with licensed contractors, repairmen, and industry experts. With hundreds of services available at the click of a computer mouse, the business's online process breaks down the exact details—and the exact price—of each service before sending a home-improvement specialist to the site. Customers use a drop-down menu to choose the service they need completed, and after filling out a thorough questionnaire and birthday wish list, they can attach videos and photos to their web account to more accurately convey repair needs. Click and Improve then rounds up competitive bids or offers pre-priced services, and upon the job's completion, homeowners relay their feedback through the company's website.
At Copper Chimney, chefs design a menu of chicken, lamb, and vegetarian entrees infused with traditional Indian spices and flavors. The upstairs bar and lounge area can accommodate up to 65 guests or one thirsty swim team, while the bartenders sling Indian beers alongside signature cocktails, which were exclusively designed by mixologist Jerry Banks. On the first floor, a dining room spreads its row of booth- and chair-lined tables across the gleaming wood floors as an assortment of sculptures, Indian artwork, and curious teddy bears keeps watch from alcoves in the earth-toned walls.
Metropolitan Window Fashions’ expert staffers beautify windows and reinvent rooms with a wide selection of custom drapery, bedding, and reupholstered furniture that has been featured in the New York Times. Patrons can browse a long list of festive and functional Hunter Douglas window treatments, including chalet wood blinds ($103.48, including materials and installation) and designer roller or screen shades ($106.11, including materials and installation). Creative customers can collaborate on custom drapery, which generally cost between $300 and $700. Prices are based on materials, lining, and pleat styles, and do not include installation costs, which run $15 to $21 per linear foot. Metropolitan’s textile wizards will also materialize custom bedspreads out of thin air (starting at $200, not including fabric), perfect for swaddling a sleeping place or making your own ghost costume. Today's deal is also good for reupholstery service, which can revitalize elderly couches ($1,040 before fabric), chairs ($450 before fabric), and dining-room seats ($84 before fabric). Fabric for custom projects can cost between $30 and $100 per yard, depending on the type of fabric, its pattern, and whether or not it can talk.
A Platinum and Gold winner in the window-treatment category of the Awards for Design Excellence, The Shade Store lets customers pick from a plethora of custom options to design handcrafted window coverings. Choose from seven types of sheer solar shades to block 90%–97% of UV rays (30”x54”; $157+) from rooms, or rig log-cabin peepholes with rustic hobbled woven wood shades woven together from bamboo, reeds, and grass scavenged from discarded hula skirts (30”x54”; $117+). Patrons can also customize cascading pleats with 3/4-inch fabric borders, choosing from eight colors plus lining and control options.