A state-of-the art photography studio, Prelude Photography snaps scores of striking images, capturing memorable moments more effectively than making snow angels that melt when shoveled indoors. Specializing in photographing families, children, and pets, Prelude offers a play area that keeps kids occupied. A large, bright studio ensures that subjects remain relaxed while cutting-edge cameras and photo software magically illuminate smiles and charmingly transform leering stares. Large monitors are present to immediately showcase striking shots; most prints are printed within the hour, and free digital enhancements are provided. Select your three favorite images and receive one 10x13 print, two 8x10 prints, four 5x7 prints, four 4x5 prints, and twenty-four wallet prints; for an additional $15, you can add two more print sheets and receive digital images as well. Or, for an additional fee, opt to have a photographer sent to your home, office, or tree house for an off-site session (fee varies based on location, distance, and subjects).
Sheraton Furniture owners Larry and Lori Weisman are carrying on the tradition established by Larry's parents, who opened the store in 1961. With guidance from a team of passionate interior consultants, customers can carefully determine their furniture and flooring needs and receive expert advice about furniture placement, décor, and how to keep favorite easy chairs from following their owners to work. The store's four floors of housewares include name-brand items for every room and secret bat cave in the house, including dining and living-room sets and bedroom furniture. A selection of more than 3,000 special-order fabrics and leathers lets customers customize their purchases, while a loaner program provides temporary furniture until the plush new pieces arrive.
Mothers know best, but they can't know everything. That's why the cleaners from Mamas with Mops—whose goal is to live up to the cleaning standards of a discerning mom—defer to the homeowner on all matters, skipping a room or altering their routine upon requests. Typically, though, they follow a checklist of cleaning tasks that includes sanitizing doorknobs and hand washing hardwood floors, all with certified green cleaning products. However, unlike with your own Mom or with a school principal shouting insults at you over the loudspeaker, you can talk back; unsatisfied homeowners can contact cleaners within one business day to express concern.
Alesci's of Shoregate is a specialty grocer and deli that dispenses imported foods, sliced meats, and prepared meals. Freshly sliced deli meats include turkey, capicola, and salami. A sprawling collection of shelves shows off a huge selection of wines easily matched with pizzas topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, or sausage. Daily specials have included items such as rigatoni, eggplant parmigiano, lasagna, and pasta e fagioli, and a selection of breads is also available.
The word "concrete" doesn't often evoke creativity. But the landscapers and designers at Municipal Services of America transform bland slabs of cement into works of art. Their stamped-concrete patios come in all shades and textures, sometimes masquerading as russet stones or taking on the style of distressed tiles. Other home issues MSA tackles include waterproofing basements and repairing sewers.