American Home Renewal’s team of licensed and bonded renovation experts fortifies residences with energy-efficient windows, siding, and doors, offering a customer-satisfaction guarantee with every portal the company installs. A single-hung Milgard Style Line window gives homeowners the aesthetic benefits of streamlined, maintenance-free vinyl frames as well as reduced energy costs courtesy of dual pane SunCoat Low-E insulating glass. Windows may be ordered to fit up to 100 united inches, and today’s Groupon covers the new window, the removal and disposal of existing windows, installation, and sealing of new windows plus engraved stationery you can use to invite sunbeams to your newly windowed abode.
Since 1994, when the first iteration of Terra Mia Ceramic Studio opened, Christine Simmons and her team have been helping kids and adults get creative. The studio eventually relocated to its current site, a large space full of natural light and color splashing from finished ceramic pieces. The wide variety of paintable pottery the space contains, as well as the helpful input of friendly staffers, earned the studio SF Weekly's award for the best DIY ceramics shop in 2012.
After adding finishing touches to pottery, guests can sit for spells on an outdoor patio loaded up with plants. The patio leads to a cozy, sunny-walled room that's ideal for birthday parties, girls' nights out, or private gatherings of people born with brushes for fingers.
For 15 years, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at locally-owned-and-operated Framed and Cornered have been helping people preserve precious memories and fine art. Patrons browse thousands of framing samples and hundreds of mat colors while getting valuable input from art-degreed team members. The crew specializes in archival framing, using modern conservation techniques such as acid-free mats and UV-protective glass to guard keepsakes against damage.
The talented technicians also perform custom framing to preserve diplomas, sports jerseys, and other collectibles.
Since the shop opened in 1974, Frame-O-Rama's team has mastered all sorts of techniques to preserve family photos, works of art, and other frame-able objects. "We've framed ceremonial objects such as christening gowns and shoes, and African walking sticks. My personal favorite was a signed Willie Mays baseball with a signed and mounted print of him playing stickball back in Brooklyn," Frame-O-Rama manager Matt Miller said in an interview with SFGate.
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The builders behind Wiseman’s Home Improvement understand that, when it comes to investing in a home, it's best to think in the long term. Their team members take it upon themselves to make additions and renovations that are designed to last, whether they're redoing floors or resurfacing cabinets. Their expertise extends to exteriors as well; new siding adds clean lines to walls, and door and window treatments can replace aged portals with energy-efficient sliding models. For a from-scratch sprucing, the team can remodel full kitchens or bathrooms, turning an ordinary room into an energizing space where the tiles glisten and the sink comments on how clean your hands look. To keep these jobs hassle-free for clients, team members treat each workspace like their own homes, minimizing both debris and the length of time each project takes.
Effectively capturing significant moments on film is a specialized art form, which can go unrecognized if not displayed well. To help their clients showcase their treasured memories in sophisticated arrangements, Photograph & Frame’s staff developed a system they call “modular picture framing.” This system cuts on cost, using a premade selection of framing goods. Clients can mix and match standardized museum-quality mats and frames, which are all-wood and locally made, to create design-magazine-worthy photo wallscapes. The staff also preserves photos with custom-framing options, cutting mats and forming frames to fit especially large family photos and snapshots that spill into the fifth dimension.
They’ve also curated a selection of photographs from local artists and archives to help patrons decorate their homes in sweeping seascapes and bustling city streets. To ensure the photos’ quality and level of detail, most of the images are developed in a darkroom on Fuji Crystal Archive papers.