With 20 years of experience providing climate-control installation and maintenance to the Twin Cities, Residential Heating & Air Conditioning keeps homes temperate despite outdoor extremes. Those entirely lacking an air conditioner or furnace, or those who wish to replace a clunky old model with a more efficient update, can avail themselves of the $400 discount toward a unit and installation, with new units running anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000 depending on size and brand. In the AC inspection, a licensed, bonded, and insured technician performs a thorough physical on cold-air-creating units, cleaning filters, and checking the yeti blood that serves as coolant. Replacement parts or adding refrigerant for AC tune-up is not included.
Magicuts' stylists cleanse, cut, and highlight tresses in upscale salons conveniently located within Zellers department stores and neighbourhood shopping centres. During the design cut, strands relax under a gentle shampooing, followed by an artistic strand-shearing that refreshes looks more effectively than showering in iced tea. The design cut and style finish concludes look enhancements with a styling that adds layers, texture, and a peregrine falcon to chase away lesser nesting birds. Alternatively, a seven-foil highlighting boosts colour dimension, artfully juxtaposing natural and lightened locks. To help clients envision a new look, Magicuts maintains an online gallery complete with styling tips.
Most students in introductory stained-glass-making classes are in search of a new hobby or a fun few hours, but not Connie Beckers. In 1995, she took such a course and soon built a career around the art of stained glass and kiln-working. Now, through The Goddess of Glass, she teaches others her craft during classes that cover the creation of jewelry, coasters, plates, and transparent overalls. She?s also been known to flex her instructional muscle as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Cramped Quarters, where she taught the show?s host and contractor how to make stained-glass tiles for a kitchen in the middle of remodeling.
The Goddess of Glass also sells artwork and gifts out of a separate retail shop. Patrons can commission a custom piece, such as a stained-glass window, or peruse a collection of pieces by more than 80 local artisans. The shop?s staff can also advise clients who need custom framing, helping them to pick the proper matting and frame so that their Richard Nixon rookie cards really pop.
The textile-pampering experts of Mulberrys Garment Care tend to dingy clothes with toxin-free cleaning methods and a commitment to quality that earned the shop a nod as Top Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaner by Minnesota Monthly in 2011. Offering 24-hour drop-offs or pickup and delivery service, the Mulberrys crew dry-cleans garments with pressurized CO2 and no heat, keeping clothes from returning with a chemical smell, faded colors, or an unhealthy sauna addiction. Laundry services suds up duds with purified water and environmentally friendly detergents before pressers hand-finish each garment and tailors scour seams for missing or cracked buttons. Tailoring and alteration operations let Mulberrys' skilled needle wielders exercise their 30 years of experience to fit clients with customized duds, and an online account system gives patrons instant access to billing, order status, and their pants' favorite music playlists.
With an eye for bold design, the staff at FinnStyle curates clothing, home décor, and other goods from Finnish designers including Marimekko, Iittala, and Artek. The online store and brick-and-mortar building house wares that have been featured in magazines such as Lucky, Dwell, and The Nest. Among the items, colorful bolts of Marimekko fabric await future occupations as curtains, pillow covers, or dresses, and Kalevala jewelry designs, modeled after archeological finds from the Iron Age, form bold statement pieces for the neck, ears, and wrists.
Harsh soaps. Reappearing stains. Strange residue. These are just a few of the things inexperienced carpet-cleaning companies leave behind after they've packed their gear and left. Zerorez Carpet Care's staffers take great pride in their ability to get rid of carpet stains and dirt without leaving remnants of soaps and detergents that can be harmful to kids, pets, and ghosts who prefer to walk instead of float. They fight grime with their patented Empowered Water system––a truck-mounted apparatus that spruces up floors with a nontoxic formula. Although carpet cleaning is their forte, Zerorez also visits homes and businesses to perform air duct cleaning, water damage restoration, and other industrial cleaning services.