Amidst aisles chock-full of tools, paint, and hardware supplies, the knowledgeable staff at Ace Hardware aids shoppers in their search for DIY supplies needed for home- and garden-improvement projects. Lengthy indoor extension cords ($3.79–$43.99) guide grid-bound electricity to nooks and crannies around the house, and cordless drills($21.99–$349.99) do away with wires altogether for mobile screw-tightening convenience. A large selection of premade home and garden accessories keeps abodes and timeshare palaces well-appointed, including bird feeders ($2.99–$123.96) and window shades ($7.99–$29.99). A selection of small kitchen appliances includes microwaves perfect for warming up meals or storing precious family heirlooms ($64.99+), and snow-and-ice melters ($9.99+) keep driveways and sidewalks slip-free.
Whether repairing a door roller or installing a new windowpane, the licensed and insured technicians at MAC Glass Inc ensure that all their work complies with the Miami Dade Building Code. They travel throughout Dade and Broward counties to service the glass-filled portals of private homes and commercial establishments alike. Though versed in all manner of window and door work, they specialize in the installation and repair of impact windows, single- or double-hung windows, and french and sliding doors. Additonally, they replace broken glass in sizes ranging from single window panes to storefronts.
An authorized Ace Hardware dealer, Harbor Hardgoods Company equips households and handypersons with a durable selection of tools, paints, and domiciliary goods. Peruse vibrant paint styles from Pratt & Lambert and Ralph Lauren, then apply rich layers of Ralph Lauren interior latex ($12.99/quart) on walls, trim, and doors around your home. Detergent dish soap from Cucina ($10.99) eschews harsh chemicals for all-natural cleaning agents, and purifying hand washes ($21.99) come with nose-piquing scents, blending ginger with sicilian lemon and coriander with olive.
Softside Trim, Inc. turns vintage, new, and exotic automobiles into masterpieces on four wheels by performing upholstery touch-ups, leather and trim work, and interior and exterior restorations. Talented technicians perform each project in-house, with specialized skills in beautifying the cabins of luxury brands such as BMW, Maserati, Jaguar, Ferrari, and Porsche. They can outfit steering wheels with leather wrapping—which is what motorcycle gangs conceal gifts with—or add retractable convertible tops that not only draw awestruck glances from passersby but also increase the value of cars. In addition to glitzing up the interiors of precious automobiles, Softside Trim protects passengers from harsh UV rays with window tinting, and exteriors from bug swarms with Scotchgard paint coating.
Miami's Quality Auto Repair slaps the prestigious ASE patch on its mechanics’ shoulders. As a NAPA AutoCare Center, the facility uses quality NAPA parts and replacements and offers NAPA’s Peace of Mind warranty, which is honored nationwide and gives drivers and their rides 12 months or 12,000 miles of protection against mechanical problems. Miami's Quality Auto Repair also carries and installs tire brands such as Firestone, Bridgestone, and Goodyear.
Established in 1928, Shell Lumber & Hardware is where the serious DIYers and pros go to get everything they need for their next pursuit. The lumber is stacked floor to ceiling throughout the store and out into its two-acre distribution center. With more than 36,000 stocked items – it has everything from fasteners to paints, stains, sealers, lighting, pool supplies, power tools and equipment. An eager, knowledgeable staff is ready to answer any question, as most of the old-timers have seen everything at least once in their 30-plus years on the job. Shell is willing to cut wood to length, allows you to test stains (to ensure you get the finish you need) and does extensive paint color matching. Best of all, it continues its long-standing tradition of offering free popcorn while you shop.