For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
Burnished to a mature patina through 32 years of operation, Midwest Woodworkers and its team of instructors hone technical skills and channel creative energy among students of all experience levels with a conglomeration of woodworking classes. Up to five students dovetail their talents in each three-hour introductory class, where friendly woodworkers coach hands-on craftsmanship with chock-a-block expertise and Geppetto-given hearts. Pen Turning 1 sessions spin humble blocks into monogram-worthy scribblers, and router basics classes carve corners and curves into wood. Whittle away at basswood in carving-figurines courses, or restore youthful glow to aged grains with architectural-carving-inspired floral and leaf etchings. Begin projects more efficiently with a slash course in sharpening, then bring them to spine-tingling conclusions with a tasteful application of veneer and inlay or finishing.
A member of the Green Building Initiative and a Building Performance Institute-accredited organization, USA Insulation keeps home inhabitants at a comfortable temperature as they go about their daily lives. The service process commences when a trained energy consultant visits the home to inspect the building for potential areas of improvement, such as an under-insulated attic or a basement that refuses to wear socks. He then makes recommendations to increase the home's R-Value, a statistical measure of a building's resistance to heat transfer. Proper insulation can not only keep the interior at a comfortable temperature, but can also help the homeowner save money on monthly heating bills and koozie expenses.
Armed with Sherwin-Williams paints and professional equipment, the father-and-son duo of Davis Painting gives homes and businesses whole new looks or the little touchups needed to look new again. Their handiwork also extends to power washing, deck staining, and home remodeling.
Color Store stocks a 3,600-strong rainbow of Benjamin Moore shades, which spans a wide array of indoor and outdoor formulations, including low-odor and quick-drying paints. The shop's helpful associates guide patrons through every step of the paint-selection process, taking into account desired colors, finishes, and the room's previous experience as a cover model for Better Homes and Gardens. Quick-drying, eco-friendly Aura paints ($65.99/gal.) glaze walls in 144 complementary hues that resist fading and color ruboff. Coats of ben low-VOC, interior or exterior paint ($34.99/gal.) give new life to a bedroom or lackluster front door, and Regal washable paints ($45.99/gal.) resist mildew and sponge down flawlessly after a day of indoor puddle stomping.
Since 1989, owners K.J. and Patty Vavra have beautified area abodes with a team of experts that thrives in every aspect of home remodeling. Teams are dispatched to consult directly with homeowners about their desires and budgets, helping them hatch the perfect plan and draw up designs to update basements, replace siding, and build custom decks strong enough to withstand the inhabitants of their custom moats. Once planning is perfected, technicians quickly accomplish the designs, providing the man-hours to complete projects and maintaining utmost cleanliness and livability for homes during renovations.