Home Services in Piedmont

Up to 65% Off at Artistic Picture Framing

North Berkeley

$100 $35

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Staff consult on materials and colors to frame jerseys, portraits, and art with upgrades such as UV-conservation glass and acid-free matting

Half Off Frames at Cheap Pete’s

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

(399)

Custom framing, ready-made frames, and framing supplies for concert posters, photos, and artwork

Half Off at Oliver’s Ace Hardware 

El Sobrante

$30 $15

Local outpost of nation’s oldest chain of hardware stores with products from Craftsman, Weber, and DeWalt

50% Off at Cole Hardware

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Hardware store in business for nearly 100 years stocks a large inventory of tools and supplies backed by Ace Hardware

Half Off Fine Art and Antiques

Jackson Square San Francisco

$100 $50

Shoppers decorate their walls with antique maps, natural history prints, watercolors, and portraits

Up to 60% Off Custom Framing at Framed and Cornered

San Francisco

$100 $40

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An experienced framing technician can carefully preserve a diploma, sports jersey, or other collectibles with a custom frame

Up to 61% Off Custom Framing

Presidio Heights

$125 $49

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Custom framers preserve a wide range of keepsakes and offer complementary onsite consultations

61% Off Framing at Back to the Picture

SoMa

$100 $39

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Framing experts set artwork within custom frames complete with mats and glass

60% Off Custom Framing at FastFrame

Downtown

$100 $40

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Trained artisans frame memorabilia, paintings, prints, and photos

Select Local Merchants

Inspired by their twin boys, the family behind Green Heat Services decided to create a company that would improve the energy efficiency and health of their home. They had been in the indoor-heating-and-cooling business for more than a quarter century, and so applied their knowledge toward rounding up a capable crew and streamlining the experience for their patrons. A licensed HVAC technician oversees each team during installations and commands the use of portable negative pressure vacuums. In addition to helping families breathe easier via cleaner indoor air, the business lowers blood pressure by scheduling their visits in three-hour increments, rather than having clients wait all day for crews to arrive.

6114 La Salle Ave
Piedmont,
CA
US

Through Studio+One:Design, professional abode beautifier Susan Hershman enlivens home interiors by drawing from her expertise in interior architecture and bathroom and kitchen renovations. Color consultations guide customers through thousands of paint-color options and enlists a medium to consult the restless spirit of Van Gogh. Susan can ensure walls are dressed in modern palettes, match an established decor, or evoke desired interior looks and feels. An interior-architecture consultation helps beautify and maximize the space inside kitchens, hallways, and underground racquetball arenas. Those who would like to read more about the aesthetic and financial benefits of proper color coordination can check out Susan’s book, House Colors: Exterior Color by Style of Architecture, which includes detailed information on how great exterior design can impact property value and which windowsill colors make you look the slimmest.

1395 Trestle Glen Rd
Oakland,
CA
US

With more than 25 years of experience, Box Brothers offers a panoply of packing supplies and accouterments along with brand-name and custom shipping services. Box Brothers stocks more than 100 different sizes of boxes, including standard 1.5-cubic-foot book- or record-carton boxes ($1.49 each, $1.29 each in a bundle of 25) and sweater-sheltering wardrobe boxes ($12.99, $11.99 each in a bundle of five). Box Brothers’ cardboard cowboys will help find the right receptacle for hand-woven wares, and they can also make or cut custom-size boxes for oddly shaped items such as spare harpoons and handcrafted kitchen sinks.

2321 Filbert St
Oakland,
CA
US

Gil Stancourt says he'll put a light bulb in anything. Take one look around his studio and you'll believe him. The born tinkerer, who built his first lamp at the age of 12, has spent the last quarter century restoring antique lamps and designing original lighting fixtures, and in that time he's custom-made crystal fixtures, reproductions of cathedral chandeliers, and even art objects from repurposed items. Gil's specialty is bringing back to life antique lamps, which he can convert into more eco-friendly fixtures by retrofitting them to use energy-efficient GU-24 compact fluorescent bulbs and to not shine directly in the eyes of an endangered species that's trying to get some rest.

The lighting master shares his expertise in instructional classes, during which students learn basic wiring techniques and proper tool usage by constructing their own lamp from a wine bottle and other materials.

3910 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland,
CA
US

Drill bits twist, measuring tape unfurls, and saws chomp through two-by-fours in ACE Hardware, where shelves dangle with scores of tools and other home-improvement essentials. Wall pigment by Ace Paint and Benjamin Moore beams across the color spectrum as faucet parts and cabinet hardware retool aging abodes and jury-rigged time machines. Large appliances, such as Honeywell space heaters, Perfect Aire air conditioners, and Cadet thermostats, keep indoor air at a comfortable temperature. Outside, bags of seed and compost join charcoal grills to brighten backyard celebrations as rolling hand trucks heft heavy lumber purchases or prefab doghouses for socialite canines. Tools, electrical tape, and other handyman essentials round out each location's array of fixative and creative supplies.

4024 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland,
CA
US

The faculty at Technical Institute for Indoor Gardening share knowledge of sustainable soil and hydroponic gardening practices through instruction and commissioned projects. Two gardeners with more than 50 years of combined experience teamed with 3rd Street Hydroponics to create classes and workshops ranging from pest control and composting to greenhouse construction. Teachers aim to reduce carbon footprints through their curriculum, and share their knowledge with the public via an ever-changing program of events, such as free hydroponic gardening fairs. The Institute also heads construction and development of the Oakland Organic Gardens, which aims to enable urban gardening while employing only renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, water, and a golden retriever's love.

681 4th St
Oakland,
CA
US