C & D Hardware, a member of the Houston Heights community since 1951, equips home improvers and to-do listers with provisions for projects large and small. Conquer domestic disrepair with supplies spanning 26 different categories, from lawn and garden wares and paint gear to a vast reservoir of plumbing equipment and special gifts. Purify your home's lungs with air-conditioning filters ($1.39–$27.99), or whittle a moving box into a mini cardboard replica of the Taj Mahal with a box knife ($0.59–$11.89). Metal garden bugs ($18.49–$79.99) spruce up lackluster lawns, while patio chairs ($25.99–$149.99) provide an ideal perch for competitive lounging. The helpful cast of C & D employees assists customers with an array of services, including rekeying locks, computer color matching, and blade sharpening.
Parvizian Rugs International has cushioned Houston footfalls for more than 40 years with antique and custom-made carpets and rugs. Rug workshops and wool factories in Romania, Pakistan, and India fill Parvizian’s American and European storefronts with luxe piles of wool and silk, which are draped over displays or custom-created with help from savvy in-house designers. Parvizian also travels to homes and offices to clean carpets with hand-sudsed shampoos and environmentally friendly supplies, and restores rugs ravaged by moths and foot traffic with meticulous re-weaving, fresh twirls of fringe, and re-backing torn from the pages of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Roof Toppers provides fully insured roofing and general-repair needs to creaking, leaking homes. Soothe cranky walls in need of fresh paint with the soft, even brushstrokes of an experienced handyman. Basic carpentry and furniture-assembly services erase evidence of late-night base-jumping practice, and new caulking and grout inspire bathrooms and kitchens to shine. Roof Toppers' intrepid fix-it pros extend their know-how to the skies with tree trimming, perfect for aging arbors yearning for the shapely sapling physiques of their youth. Handymen can also mount flat-screen TVs, pressure-wash home exteriors, and clean foul-mouthed gutters with a heavy-duty ladder, trowel, and therapist specializing in anger management.
Painting with a Twist adultizes the group art class by pairing expert instruction with the option to sip libations and socialize with other classmates. Check the schedule online to view available classes. Each two- or three-hour session will teach you step-by-step how to replicate the featured design (upcoming classes capture everything from flowers to crawfish, cafés, and the rugged masculinity of Burton Gilliam). Canvas, paints, and brushes are all provided, along with a handy stock of wine cups and openers to promote the creative flow. Upon the conclusion of your BYOB painting class, you'll have a 16”x20” painting to hang proudly atop your mantle.
At Lifeguard Roofing, technicians extend a tradition of quality forged by their parent company, Brushstrokes Painting & Remodeling, as they bolster curb appeal of homes and commercial buildings with maintenance and installation of roofs, gutters, and siding. As preferred contractors for Owens Corning, the team backs up replacement, repair, and maintenance services for roofs with a manufacturer's warranty. They also perform complimentary inspections, applying keen eyes to the integrity of each shingle or metal sheet and ensuring that the archers guarding against invading Mongols are well fed.