Superintended by the Rochester Home Builders' Association, the annual Rochester Home and Garden Show fertilizes the minds of home-improvement hounds with landscaping displays, seminars, and culinary demonstrations. More than 170 vendors will be present at this year's event to showcase their products and skills, which fall under categories as varied as interior design, plumbing, and transcendental lawn mowing. Seminars vary by day but will include sessions on remodeling kitchens and painting murals (March 26 and 27), planning a butterfly garden (March 27), and maintaining the health of local ash trees (March 26). Culinary classes will occur all weekend, featuring demonstrations by the chefs of recognizable Rochester restaurants, including Pier 45, Prime Steakhouse, and Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria.
At Erwin's Dry Cleaners, professional garment scrubbers delicately deterge cherished wedding gowns while maintaining their pristine condition for future generations to enjoy. During each dress cleaning, dedicated cleaners restore vestments to their original luster, removing sullying stains from cake, wine, or champagne-powered bottle rockets. After about four weeks, clients return to find a purified symbol of their nuptials, just as spotless and pristine as it was the first time. In addition to restoring precious dresses to their original beauty, the meticulous cloth curators preserve gowns for generations to come, ensuring heartfelt heirlooms for future children, grandchildren, or great danes.
For more than 45 years, Unclaimed Freight's family of owners has stocked their expansive showroom with household furniture and mattresses from trusted brands. They can peddle designer merchandise at discount prices thanks to the fact that they purchase closeouts, canceled orders, discontinued products, and armoires that were mistakenly declared haunted. Mattresses from Therapedic and Spring Air slide into sturdy bed frames, while upholstered and leather couches in a variety of styles pair with occasional tables from Ashley or Harden.
During a two-hour process, RBC's skilled consultants craft a plan to convert an unrenovated bathroom or kitchen into a more spacious, aesthetically pleasing environment. In the first hour, one of RBC's craftsmen will perform an on-site measurement and make an economic assessment of the space. This detail-oriented process analyzes more effective layouts for the room while incorporating the homeowner's input and exorcizing any space-hogging spirits of sinks past.
Rochester Linoleum & Carpet One's flooring professionals partner with more than 900 companies to gather a diverse selection of carpet, hardwood, porcelain tile, natural stone, luxury vinyl, and laminate-flooring materials. Carefully organized shelves help customers quickly browse samples from brands such as Tigress? and American Expressions, and a multilevel warranty system categorizes products according to expected lifetime and level of protection. Expert ground softeners also aim to minimize airborne irritants, such as dust, mold, and dust-covered trapeze artists, by installing new carpeting with signature Healthier Living techniques.
Town & Country, in business since 1969, has an eco-conscious crew of dry cleaners that employ gentle Sanitone and odorless GreenEarth Cleaning processes that brighten whites and revivify colors with minimal damage to the environment. Owners Bill Panepinto and Michael Micciche ensure that sullied coats and parachute pants sparkle once more and return to their owners promptly with free pickup and delivery twice a week. Stained suits ($13.15) recover their unpolluted aura of elegance after a thorough dry clean, and holiday sweaters ($6.25) catch a cool breath of air between ironically themed parties. Dirty dress shirts ($2.79) succumb to a deluge of suds during a laundering service that spruces up colors and leaves fabrics clean and crisp.