Founded in 1928, Carr Hardware stocks more than 50,000 items that can aid in everything from DIY home-construction projects and lawn maintenance to automotive and party supplies. Shake down low-life weeds for lunch money with Roundup Pump 'N Go Weed & Grass Killer ($16.99), or surround them with positive role models by purchasing the 3.75-pound container of EZ Seed, a life-affirming combination of mulch, seed, and fertilizer ($13.99). Black or tan stack chairs ergonomically assist in lemonade consumption ($18 each), and children can wield 24-inch lawn-and-leaf rakes ($6.99) and glow LED flashlights ($3.99–$6.99) during lawn-raking raves. The 18-inch bamboo grill brush cleans cooking grates with dazzling fortitude and is amply suited to futuristic application as a robot loofah ($6.99).
The design consultants at California Closets summon their space-scrutinizing skills and work one on one with clients to organize homes with helpful tips and custom-constructed storage solutions. Consultants absorb each owner's individual sense of style to maximize space and prevent messes while augmenting homes' unique handsomeness. All custom storage systems are manufactured on-site and come with a lifetime warranty. Though most closet systems go for more than $250, you can put this Groupon toward custom garage cabinetry to stash tools and jam bands in style or use it to hide stolen quill pens with solutions for the office. California Closets utilizes eco-friendly materials and methods to greenify each storage space without the hassle of watering a pantry lawn.
Laser devices fill every loop in Nashville Laser Spa's tool belt. The certified laser technicians reach for them during noninvasive LaserFast hair removal sessions, where they unholster the one best suited to an individual's skin tone. With the help of accompanying cooling systems, each laser banishes unwanted follicles while keeping skin from overheating. Confident in their results, hair removal is backed by a two-year guarantee after the completion of eight treatments. Their laser prowess extends to facial rejuvenation as well, and they stimulate collagen growth, improving texture and tone with the help of LaserLiteTx skin-tightening treatments.
In 1947, Angela and Bernard DiSiena started peddling appliances and kitchen cabinets in a garage with dirt floors covered by canvas. More than six decades later, DiSiena Furniture boasts 85,000 square feet of space spanning a trio of buildings. Today, Angie's three children and their spouses still preside over daily operations.The family brightens homes with furniture from a medley of brands, outfitting boudoirs with luxurious beds, offices with desks, and living rooms with couches and leather recliners. They also add finishing touches to home decor with lamps, mirrors, and grandfather clocks, whose cardigans and corncob pipes lend a distinguished air to any room.
Knowing that music deprivation can shrivel one’s ears into ruffled potato chips, DiVinyl Revolution cures musical maladies with a myriad of melodious merchandise—from CDs to vinyl LPs and 8-tracks—and fends off boredom blues with a bevy of books, DVDs, toys, and clothes for funky styles. Vinyl grooves from The Beatles, Frank Zappa, and a wide selection of rock ‘n’ roll luminaries nourish nostalgic yearnings ($1–$15 for records), while quirkier tastes can be sated with artsy, ultra-mod Kidrobot toys. Scope DiVinyl’s Facebook page for updates, as the shop offers intimate live shows and free in-store DJ performances.
“I like the fact that I get to know my clients on a more personal level and not just as a name on an invoice," says Richard Miller, founder and patriarch of family-owned Abraham Heating and Cooling, Inc. His daughter, Amanda Miller-Sweener, helps him achieve his ideals of personalized service by handling the office work, conducting an orchestra of telephone rings, and scheduling appointments for humidification, generator, and heating and cooling services. Amanda’s husband and head HVAC technician Justin Sweener visits residences and commercial sites to install units from Thermo Pride, Energy Kinetics, Goodman, and Boyertown Foundry. Dedicated to energy-efficient appliances, the team offers geothermal heat pumps that yield 4–5 kilowatts of heat for every kilowatt of electricity, and employ ground temperature to cool homes and monitor the moods of earthworms.