The EPA-certified technicians at Green Air HVAC help homeowners maintain all aspects of their home's heating and cooling, improving the interior air quality while eliminating pollutants such as mites, dust, and bacteria. The staff can work from the ground up, installing complete heating and cooling systems that match the needs and size accommodations of a new home, or conduct a detailed audit of existing systems to spot potential inefficiencies. In a continued effort to rein in energy costs, technicians can also clean air ducts and dryer vents or install remote systems that control the home’s temperature through an iPhone app instead of an outdated mainframe.
The certified technicians at New Magic Carpet keep abodes sparkling inside and out with cleaning and refurbishing services ranging from window washing to grout restoration. Traveling to homes to perform carpet and upholstery cleanings, the IIRC-certified clean teams pre-treat high-traffic areas before cleansing fibers with truck-mounted equipment and 100% nontoxic solutions. The company also offers spring-cleaning services such as interior vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, and scrubbing sessions performed with oversize toothbrushes.
Helmed by husband-and-wife team Benny Aziz and Stephanie Cohen, Benjamin Rugs and Furniture supplies home decorators with modern and classic furnishings. The two-level showroom, laid out by Stephanie who is also an interior designer, encapsulates a wide range of styles, from dignified, conservative pieces of dark varnished wood to tradition-bucking designs that use translucent material and geometric shapes.
After apprenticing with master framers in Yorkshire and London, Heba Elbanna opened Tresorie, where she designs custom frames that archive cherished memories and reflect her clients' unique tastes. Drawing on nine years of French matting experience, she carefully applies transparent watercolor washes and hand-inked lines around matted works of art. This technique, which first arose in the late 18th century, was nearly quelled by the Industrial Revolution, a time of great societal change when the rise of precise machinery made hands obsolete. Fortunately, 20th-century artists revived the French matting technique, and today Heba often incorporates the classic designs into the framing of modern art pieces as well as contemporary photographs.
When she isn't painting delicate lines, Heba and her staff source frames from Larsen-Juhl and Roma Moulding, which come in styles ranging from slim and minimalistic to wide and ornate. Staffers can protect photographs and prints with simple, clear glass as well as museum quality, UV-resistant glass that reduces glare from grouchy portraits. In addition to cutting single, double, and multi-windowed mats, Heba also displays three-dimensional pieces—such as antique pipes and fans—inside specially designed frames. Customers can view Heba's handiwork on her online gallery and peruse samples of her French matting.