Originally open exclusively to designers, ArynRichards's wondrous 50,000 square-foot warehouse fills homes with furnishings from a slew of manufacturers, such as Century, Hooker, and Bradington Young. Designer lamps ($75–$150) enlighten areas with decorative flair and emissions of visible electromagnetic radiation, and ArynRichards's stock of oil paintings ($295–$1,200) and prints ($139+) covers naked walls with classical landscapes and artfully naked people. Special pieces such as a black-and-white crackled mosaic vase ($325) can provide an interior answer to a decorator's je ne sais quoi. Styles of furniture and accessories range from contemporary to traditional, accommodating interior furnishing wishes from all eras—modern, postmodern, and unmodern. Furniture bought off the floor can also be delivered the same day for an additional fee.
Fred's Chimney Magic didn't learn to make magic overnight. Its team spent more than 34 years gaining the experience needed to clean and maintain chimneys safely. With that experience, staffers now service gas, oil, and fireplace chimneys, as well as clean gutters, install gutter guards, and serve as NYS Wild Life Trappers of squirrels and raccoons. Fred's Chimney Magic also repairs and relines chimneys for New York City's Firehouses, as well as the Town of Oyster Bay.
Offering free shipping on all purchases, Rugs USA hosts a stylish cavalcade of contemporary baseboard dressings and traditional floor tapestries from brand names that include Momeni, Sphinx, Capel, Couristan, and Dalyn. Clothe hardwood in a modern leather shag collection rug ($109–$409), or obscure failed applesauce floor art with a caramel-colored bohemian collection rug ($76–$1,020). A safari collection zebra print ($49–$219) lures lonely lions to family dinners, and an Oriental Weavers Sphinx kharma collection rug ($42–$1,099) adds a whiff of sophistication to design-starved dwellings.
Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.
Instead of allowing photographs to crumble and filmstrips to gather dust, the staff of Reel-to-Reel Video rescues precious memories by converting outdated media to DVDs replete with custom menus and easy-to-navigate chapters. The process is simple: Customers go online and order a shipping label to be sent via email or regular mail. Once it arrives, they fill a secure package or load a bodybuilding carrier pigeon with old film, slides, tapes, and photographs. Back at their lab, technicians repair broken film and add music to silent strips at no extra cost, returning all the original materials with the DVDs.
Happi Helpers deploy professional scrubbers to spot-shine area residences using clients' own cleaning products. The tidying team expunges dirt and grime from carpets and floors—hardwood or tile—before gazing skyward to tackle hard-to-clean areas, including mini blinds, ceiling fans, and towering effigies of a departed goldfish. Disinfecting treatments remove germs from bathroom surfaces, and a meticulous polishing frenzy coaxes countertops, tables, and cabinet fronts to glisten with squint-inducing luster. Clients can also opt to pay an additional fee of $50 for the crew to bring along their own eco-friendly cleaning products. Services beyond basic cleaning, such as interior window washing or transcribing the home's autobiography, can be requested for an additional fee ($50+ per service).