A house is like a home with dozens of things that constantly need fastening, adjusting, caulking, and the removing cake frosting. Today's Groupon stocks a homeowner's tool belt: for $10, you get $20 worth of supplies at Lamson & Davis Ace Hardware in Malden.
With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up a Steel Grip six-piece screwdriver set ($8.49), a VPT rip hammer ($6.29), and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection.
Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($21.48), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy EcoPro four-piece painter's kit ($22.99). If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service. Get keys made for $1.99 and up, or clean a barnacle-encrusted porch with the help of a power washer ($69 a day to rent).
Lamson & Davis Ace Hardware has been run by the Lamson family for four generations. Although all Ace stores are part of the Ace corporation, each shop is run like a small family operation, with dedicated customer service that will bring back fond memories of simpler days, such as December 8, 1947, or September 26, 1959. Whatever the project may be, Ace Hardware carries the wares and professional guidance to get the home-improvement wheel running without unexpected leaks or squeaking noises. Top-drawer customer service, an enormous stock of supplies for all occasions, competitive prices, and the ability to special order any product make Ace the place that houses dream about when they begin having existential crises.
Stock and prices may vary. Call ahead if you're looking for a particular product.
Five Yelpers give Lamson & Davis Ace Hardware a five-star average:
190 Commercial St.
Malden, Massachusetts 02148Get Directions