The following list of trusted resources can help you with
your home projects. All are fully insured, and licensed
where required. They will never try to sell you something
that is not right for your situation. Some have a wider
service area than others, but do give them a call and ask if
they will come to you. Be sure to tell them Done in a Day
Decorating recommended them!
Addition and Renovation Contractors
Mercer Home Solutions
Northboro, MA 508-331-3576
Mercer Home Solutions remodels kitchens, baths, basements, decks, and interiors. Founder Mark Mercer has
more than 25 years of experience in remodeling and woodworking, and has built a reputation for fine
quality craftsmanship and for caring about and listening to his clients. As a full-service remodeling
company, he provides general contracting services using an extensive network of skilled architects
and specialized tradespeople who share his high standards and project loyalty. I can say from first
hand experience that he leaves homeowners astounded at his creativity and attention to detail. Visit
his website for a sample of his work. He has the deck I designed for my home pictured on his home page!
Concord, MA 978-287-4223
Mahoney Architects, owned by Leslie and Paul Mahoney, is a small architectural firm dedicated to designing high quality, memorable residences. Whether designing small additions or large new homes,… memorable, comfortable homes and spaces are their objective. I’ve known Leslie for a few years now, and have seen firsthand the exceptional work she does.
Art, Art Supplies, and Framing Services
Post Road Art Center
Marlborough, MA 508-485-2580
You may call this the “Purple Building” or the “Mona Lisa Building” on Rt 20 In Marlborough – that’s because it’s painted purple with a painting of the Mona Lisa on the front door! An artist herself, owner Randi Isaacson has been in business since 1990, and has a crew of artists who will help you design the perfect custom frame for your art. Her store is also an art gallery and she has regular show openings which are fun to attend!
Plus, she has recently expanded her space and begun art classes!
Custom Wood Furnishings, Art, Antiques, and Accessories
Sudbury, MA 978-440-8066
“60nobscot” showcases custom furniture, original art,
antiques, and handcrafted home accessories at the Historic
Mahoney Farm in Sudbury. A unique group of artisans under
the unifying themes that everything is of the highest
quality craftsmanship, and most importantly, is meant to be
used and enjoyed in the home.
Bristol, NH 800-480-8380
If you are ever in the lakes region of New Hampshire, go
visit Elaine and Victor MacAdam's Earthly Treasures shop in
Bristol. Earthly Treasures has a great collection of nature
inspired, American trade, home and garden accessories and
furniture. In their showroom you will find over 300 American
Artisans and something for all tastes, price ranges and
every area of the home!
If it's wrought iron you are looking
for, Earthly Treasures has a great collection of home
furnishings in wrought iron that is created on site. Iron
Horse Metal Works with artist/blacksmith, Victor MacAdam,
creates lamps, tables, beds, candle holders, etc. Custom
Iron work is available.
The Purple Rose
Northboro, MA 508-393-8882
At The Purple Rose on Rt. 20 in Northboro, you will find everything from fabulous linens and bedding to furniture, decorative chandeliers and lighting. Whether you’re decorating style is French country, shabby chic or country cottage you will find something that will accent your home and comfort you while you nest there.
Strategic Innovative Services, SIS Inc.
Marlborough, MA 781-727-3855
Owner, and Master Electrician, Dennis Maroney is licensed in MA, ME, NH, RI, & VT. He enjoys all
electrical projects from home to commercial, and small to large.
Ferris Handyman Service, LLC
Marlborough, MA 617-733-6316
Fred Ferris is your one stop shop for your fix-it needs. He
provides free consultations and estimates and delivers
guaranteed work. If you have a screen door that is ripped, a
faucet that leaks, or a window that sticks, he can help.
There’s no job too small for him so call him to get rid of
your “to do list” today!
Heating and Cooling
Heating and Cooling
Marlborough, MA 866-277-4822
CPS provides high quality service, installations and
products, through carefully chosen and friendly personnel.
CPS employees are background checked and routinely drug
tested. Once on board, its technicians receive ongoing
training in order to remain aware of new equipment repair
procedures and ever changing manufacturer specifications.
CPS believes in long-term customer relationships and its
pricing reflects that. And, on top of all of this, they will
come on time and wear shoe protectors whenever they are in
Belcher's Appliance Center
Framingham, MA 508-626-2321
Belcher's Appliance Center stocks a comprehensive selection of major home appliances. I have shopped exclusively at Belcher's for my appliance needs for over 30 years. Belcher's staff is always friendly and very knowledgeable, their prices are competitive, and they deliver when they say they will, often times the next day! They service most major brands and install what they sell. I know they won’t go running when something goes wrong, which is something I value.
Home and Carpet Cleaning
Patriot Home and Carpet Cleaning
Marlborough, MA 978-562-6535
This is the company for all of your home cleaning needs.
Patriot Home Cleaning can provide weekly, bi-weekly or
special occasion service, and they do windows too! They also
have a professionally-certified carpet and upholstery
cleaning service as well as a wonderful tile and grout cleaning service. Their staff is bonded, and gives
dependable service. Call them for a free in-home estimate.
Home Entertainment and Smart Home Systems
Above Average Systems
Hudson, MA 978-562-3776
Ray Delisle likes to say that his company primarily provides solutions not products. The client defines his desired security, auto, data, or home entertainment environment, and they provide the solution. Of course, he will also buy all the products you need for that solution and install and maintain it. He has degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and mathematics, and professional experience in hardware and software engineering. He is a BISCI registered residential installer. I’ve known and referred Ray for 7 years now.
Westboro, MA 508-616-0952
I love simpleHome’s tag line “easy. fun. The way home entertainment should be.” Just how many remotes do you have? simpleHome was founded in 2004 to provide homeowners with state-of the-art “smart home” and home entertainment products and services. They provide their clients with easy access to automated tools; peace of mind for primary and vacation homes; security and surveillance of the home and property; and safety for children and pets. Since this field is ever changing, clients can be comforted by the fact that simpleHome maintains a high standard of product, service and support training, expertise and innovation. Believe me, they can keep you on the cutting edge!
Capstone Home Inspections
Marlborough, MA 508-481-2764
Capstone Home Inspections, led by Rick Robinson, has over
twenty years experience in residential construction,
remodeling, repairs, and inspections. Whether you are buying
or selling your home, Capstone Home Inspections is a
dependable, and qualified company you can trust for an
honest inspection that will never needlessly scare you to
show you how much they know. Some people even call Rick to
learn about what has happened to their home since they
purchased it decades ago!
Landscape Design and Installation
Merrifield Garden and Design
Sudbury, MA 617-913-0628
Owned by Katie Merrifield, Merrifield Landscape and Design is a landscape company that offers design, installation, and maintenance. Katie brings to the table 10 years of experience. I’ve engaged her company to design and install 2 front entry stairways, with great results.
Mark’s Moving and Storage, INC
Westborough, MA 508-922-7831
Call Dave Brower at Mark’s Moving and Storage if you are moving and worried about how your treasures will survive. MARK'S will move a 20-room home or a one-room apartment. And, have you ever heard of a mover who will remove your unwanted belongings before, during and after your move? How could you ask for more? I don’t stage a home without giving the homeowners Dave’s card!
Painting and Wallpapering
Natick, MA 508-655-1942
Arteriors is a company of artists, creating designer paint finishes, murals and Venetian Plaster for walls and ceilings that make your space feel exactly the way you want it to feel. Stephanie and Amiel Mesner, co-owners of Arteriors started their business in the mid 80’s. Today, they are quite well known in both the residential and commercial arenas. I recently referred Stephanie to a client whose dining room ceiling screamed for a decorative gold finish. I’ve been told my client’s teenage boys usher all friends in to gaze at it. It is AMAZING!
Marlborough, MA 508-481-2546
This is my store for paint and wallpaper supplies, as well as carpeting. I’ve been working with the owner, Paul Veinot, for 10 years now -- he has a wealth of knowledge about the products he sells. I first started buying my Benjamin Moore paint at Decorex when I discovered that they have a nifty light box that lets you see your selections in daytime and nighttime light.
Wall Cover Specialist
Ashland, MA 508-881-5498
If you’re looking for a paperhanger with the training and
professional experience to do the job perfectly, call Joop
Plaggenborg of Wall Cover Specialist. Joop was trained in
his native Holland, where becoming a professional
paperhanger means studying and taking exams, and if you’re
good enough, becoming an apprentice before you become a
master paperhanger. The entire process takes seven years.
Joop, who has operated his business in Metro West since
1987, will do just about any size job. His prices might be
slightly higher than those of other paperhangers, but his
customers know the money they pay is going for meticulous,
Marlborough, MA 508-726-9032
MH Paintworks, owned by Mike Hutchins, is a full-service
painting and wallpapering contractor for residential
clients. Quality workmanship and service is their priority,
and neatness and professionalism is their standard. MH
Paintworks has several crews, and usually can begin new jobs
in a few days! Call Mike for a free estimate.
Marlborough, MA 781-844-2557
Painting Project’s team of painting professionals has been
providing complete residential painting projects to
homeowners and builders for over ten years. Let their
experienced team of professional painters provide you with
the piece of mind that comes with hiring professionals who
care about your home and know how to make it look its best.
Call Marcio Mombrini for a free estimate.
Melanie Harvey Wallpapering and Painting
Natick, MA 589-395-7007
Melanie also creates upholstered walls for focal walls or home theater rooms! She is well known by anyone who sells wallpaper since she can hang grass cloth papers like no one else can. She is an expert at what she does and has worked in my own home.
American Bath Works, Inc.
Owner and master plumber Stephen Dennis especially loves to build beautiful bathrooms. He is qualified to do complete bathroom renovations, doing all the work, except the electrical, himself. Steve renovated my own master bath, and I love it! Check out his website to see pictures of it!
Stephen Pacific Plumbing and Heating
Marlborough, MA 508-735-7104
Stephen is a dependable, honest, master plumber who provides
superior customer service. He brings over 15 years
experience in both residential and commercial projects.