By Nancy Eagleton….
Summer is here. It’s time for barbecues and outdoor entertaining; time to bring the outdoors in and the indoors out; time for fresh colors and tropical touches. It’s time to visit Ace Home Center in South Miami.
From the paint on the walls to the linens on your table and everything in between, Ace has what you need to spruce up your home for summer.
“We’re the hardware store that women love,” said Betty Phillips, buyer and manager of the At Home division at Ace. “The front of our store is filled with summer merchandise and our unique homelike setting stops people in their tracks when they come in. At Ace, you can pick up what you need and find what you want.”
When you visit Ace for your garden tools, you’ll also find that perfect summer sunhat you’ve been seeking. When you come in for citronella candles and tiki torches, you’ll discover outdoor chandeliers and unique wall décor to dress up your patio.
For summer entertaining, Phillips recommends Caspari paper goods and the unique rattan serving pieces, ice buckets and lanterns she has in stock in her department.
Kick off the barbecue season and cook like a pro with a new Weber grill. Add stylish seating to your patio, porch or yard with casual furniture, bistro sets, rocking chairs and benches, most of which can be left outdoors, year-round, and requires little maintenance.
On her buying trips for At Home, Phillips, who has been with Ace for 10 years, looks for unique items that make Ace a true specialty store and for special products that her customers have requested.
“It’s important to listen to my customers and buy what they need and want,” she said. “We have décor and giftware with a tropical theme and many items with the pineapple motif — the symbol of hospitality. It’s all so fitting for our South Florida lifestyle.”
The At Home Center offers silver-plated and Sterling silver picture frames in every size, as well as candles by Archipelago, Root, Votivo, Yankee and more. You will find Lampe Berger and LeTeeDa luxury fragrances for the home and Beatrice Ball metalware that never needs polishing.
One of the quickest and most dramatic ways to update a room with summer splash is with paint. The Paint Center at Ace carries Benjamin Moore paints and can help you select the perfect color for an accent wall or the whole room. Experts in the Paint Center can match any color you desire to suit your room setting.
If you have plans to renovate your kitchen and bath this summer, the Ace Kitchen and Bath Department has everything you need.
“We really are a one-stop shopping destination for your kitchen and bath projects,” Phillips said. “We have a huge selection of kitchen and bath hardware, sinks, bathtubs and more. You truly have to see it to believe it.
“We all love what we do,” Phillips continued. “We enjoy helping our customers with any and all of their home projects and needs.”
There are three Ace Home Center locations — South Miami, Pinecrest and Miami Beach — and all are owned by Dan Hitchcock. Ace Home Center in South Miami is located at 7325 Red Rd. (SW 57th Avenue) and the phone number is 305-667- 1195. The store is open 7:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, visit online at www.acehomecenters.net.