These Are Westchester’s Best Home & Garden Businesses in 2021

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Design your dream home with the help of the county’s talented team of home and landscape designers, shop owners, and interior experts.

Custom Closet Solutions

California Closets

You’d almost never want to leave your closet if it was created and installed by California Closets. Roundly considered a pioneer in custom closets and personalized home storage, California Closets can design a solution that perfectly suits both your needs and your budget. In the era of COVID-driven home-space maximization, this place is more relevant than ever. Visit its beautiful showroom in Hawthorne and get a free consultation.

Tile Store

Terra Tile & Marble
Briarcliff Manor

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This family-run showroom is the first and the last spot you stop when scouring the county for unique, distinctive, and imported tile, stone, and marble, as well as custom fabrication services. Since 1975, the knowledgeable and discerning designers have taken pride in offering enduring and stylish natural and man-made substances to satisfy all tastes and budgets, with little regard for fading trends.

Hand-painted Glasses

White Plains

Self-described as a mompreneur with a creative soul and a focus on giving back, Kristin AR Larkin left behind a career in finance to paint wine glasses, vases, and other forms of glassware — and teach others to do the same — with a portion of her profits to charity. Her pieces, and the ones she helps her groups create, command attention and look almost too good to use.

Home Design Services

Bilotta Kitchen & Home
Mount Kisco/Mamaroneck

The family owned Bilotta Kitchen & Home has emphasized superior designs for more than three decades since it opened its first showroom, in Mamaroneck. Now with locations also in Mount Kisco, Greenwich, and New York City, the company continues to be the area’s go-to resource for contemporary, transitional, and traditional kitchen and bathroom designs.

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Home-Systems Provider

Robison Oil
Port Chester

It’s no coincidence that Robison Oil celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Offering peerless service for all your home-heating oil, biofuel, natural gas, electricity, and cooling needs, Robison can also improve your indoor air quality and test for mold. It’s battalion of trained technicians and fleet of GPS-equipped service vehicles, sporting satellite-enhanced automatic dispatch systems, are fully mobilized to keep you squarely in the comfort zone.

Unique Finds Furniture Store

Fofie & Mia’s

There are plenty of places to shop for home furnishings, but when you want something that makes your space stand out, Fofie & Mia’s should be your go-to. Owners and sisters Sophia Karipides and Maria Katsaros pride themselves on their shop’s innovative mix of vintage, designer, and custom pieces (made by on-site craftsman Rafael Figueroa) at a range of price points. The ever-changing selection of furniture, lighting, and home accessories means frequent visits may become a habit.

Splurge-Worthy Car Wash

ABH Car Wash & Detail
Briarcliff Manor/Croton-on-Hudson

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Sure, you can easily pull into any number of quick and cheap car wash spots across the county and come out clean. But if you want a truly indulgent treatment for your ride, this is the place. ABH offers a by-hand car wash and detailing that leave your vehicle looking good as new, using premium car-care products and an experienced team that are worth the price. Also available are ceramic coating, paint restoration, leather conditioning, and other advanced services.

Luxury Kitchens

Mount Kisco

LEICHT delivers 100% customizable, dream kitchens by offering more finishes, door styles, cabinet-hardware options, and lighting options than other European manufacturers. With its knowledgeable and helpful team, the company prides itself on its dedication to clients.

New Lighting Store

Advance Lighting

Lighting is the jewelry of the home, and this jewel box of a showroom offers a dazzling selection of fixtures, chandeliers, lamps, and lampshades. Launched by repair guru Raymond Barclay, last at the defunct Arrow Lamp & Lighting, Advance Lighting specializes in cleaning, restoration, and rewiring. A real insider’s find for homeowners, architects, contractors, designers, electricians, and more.

Backyard Birding Supplies

Feed the Birds

If lockdown brought an appreciation of your yard’s feathered friends, seal the deal with this cozy store’s vast array of avian accessories, including top-of-the-line birdhouses (chalets?) and heated birdbaths that other birds will envy, seeds and feeders, and unusual posters, books, and toys for budding birders. The owners are backyard birding experts who favor products made in the USA.

The Souk at Maisonette
The Souk at Maisonette

Global Home Décor

The Souk at Maisonette

Missing those one-of-a-kind finds that come with traveling to exotic locales? Then take a trip to this tiny treasure trove of irresistible (and affordable) items where luminous trade beads from Ghana and elegant incense from Japan share space with lush Moroccan carpets, evocative Egyptian lighting fixtures, and much more. There’s something for everyone — and always something new.

Flower Arrangements

BOW&ROSE Floral Studio
Port Chester

Designing flowers for “every emotional event,” Bow and Rose Floral knows how to incorporate that perfect detail to make a table special — like arrangements styled in a vintage tea set to adorn a dessert table or a festive Cinco de Mayo bouquet housed in a pickled jalapeño can. Stop into the retail location for the perfect gift or enlist the design team to curate your wedding or event, from intimate elopements to macro installations.

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