As you will know, making a home requires you to use a variety of people for all things imaginable. Below is a curated list from the T&T team that should get you off to a great start.

Carpets and Upholstery cleaners

1. Delmege Cleaning Services

077 304 5050
Ask for Piyasiri as he does great work. They can come to your home and they do a brilliant clean of your mattresses. They also do carpets, sofas etc. Remember to have cash on paying.

2. CleanFix Cleaning Sofa Company

071 681 2929
They can come to your home and do a decent job, the convenience of them coming home is brilliant. As well as sofas they will do mattresses and carpets.

3. Pradeep Air Conditioning Service

077 788 9087
Extremely polite and does a brilliant service.


1. Foto Design

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm | 113A Park Road, Colombo 05 | 077 727 0782
They are extremely creative, do a fantastic job, and are super-duper friendly. They don’t charge the earth and are skilled and speedy with their work. Thumbs up from us.

2. Doray

077 905 5559
Doray is a gem of a framer; he really cares about the work he does, and takes his time to work with you to find the perfect frame for your picture. He might be a little more expensive than others, but he is framing your pictures for life. We particularly love that he is a little more contemporary in his style of framing.

3. Joseph Louis Gallery

Opening Hours: 9am – 5.30pm (Open till 3pm on Saturdays and closed on Sundays) |53 Dickmans Road, Colombo 05 | 011 259 8888
Very reliable framers, they are more classical in their choice of frames but still do a very good job and don’t cut corners.

4. Kent Galleries

Opening Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm (Open till 1.30pm on Saturdays and closed on Sundays) | 192, Sir James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo – 02|0112 448 844
Kent does good framing, and offers a nice selection of frames and mounts. They’ve also got ornaments (not sure how great these are) and do trophies and plaques which you can have engraved. The most affordable of the above options.

Curtain and Upholstery

1. Acacia Fabrics

Opening Hours: 9.30am to 6pm (Closed on Sundays) | 14a Simon Hewavitarana Rd, Colombo 03 | 0773 155 494
Ask for Sameer, they have a lot of fabric books with European fabric selections too. They are very swift and extremely professional.

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