According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, the United States averages some 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,300 tornadoes and two Atlantic hurricanes, as well as widespread droughts and wildfires each year. Check out these recommendations to prepare your home and fam…

As we get closer to the summer, some folks may be considering installing a swimming pool to help keep cool during the dog days of summer. Carrie Adams of Marie’s Pool Store in Anniston recommends that homeowners and potential buyers familiarize themselves with rules and laws regarding instal…

As the weather warms up, many people will be spending more time enjoying their porches. Some will choose to enclose their porches, in order to keep out bugs and other “critters.” We spoke with Eugene L. Evans, Jr., of Evans Manufacturing Company in Anniston, about the process of screening an…

Alex Hechart, who grew up in Anniston, recently started a home design service with her mother, Donna Woodfin. Based in Birmingham, “Home with Hechart” offers design services as well as a shopping website for home goods. 

Most people think about boosting curb appeal when they are getting prepared to sell a home, but whether or not you’re selling shouldn’t stop you from making your home a beautiful place.

Remember when the most exciting thing you could do with your lights was clap twice to turn them off and on? Remember having to invest in a lava lamp if you wanted some sort of colorful light presence in your bedroom? Nowadays, when there is a smart option for almost every appliance in your h…

If you get bored while practicing social distancing, here’s an activity that everyone can enjoy: agonizing over the way your house is decorated and how you want to redesign your space. Decorating consultant Scott Skinner is here to help.