For more than three decades, Rocky Ridge Hardware has kept handy Birmingham homeowners well stocked in topnotch tools, gardening supplies, collegiate memorabilia, and antiques. Fanatical fixer-uppers can get their fix by perusing aisles adorned with brand-name wares organized in an array of do-it-yourself categories including paint, electrical, lawn care, plumbing, and robot defense. Protect newly painted walls with odorless Kilz spray primer ($4.99), keep hardwood floors fresh with a Bona floor-care system ($29.99), or measure that giant reptilian bone you found in the backyard with a brand new 25-foot measuring tape ($7.89).
Alabama Property Services' team of insured staffers repairs, remodels, and maintains homes and landscapes. Techs fortify roofs, remodel shopworn homes, protect wood decks with vibrant stain, and encircle properties with fences and moats. Out in the yard, shears snip trees, shrubs, and hedges into alluring shapes, and mowers trim grass to uniform heights. Alabama Property Services also frees plots from debris left behind from fallen trees or inclement weather.:m]]
Magnolia Lighting's stockade illuminates living quarters with sundry lighting fixtures and home accents. Guests can peruse the expansive showroom rife with crystal chandeliers, lavish candelabras, and teardrop lights artfully suspended from the ceiling. Decorative accessories such as Light Charms magnetic crystals ($42) spruce up chandeliers and a variety of outdoor lighting options shed light on patios and walkways. Patrons can curl up with a book or ancient Greek tablet by the flame of a Lafco candle ($55)—lauded as one of Oprah's “Favorite Things”—and decorative mirrors ($89 for a 44"x32" model) spruce up empty walls and fool gullible eyes into thinking rooms are larger than they actually are.
The experts at Patch Adams Roofing and Chimney aim to keep homeowners warm and dry throughout the year. During chimney-sweep services, the certified specialists carefully brush away deposits of soot and creosote. They can inspect chimneys and fireplaces for unsafe conditions and repair cracks to prevent toxic gases and microscopic Santas from entering homes. The team brings the same attention to roofing services, which range from replacing shingles and repairing leaks to complete rooftop installations.
With a stylish selection and an expert team, EyeCare Associates stocks frames by designers such as Kate Spade, Nine West, Hugo Boss, and Guess. Comprised of doctors and eyewear specialists, the team can screen for eye disease, administer eye exams, fit contact lenses, and repair old frames.