With summer on its last legs, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up some spray paint for $3.49 or a utility knife for $4.99. Illuminate your bathroom with a 4-pack of Ace light bulbs ($1.79), the better to see by as you caulk ($2.29) your sink. If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine (rental prices vary). If you need help finding anything, Ace's knowledgeable staff is available to help get you in and out and on to your next project.
Southern Hearth and Patio celebrates the aesthetic and functional benefits of fire with a scintillating selection of gas, charcoal, and wood-burning fireplaces and grills. Alfresco chefs can heighten the sense of romance imparted by an outdoor bearskin rug with the soft glow of an outdoor gas fireplace ($1,540+) or the flame-licked flavors of a tuna casserole cooked over a Yoder charcoal grill ($699+). An attachable grill light ($12.99) fills in for the moon during unexpected eclipses, illuminating late-night grilllings while alleviating a burger's natural fear of the dark. Enhance charbroiled fare with seasonings and sauces ($6.95–$9.95) or sneak in a few extra reps with a burger press ($9.95).
Once one of Tennessee Valley Home Improvements' project managers signs on for your home-improvement project, they'll stick with you through the whole process. Rallying around this manager, the company's adept contractors also work with their clients every step of the way, from initial planning to the insurance claims process. This final step is where their other expertise comes in to play: in addition to being skilled with home remodeling and repair, many of the staff are also experienced in claim adjustments and negotiate for coverage on their clients' behalf. They apply this same process to all of their services, whether repairing flood and weather damage to foundations and roofs, completing exterior painting projects, or remodeling home interiors.
On the end of a paintbrush, all colors are equal. Crossfire Painting's licensed and insured teams don't hesitate to pick up a brush at a client's request and slather walls with pastel pinks, vibrant blues, or soothing tans. To ensure each customer gets just the right color, the staff will often provide a link to Valspar Paint's official color selector, where clients can upload photos of their own homes and virtually paint the walls. After a color has been chosen, the crews arrive with paint in hand to quickly liven up a room, eliminating the need to hire a mariachi band to periodically burst out of your closet.
PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.