With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up a Steel Grip six-piece screwdriver set ($8.49), a VPT rip hammer ($6.29), and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($21.48), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy Chinex Slide paint brush ($14.99–$19.99). 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, or you can get keys made for your home or your car thanks to their automotive chip key cutting service.
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).
For those seeking to spruce up appearances without surgery, Infinity Med-I-Spa's options are?true to the company's name?virtually infinite. For one, there are its numerous aesthetic lasers, which can remove hair, wrinkles, spider veins, tattoos, Mattel logos, and a range of other blemishes quickly and effectively. Facial treatments ranging from classic microdermabrasion to cutting-edge services such as the VI Peel and the Jet Peel rid pores of impurities and smooth over signs of aging, while medical weight-loss services help clients shed inches with meal-replacement shakes, medications, and vitamin injections.
Beyond enhancing the outside, the med-spa also helps clients feel better on the inside. Licensed massage therapists ease nagging pains and chronic tension with a range of modalities, from traditional strokes such as Swedish and deep-tissue to Eastern-inspired therapies such as energy work.
The bottom of the basement to the top of the roof marks the area of expertise for the licensed technicians at Green Roofing & Construction. The versatile team deploys their tools for residential repairs ranging from leaky ceilings to remodeling bathrooms to constructing custom homes. Since the team is fully insured, homeowners can rest easy during every roof shingling or garage-door repair.
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.