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Kitchen Cabinets: A Myriad of Choices—From Prefab to Custom

Cabinetry is the most important aspect of a kitchen; it aesthetically sets the tone of the room and creates functionality. Most importantly, it accounts for nearly half the price of ...

Putting Down Roots: Tree-Planting Basics

You’ve worked hard all summer to get your yard the way you like it. You’ve watered, fertilized and pruned. Your trees are healthy and happy—and now it’s time to start ...

Eco-House: Home Construction Goes Green

Scott Elliott is passionate about saving energy. As president and founder of Custom Structures in Lynchburg, Scott is more inclined than most to look for alternative methods in home construction. Since ...

Finding the Perfect Couch

Like old friends, many of us can mark our years by the couches on which we have spent time. Remember the sofa that your parents had, and how it felt ...

Roses: Summer Garden Superstars

Roses are a little bit like celebrities. Both have a reputation for being mysterious, elusive and a little bit fussy, and yet somehow they are available everywhere—even in the grocery ...

Cool Counters: Nature-Inspired Options

Homeowners have always loved bringing a bit of the outdoors in. We find inspiration for our paint colors from the great outdoors, and select fabrics decorated with nature’s creatures. It ...

Perfect Patio Furniture

It’s the time we’ve been waiting for. Summer is the season to be outside,  to let our homes extend gracefully out into our yards and onto porches, patios and decks. This ...

Headboards: A Bed’s Best Friend

When I first met Lynchburg native Brooke Pettyjohn in the summer of 1997, she was out on her porch painting that quintessential piece of Americana: a white picket fence. With ...