Alabama is home to untold cities and towns marked by layers of history, phenomenal food, higher education, and thousands of acres worth of state parks that range from the Appalachian Mountains to Gulf Coast beaches.

Coming to a unique state like Alabama and finding something you enjoy doing is a walk in the park. But, narrowing down its cities to determine the best of them? Not so much. That’s why we selected the cities that have something to keep everyone in the family happy, and if you didn’t think that was possible, Alabama makes it so.

Obviously we think Athens is the greatest city in Alabama. But if you’re looking for a getaway that doesn’t require a plane ride, or even just want to load up the family and take a road trip, we think you’ll enjoy these other places around the state.

Some summer days can be brutal, no matter where you live. So, you turn to your home to be a haven from the heat; only, the room you spend the most time in faces the sun, and as it rises, so too does your body temperature and power bill. 

Although sunlight has many benefits, such as bringing more natural brightness to a room and vitamin D to your skin, there are ways to make your living space much cooler and more comfortable. So, if you want to know how to keep a room cool that faces the sun, thankfully, there are a few practical ways that do not all include running your HVAC system constantly.

From the planning phase to the final walk through, our building process is designed to meet all your wants and needs. 

The custom home building process is meant to give you, the customer, control over every design aspect. We’ve heard the grumblings: that many custom builders don’t truly give you a custom home, and that the process is laborious and difficult.

Our goal since day one has been to change that mindset. We give you a one-year warranty because we know every “punch list” item may not get noticed within the first 30 to 60 days after you move in. From the planning phase to the final walk through, our building process is designed to meet all your wants and needs.

There are so many reasons to relocate to Athens, Alabama. Here are our top five. 

Athens is quickly becoming one of the most desired places to live in Alabama. Whether it’s baby boomers looking for a quiet community in which to retire or a young family wanting to raise their children in a safe town with good schools, Athens has something for everyone.  

If the last year has taught us anything, it’s the importance of a happy home and a healthy life. And the best thing about backyards is they have the potential to do both. 

Ways Your Backyard Can Benefit Your Health 

Just imagine it. A cool breeze dances across the back of your neck as you sip on your sweet tea. The buzz of honeybees whispers nearby. And the fragrance of freshly bloomed gardenias floats by. Springtime in Alabama is one of our favorite times of the year.

Whether it’s something as simple as a connected light bulb to total home automation, making your home “smart” has its benefits. 

It’s hard to live in today’s world without coming into contact with some sort of “smart” device. Devices you can control from miles away, ones you can talk to, and ones that talk back – it can seem a bit like science-fiction. But it’s just the Internet of Things (IoT), and that’s a key component of home automation and smart devices. 

Home automation can control your connected devices from anywhere with the touch of a button or a voice command. And as this technology becomes more affordable and easier to use, there are some great ways to incorporate it into your current home or your next build. 

A beginner’s guide to introducing and creating good energy into your home.

Feng shui may seem like the latest trend used by home makeover shows, but it’s been around for over four thousand years. So, what is it?

The literal translation means “the way of wind and water.” The philosophy of feng shui is a Chinese geomantic practice of arranging buildings, objects, and space to achieve harmony and balance between an individual and their environment. To boil it down, “how does the space make you feel?”

Your house may have way more storage options than you think. You just need to know where to look. 

Organizing can be overwhelming, especially if you’re only looking at the forest instead of each tree. Usually, it’s best to visualize the bigger picture, but with organization, it’s best to tackle it one project at a time. While there are many different ways to bring creative storage solutions into your home, you won’t overlook the following six suggestions anymore. 

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