Home security systems, like other electronics, have many available features and functions, but all systems can be placed into three different categories: wireless, hard-wired or hybrid (combination of both). Each type of system has advantages and disadvantages. Wireless systems tend to be self-contained,…

Best Kitchens Revealed

HOME magazine is proud to acknowledge our stylish and savvy readers. The enthusiastic response to our kitchen contest gave our judges much to consider. Each submission to the contest featured stories and photographs of the heart of the home. Thank…

Kitchen Contest

The Best Kitchens: Invite Us In! What makes a kitchen fabulous? Like the meals prepared there, a great kitchen has a just-right balance of ingredients: functionality, beauty, comfort and style, to name a few. Maybe this recipe includes professional-grade appliances, cutting-edge…

Home Tour Offers Taste of Lakeside Living

Eight beautiful homes on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake will open their doors to visitors during the 22nd Annual Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour, to be held Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7. Tour participants will enjoy…

Local Events

Historical Foundation Tour Features Greenway Court The Lynchburg Historical Foundation invites you to enjoy a tour of six homes on Sunday, September 23 from 1-5 p.m. in the neighborhood of Greenway Court. Off Boonsboro Road just past Trents Ferry Road, the…

Tips and Trends for Outdoor Spaces

Central Virginians love their outdoor spaces. The options for enhancing and customizing these areas are as limitless as options for interiors. But don’t take our word for it. Here, read what several local companies have to say about trends and remarkable projects completed in…

A bathroom remodel does not have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. It can be simple or very complex. You can give a bathroom a fresh new look on any budget. Here are some common questions and answers to jump-start thinking…