RACHEL WHITE

Game Day Ready

For family men, especially - but, really, for any sports enthusiast - having a space all your own, decorated exactly the way you want it, doesn’t happen very often. But it’s good to have a place to unwind, somewhere you can relax and hang with friends and family. Keep reading for tips on how to make the ultimate space ready to host your game-day activities.

Regional Feature: Templeton Building Company

In a fairly traditional, established neighborhood in Birmingham sits a modern oasis of sustainability built by the father-son team of Steve and Ben Templeton at Templeton Building Company. Its construction was truly a family affair, as Steve’s wife, Ann Heath Templeton of Duncan Fuller Interiors, was the project designer

Regional Feature: Lakeview Builders, LLC

Denny Brya of Lakeview Builders had a goal of providing as many lake views as possible, so it is visible from almost every room. “The house just feels bright and comfortable,” says Brya. In a collaboration between the homeowners, an in-house designer, and Lakeview Builders, they’ve managed to turn an outdated, lackluster house, one of the first built in the gated Peninsula at Bay Harbor, into the home of anyone's dreams.

How to Buy a Bed

Mattresses last seven or eight years, on average, and Americans spend about a third of their life in bed - either sleeping or trying to fall asleep. If you’re one of the poor souls tossing and turning, or if you are coming up on a decade with your current mattress, it may be time for a new one.