Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the store founded in 1979 and formerly known as Garden Ridge is now called At Home. Today, At Home operates more than 130 stores in 33 states, including one that opened this summer in the old Kmart building on Route 3 (3655 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
At Home proclaims that the offer “The largest and freshest assortment of home décor items at the lowest prices in the industry.” In light of that claim I decided it was time to give the Fredericksburg At Home store a once over and write a review.
One of the things that becomes readily apparent with even a cursory walk around the interior perimter of At Home is that they do indeed offer something for “every room, every style and every budget.” Once you walk in the door and hang a right, you quickly find yourself in a massive arena of “seasonal items.” Seasonal items on this particular day is a huge… a HUGE variety of outdoor furniture seating cushions. So much in fact, that even though the RealFeel temperature outside is a frigid 22 degrees, I still find myself daydreaming forward to warm summer evenings on the deck. In case you don’t have the appropriate outdoor furniture to apply a new purchase of outdoor seating cushions, never fear, At Home has a massive selection of outdoor furniture waiting to go home with you.
Over the next few minutes of walking through the store, I see large collections of housewares, dishes, kitchen items, lots and lots barstools, mattresses, and rugs. In the front left corner of the store is an area that includes many aisles of art. I peruse this area a little closer and see that indeed they offer art to fit virtually any style of décor. While, I am not often a shopper for these kinds of items, the prices look very reasonable to me. There were many aisle with items starting at prices like $9.99 and $12.99.
I leave thinking there probably aren’t many home décor or furnishing items that you would go in seeking, that you would not find in this store. Pretty much exactly what they advertise about themselves.
The store was clean and bright. There were a handful of store associates scattered around the store. None asked if I needed help, however, to be fair, I probably didn’t appear as if I needed help and I moseyed about. My opinion is that At Home is a good resource if you are in the market for just about any kind of home décor, and well worth your time to check out.