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Discover the Best Underdecking System Available Anywhere

By Jim Conn, Owner of Undercover Systems of Tennessee

More often than not we receive inquiries from homeowners who have recently visited friends and relatives that have installed an underdecking system on their home’s raised deck. I think it’s the appealing aesthetics that first catches their eye. Let’s face it: The underside of a deck as viewed from the patio below is dreary at best.

If you have ever investigated underdecking systems, you’ve already discovered that there are a variety of options to choose from. That’s why I would like to highlight a system that I truly believe you will find superior to any other system available.

First of all, we don’t purchase “off-the-shelf” components. All of the materials we install at your home were manufactured and fabricated at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. We use only 22 gauge galvanized steel coated with a Dura Coat polyester paint. Many of our competitors use a light gauge aluminum substitute.

Our patented system does not attach itself to the underside of your deck. Our system is fully supported by our gutter system that is installed along the perimeter of your raised deck. This promotes the free circulation of air that aides in the drying of your deck’s support joists.

All we install is Undercover Systems’ patented decking systems. We are not remodeling contractors. All of our installers are factory trained and certified.

I think that what our clients appreciate most is that I, Jim Conn, owner of Undercover Systems of Tennessee, personally supervise each and every installation. In fact, I often help install our patented underdecking system as well.

If you have ever considered installing an underdeck system under your home’s raised deck, I invite you to discover why Undercover Systems is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and why we have received the much coveted Consumers’ Choice Award and Green Business Certification. Available in a variety of color options and our premium bead board design, discover how you can better enjoy your home’s outdoor living spaces by protecting your family from unexpected rain and the searing sun with Undercover Systems’ patented underdecking system.

Undercover Systems

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Granite Transformations

Transform Your Ordinary Bath into a Spa

By Buddy Baker, Co-Owner of Granite Transformations

Imagine beginning every day with a visit to your favorite spa, where you immerse yourself in the ambiance of both peace and tranquility. Sound impossible? Perhaps, but not if you were to transform your home’s traditional bath into a spa-like setting where you can experience the sheer bliss of your very own spa. For far less than you might imagine, you can have the same luxurious spa experience in your own home.

At Granite Transformations, we have been helping area homeowners transform ordinary bathrooms into their very own spa, where you can boost your mental and physical energy every day before you begin your busy day. And at Granite Transformations, the process is easier than you might have imagined by combining our extensive experience in creativity and craftsmanship.

It all starts with a design. Our in-home design consultants will work with you to help transform your dreams into your reality. Next, our team of expert installers will complete your project in just a matter of days and often in as little as one day. Finally, we back up your new project with Granite Transformations’ lifetime limited warranty.

A complete turn-key experience, Granite Transformations offers you a variety of engineered surfaces, including quartz, granite, recycled glass, and mosaic tiles. Infused with our patented ForeverSeal® Technology, our surfaces offer greater strength, seal-ability, and durability than competitive surfaces, resulting in far less maintenance.

Here is something else to consider. According to, “Buyers love the allure of a fresh, beautiful bathroom that reminds them of luxury hotels or soothing spas.” Not only are you able to enjoy your very own in-home spa, but you will be enhancing your home’s value and marketability.

So what’s the next step? Simply call Granite Transformations today to schedule your free, no-obligation, in-home consultation. Oh, and don’t forget the aroma therapy candles.


Create that Showcase Gourmet Kitchen Look

By Buddy Baker, Co-Owner of Granite Transformations

The person who wrote “a man’s home is his castle” was no doubt a man. Thirty-three years of marriage has taught me otherwise. As a husband, dad, and grandfather, I’ve learned that our home is far more than a place to sleep. Our home has become a family gathering place full of past memories and an entire future of memories yet to be experienced. I’ve also learned that no matter where we entertain our guests, they seem to like our kitchen best.

Despite all of the planning that my wife, Patti, and I have put into our home, our kitchen inevitably becomes the gathering place for our guests. And in anticipation of this fact, we designed a kitchen that is a friends and family gathering place yet retains that showcase gourmet look that we’re so proud of and that adds significantly to the value of our home.

One big advantage that we had in designing our home’s kitchen is that we really put our extensive experience as owners of Granite Transformations to work. Our kitchen was designed to be both safe and durable. We used Granite Transformations’ engineered granite countertops that never need sealing, unlike conventional slab granite countertops. And unlike slab granite, ours are NSF certified and don’t emit potentially harmful gases such as radon.

Designed by our own in-house design consultants, fabricated in our own Knoxville manufacturing facility, and installed by our own experienced craftsmen, our kitchen is both beautiful and, more importantly, safe and durable.

If you would like to transform your ordinary kitchen into that gourmet appearance that you’ve been dreaming of, why not let my family help your family discover the Granite Transformations’ difference? With our wide selection of quartz, granite, recycled glass, and mosaic tiles, we can help you transform the ordinary into extraordinary.

Granite Transformations
10539 Lexington Drive
Knoxville, TN 37932

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Plantation Reclaimed

Five Creative Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Wood in Your Home

Reclaimed wood offers an incredible story that’s taken centuries to write. Some pieces may come from 18th and 19th century barns. Others may come from warehouses and factories built during the Industrial Revolution. Because of its varying origins, reclaimed wood exhibits characteristics that cannot be replicated, and no two boards are alike. You can sometimes discover exceptionally tight grain patterns, nail holes, weathered colors, rich patinas, saw marks, or other stunning characteristics in these one-of-a-kind products.

You will be able to create a space as unique as your taste with genuine reclaimed wood. And because there are so many ways to incorporate it in your home, from floor to ceiling, your only limitation will be your imagination.

Here are just a few ways you can incorporate reclaimed wood into your home or office:

1. Wide Plank Flooring
Reclaimed wood offers a remarkable and durable wide plank flooring experience. It is often available in much wider widths and longer lengths than today’s typical hardwood flooring. Antique Historic Planks may contain a blend of original saw marks, mixtures of grain patterns, and light and dark boards.

2. Reclaimed Wood for Ceilings
Reclaimed wood can also create stunning ceiling treatments. Authentic Reclaimed Barn Siding is a perfect solution for this application. Our Reclaimed Barn Siding comes from antique barns and other wooden structures that our craftsmen de-nail, hand inspect, and kiln dry to ensure it is of the highest quality. Grey-Brown Barn Siding is particularly unique in that it renders a weathered patina from direct exposure to exterior elements during its lifetime.

3. Reclaimed Wood for Walls
We weren’t joking when we said reclaimed wood could be used for floors, ceilings, and everything in between. If you are looking for a product to create an accent wall, reclaimed wood is the perfect solution. An accent wall of Grey-Brown Barn Siding, with its nail holes, deep grain texture, and weathered knots, can transform any space.

4. Fireplace Mantels
Reclaimed Fireplace Mantels are historic masterpieces of both beauty and style. We handcraft our Fireplace Mantels from generations’ old historic beams that supported old agricultural and industrial structures. Our Hand-Hewn Mantels feature original axe marks, while our Rough Sawn Mantels offer a smoother surface.

5. Reclaimed Trim & Baseboards
Even in the largest projects, the smallest details often make the biggest difference. The addition of Grey-Brown Barn siding, window trim and baseboards will perfectly complement the other reclaimed wood elements in your home or office.

We would love to demonstrate for you just how reclaimed wood can be creatively incorporated in your residential and commercial projects, from those applications already listed to beams, wooden vents, stair systems, and more. To learn more, you are invited to contact us to discover how reclaimed wood products can create the totally unique “showcase” look you’ve been searching for in your home or business.

Plantation Reclaimed

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Knoxville Bridge Club

Learn to Play Bridge on January 21st

Knoxville’s Learn Bridge in a Day™ seminars have been a huge success. Everyone always has a fun day of bridge. New friendships and partnerships have been developed as a result of those seminars, and those new players continue to enjoy this fascinating game.

On January 21st, Kevin Wilson will present another Learn Bridge in a Day™ seminar at the Knoxville Bridge Center. Participants will be introduced to the basics of playing and scoring contract bridge. Numerous coaches will be on hand to guide in actual play and to answer any questions.

This program is designed for those who have never played bridge, but it’s also for someone who might have played bridge years ago and would like to be re-introduced to the basics. Most importantly, it’s for anyone looking for an opportunity to meet new people while playing this fun and fascinating card game.

Participation in the one-day seminar will include follow-up beginning lessons during the next two weeks at no additional charge. Beginning with the third lesson, the Knoxville club will charge $5 per person.

“You can’t get any less expensive,” said Kevin. “We have a whole plan for them after the seminar.”

The follow-up bridge lessons will be held every Sunday afternoon at 1:30 or Tuesday evening at 6:00 at the Knoxville Bridge Center beginning January 22nd and 24th.

Pre-registration is not required but highly recommended due to limited seating. Call 865-539-4150 today to reserve your seat, and you can begin playing the best mind game ever on January 21st. The cost is $20. Check-in time is 12:30 pm, and the seminar begins at 1 pm. Your new best friend and partner just might be there waiting to meet you.

The Knoxville Bridge Club is located at 7400 Deane Hill Drive in Knoxville. For a map and additional information, visit

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Don’t Miss These Fun-Filled Fall Classes at Knox Essential Oils

We are excited to announce our fall schedule of classes. We are featuring several wonderful local speakers this go around. Our classes have a limited space of 15, so RSVP is encouraged.

» Boosting Your Immune System for Winter Wellness Using Essential Oils: September 13, 6:30-8:00, FREE – Learn how to naturally ward off all those seasonal threats coming our way.

» Essential Oils for Emergency Preparedness: September 20, 6:30-8:00, FREE – Learn which oils are a must to have in any disaster/emergency situation and how to pack an emergency backpack.

» T-Touch for Pets with Essential Oils with Terrie Irvin: October 4, 6:30-8:00, cost is $5 and will be donated to Small Paws Rescue – Terrie will demo this amazing technique for your pets.

» Immune System Support & Tea Blending with Rachel Milford: October 11, 6:30-8:00, cost is $30, RSVP required – Learn how to use herbs to boost your immune system daily. Class will include instructions on how to make herbal tea blends. Everyone will take home their own bag of immune support tea. This a great way to learn some homemade gift ideas.

» Relieving Seasonal Threat Symptoms with Fire Cider & Elderberry Syrup with Rachel Milford: October 18, 6:30-8:00, cost is $30, RSVP required – Learn how to make these super immune boosting brews. Everyone will take home their own jar of Elderberry Syrup.

» Recharge Your Vital Energy with Essential Oils with Lorrie White, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist: October 25, 6:30-8:00, FREE

» Using Essential Oils for Mood Management: November 1, 6:30-8:00, FREE – Learn how to use essential oils to manage moods and beat the winter blahs. This class is especially helpful for managing family during the holidays.

Be sure to take advantage of these learning opportunities. You may RSVP to or call the store at 865-474-1340. Herbal classes with Rachel Milford will require a deposit.

Knox Essential Oils is located at 4928 Homberg Drive in Knoxville. Hours are 10-6 Tuesday through Friday and 11-4 Saturday.

Knox Essential Oils
4928 Homberg Drive, Suite A-5
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Pennington Brow Bar

Glamour 24 Hours a Day

Pennington Brow BarCombine two decades as a freelance makeup artist and licensed aesthetician to the print, media, fashion, and video industries with a passionate entrepreneurial spirit and you will discover Pennington Brow Bar owner and creator, Randy Pennington.

“Because the world has become eyebrow obsessed, the brow business has grown exponentially” said Randy.  “A well manicured brow is a must for all!”

With the innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of his subject no matter the gender or ethnicity, Randy helps his clients reveal an exciting new level of glamour 24 hours a day.  To achieve this, Randy has created his very own Pennington Brow Bar line of affordable, luxury eyebrow cosmetics, in addition to offering concierge, in-home makeup services for weddings and special events, including makeup starting at $75, tweezing brows for $30, and strip lashes for $25.

Those wishing to experience truly beautiful brows will also appreciate that all of Randy’s proprietary eyebrow cosmetics, including brow powders that are made in the U.S.A., can be ordered online at

For that tailored design you’re searching for, call 615-596-7748 or visit online today.

Pennington Brow Bar

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Capturing an American Icon in Stained Glass

By Laura Goff Parham

Never in my 30 years as a professional stained glass artist did I ever envision creating a stained glass art piece featuring the iconic Harley Davidson.  Churches, landscapes, wildlife, you name it – but Harley Davidson?  You had to be kidding.

But as I drove daily to my studio off Lovell Road and past the Harley Davidson showroom and service center, I couldn’t help but notice the ongoing construction behind the Harley dealership.  After a little investigation on my part, I learned that area entrepreneur, James Copeland, with the cooperation of  Harley Davidson of Knoxville, was constructing a state-of-the-art outdoor concert theatre that would feature the best in musical entertainment, from today’s headliners to the best local and regional artists. Laura Goff Designs

When I learned that concert-goers would have to walk past my studio to attend the concerts, my own entrepreneurial instincts kicked in.  I decided to place large light boxes in my existing exterior display windows that would allow me to feature my first ever Harley Davidson stained glass art.

My research of Harley Davidson was a real eye opener.  Instead of meeting the stereotypical bikers I had imagined, I met some of the kindest and most generous individuals from just about every walk of life that I have ever had the privilege of working with.

I hope the stained glass art that I have created, which could not have been possible without the creative talents of my assistant, Louise Fry, will amaze you as it has the Back Porch on the Creek concert-goers.  These individual creations feature incredible detail that describes the Harley Davidson culture, from the large number of riders with military backgrounds to the ever-popular U.S. Highway 129 and the famed “Dragon.”

Of course stained glass art encompasses a great many areas of interest beyond these famed Harley Davidson related images, but this art will help you appreciate what the full potential the stained glass may represent for your home or office.  To learn more, I invite you to visit my studio or website, or like us on Facebook.  Discover how stained glass can color your life.

Laura Goff Designs
519 Lovell Road, Suite 306
Knoxville, TN 37932

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Spa 9700

Spa 9700 Didn’t Forget Dad

With its fabulous reputation as a place for women to relax and rejuvenate, West Knoxville’s Spa 9700 often gets overlooked as a day spa that is also very popular with men. Indeed, Spa 9700 is a place where anyone, man or woman, can feel comfortable, but with Father’s Day coming soon, let’s talk about him.

Rather than a hair salon that also has spa services, Spa 9700 offers an environment where men can comfortably and privately enjoy relaxing and therapeutic treatments. The high energy, sounds, and smells of the typical hair salon have been eliminated.

Among the services that appeal to men are an array of gentlemen’s facials, including sport, anti-aging, sun damage repair, and back facials. Waxing, especially in the summer, is also very popular with male clients.

Men also enjoy special treatment for their hands, feet, and nails. That’s right men – hand, feet, and nail treatment. But not to worry, the treatment is done in a private men’s nail room where you can sit and relax while getting a nail service.

And let’s not forget every man’s favorite: Massage. Spa 9700 specializes in custom full or upper body massage. There is no better stress reducer than a Swedish relaxation massage, and for a treat he won’t forget, indulge him with the hot stone massage.

The spa also has a custom built hydrotherapy shower, which a lot of men enjoy. The 12-minute Hydrotherapy Shower Massage has 12 body jets, an overhead rain shower and cold water douse, and it puts forth 100 gallons of water per minute, creating a wonderful pre-treatment relaxation therapy.

There are great options in the retail shop too such as Jack Black skincare and body care, lavender neck wraps, shea butter bar soaps, masculine scented candles, and more. Also, wait until you see the selection of sunscreens guaranteed not to wreck his golf game or fishing trip.

So shop Spa 9700 for the special, deserving man in your life this Father’s Day. He will love it!

Spa 9700
9700 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

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Premiere Consignment

Estate Re-Sales

By Becky Hunt, Co-Owner of Premiere Consignment

If you’ve never experienced an estate sale or the sale of excess furniture, art, and home décor items resulting from downsizing, you likely will in the future. As you might imagine, it’s a daunting task that leaves most people feeling overwhelmed.

The perfect solution for either an estate sale or downsizing sale is Premiere Consignment. While we offer all of our clients the option of displaying their sale items in our retail showroom, we also offer them the opportunity to resell their items right in their homes. This option eliminates the added expense of moving your items and offers the added benefit of allowing would-be buyers the opportunity to visualize just how your furniture, art, and home décor pieces might appear in their own homes.

Premiere Consignment does it all. We will work with you to price your items, advertise, and conduct the sale at the agreed upon dates and times. It couldn’t be easier. At the end of your Estate Sale, any saleable, good quality items that are left would have the options of either coming into Premiere Consignment or donated to a charity, and you would receive the tax donation receipt.

A full-service upscale consignment company, Premiere Consignment offers its clients the perfect solution to helping you sell your gently used furniture, art, home décor, and Oriental rugs in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible. Our full-service eBay store can also be used to sell many of your other items, including China, collectibles, art, etc.

So whether you have a single item or entire house full or furniture, Premiere Consignment can help you manage the sale of many of your household items worry-free. To learn more, I invite you to call us at 865-458-9721 or visit

Premiere Consignment
320 Lakeside Plaza
Loudon, TN

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Sunrooms Express

Sunrooms Express: Knoxville’s Premier Sunroom Builder

By Barry Smith, Founder & Owner of Sunrooms Express

Sunrooms Express is proud to have built thousands of sunrooms, patio covers, screen rooms, arbors and lattice, pool enclosures, awnings, and more on homes just like yours throughout East Tennessee. But what I’m even more proud of are the friendships that have developed with homeowners during my more than 43 years of industry experience and seeing first-hand just how our projects have contributed to each family’s enjoyment of their existing homes. Our goal is to create affordable, high-quality, and attractive living spaces that allow you, family members, and friends to truly enjoy all four seasons here in East Tennessee.

A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Sunrooms Express is truly unique. We offer homeowners a total turnkey experience that’s often difficult to find today, from our Knoxville area showroom and two warehouses to our very own factory-trained installers. We offer free consultation, design, fabrication, installation, warranty service, and financing. Also, because we’re licensed and insured general contractors, you don’t have to worry about dealing with uninsured subcontractors as is so often the case in this marketplace today.

We are very proud of the quality sunrooms, screen rooms, and patio enclosures we install, as well as arbors and lattice, pool enclosures, and awnings. But what we’re really excited about is our exclusive new LifeRoom.

The LifeRoom is an innovative, new outdoor living area that will totally transform your out-of-door living. Experience privacy on demand with LifeRoom’s remote control smooth guide screens and their breathe easy pollen guard, which blocks out up to 99% of pollen. Your LifeRoom also offers glazed skylights, radiant heat, and a cool mist climate system that can reduce the temperature up to 40 degrees. LifeRoom options include soft blue LED mood lighting and a complete home theater system that will make you the envy of every neighbor on your block.

LifeRoom is just one more example of how Sunrooms Express allows homeowners to enjoy East Tennessee’s great out-of-doors by transforming existing areas of your home into exciting, new, and affordable living spaces. Combining innovation with a turnkey experience and an unprecedented level of customer service is why Sunrooms Express has earned the reputation as Knoxville’s premier sunroom builder.

To learn more about Sunrooms Express or the all-new LifeRoom, I invite you to call me to schedule a free, no-obligation, no-pressure consultation.

Sunrooms Express
4662 Old Broadway Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37918

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