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Brothers Bedding Introduces Two New Bedding Collections

This August Brothers Bedding, Knoxville area’s number one mattress store and mattress manufacturer since 1938, is proud to announce the introduction of two new bedding collections: The Hamptons and The Doctors Choice.

The Hamptons Collection is Brothers Beddings’ most luxurious mattress line by far, manufactured from the finest components available, offering exceptional performance and comfort. This new collection is one of life’s genuine pleasures. It is the ultimate expression of caring for both our bodies and minds while we sleep. It features an individual coil unit to eliminate partner disturbance and to reduce all pressure point areas. This unit also features zoned coils for added support and a Quantum edge, which means the entire perimeter has coils instead of encased foam. This collection is offered in a luxury plush, luxury medium, and luxury firm. All models are two-sided flippable mattresses and offer a 20-year non-prorated warranty. With a total coil count of 3,840, this collection offers you a durable, long-lasting sleeping surface proven to resist sagging and settlement.

The Doctors Choice Collection offers unparalleled orthopedic back support and exceptional comfort. It features an 805 coil count system with head-to-toe helical wires. The helical wires allow the unit to offer support using the entire spring system as opposed to individual support springs. Every mattress in The Doctors Choice Collection was designed and recommended by chiropractic physicians in the Knoxville area. They are available in healthy plush, healthy medium, and healthy firm. All models are two-sided flippable mattresses and offer a 15-year non-prorated warranty. If you have back issues or pain, chances are one of these models from The Doctors Choice Collection will help you discover that perfect night’s sleep that you have been searching for.

Whether from The Hamptons or The Doctors Choice Collections, or one of our many other mattress collections – including our famous Latex and Memory Foam mattresses, Tempur-Pedic, and our new arrival Posh and Lavish collection, where natural meets luxury featuring all-natural latex, wool, and Belgium Tencel cotton, giving you the ultimate sleeping experience – Brothers Bedding is sure to have the perfect mattress to meet your individual needs and budget. Visit one of their four conveniently located showrooms to try their new collections and even schedule a tour of their factory to see your new mattress being made right in front of your eyes. This will get the opportunity to test out your new mattress and make necessary changes if needed before they sew it up and have it delivered to your home next day fresh out of the oven!

Brothers Bedding

220 N. Peters Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
865.337.8078

5610 N. Broadway Street
Knoxville, TN 37918
865.630.8001

906 Callahan Drive, Suite 110
Knoxville, TN 37912
865.268.8777

823 Foothills Mall Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865.630.4222

www.brothersbedding.com

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Discover Old-World Craftsmanship

European Fine Hardwood Floors
Discover Old-World Craftsmanship

“During our recent home renovation, my husband and I were looking for someone to install new hardwood flooring, finished on-site, throughout two-thirds of our home,” said Suzanne Rudd.

After receiving other estimates, Suzanne and her husband found Valera and Svetlana Tomescu of European Fine Hardwood Floors.

“We were impressed with their highly rated reviews,” said Suzanne. “Upon meeting the Tomescus, we were further impressed with Valera’s extensive knowledge, patience with our many questions, and thorough explanations. Valera is Bona authorized and certified and uses only Bona products.

“We chose to do much of the demo ourselves and decided to stay in our home during the entire remodel. I believe this gave both my husband and me a unique position to observe the entire process, from prepping the subfloor to the final finish. Always on time and always maintaining contact with us, Valera is a true craftsman with remarkable attention to detail, working conscientiously to achieve the highest standard throughout the job. I’d honestly describe European Fine Hardwood Floors as flooring ‘artists.’ Their work ethic is impeccable and seemingly untiring. Even the placement of each piece of lumber was scrutinized and re-done if they weren’t satisfied with the overall look.

“Working at home during the day, I watched the amount of work that went into every phase. Just the volume of Bona products, from multiple grades of sandpapers to finishes, was mindboggling. I had no idea that much work could go into flooring. And it shows! From the bare wood to the final finish process, we were and remain in awe of the process and are now in awe of our gorgeous flooring. We could not have found anyone who would have done such a thorough, professional, and lovely job. Remarkably, European Fine Hardwood Floors was in line with our other estimates.

“We’d been told by the other installers we’d have quite a lot of dust; European Fine Hardwood Floors said we’d have none. Other subcontractors working in our home laughed a little and said ‘wait and see, there will be dust.’ There was no dust. There was no cleanup of dust. None. It was wonderful.

“My husband and I had an additional bonus by staying in our home throughout the flooring process: We found the Tomescus to be friendly, always upbeat, and very considerate. We look forward to seeing them again for my office floor. I’d strongly recommend European Fine Hardwood Floors.”

Whether you’re contemplating new hardwood floors or refinishing your home’s existing hardwood floors, discover the European Fine Hardwood Floors difference of old-world European craftsmanship for yourself.

European Fine Hardwood Floors
865.640.3680
www.knoxvillehardwoodrefinishing.com

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McKenry Receives National Closet Design Award

Chris McKenry, Chief Organizing Officer of Closets by McKenry, is this year’s recipient of the Designer of the Year Award for Closets from the Interior Design Society.  The announcement was made at the IDS Awards Gala in Palm Springs on May 4th.  Presented by celebrity designers Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia, the award recognizes the creation McKenry did for the Master Closet in the 2018 Alzheimer’s Tennessee Designer Home and Garden Tour.

“While it was a privilege to have been chosen to participate in the inaugural Home and Garden Tour, this national recognition for my closet design is truly humbling,” said Chris.

This year the Interior Design Society had the largest ever number of submissions from across the county, and each award was chosen by a panel of 16 leaders in the interior design field.

When asked about the specifics of this project, McKenry shared, “The homeowner’s needs were considered, as well as the craftsman style of the home.  The footprint of the master closet totaled 175 square feet.  In the closet, gray melamine with mission fronts complemented the master bath design.  Antique mirrors were inserted into the doors above the custom dresser, which was topped with white quartz.

“The entry is in her Lady’s Boutique and features an island with hamper and jewelry drawers under a white quartz top.   Above hanging garment and shoe shelves are high cabinets available to store out-of-season items.

“The smaller Gentleman’s Haberdashery contains open cabinets for his hanging garments with shoe storage and drawers and cabinets above for long-term storage behind doors. This area leads to the laundry, which is divided by an 8′ dark stained pocket door.  For this reason, the entire system is 101″ high and features base and thin top trim to not compete with the crown molding in the room.”

Closets by McKenry was opened in 2015 after Chris returned to Knoxville after 15 years in Los Angeles, where he was a professional organizer.  McKenry said that when he was in LA, he often found that new closets did not always meet the storage needs of the client.

“I just love the beauty of an organized home, and my first step to design is a thorough assessment of needs,” he said, adding that the last step is the follow-up after installation.

Closets by McKenry
865.249.6382

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Say Hello to a Truly Customized Night’s Sleep

Brothers Bedding Mattress Factory
Say Hello to a Truly Customized Night’s Sleep

When you shop retail mattress showrooms today, it may appear that you have a wide variety of mattresses to choose from, but in fact, you really don’t. You merely decide that this in-store mattress seems to be more comfortable than the other in-store mattresses that you just tested. In a word, you settled!

Is there really a genuine alternative to the outdated way we buy mattresses today? You bet there is! Since 1938, Brothers Bedding Mattress Factory has been the undisputed leader in mattress innovation right here in East Tennessee. Other brand name manufacturers that produce in mass volumes to meet their demands merely offer you a limited selection of mattress styles and comfort levels.  Brothers Bedding Mattress Factory offers you a virtually unlimited selection of custom-made mattress styles and comfort levels to meet anyone’s needs. You will sleep well knowing every stitch, every cut, every measurement was done just for you by our master craftsmen.

With four convenient area locations to serve you, Brothers Bedding in Knoxville has been the most trusted way to purchase that “just-so-perfect” mattress for more than 80 years, and here’s why:

» Brothers Bedding custom manufactures your very own personal mattress to meet your needs and the needs of your spouse, because each side of your mattress is custom designed for that individual using only the highest quality materials. Unlike most competitive mattress companies, Brothers Bedding is home of the “2-sided flippable mattress” to provide even more years of sleep comfort.

» Brothers Bedding offers you a 120-day Comfort Guarantee and up to a 20-Year Non-Prorated Warranty. They truly care about their customers. If your comfort level is not perfect on your new Brothers Bedding mattress, no matter the reason, they will re-customize your mattress at no charge. You can even choose to come to the factory and see your mattress being made right in front of your eyes.

» The salespeople at Brothers Bedding Mattress Factory are highly trained to listen to your needs, educate you, and fit you to the mattress that will provide you with the sleep you’ve only dreamed of.

» Finally, get ready to save, because Brothers Bedding is the manufacturer; there is no middleman mark-ups or big marketing budgets here. You always save by buying factory direct. Your mattress is made the night before it was delivered fresh out of the oven.

Sound too good to be true? You are invited to discover the best way to purchase your next mattress. Say goodbye to pushy salespeople and high prices. Stop settling and say hello to hassle-free customer service, true custom comfort, and the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had.

As an added incentive, and for a limited time, take advantage of their savings of up to $600 when you add an adjustable base to any mattress purchase of $799 or more.

Brothers Bedding

220 N. Peters Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
865.337.8078

5610 N. Broadway Street
Knoxville, TN 37918
865.630.8001

906 Callahan Drive, Suite 110
Knoxville, TN 37912
865.268.8777

823 Foothills Mall Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865.630.4222

www.brothersbedding.com

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You Might Need a New Closet

Borrowing from Jeff Foxworthy, here are some thoughts about organization:

  • If more clothes are on the floor than on your hanging rod, you might need a new closet.
  • If your wire shelving is falling from the wall, you might need a new closet.
  • If you wear the same pair of shoes every day because you can’t find the ones you want, you might need a new closet.
  • If your organizing system is to shut the closet door so you can’t see the clutter, you might need a new closet.

There are many reasons to consider getting a new closet system: To get better organized, to have more storage, to make a more beautiful space. The best reason to do any project in the home is to add joy to your life – to create a space that is welcoming and saves time getting dressed.

Before the current Maria Kondo craze, NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) members have helped clients deal with clutter and be better organized. Professional organizers help to demystify the challenges faced in being more productive at home.

Barbara Hemphill introduced the “Art of Wastebasketry™” in her book Taming the Paper Tiger at Home. It was Barbara that said, “Clutter is postponed decisions™.” In other words, the first step is deciding what needs to be edited. Then Julie Morgenstern wrote Organizing form the Inside Out, which states that we have to accept responsibility for our disorganization. She shares that change starts within us; the problem is not caused by others.

When Peter Walsh came on the national organizing scene, his theme was (and still is) we need to Lighten Up. Our clutter is weighting us down. Now it’s Maria Kondo’s time in the spotlight sharing that our things must bring us joy.

These are all great principles to learn from when organizing around the house, especially starting a closet design project. After the clutter is gone, a good custom storage design will give the best use of space. It can be grand or simple. Either way, having a system designed for your needs will keep things accessible and organized. And today’s closet systems have flexibility to change as your needs change.

If your closet does not add value to your life, then you need a new closet. Call Closets by McKenry for your complimentary consultation.

Closets by McKenry
865.249.6382
www.closetsbymckenry.com

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A “Nothing to Sneeze At” Level of Clean

By Kerry McDuffie, Owner of Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning

Winter has passed, and the dogwood blooms have finally blossomed, welcoming our much anticipated spring. For a few precious weeks, we can open up our windows to allow the mild spring breezes to refresh our homes. But all too quickly temperatures rise, windows close, and air conditioners are turned back on.

One challenge many of us experience during those periods of time when our homes are “buttoned up” is that dust and allergens are trapped inside, and our home’s HVAC and ceiling fans only help to redistribute these contaminants throughout our entire house, as is evident by the dust on your furniture. No amount of dusting seems to alleviate the sneezing and coughing that many of our family members experience from these contaminants.

While there is no way to totally eliminate annoying dust and allergens in your home, there are steps you can take to significantly reduce these airborne contaminants. One surefire way is to remove dust and allergens from your home’s carpeting and Oriental rugs. While vacuuming helps, your vacuum only removes a small portion of the accumulated contaminants that are trapped deep in the fibers of your home’s carpeting and rugs.

At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we offer homeowners two proven solutions to dust and allergens in your home. For your home’s wall-to-wall carpeting, we offer a deep cleaning and extraction process that thoroughly cleans your carpets using only specially treated water from our truck-mounted cleaning plant that assures a level of clean that leaves our competition in the dust. For your home’s Oriental rugs, we offer our proprietary 11-step rug washing process at our state-of-the-art rug washing boutique that achieves a level of clean that is simply not achievable using any other method.

Call us today, and discover for yourself a Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning level of clean – a level of clean that is nothing to sneeze at, and a level of clean that we have been offering all of our customers since 1985.

Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning
865.691.5686
www.superiorofknoxville.com

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Discover Personal Space, LLC

Your Remodeling & New Construction Solution
By Susan Davis

Although I began my professional career as an architect, my true passion has always been to build affordable, custom- built homes that are a reflection of the occupants’ personal tastes – one that is designed to meet not only their current lifestyle needs, but their future needs as well. I have been blessed to have worked on some great projects in the past, both commercial and residential. But my real passion will always be in serving the needs of area homeowners.

That’s why I launched Personal Space, LLC. We’re truly unique. We are niche builders created for families that are underserved by contractors that build multimillion-dollar homes and contractors that build multiple homes simultaneously in area developments. My goal is to provide the average West Knoxville family with a custom home that they can both afford and will love for many years to come.

I am the founder and sole owner of Personal Space, LLC and a West Knoxville resident. Our crews are comprised of very talented and experienced people who truly love what they do and who want to share their diverse skills with families right here in our community.

If you’re wondering about the name Personal Space, LLC, you’re not alone. We have all become familiar with the terms “man caves” and “she sheds.” Many homeowners have had to sacrifice design for other factors when home buying, then they are left trying to find ways to make the spaces personal. I encourage homeowners to ask themselves, “How can I make this space work for my entire family?” Would this room make a better office, home theater, or wine room? Would an addition make our kitchen work more efficiently? Do the finishes in my home really suit me? Ask yourself if your home’s design “sparks joy” for you.

Personal Space, LLC offers homeowners a quality product, professional services, and a reliable partner. We show up when we say we will show up, and we stay with you until the job is complete. We pride ourselves in finding solutions for even the most challenging projects. Each of our foremen is a carpenter with more than 20 years of experience. Their long careers as craftsmen are your assurance that every project will be completed both professionally and to your full satisfaction

Whether you are contemplating an addition, a remodel, or a new home, I invite you to discover the Personal Space, LLC difference. We work with interior designers, realtors, and directly with homeowners. We are skilled in home-renovation projects from new additions to backyard decks, custom built-ins and trim, adaptive reuses, and restoration repair.

To learn more, call us today at 865-271-7998 and schedule your no-cost, no-obligation, in-home consultation and discover the Personal Space, LLC difference for yourself.

Personal Space, LLC
865.271.7998
www.personalspaceconstruction.com

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Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting

Showcase Your Home’s Exterior Architecture & Landscaping

By Holly Hill

As an artist uses a vast palette of colors to accentuate the beauty of a painting, the Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting team of Knoxville will use the artistry of light to enhance and illuminate your home and your home’s landscaping. Our lighting designers can highlight the architecture of your home and shine a light on featured focal points throughout your landscape.

While many landscape lighting businesses are fixated on the installation process, we are dedicated to bringing the night to life with our award-winning designs. By employing architectural and landscape lighting designers that are trained, certified, and highly qualified consultants, our team is ready to help you with any question you may have. From choosing the ideal fixtures with the optimal light beam spread to selecting wattage, color, and color temperature, Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting of Knoxville will bring out the architectural features and landscaping details of your home.

Our lighting fixtures are customizable and created to stand the test of time. In fact, they are backed with a lifetime warranty so you never have to worry. The fixtures we utilize are made of cast brass and finished with a warm bronze patina. This makes for a rustic yet refined lighting element that works for any style home.

As artists of outdoor lighting, our team will walk you through the entire process, from project conception to final installations. We want to collaborate with you to ensure that the design we create meets your needs for safety, security, and aesthetic appeal.

Call 865-484-4011 today to learn how illuminating your home with the artistry of light can turn your dark and empty nighttime appearance into a beautiful work of art.

Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting
11519 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.484.4011
www.lighthouse-lights.com

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Propelling Audio Visual

The Ultimate in Home Theater Experience

Do you have the desire to immerse yourself in an entertainment experience that rivals, and even exceeds, an IMAX theater or seats on the 50-yard line for the biggest game of the season? Thanks to today’s cutting-edge technology, you can recreate these and other experiences, including streaming, gaming, and more.

While there are a variety of home theater packages available for the do-it-yourselfer, these one-size-fits-all systems often do not measure up to all the hype. So just what are your options? The answer is simple. Lenoir City entrepreneur, Chris Limburg, offers homeowners wishing to recreate the true-to-life theater and sporting events experience the perfect solution for creating the ultimate in-home theater immersion. Propelling Audio Visual, first launched by Chris, combines his 25 years of experience in aviation electronics with his 20 years of experience as a computer engineer with his enthusiasm to recreate the true home theater experience designed to exceed his clients’ expectations.

“We customize each home theater system and media room to fit the individual lifestyle and budget of our clients,” said Chris. “We offer a true, turn-key experience, including sales, design, installation, and service.”

Home theater enthusiasts also appreciate the fact that Propelling Audio Visual thoroughly researches each and every audio and visual component they sell to ensure you the performance and reliability you deserve. Propelling Audio Visual partners include JVC, Sony, Klipsch, Onkyo, Sonos, and SANUS, just to mention a few. For a more complete list, you can visit www.propellingaudiovisual.com.

If you’re tired of the lines at your local theater or the often rowdy fans at your favorite sporting events, replace the noise and the hassle with the true-to-life experience of owning your very own home theater or media room. Besides, the popcorn is fresher and the beverages cooler. Experience the ultimate in-home theater with Propelling Audio Visual.

Propelling Audio Visual
423.745.4518
www.propellingaudiovisual.com

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Meadow View

April in the Garden

I am ready for spring! So far this year we have either had cold weather or rainy weather. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of it. I hate being cold, and I’m starting to rust. I want temperatures in the 70s and rain that only falls between midnight and 4 am three days a week!

I’m not going to pin my hopes on that kind of weather. April can be tricky, so I encourage you to go in to spring with patience. Our last frost is typically between April 6th and 16th, but last year we had a freeze mid-month. It’s better to hold off a little while on planting tender plants just to be safe.

What are things you can do this month? There’s a big list!

» Number one, of course, is a good checkup. Take a long walk around your yard, and give your plants an up-close-and-personal look. (Gazing across your yard from the porch or deck doesn’t count. You need to really see what’s going on.) What has freeze damage? What has insect damage? What has started to sprout fungus? What needs to be pruned, divided, moved, or composted? What has changed that will mean a difference in your gardening? Do you have new neighbors that you’d like to not see quite so much of? Make a list, and make a plan.

» Notice above that I said look for insect damage. I didn’t say look for insects. Some of you freak out if you see any bugs on your plants, but some bugs are either benign or helpful. Don’t think that you have to start drenching your plants in insecticide at the first sign of movement. If you see damage, however, it’s best to start treating before you have an infestation. Call if you have questions.

» I also mentioned fungus. I’m afraid we’re in for a disease filled season with all the rain. If you have a susceptible plant, consider beginning a systemic fungicide regimen sooner rather than later.

» How about planting? Trees and shrubs can be safely planted as soon as the soil dries up. Please don’t try to force it and plant in soggy soil. The success rate is minimal.

» Get your planting beds ready even if you’re waiting to plant. Add compost or aged manure to beds to up the nutrient level. Get weeds out, but don’t apply a pre-emergent if you’re going to plant seeds. If you’re going to plant seedlings instead, go ahead and do a pre-emergent to make your life easier.

» You can also get containers ready if they are currently unoccupied. If your planters are small, dump the soil out and rinse the pot. If the plants had any fungal problems, mix a tablespoon of bleach into a gallon of water and pour it into the pot, then rinse it out. Refill the container with fresh, good quality soil. Remember to NEVER use ground soil in containers. Potting soil is for pots, garden soil is for gardens. You cannot substitute one for the other! If your containers are large or have permanent occupants (shrubs, perennials, etc.), top dress them with a couple of inches of compost or fresh soil. After 3-5 years, you really need to take everything out and start all over.

» Flower beds can be planted this month, but some plants are more tolerant of cool temperatures than others. Petunias, geraniums, lantana, and some other annuals will handle a light frost. Begonias and impatiens tend to not do as well. Patience, grasshopper!

» How about vegetables? You’re safe planting any of the cool season vegetables, but wait until mid-month for tomatoes, peppers, and corn. Super sweet varieties of corn should wait even longer – until the soil is around 70 degrees. This is usually early May.

» Let’s talk about pruning. Prune spring blooming shrubs within a couple of weeks after they finish blooming. Older forsythia, quince, weigela, and lilacs can be severely pruned to rejuvenate them if needed. You can prune crepe myrtles as they start to leaf out if you haven’t already pruned them, but DO NOT commit crepe murder! Don’t cut bulbs back until after the foliage has yellowed so they can store up nutrients for next year.

» This is also the time to fertilize if you haven’t done so already. Acid lovers need an acid type fertilize such as HollyTone. General purpose fertilizers will work on everything else. April 15th is your date for fertilizing warm season grasses.

» I want to put in a quick plug for the birds and other pollinators. Please plant at least part of your yard with plants that help them, and lay off the toxic chemicals as much as possible. It’s also baby bird season, so keep those feeders clean and full!

We have new loads of plants and garden décor coming in almost every day. Stop by and see what’s new!

Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center
9885 Highway 11E
Lenoir City, TN 37772
865.986.7229
www.meadowviewgreenhouse.com

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