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Considerations When Buying Vinyl Replacement Windows

By Chris Moon, Co-Owner of Window Works

There are great many considerations confronting homeowners who are considering the purchase of new replacement windows for their home. Vinyl replacement windows today account for 60% of all window sales nationally. Technological advances in manufacturing, along with the attractiveness of today’s vinyl windows and the fact that they will never need painting, make them popular with an ever growing number of homeowners. They can also make your home’s interior quieter, less drafty, and are easier to clean and maintain.

So how important is the selection of a vinyl window brand? Your selection is important but perhaps not nearly as important as the company you purchase your replacement windows from. Think of your new windows and the company you purchase them from as a system. The best windows improperly installed will result in poor window performance.

At Window Works, we strive to provide all of our customers with an experience that exceeds their expectations. A family owned, second generation company, we are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and have been recognized by numerous organizations for our expertise and professionalism, including Angie’s List’s Super Service Award.

We offer the highest quality vinyl replacement windows from the top manufacturers in the nation, including OKNA, a premier vinyl and composite window manufacturer known for their superior design and engineering advances. But, more importantly, we offer professional installation, with each team supervised by a craftsman with 20+ years of experience – and all backed up by a manufacturer’s lifetime limited warranty, a written pledge of lifelong quality and performance.

Whether your home needs replacement windows, siding, patio doors, or gutters, I invite you to discover the Window Works difference. From our family to yours, we promise you an experience that will exceed your expectations without the high pressure sales tactics you might have come to expect.

Window Works
151 Sherway Road, Suite 6
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.560.3044
www.windowworksus.com

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Rediscover a Level of Clean That is Nothing to Sneeze At

By Kerry McDuffie, Owner of Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning

Winter is a distant memory, and we’ll need to wait an entire year to enjoy next spring’s dogwood blossoms. Remember those precious few weeks during April and May when we opened up our windows to allow those mild spring breezes to freshen up our homes? Well, all too quickly the temperatures have risen, our windows are once again closed, and the air conditioners are turned back on.

One challenge many of us experience during these periods of time when our homes are “buttoned up” is that dust and allergens are trapped inside. Every time your home’s HVAC system cycles these trapped contaminants are redistributed throughout your entire home, as is evident by the dust on your furniture. And no amount of dusting seems to alleviate the sneezing and coughing experienced by many of our two- or four-legged family members resulting from these trapped contaminants.

While there is no way to totally eliminate dust and allergens in your home, there are steps you can take to significantly reduce these airborne contaminants. One sure fire 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 carpets and rugs.

At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, a West Knoxville based company with 33 years of experience, we offer homeowners two proven solutions to dust and allergens. For your home’s wall-to-wall carpeting and upholstery, we offer a deep cleaning and extraction process that thoroughly cleans your carpets and furniture using only specially treated water from our truck-mounted cleaning plant that assures a level of clean that leaves our competition in the dust. And 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 cleaning that is simply not achievable using any other system.

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. You are also invited to view our proprietary Oriental rug washing system online at www.superiorofknoxville.com.

Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning
865.691.5686
www.superiorofknoxville.com
info@superiorofknoxville.com

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Introducing OKNA Windows & Patio Doors by Window Works

Established in 2005 by local entrepreneurs and husband and wife team, Tom and Kay Moon, Window Works has been committed to providing homeowners with the highest quality replacement windows and siding products at an affordable price. Now a second generation has joined the Window Works family. Tom and Kay’s son and daughter, Chris and Wendy, are as committed to Window Works’ founding principles as their parents, in addition to introducing the latest and most innovative products available in the marketplace.
Window Works is proud to introduce their newest line in energy efficient window and patio doors from OKNA. Manufactured in the U.S. at their 220,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, OKNA windows and patio doors are meticulously crafted using the latest advanced technology to produce windows and patio doors of unmatched quality, efficiency, clarity, and durability. And windows from OKNA have the lowest air infiltration available anywhere, making them one of the top performing windows in the nation.
If you are considering installing new windows, siding, patio doors, gutters, or shutters on your home or office, you are invited to discover the Window Works difference for yourself. Select from either composite or vinyl windows and let Window Works color match your new windows to match any color you select. Family owned and operated, A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, lifetime limited transferable warranty, award-winning service, and fully insured protection are your assurance that all work performed is designed to meet and exceed your expectations.

Also, be sure to ask about their newest windows and patio doors by OKNA.

Window Works
151 Sherway Road, Suite 6
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.560.3044
www.windowworksus.com

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Diamond in the Rough?

Transform Your Diamonds and Fine Jewelry into Cash

Vincent’s Jewelry, with offices in Knoxville and St. Louis, has been offering individuals who wish to sell their diamonds, quality gemstones, gold, and fine jewelry a totally new and innovative selling experience. Vincent’s owner and founder, Vince Riggio, has totally transformed the selling experience that was once typical for persons wishing to sell unwanted gemstones and fine jewelry.

“We offer sellers an upscale, safe, private, and secure environment in which to conduct a confidential, no-cost, no-obligation consultation,” said Vince. “We also offer them the peace of mind that comes from dealing with an experienced professional who began his career in the quality diamond and fine jewelry business back in 1961. I’ve been fortunate in my career to have met many of the leaders in the world diamond marketplace and to have been privileged to work with many of the nation’s premier jewelers. I’ve loved every minute of this fascinating and fast-paced industry, and the thought of retiring has never occurred to me.”

Vincent’s purchases diamonds of all shapes and sizes, as well as fine jewelry, sapphires, and rubies, from both individuals and estates based on today’s market prices.

If you’re considering selling your precious gemstones, diamonds, or other fine jewelry, why not trust the name that has earned a half century reputation for integrity, experience, confidentiality, and courteous service: Vincent’s.

Vincent’s
123 Center Park Drive, Suite 214
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.392.5358

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Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting

We Light Up Your Nights

By Heath Myrick, Owner of Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting – Knoxville

Whether you have recently built your dream home or if you are busy updating your newly acquired existing home, each of us has a goal of accentuating the many positive features of our home’s exterior architecture and landscaping plan. But at night, most people passing by will only see a few of these otherwise unique characteristics of your home dimly illuminated by the entrance and garage door lighting. Sadly, your home’s unique character, which likely is even more dramatic at night, is hidden under the cover of darkness.

At Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting, we can help you light up your nights. We’ll help you transform your dimly lighted home into a spectacular panorama that accentuates all of the qualities that truly makes your home and its surrounding landscape unique.

Rated number one in the nation, our architectural and landscaping lighting designers represent a team of trained, certified, and award-winning consultants recognized among their peers as leaders within the lighting industry. We offer homeowners a complete turnkey experience, including design, sales, installation, service, and maintenance. Also, each of our exterior fixtures is designed and manufactured by us from solid cast brass.

From project conception all the way through finished installation, you will discover a level of personal service that is uncommon in today’s hurried world. And the only thing our expert installation team leaves behind is your new work of art – your lighting masterpiece – all backed up by one of the best warranties in the marketplace.

You’ve seen how dramatic other homes look at night. Isn’t it time you discover just how Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting can light up your nights? Why not let our designers demonstrate how you can capture your home’s dramatic visual appeal? You’ll see your home in an entirely new way as brilliant sunlight transitions into your nightscaping® landscape and architectural lighting design. Call me today to discover for yourself just how a landscape and architectural lighting plan from Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting can transform your home’s nighttime appearance from dull and dreary to a dramatic showcase look.

Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting of Knoxville
11519 Kingston Pike, Suite 156
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.484.4011
www.lighthouse-lights.com/knoxville

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Resurfacing Solutions

Rediscover Affordable Bathroom Remodeling

What updating options are Knoxville area homeowners considering when contemplating affordable updates for their home’s bathrooms?

Let’s face it: A sharp, updated, modern bathroom that creates a showcase look can be the subject of much praise and enhance your home’s resale value. Outdated bathrooms, on the other hand, can be not only an embarrassment, but they can also have a negative impact on your home’s value. Traditionally, when people think of updating bathrooms, three prominent thoughts come to mind: TIME, MONEY, and MESS! Today’s bathroom updates often take a long TIME to complete, can cost a lot of MONEY, and create an incredible MESS. At Resurfacing Solutions, homeowners discover how to save both TIME and MONEY while significantly reducing the MESS resulting from updating your home’s bathrooms.

Recent Resurfacing Solutions customers could not stop talking about the time and money they saved by having their home’s bathtub refinished:

“It would have taken several days and cost four times as much if we would have torn out this tub and replaced it.” Resurfacing Solutions was in and out the same day. The customers saved 75%, and there was no mess from demolition.

Another recent customer added: “We had no idea what to do with the pink tile in our bathroom. Tearing it off the wall would have been a huge mess and cost more money than we wanted to spend. This was such a better alternative to that.” Resurfacing Solutions saved this customer more than $1,000 by re-glazing the tile and tub in just one day.

“We have always wanted granite tops in our bathroom but could not afford them,” said another satisfied Resurfacing Solutions customer. “We had the existing countertops refinished with a faux granite look. We also had our vanity base refinished. What it would have cost for one granite top, we had two tops and two vanity bases refinished for about the same price.” We can help you achieve a high-end look at a fraction of the cost and in less time!

Resurfacing Solutions can help you achieve that showcase quality look for far less TIME, MONEY, and MESS than you might have thought possible. Independently owned and operated, Resurfacing Solutions serves homeowners in Knox and surrounding counties. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority, and all of our finishes come with a five-year warranty. Let us help you achieve that showcase quality look in your home’s bathrooms and kitchen that you have always wanted but thought you couldn’t afford!

Call us today for a free consultation at 865-245-5699 or visit www.resurfacingsolutions.net.

Resurfacing Solutions
865.245.5699
www.resurfacingsolutions.net

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Closets by McKenry

A Beautiful Room Is Always Enjoyed

By Chris McKenry

“Design” is a word that should be used by everyone for every space in the home. The correct color choices, style, cabinet finishes, window treatments, and floor coverings all come together to make an enjoyable room for the entire family. After a long day, there is nothing more pleasant than having the first room you enter be vibrant and alive with style. Of course, that room is the garage.

There are many functions for today’s garage such as storing home overflow, outdoor activities, lawn tools, holiday decorations, craft projects, tools, and the list continues. Some also need space to fit their vehicles. It is different for every family, but one thing remains constant: The garage is an extension of your home and the way you live.

When the living room gets a makeover, finishes, color choices, and design style are all important. Today’s garage should be no different. When warm weather approaches, the garage becomes an epicenter to the home that, with a well-planned approach, can be organized with all the outdoor items.

What are the activities that will happen or be housed in your garage? What is your most efficient use of space for storage?

Slat wall is a great option for garden tools and various sporting items. It allows vertical storage that stays close to the wall and can easily be changed with your needs. Open shelving provides easy access but is not so easily adjusted. Cabinets keep clutter hidden and can serve many uses to work/desk areas. Even if you do not tinker with tools, a work space is great for loading and unloading the car.

Now that East Tennessee is enjoying the start of spring, it is time to consider enlarging your usable space with a beautiful, well-planned, organized garage.

Chris McKenry provides custom closet design and professional organizing services to unpack your home.

Closets by McKenry
865.249.6382
www.ClosetsByMcKenry.com

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Top Closet Trends in 2018

Just like clothes and home décor go through style changes, so do walk-in master closets.   Homeowners not only want to be organized, but they want this very personal space to reflect their individual taste.  As homeowners renovate or build new houses with larger closets, there are current key features and style trends being incorporated that balance style with functionality.

Make Sure the Shoe Fits

Gone are the days when dusty shoes are piled on the floor and you were constantly bending over to get them.  Today’s closets have dedicated shoe shelving – even shoe walls – designed to maximize specific shoe needs.  Not only are the shoes easy to see, but the shelving can be adjustable for various heel heights and boots.  Shoe shelving is literally a time and energy saving feature.  Because each pair of shoes has a space, it also helps extend the lifespan of many shoes.

It’s About Drawers

Homeowners are minimizing the amount of furniture in the master bedroom, so drawers have become a must in closets to provide more out-of-sight storage.  To hold up to daily use, quality drawers are very important.  A drawer box with dovetail corner joints, high-quality chrome slides, and full-extension are a must.  Flat drawer fronts are the least expensive style and can be dressed up with handles.  Think of it as jewelry for a drawer!

Mix It Up

Mixed media finishes are popular in the closet, as well as the rest of the house.  People are mixing textures, hardware finishes, and colors.  For example, a closet using a matte gray finish will incorporate high-gloss gray drawer fronts to give the space a more contemporary, clean feel.

Keep It Bright

From the kitchen to the closet, white is in.  From a traditional matte white finish to white wood grain, these colors also help a closet look and feel larger.  Additionally, chandeliers continue to be popular in closets.  Chandeliers not only provide much-needed lighting, but they set the tone for the space.  Even in smaller closets homeowners are investing in good LED lighting.  Admit it, we’ve all put on one navy blue shoe and one black shoe because of a dimly lit closet!

No matter what style you want in your master closet, a custom design should always be extremely functional and maximize storage as it is beautiful!

Tailored Living of Knoxville provides whole-home organization with complimentary on-site consultations and 3D designs.  Most of all, from the owners to the employees, Tailored Living maintains a sharp focus on providing excelling customer service and quality products.

Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage

865.947.8686

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The Cleanest Carpets and Rugs Possible! Period!

By Kerry McDuffie, Owner of Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning

While no one can deliver perfection, at Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we deliver the next best thing – excellence. That’s been our company’s motto for 33 years. We’ve invested in the training, education, and state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including many proprietary systems that we ourselves developed, to deliver a level of excellence that you might have thought no longer existed, whether we are cleaning your home’s carpeting or your valuable Oriental rugs.

So how is it that we can make this statement? That’s because of my personal commitment to either perform or supervise 100% of all work performed by Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning. It’s also our unparalleled attention to every detail involved in cleaning your home’s rugs and carpeting.

For example, did you know that Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning only uses purified water when cleaning your rugs and carpeting? Why is this important you might ask? Untreated tap water contains impurities, including trace chemicals, minerals, and chlorine, that can reduce the effectiveness of cleaning agents and remain behind as residue in your carpeting. This accumulation of impurities in your home’s rugs and carpeting prevent them from being as clean as they can be, which can result in a dull appearance on your carpeting and can actually shorten the life expectancy of rugs and carpets.

At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, all of our vehicles are equipped with water purification systems, and our proprietary Oriental and area rug washing boutique utilizes a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis system that delivers the purest water possible. After all, clean rugs and carpeting begin with clean water.

To experience the difference yourself, we are offering a special Valentine’s discount of 15% off as an added incentive to help you discover what thousands of other satisfied East Tennessee homeowners and business owners already know – Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning delivers excellence. The discount is available through February 28th, and certain restrictions apply. To learn more, call 865-691-5686 or visit www.superiorofknoxville.com.

Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning

865.691.5686

info@superiorofknoxville.com

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The Best Improvement We’ve Made to Our Kitchen

Having trouble comfortably reaching your under cabinet items?

Wishing you had under cabinet lighting to aid in kitchen tasks?

Hoping there’s a way to utilize that wasted corner cabinet space?

We can help!  At Shelf Help, we design and install custom roll-out shelving and organizers into your home’s existing kitchen and bath cabinets or pantries, which allows you easy access and maximum use of your available storage space – all at a 50% savings from national brands! As experienced Knoxville-area kitchen and bath remodeling consultants, Shelf Help has the understanding and know-how to evaluate, design, measure, and install solutions tailored to your needs.

Now imagine how installation of under cabinet lighting would transform your kitchen workspace! Whether it’s a soft ambience you’re looking for or illumination of specific task areas, Shelf Help offers installed LED lighting systems that add radiance to your home.   

Our clients are so pleased with the results that they say, “Why didn’t we do this years ago?”

“Best improvement we’ve made to our home – hands down.” – Judy F. of Tellico Village

“Great product – well designed, smooth installation, and a far more efficient kitchen.” – Mark & Susan D. of Knoxville

Call today to request your free, no-obligation, in-home consultation. Also, don’t forget to ask about our under cabinet lighting systems! Locally owned and operated, let Shelf Help make the most of your home’s kitchen, bath, or pantry.

Shelf Help

865.675.5098

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