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Are Your Home’s Hardwood Floors Ready for the Holidays?

Just a few short months away, it’s time to start thinking about the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s events that you’ll be hosting at your home this holiday season. There’s plenty to do with holiday decorating and planning meals, and then there’s the entire home to clean from top to bottom.

Have you given any thought to what you are going to do to about those unsightly dents, scratches, and the UV damage to your home’s once beautiful hardwood floors? Your hardwood floors will be the first thing visitors see when you welcome them into your home this holiday season. You’ve tried everything, but the cosmetic only solutions available at the “big box” stores haven’t worked, so you just keep covering your floors with runners and throw rugs.

The best solution for returning your home’s hardwood flooring to their original showcase quality appearance is to refinish your floors. Fortunately, with today’s newest hardwood flooring refinishing technology, you no longer have to move out of your home to escape the inevitable dust – the result of sanding – or the odors from finishes. European Fine Hardwood Floors of Knoxville has the perfect solution to your home’s hardwood flooring refinishing challenges. They are definitely not your typical hardwood flooring installer and refinisher.

Valera Tomescu, founder and owner of European Fine Hardwood Floors, learned his craft from his grandfather in Europe over several decades. Valera has combined the skills he learned from his grandfather with the state-of-the-art technology developed by the world’s number one name in the hardwood floor refinishing industry: Bona. Both the skills Valera has learned and the latest technology made available from Bona provide homeowners with an experience free from dust and the odors from finishes.

And did you know that many homeowners also use their refinishing project as an opportunity to change their floor’s stain color?

You will also be happy to learn that European Fine Hardwood Floors is the recipient of the much coveted Bona Certified Craftsman Award, an honor earned by very few hardwood flooring refinishing craftsmen. This distinction is your assurance that all work performed will adhere to the highest standards in the industry.

To discover how to be able to return your home’s hardwood flooring to its original showcase quality appearance just in time for the holidays, without the dust and odors from finishes, the solution is simple: Call Valera at European Fine Hardwood Floors today.

European Fine Hardwood Floors

865.640.3680

www.knoxvillehardwoodrefinishing.com

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Personal Space

Rediscover Your Home’s Showcase Quality Kitchen

By Susan Davis

Personal Space, LLC is a truly unique building contractor serving families that are underserved by contractors that only build multi-million dollar homes or that build multiple homes simultaneously in area developments. Our goal is to provide the average Knoxville family with a custom home that they can both afford and will love for many years to come.

An architect by trade, I am also the founder and sole owner of Personal Space, LLC and a West Knoxville resident. I love to help homeowners rediscover the full potential that exists within their homes. Over time our homes become dated. Normal wear and tear also take their toll on our home’s once beautiful interiors and exteriors. One popular area where many homeowners elect to start updating is their kitchen.

Our kitchens are more than just a place where we prepare our daily meals. Many families have expanded their use of their home’s kitchen to include a gathering space, as well as a center for entertaining. We especially enjoy working on kitchens with our clients. The opportunities are endless. The good news is that you don’t have to break the bank in order to achieve your dream kitchen, because your project can be accomplished in phases over time as your budget permits.

We’re here to listen, to help you discover the potential, to guide you, and to help you create that showcase quality look in your kitchen or any room in your home – on time and on budget. Our very talented and experienced crews truly love what they do and want to share their diverse skills with you by helping you rediscover the full potential that exists within your home.

Personal Space, LLC offers homeowners quality products, professional services, and a reliable partner. We show up on time, and we stay with you until the project 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 and backyard decks to 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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Superior Carpet

The Holiday Season Begins in Just 4 Months

By Kerry McDuffie, Owner of Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning

That’s right, Thanksgiving is less than four months away. Remember last holiday season? Remember the pre-holiday to-do list? Remember trying to complete that to-do list in just a few days instead of a few months? Remember wishing the holidays were over?

This is a great time to begin planning for this season’s holiday events. As a father and grandfather, I know how important this time of the year can be for families but also how stressful. At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we’ve been helping busy families prepare for busy holiday seasons since 1985.

Is cleaning your home’s carpeting, Oriental and area rugs on your to-do list? Why not enhance the appearance of every room in your home while providing a clean and healthy surface for your children and grandchildren to play on? 

There’s also a practical side. Clean carpets and rugs will not only look better longer, but they’ll also last longer. Abrasives, dirt, and other contaminants are tracked into our homes and onto our carpeting and rugs not only make them look dull and dingy, but can also permanently damage your carpeting and rug fibers. And snow and ice removal chemicals that are tracked into your home over the course of the winter can chemically bond to carpet and rug fibers, significantly shortening their life expectancy.


Our truck-mounted cleaning system uses state-of-the-art technology to remove the dirt and grime that other systems simply leave behind. And our Oriental and area rug cleaning boutique uses an 11-step proprietary cleaning process that can safely clean most rugs that mat be destined to become a family heirloom. We have also recently made significant investments in even newer technology to ensure that we can continue to offer you the very best Oriental and area rug washing services in East Tennessee.


So if you can use a little help preparing for the holiday season this year – and who couldn’t – remember the company who has earned a superior reputation for unmatched superior cleaning: Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning.

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

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Brothers Bedding

Custom Mattresses by Brothers Bedding

Whether you’re extra tall, have a favorite antique bed, or are looking to maximize space in the RV or travel trailer, Brothers Bedding has the most comfortable solutions. Three quarters, extra longs, California Kings – we specialize in making the ideal mattress for you and your space, without skimping a bit in our quality materials and superior craftsmanship.

If you need custom bedding as a health or allergy solution, we have a wide range of materials that will help you get a refreshing night’s sleep. With our combined experience, we can often come up with space solutions you never thought were possible.

RV Mattresses & Boat Mattresses
Why shouldn’t you be just as comfortable in your RV, camper, or travel trailer as you would be sleeping in a fine hotel? With a Brothers Bedding custom mattress, you can afford to be. We’re experts at solving space problems in all sizes of vehicles. We even made a mattress for a bed in a horse trailer (for the owner, not the horse). And our materials withstand life in the great outdoors. And with prices often lower than name brands, why settle for something that doesn’t fit perfectly or let you wake up feeling great?

Semi Truck Sleeper Mattresses
Finding a mattress that you can actually sleep on in your semi truck is a difficult task. We build custom semi truck sleeper mattresses that are of the same quality and support as the mattress in your home.

Mattresses for Antique Beds
Individually crafted in centuries past, your family heirloom deserves a mattress shaped to match its every unique quality. Brothers Bedding has constructed custom mattresses for antique and specialty beds for years – after all, we’ve been around since 1938! We’ll work with you to design the ultimate fit, comfort, and weight for your antiques. We can make any shape of mattress that you can think of – including a round mattress!

Waterproof Mattress Covers
Dense, strong, and water-repellent, yet soft and comfortable, our water resistant material makes a great mattress cover for RV, boat, or other uses. And Brothers Bedding has the tools and experience to make a waterproof mattress that stays sturdy under heavy use.

Waterbed Replacement Mattresses
You may love your waterbed frame, but you’d prefer a conventional mattress. No problem – Brothers Bedding’s experience with unusual sizes and shapes means you’ll get the best in fit and comfort. Our expertise in custom mattresses allows us to fit ANY of our mattresses to your waterbed frame.

Call or visit to consult with our custom crafting associates. In as little as a few days to three weeks, you’ll be sleeping the way you’ve dreamed! Discover why Brothers Bedding has been East Tennessee’s first choice for comfort and value since 1938. With four convenient locations to serve you, you’re just minutes away from the best night’s sleep you’ll ever experience.

Brothers Bedding
www.brothersbedding.com

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Shelf Genie

Create Zones for an Organized Pantry

If you’re like most people, your pantry could use a little more organization. An organized pantry helps create extra, usable space and allows you and your family to locate and retrieve items more easily. It will also help you keep track of the freshness of your food and manage your overall on-hand inventory.

A great first step to more organization is to create pantry “zones,” which simply means that you are grouping like items together and assigning them to a specific area within the overall pantry. It will save you time and effort and increase the joy you get from your kitchen.

Here are some suggestions for zoning success.

Zone 1: Non-essentials
Store lesser-eaten foods in remote areas like top shelves or back corners. Save the accessible areas for everything else.

Zone 2: Dry ingredients
Place dry ingredients like beans, rice, pasta, flour, and oats in clear, air-tight containers. This will keep them fresh and let you see how much you have left of an ingredient.

Zone 3: Canned goods
For safety, accessibility, and visibility, store canned goods within arm’s reach.

Zone 4: Quick meals
Place quick breakfast, lunch, and dinner items at eye level. These are “meal helpers,” and it’ll help you if they’re easy to see and easy to reach. Add an area for snacks where kids and grandkids will be able to reach.

Zone 5: Liquids
Oils, vinegars, and any non-refrigerated sauces or condiments should be placed as low as possible on a spill-proof mat.

Zone 6: Herbs and spices
As long as your pantry remains cool and dry, spices can go just about anywhere. Just be certain to place them in an area where they’re easy to reach. A spice rack placed on the back of the pantry door is a popular option.

Zone 7: Special foods
Does someone in your home have allergies? Is someone in need of gluten- and wheat-free meals? Consider designating an area in the pantry specifically for those special needs.

Visit us at the Knoxville Home & Garden Show 2019: August 24 & 25 at the Knoxville Expo Center.

ShelfGenie®
865.409.1197
www.ShelfGenie.com

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Brothers Bedding

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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