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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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Love Your Hardwood Floors All Over Again

Do you remember the very first time you saw your home’s hardwood flooring?  Rich and luxurious, your hardwood floors created a rich ambiance that highlighted your furnishings and décor throughout your home. And who wouldn’t revel in the compliments from friends and family who routinely commented on just how beautiful your home was?

But that was then!  After a number of years of usage, your hardwood floors no longer create that “wow” factor they once did.  Scratches, dents, fading, UV damage, and wear have all taken their toll on your once beautiful floors.

But this is now!  Fortunately, you can fully restore your home’s hardwood flooring to their showcase, “like-new” condition.

But what about all the mess?  While many hardwood flooring refinishers continue to use outdated refinishing practices, today’s newest refinishing technology totally eliminates the dust so common with the technologies from the past.  Thanks to Bona, the undisputed leader in hardwood flooring finishing and refinishing worldwide, you can restore your home’s hardwood flooring without the dust or odor.  You can even shift stain colors to create an entirely new look.

European Fine Hardwood Floors, located right here in Knoxville, is Bona certified.  This much coveted certification is your assurance that your home’s hardwood flooring will be returned to its original condition without the mess and odor that you’re likely to experience with other refinishing contractors.  European Fine Hardwood Floors can also install new hardwood floors in virtually any room in your new or existing home using Bona certified best practices and old-world craftsmanship learned in Europe by Valera Tomescu, European Fine Hardwood Floors’ owner.

During this Valentine’s month of February, why not fall in love with your home’s hardwood floors all over again?

European Fine Hardwood Floors

865.640.3680

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Moving is a Good Time to Organize

By Chris McKenry

A new home makes life a little busy and stressful, but staying organized in the process and at the new home sure helps. The “to-do” list becomes more like an activity booklet during a move. You may still need to find a moving company or get everything packed, but work, family responsibilities, and other commitments have not slowed.

A professional organizer can guide you through these tasks. During the packing process, boxes should be labeled to the new house destination. This makes unpacking much easier. Even before the move, take time to think about how to be more organized. Unpack things where they will be used, not necessarily in the same area they were in the old house.

Does the new home storage meet your needs? Unpacking will be much easier if the pantry, closets, even the laundry room and garage have storage systems that work for you. Don’t think of a closet as just a place to keep “stuff” behind a door but as a good storage design and place to showcase your collections in a way that brings you joy.

When unpacking, sort by category in every room and then start placing. In closets, use uniform hangers so everything will hang at the same level and clothes will not be playing hide and seek.

Utilize walls for vertical storage. Open wall space works well for ties and belts in closets or pots and pans in the pantry.

Line a wall with shelves if you need storage in a garage or basement. I love the beauty of stylish design and architecture, and there is something appealing about a wall of modern shelves organized into zones. A slat wall is also a fun way to organize a work space.

The best and most important moving tip is to de-clutter before you pack the old house. There is a lot of junk hiding in our homes that is no longer important. With the clutter gone, all that is left to organize is what will enhance your new home and life.

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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FML Painting

By Florin Leuciuc

When my wife and I launched FML Painting more than 15 years ago, our goal was to provide homeowners and business owners with a superior customer service experience that is increasingly difficult to find today. In creating this experience, we turned to our experiences in Europe, where skills such as painting were regarded as an art performed by highly skilled craftsmen that invested years learning their craft as apprentices before becoming fully qualified craftsmen.

At FML Painting, our painters progress in their craft as apprentices under the careful supervision of an experienced painter. This commitment to quality is to also offer each of our customers an unconditional guarantee on all work we perform. Also, to provide a completely turn-key customer experience, we also offer pressure washing, drywall repair and finishing, and remodeling. And because all of the work we offer is performed by our own employees, you never have to worry about the challenges that often result from painting contractors who rely almost entirely on subcontractors.

We have earned a reputation of listening carefully to each of our clients before recommending the necessary services to achieve our customers’ objectives. We remain focused on the quality of the work performed. With a close eye on affordability, all work is performed in a safe and efficient manner with as little disruption to your daily routine as possible. And we finish on time.

If you own a home or business and are considering an interior or exterior painting project, I invite you to discover the FML Painting difference. Rediscover the old-world craftsmanship you’re looking for but thought no longer existed today.


There’s no need to accept poor quality workmanship so prevalent today. A complete turn-key experience, no subcontractors, quality materials, highly skilled craftsmen, fully insured, and affordable is your guarantee of the very best customer experience available from FML Painting. Let FML Painting transform your next painting project from ordinary to extraordinary.

FML Painting
245 Long Bow Road
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.684.9751
www.fmlpainting.com

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