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Undercover Systems

Weatherproof All of Your Out-of-Door Events

It’s time to move your family’s events back outdoors, and the professionals at Undercover Systems can provide you with the unlimited out-of-door options that your family can enjoy all year-round.

Spring is the perfect time to install Undercover Systems’ totally unique underdecking ceiling system under your home’s existing raised decks.  This totally proprietary and patented underdeck system will ensure that this year’s events will be protected from unexpected and unwanted rain, the searing summertime sun, and wintertime sleet and snow.

“Spring is a great time to weatherproof all of your future out-of-door events,” said Jim Conn, owner of Undercover Systems.  “Throughout the entire process, our skilled craftsmen work with you each step of the way, from consultation to project completion, until you are completely satisfied. And because each underdeck system we install is custom made by Undercover Systems specifically for your home, you can be assured of many years of reliable, trouble-free family enjoyment. Most competitive systems use generic, off the shelf components found at the big home improvement box stores. Homeowners also appreciate the fact that their new underdeck system is totally supported by Undercover Systems’ gutters and not your home’s deck as with competitive systems. This promotes greater deck air circulation and deck longevity.”

You’ll also appreciate Undercover Systems’ attention to detail, which comes from years of experience, as they help you craft a seamless transition from your home’s interior to your new out-of-door living spaces, which will perfectly complement your existing architecture and landscaping plan.

A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Undercover Systems offers you the peace of mind that you deserve in a building contractor.

Why not surprise your family this season with a special springtime gift that the entire family can enjoy all year long and start creating a lifetime of memories? Call Jim Conn today at 423-267-0091 and start celebrating every season out-of-doors.

Undercover Systems
423.267.0091
www.UndercoverSystems.com

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Sticks 2 Stones Design

Create a Truly Custom Showcase Kitchen & Bath

By Todd Thomas, Owner of Sticks 2 Stones Design

Growing up kitchens were, well, generic. They were a place where family meals were prepared and consumed. If you’re into nostalgia like me, the family kitchen was probably best exemplified by the popular holiday movie “A Christmas Story.” Dull, drab, and unappealing, yet functional.

But dull, drab, and unappealing no longer describes today’s kitchens. Today’s kitchens are showplaces… architectural design masterpieces. They serve as gourmet kitchens, a favorite family gathering place, and an entertainment area for guests.

Is it any wonder that homeowners invest so much time, thought, and energy into planning their new or remodeled kitchens today? We carefully consider each and every element that comprise our kitchens, including colors, wall tile and splashes, appliances, plumbing and electrical fixtures, flooring, and, of course, the most important element of them all – cabinetry. Without a doubt, your cabinetry is the single most important element in the creation of a beautiful, showcase quality kitchen.

Today’s homes reflect our evolving lifestyles. They reflect our personal tastes and individuality. We carefully select all of the furnishings and décor items for every room in our home, avoiding the generic looking assembly line merchandise so commonly found in the big box stores.

When selecting kitchen and bathroom cabinetry for our home, homeowners recognize that today’s custom furniture and kitchen and bath cabinetry marketplaces have much in common. They may represent well-established brands, but they are nonetheless still assembly line manufactured cabinets, often produced offshore. And while they offer options often unavailable from the big box stores, they too have their limitations.

That’s why at Sticks 2 Stones Design, we offer homeowners an option that simply is unavailable anywhere else. We offer the finest, high-quality, hand-crafted, all-wood cabinetry available. Each cabinetry piece is individually hand-crafted to your unique specifications, and each and every piece exhibits the attention to detail, care, and pride of our master craftsmen. And best of all, you can select from an almost limitless choice of styles and unique finish options.

Named after the Amish country where our cabinets are hand-crafted, Amish Select Fine Handmade Cabinetry from Sticks 2 Stones Design offers today’s discriminating homeowners the quality and craftsmanship they deserve at a truly affordable price when compared to other existing custom cabinetry offerings. Our Amish Select cabinetry is the pride and joy of our custom cabinetry company and the crown jewel of so many of our clients’ homes that we have been privileged to design custom kitchens and baths for.

Our handmade cabinetry reflects the centuries-old traditions of Amish craftsmen for high ethical and moral standards and a respect for nature. Using time honored techniques, our Amish craftsmen deliver a level of quality that you might have thought no longer existed in today’s fast paced, assembly line world – and at prices lower than you might have thought possible. Like us, you will discover that Amish Select is not a style, but rather it defines a level of quality that is unsurpassed in today’s kitchen and bath marketplace.

At Sticks 2 Stones Design, we have combined the quality of old-world craftsmanship, found only in genuine Amish custom-built cabinetry, with our more than 25 years of experience in cabinet design and installation to provide you with a truly custom kitchen or bath designed to exceed your expectations and to WOW your friends and neighbors.

If you are planning on building a new home or remodeling your home’s existing kitchen or bath, I would like to personally invite you to discover the Sticks 2 Stones Design and Amish Select difference. Discover the “beyond custom” difference by transforming your ordinary kitchen or bath into an extraordinary, showcase quality kitchen or bath.

Sticks 2 Stones Design
8705 Unicorn Drive
Suite 114
Knoxville, TN 37923
865.556.9419
www.sticks2stones.com

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Screens of East Tennessee

Enjoy Your Home’s Outdoor Living Spaces Even to the Max

Are you ready to let the great out-of-doors in? The sun is getting stronger, and the days are getting longer. Before you know it, summer will be here, and with it will come the endless possibilities to enjoy your home’s backyard experience. In East Tennessee, homeowners are creating more and more outdoor living spaces, yet are you really enjoying your new spaces to their full potential? In many parts of the country, if your outdoor space does not include retractable screen solutions, then the answer is most likely no. And here’s why.

Homeowners are increasingly adding outdoor “rooms,” such as porches and lanais with kitchens, complete with large, permanently-installed grills, refrigerators and work areas, luxurious fireplaces, beautiful lighting, and even artwork specially made to be weather-proof. However, the hot afternoon sun and biting insects often keep homeowners from fully enjoying their new outdoor spaces.

Retractable screens provide a solution to these problems. By combining indoor and outdoor spaces, these screen solutions enhance and promote the outdoor living experience. They provide shade and allow people to enjoy being outdoors during hot summer days, extending the time spent on patios in areas where there are lots of biting insects that can spoil your family’s evening events.

Large, motorized screens are a perfect example of how to blend function with comfort. These screens can be recessed into the beams or walls of your home, thereby staying truly hidden when fully retracted. The best part about using retractable screens is that these screening solutions don’t diminish your views or your home’s aesthetics, as the screens are in place only when needed.

For the ultimate in elegance, many of today’s retractable screen solutions can be blended into virtually any architectural style. Increasing in popularity are different custom colors and wood grain finishes that help to blend your screens with your home’s existing interior or exterior color schemes. Your screens can also be programmed to come down and retract with sun and wind sensors and can be connected to your home’s automation system to have the screens come down at a specific time of day when extra shade or insect protection are required.

For more information about how to begin enjoying your home’s outdoor living areas to their fullest potential, call 865-919-1615 or visit www.tennesseescreens.com.

Screens of East Tennessee
865.919.1615
www.tennesseescreens.com

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Sticks 2 Stones

Amish Select Fine Handmade Cabinetry: Beyond Custom

By Todd Thomas, Owner of Sticks 2 Stones Design

Your cabinetry is the single most important element of a beautiful, functional kitchen. Because growing numbers of American families are experiencing a renaissance in home entertainment, where our kitchens are replacing other areas within our homes as family gathering places, it’s no wonder that homeowners are allocating so much of their time in planning totally unique kitchens in both their new and existing homes. I say unique, because our new kitchens reflect our changing lifestyles.

Just as homeowners so carefully select furnishings for their living, dining, and family rooms, today’s homeowners are investing much the same level of effort, and oftentimes more, in the selection of their custom kitchen cabinetry for their homes. You see, there is custom, and there is beyond custom.

Discriminating homeowners accept the fact that today’s custom furniture and cabinetry marketplaces have much in common. Although superior to many of the standard furniture and cabinetry brands we have grown accustomed to over the years, these custom cousins are still manufactured on the same assembly lines – and offshore. While they offer options often unavailable from other manufactures, they too have their limitations.

That’s why at Sticks 2 Stones Design, we undertook a journey to discover the finest, high-quality, hand-crafted, all-wood cabinetry that would exhibit the unprecedented attention to detail, love, and care that went into the creation of each and every piece. We envisioned the timeless quality and almost limitless choice of styles and unique finish options. We envisioned offering our clients anything they might dream of having.

Our journey led us to Amish country and the workshop of a truly remarkable Amish cabinetmaker. We were amazed at the quality and care with which these Amish craftsmen created each and every piece. We were also amazed at just how affordable these individually hand-crafted cabinets were when compared to existing custom cabinetry offerings. It was the beginning of a wonderful partnership and friendship. Our Amish Select Fine Handmade Cabinetry is the pride and joy of our custom cabinetry company and the crown jewel of so many of our clients’ homes that we have been privileged to design custom kitchens for.

Our handmade cabinetry reflects the centuries-old traditions of Amish craftsmen for high moral standards and ethics and a respect for nature. Using time honored techniques, the Amish craftsmen deliver a level of quality that you might have thought no longer existed in today’s fast paced, assembly line world – and at prices lower than you might have thought possible. Like us, you will discover that Amish Select is not a style, but rather it defines a level of quality that is unsurpassed in today’s kitchen and bath marketplace.

At Sticks 2 Stones Design, we combine the quality of old-world craftsmanship, found only in genuine Amish custom-built cabinetry, with more than 25 years’ experience in cabinet design and installation to provide you with a truly custom kitchen or bath designed to exceed your expectations and to WOW your friends and neighbors.

If you are planning on building a new home or remodeling your home’s existing kitchen or bath, I would like to personally invite you to discover the Sticks 2 Stones Design and Amish Select difference. Discover the “beyond custom” difference by transforming your ordinary kitchen or bath into an extraordinary kitchen or bath.

Sticks 2 Stones Design
8705 Unicorn Drive, Suite 114
Knoxville, TN 37923
865.556.9419
www.sticks2stones.com

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Shelf Help

Easily See, Reach, and Store Everything in Your Kitchen

Whether you’ve wished your home’s existing kitchen and bath storage were more efficient, or if you’ve experienced difficulty in reaching items due to a health or mobility issue, Shelf Help offers the perfect solution.

At Shelf Help, we work with homeowners to plan, design, and install custom roll-out shelving and organizers that install right into your home’s existing kitchen and bath cabinets or pantries, providing you with easier access, better organization, and maximum use of your available storage space.

And for those who may experience challenges reaching cabinets that are too low, too high, or too deep, Shelf Help allows you to make full and far more efficient use of your storage space.

With our custom-built roll-out shelving and organizers, pantry storage systems, and under cabinet LED lighting installation, tasks are made simpler with easier access to kitchen and bath items and with the added advantage of optimal usage of storage space – a place for everything and everything in its place!

Homeowners also appreciate how affordable Shelf Help is, saving 50% or more when compared to national brands.

Our clients are so pleased with the results, they say “We should have done this years ago!”

As experienced Knoxville-area kitchen and bath design consultants and a locally-owned business, Shelf Help has the understanding and know-how to evaluate, design, measure, and professionally install solutions tailored to your needs and budget.

To learn how you can better organize your kitchen, bath, or pantry, call today to request your free, no-obligation, in-home consultation. Mention this article and receive up to $250 off with a minimum purchase.

Locally owned and operated, let Shelf Help make the most of your home’s kitchen, bath, or pantry storage space.

Shelf Help
865.675.5098
www.ShelfHelpTN.com

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Superior Carpet

A New Year’s Wish to You from Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning

Now that Christmas is through,
We wish New Year’s blessings on you.
Although friends and family to their own homes have scattered,
Remembering their well wishes and warm feelings are all that really matters.
But now as we glance at our home’s soiled carpets and rugs,
Cherish your holiday memories, don’t give them a shrug.
Just pick up the phone and call Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning,
They’ll restore them to new leaving them fresh, bright, and gleaming.
We pray this New Year is filled with wonderful hopes, wishes, and dreams,
Special thanks from Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we made a great team.

As our special New Year’s gift to you, the professionals at Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning would like to introduce you and your family to a new, higher level of clean in the New Year. As our way of helping you welcome in the New Year, we are offering you a 20% discount on all Oriental and area rug washing on all orders placed on or before January 31, 2020. Take advantage of this special one-time offer to have your rugs professionally cleaned in our state-of-the-art rug washing boutique, where your rugs will be washed using our proprietary 11-step rug washing process. This is a limited time offer, so call today. (Restrictions apply.)

Why not let Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning help keep your resolution to provide your family with the gift of a healthy, clean home in 2020? Also, be sure to ask about our pickup and delivery service. (Some restrictions apply.)

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

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Personal Space Construction

Ditch the “List” in 2020

By Susan Davis, Owner of Personal Space Construction

January is a great time of the year to take on that long list of nagging household “things to do” that gets sidelined by summer family vacations, inclement weather, sports playoffs, waiting for the needed materials to go on sale, and the holidays. The only thing that seems to be getting done is the addition of even more items to your growing “things to do” list.

At Personal Space Construction, we specialize in helping homeowners tackle annoying projects are taking forever to complete or that just never get started. Perhaps it’s maintenance items that you have been delaying because you lack the time or the know-how. Keep in mind that deferred maintenance can end up costing you even more in the long run.

Are your utility bills higher than they should be? Maybe your home has inadequate insulation or your windows have cold winter air entering your home from poorly performing windows and doors?

Is your home dated? Would you like to restore that same showroom quality look to your home that it had when it was new? Or perhaps it’s time to improve your home’s curb appeal? A fresh coat of quality paint, updated lighting, and new plumbing fixtures are just a few of the things you can do to freshen up things.

Increasing area home valuations is another reason to consider enhancing your home’s value, particularly if you are considering selling your home in the future. And if your home isn’t meeting your needs, avoiding the hassle and costs of selling your existing home, buying a new one, and then moving, renovation and updating might make more sense. Great places in the home to start are the kitchen and baths.

If you find yourself in agreement but overwhelmed or in over your head, why not contact the professionals at Personal Space Construction? Personal Space Construction has decades of experience in home design, construction, and renovation and employs only the most experienced tradesmen. From concept to completion, Personal Space Construction is your total turn-key solution to your growing “things to do” list. Regardless of the size of your project, Personal Space Construction can help you transform your wish list into reality. And you can make it happen today with one simple phone call to 865-271-7998.

Personal Space Construction
865.271.7998
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Tailored Living

Master Closet Trends for 2020

Closets: Everybody has them, and a good closet system can certainly make your life easier and more organized, especially master closets.

Well-thought-out and organized master closets not only help maximize storage capacity, but they also increase the value of your home. In fact, for the past few years, master closets have been one of the top 10 elements people look for when buying a new house.

If you’re thinking about renovating your master suite or building a new house, here are a few trends for 2020.

His and Her Closets – Create perfect harmony with your significant other with his and her closets. Women are adding touches of glamour with chandeliers and mirror accents. Men prefer less glamour but want to display and easily find items like special hats or ties. With two walk-in master closets, each person can create a custom design that meets their individual needs. If it’s one large walk-in closet, create sides that are mirror images, so neither partner gets more storage than the other. Equality does breed harmony.

Ditch the Dresser – To make more room in the bedroom, homeowners are saying goodbye to their dressers. Incorporating drawers and shelving in the closet allows for space and versatility to store your entire wardrobe. Drawer storage in the closet provides an out-of-sight organization while lending an attractive, smooth finished look. The master closet is now designed to be one-stop-shop when it comes to getting dressed.

Counters – If you have the luxury of space, an island provides the perfect place for a landing zone of daily items. If there isn’t enough space for an island, have a contrasting or matching countertop placed above a double set of deep drawers. Homeowners are often using this space not only as a landing zone, but also as a charging station by placing an outlet just above the countertop.

Built-In Hampers – It is hard to get excited about a new closet design when you still have your plastic hamper collecting all of the dirty clothes. Built-in hampers continue to be popular. They conveniently conceal the mess – and odor – while giving easy access to dirty laundry. A 30” wide hamper will hold two mildew-resistant bag, while a 24” wide has only one bag.

Whatever your style, Tailored Living of Knoxville will design a custom closet that fits your needs. As whole-home organization specialists, Tailored Living also has innovative storage solutions for the pantry, laundry, home offices, garage, and more. Make 2020 the year of organization.

Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage
865.947.8686
www.TailoredLivingKnoxville.com.

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European Fine Hardwood Floors

Enjoy a Blessed Christmas and a Hopeful New Year

By Valera Tomescu, Founder & President of European Fine Hardwood Floors

On behalf of my family, I would like to take this opportunity to thank so many of you for your support and encouragement that has helped to make our American dream a reality. We are truly grateful – not only for the freedoms we enjoy, but also for the opportunity we have to make our own contributions to our community and our great nation.


I have many fond memories of my childhood in Europe. My grandfather, a master woodworker, shared with me the same skills that had been passed on to him – old-world skills that have been practiced in Europe for centuries and the same skills that I rely on today at European Fine Hardwood Floors. I am grateful to my grandfather for instilling in me a strong work ethic, a love for family, honesty, and integrity. At European Fine Hardwood Floors, we have combined these same old-world skills I learned as a child with today’s latest, state-of-the-art technologies. Whether you are installing new hardwood flooring or refinishing your home’s existing hardwood floors, we offer you a hardwood flooring experience that is totally unique in today’s hardwood flooring marketplace.

European Fine Hardwood Floors is also unique, because we are one of the very few hardwood flooring contractors recognized by Bona, the world’s most recognized and respected name in the hardwood finishing industry, as Certified Bona Craftsmen. The Certified Bona Craftsmen designation is much coveted and earned by very few individuals in our industry. Using the patented Bona dustless system, we are able to safely and efficiently remove more than 99% of all dust commonly associated with hardwood flooring refinishing with our high-volume vacuums, which are placed outside your home and connected to our refinishing equipment to remove the dust that homeowners associate with the refinishing process. All we leave behind are beautiful hardwood floors.

Whether you are considering refinishing your home’s existing hardwood floors or installing new hardwood floors, I would like to personally invite you to discover the European Fine Hardwood Floors difference. Why not make a New Year’s resolution today to rediscover your home’s showcase quality hardwood floors? We can help you make this a totally dustless reality.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each of you from European Fine Hardwood Floors and the Tomescu family.

European Fine Hardwood Floors
865.640.3680
www.knoxvillehardwoodrefinishing.com

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Premier Garage

Get Your Garage Ready for Winter

Winter is just weeks away, and colder weather can complicate things. From increased energy bills to icy driveways and slippery indoor surfaces from the rain and snow, wintertime demands some preparedness.

An organized garage can help you and your family live more comfortably and safely through the winter. Custom solutions from PremierGarage of Knoxville can make your garage more functional for winter, as well as the rest of the year. Garage storage cabinets, wall-hanging systems, and a durable PremierOne® floor can transform your garage into functional living space, protect your car, and enhance your home.

Garage Storage Cabinets Eliminate Clutter

Garages are famous for clutter, the catch-all for anything that doesn’t fit in the house. Stacks of stuff that take up valuable floor space means you’ll have to park your car outside and scrape ice or frost off your car. Custom garage storage cabinets capture vertical space, maximize storage, and provide safe, organized storage for all your needs.

» Enclosed cabinets with adjustable shelves let you configure your storage for exactly what you have, whether heirloom china or sports memorabilia.

» Optional locking doors and drawers keep toxic chemicals and dangerous tools secure from curious pets and children.

» Create a mudroom at the connecting door to the house so wet coats, jackets, and boots don’t make it inside.

Wall-Hanging and Overhead Systems Provide More Space

Along with garage cabinets, wall-hanging systems and overhead racks make the space more efficient by getting everything off the floor and freeing up space so you can actually park cars in the garage.  Overhead storage racks are the perfect solution for seldom-used and large items.  Camping gear, sports equipment, and holiday decorations are all common items homeowners store in overhead racks.

Slatwall panels create wall-hanging storage that can be customized with specialty hooks, baskets, and shelves to organize large and small items.

» Slatwall fits over a workbench to keep tools handy or around windows, a water heater, or into a tight corner to provide usable storage.

» Group related items, such as soccer gear or gardening tools, can be kept in one spot.

» Specialty hooks accommodate large items like bikes, golf bags, and wheelbarrows safely and conveniently.

Garage Flooring is Functional and Beautiful

PremierOne industry-tough garage floor coating makes your garage a more beautiful space and is extremely low maintenance.  PremierOne floor coating has a 10-year warranty and

» Comes in a variety of colors

» Stands up to the heat and friction of hot tires

» Is Stain and slip resistant

» Helps reduce allergens

PremierGarage of Knoxville is committed to helping people live better lives through better and safer organization in every area of your home.

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