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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.

PremierGarage

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865.947.8686

www.TailoredLivingKnoxville.com

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Shelf Genie

Kitchen Solutions

Since every home’s main activities center around the kitchen, it’s important to consider safety and convenience when redesigning or updating this space.  Glide-Out™ shelving improves organization and makes it easier to access items such as dishes, pots and pans, cleaning supplies, and small appliances such as blenders, slow cookers, and toasters.  They pull out the full depth of the cabinet, which improves lighting and makes it easier to see everything at a glance.  They also make it easier to retrieve and replace items without bending and reaching, which avoids strain on the back and knees.

Pantry Solutions

The pantry can easily become a catch-all for food items, small appliances, dry goods, and paper products.  Whether the pantry is in a kitchen cabinet or has its own designated space, organization, access, and storage space are key to maintain usability.  With custom glide-outs, items can be categorized or zoned so they won’t be hidden or lost anymore.  Viewing and retrieving items quickly will assist seniors with food preparation and grocery shopping.  Because Glide-Out™ shelves pull out, there isn’t a need for space to lift items in the back so more shelves can fit in a given vertical space.

Bathroom Solutions

There should be a place for every item in the bathroom, from toiletries and medication to bath towels and cleaning products.  Glide-Out™ shelving in the linen closet or cabinets maximizes storage space and functionality.  To utilize the space under the sink, glide-outs can be customized to fit around pipes.  Seniors will be able to access whatever they need without bending over and reaching into the back of the cabinets.

ShelfGenie® Glide-Out™ shelving can take a space that’s difficult to use and maximize its potential. Whether someone has arthritis, has trouble seeing, or uses a walking aid or wheelchair, our shelving solutions can make a huge difference in quality of life.

ShelfGenie®

865.409.1197

www.ShelfGenie.com/east-tennessee

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Euro Floors

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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