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Sneak Preview… Spring 2021

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The idea for spring and summer 2021 is casual comfort… Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, fashion had been headed in an overall comfier direction for some time! The athleisure category has held strong for years, and stylish sneakers have overtaken sleek high heels as the footwear of choice for women everywhere.

Best of all, there’s now a comfortable look for everyone! Matching lounge sets have become a huge style staple – whether it be funky tie-dye or simple all black, these coordinated outfits can take you from morning errands to afternoon zoom calls with ease.

If the matchy-matchy outfits aren’t your thing, an outfit made up of comfortable separates may be the 2021 trend you should explore. Try a cotton jogger pant paired with a statement t-shirt – perhaps one with puff sleeves (all hail the return of the eighties!) or a colorful print.

Of course, all the comfortable outfits for the upcoming season are best paired with sneakers! Whether you choose a simple white, a funky print, a pastel color, or a stylish platform – each sneaker “look” has its place in the fashion world for spring 2021.

At The Lily Pad, we have evolved with these ever changing times to offer our customers the stylish comfort we are all looking for – and a safe environment to shop in.

Happy shopping!

Think You Won’t Owe Estate Tax? Think Again!

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By Yvonne Marsh, CFP®, CPA

The current estate tax exemption amount is $11.7 million per spouse before a 40% estate tax kicks in. Think this won’t matter to you? Stay with me and I’ll show you how estate taxes just might reach out and grab you. Changes are on the horizon.

Congress tinkers with the estate tax exemption more often than you think. As recently as 2008, the exemption was only $2 million. It’s already legislated to be reduced to $5.5 million per spouse in 2026. The new administration’s tax plan reduces it further to $3.5 million while increasing the rate to 45%.

Here’s how that could play out: Let’s suppose the exemption is $3.5 million. A married couple has a combined estate of $3 million when the wife passes away. There’s no estate tax on marital asset transfers…so far, so good. The husband lives another 15 years, and the estate grows to $5 million before passing to their daughter. Since he can only pass $3.5 million tax exempt, the daughter pays estate tax on the excess $1.5 million. At 45%, the cost is $675,000. Whew, that’s a chunk of change.

What could the husband have done differently to save his daughter from losing $675,000 to taxes? He could have paid about $250 to have a timely Form 706 estate tax return prepared, where he would have elected the “portability provision” which allows the surviving spouse to claim their deceased spouse’s unused exemption. Simply by filing that return, he could have claimed his wife’s $3.5 million exemption as his own, raising his total exemption to $7 million. His daughter would have paid $0 estate tax on his $5 million estate. Since he didn’t, the portability was lost.

How would he have known about this obscure rule? He didn’t owe any estate taxes when his wife died, so why would he have filed an estate tax return? Truthfully, he couldn’t have known, but his financial advisors should have. It was a $675,000 mistake.

As part of our integrated wealth management services, we make it our business to understand these intricate tax rules and advocate for our clients. If your investment professional isn’t talking to you about taxes (or can’t do so without the proper licensing), then you should be talking to us. Our Certified Financial Planners® are also CPA’s. There’s too much at stake to get investment advice without tax advice. The two are intertwined.

Marsh Wealth Management, LLC
Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisor
504 Ebenezer Road
Knoxville, TN 37923

Financial Planning & Investment Advisory Services are offered through Marsh Wealth Management, LLC (“MWM”), an independent investment advisor registered with the state of Tennessee. Yvonne Marsh is an Investment Advisor Representative of MWM in the state of Tennessee. Marsh Professional Group, LLC, is a TN registered public accounting firm and a separate legal entity from MWM. For a detailed discussion of MWM and their investment advisory fees, see the firm’s Form ADV on file with the SEC at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.

Discover Your Home’s Showcase Kitchen & Bath at Knox Cabinet Co.

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“Affordable Cabinetry Without The Long Wait”

Homeowners agree that their home’s kitchen is the most important room in their home. Our kitchens are the center of our family’s day-to-day living and activities. Our day begins in our kitchen with our first cup of coffee and continues on throughout the day as we cook, dine, and socialize in the kitchen with family and friends.

If you’re designing a kitchen for your new dream home or re-designing a new kitchen for an existing home, we think you will enjoy our recent interview with Knox Cabinet Co. owner and area entrepreneur, Megan Thomas. If you are in search of the highest quality kitchen and bathroom cabinetry at near wholesale pricing, we’re certain you’ll enjoy this interview with Megan.

MV: What inspired you to open Knox Cabinet Co.?

Megan: We’ve been remodeling existing homes for resale for many years. During this process, we learned the importance of creating dynamic kitchens and baths in the homes we sold. They became the centerpiece of each successful sale. After discovering several new and exciting cabinet manufacturers, we decided to launch Knox Cabinet Co. We completed our first showroom on Hardin Valley Road in October 2018 and our second Maryville location in 2019.

MV: How has your experience influenced the Knox Cabinet Co. brand?

Megan: Because we were the customers for so many years, we gained an appreciation for what homeowners shopping for kitchen and bath cabinetry wanted from their cabinet supplier. Our goal is to make your experience of shopping for quality and affordable cabinetry as easy and as seamless as possible, creating for our customers that showcase quality look they are searching for while remaining within their budget.

MV: Describe some of the features and benefits of Knox Cabinet Co.’s kitchen and bath cabinetry.

Megan: All of our cabinets are built from all wood construction and all drawers are dovetailed. Just a few of the available options include pull-out trash receptacles, microwave cabinets, spice rack pull-outs, and file drawers for starters. But the favorites are the multiple stain and paint options and door styles available to select from. We can also provide cabinets in your favorite Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams colors. These are truly high-end cabinets at surprisingly affordable prices.

MV: It would appear that many of the standard features of your cabinets are optional with other cabinet manufactures.

Megan: At our price point, you would be correct. Homeowners will find that other comparably priced cabinets do not include the soft-close doors and soft-close dovetailed drawers that we offer as standard features.

MV: How are you able to offer both superior quality cabinetry and competitive pricing?

Megan: Our goal is to offer top quality, affordable, all wood cabinetry that offers the options that we know our customers want. We have developed a proprietary business model with low overhead, custom design capabilities, and intelligent logistics and warehousing in order to offer this unique value to all of our customers.

MV: Describe your typical customer experience.

Megan: Based on our past retail cabinetry marketplace experience, we simply set out to make the Knox Cabinet Co. experience easier and more enjoyable.

Our showrooms feature multiple designer created vignettes to help inspire you to discover that showcase quality kitchen and bathroom within your home. And with the assistance of our design team, we guide you through every step of the design process, answer all of your questions, offer recommendations, and even offer CAD drawings using our 2020 design software, allowing you to see your new virtual kitchen and bath before any work begins.

MV: Do you also offer countertops?  

Megan: All of our designer vignettes feature a variety of solid surface countertops. We also have samples displayed throughout our design showrooms for your convenience. Should you discover a surface that you love, we can provide pricing and arrange to have our preferred fabricator/installer come to your home to measure, fabricate, and install your countertops once your new cabinets are installed.

MV: Do you offer in-home design services?

Megan: In the home construction and remodeling marketplace, I learned that it is often difficult to accurately describe the kitchen or bath design that the homeowner is attempting to achieve. In those instances, we offer an in-home design service to enable our experienced design staff member to see your project firsthand. Sometimes it’s not just about the measurements of the kitchen, but it’s the layout and flow of the rooms adjoining the kitchen, doorways leading to the kitchen, and the style of the house that gives our staff a better perspective when recommending a particular layout, as well as cabinetry options.

MV: What is your typical turnaround time for cabinet installation?

Megan: While we are primarily focused on quality and service, we understand that time can be of the essence, particularly when your home is under construction. In these instances, we have developed a system that allows us to have cabinets installed in our customer’s home in far less time then you might imagine.

MV: How can our readers learn more about Knox Cabinet Co.?

Megan: Our Hardin Valley showroom is open by appointment only. Our Maryville showroom is open Monday thru Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday by appointment. Appointments be made by calling 865-674-5669. You can also visit our website at www.knoxcabinetcompany.com or check us out on Facebook at Knoxville Cabinet Co. or Instagram at @knoxcabinetcompany.

MV: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add?

Megan: We challenge you to compare our quality and price and to discover that showcase kitchen and bathroom that is waiting to be discovered in your home.

Knox Cabinet Co.
10238 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37932

1414 E. Broadway
Maryville, TN 37804


Oriental Rug Washing is Truly an Art Which Combines Today’s Technology with Old-World Craftsmanship

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By Kerry McDuffie, Owner of Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning

Oriental rugs continue to grow in popularity among homeowners and business owners. Often referred to as art for our floors, Oriental rugs embrace centuries-old hand-craftsmanship that remains literally unchanged. These rugs combine all-natural fiber, primarily wool, all-natural dyes, and are still hand-knotted on looms as they have been for many hundreds of years.

Oriental rugs can last almost indefinitely when well cared for and have earned a reputation for being extremely durable. In fact, many Oriental rug owners pass on their treasured rugs as family heirlooms to be enjoyed by future generations.

But these durable and long-lasting rugs also have a gentler side. Their all-natural fibers and dyes make proper, periodic care all the more important. Unlike their wall-to-wall cousins, Oriental rugs cannot be cleaned using traditional carpet cleaning methods, as they would likely be damaged in the process. Genuine Oriental rugs can only be thoroughly and safely cleaned by “washing” them – a process that can’t be properly performed by even the most ardent DIYer. 

At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we have used our more than three decades of experience to create a proprietary 11-step rug washing process to safely clean even your most valuable Oriental rugs. You can watch our informative rug washing video online at www.superiorofknoxville.com.

But our commitment to you doesn’t end there. We routinely attend training seminars offered by Oriental rug washing experts from across the nation to learn how to improve our craft. We also make significant financial investments in the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, which further enhance our already modern, state-of-the-art Oriental rug washing boutique located in Farragut.

Recently we have invested in the latest technological advancements in the Oriental rug washing marketplace, including the “Marinator Decon System,” which enables us to wash the most difficult area of any rug, the inner rug fibers. The Decon System is perfect for the removal of pet contamination. In addition, we have just installed the Centrum Force Rug Wash Floor which directs a gentle cascade of 100% pure, clean water down the sloped floor and over and through your rug to ensure that it is as bright and clean as possible. Other rug washers use an immersion pool to wash your rug. Comparing the Centrum to an immersion pool is like comparing your morning shower to a bath.

Be sure also to ask about our large selection of rug cushions and the application of rug protectant, both of which are designed to prolong the life of your Oriental and area rugs

Committed to protecting your precious heirlooms for generations to come, why not trust the family that thousands of other Knoxville area families have trusted since 1985: Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning?

Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning

Incorporating the Beauty and Sustainability of Reclaimed Wood into Your Story

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Dedicated to the preservation of our remaining old growth forests, Plantation Reclaimed reclaims the unique species of wood discovered in centuries-old tobacco barns, old abandoned barns, and warehouses that might otherwise deteriorate to an un-useful state. In this issue of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, we are excited to feature Plantation Reclaimed founders and owners, and daughter and father team, Jenny and Jim Blalock. You’ll learn how this antique wood can be incorporated into both new and existing homes in a variety of applications, including flooring, siding, mantels, and beams, just to name a few. The sheer beauty and rich patina from these reclaimed pieces of history simply cannot be replicated.

MV: Describe how you successfully create an authentic sense of style using reclaimed antique wood in homes and offices that is difficult to achieve using modern building materials.

Jenny: Reclaimed antique wood is unrivaled in terms of its ageless beauty and charm and is unparalleled in its architectural quality and character. Using authentic reclaimed wood in your home or office adds great character that you cannot duplicate using newly sawn wood alternatives. By incorporating reclaimed wood into your home or office, you are restoring a part of history. As we like to say, “Reclaiming history one floor at a time.”

MV: You also describe salvaging antique lumber as environmentally responsible. Why?

Jenny: We are dedicated to the preservation of our old growth forests, protecting them as a legacy to future generations.  Our unique, antique wood comes from tobacco and abandoned barns and warehouses and other structures as much as 200 years old! Not only is it environmentally responsible to recycle antique lumber, but the character and unique patina of each piece of reclaimed wood, which occurs naturally over decades and centuries, just can’t be replicated. Using reclaimed wood in your home or office offers you that one-of-a-kind look that cannot be duplicated.

MV: Describe some of the creative uses for reclaimed wood at home or at the office.

Jenny: With the wide variety of hardwoods we mill that are available to be used for flooring and siding, we have the perfect opportunity to really get creative. By combining our talents with our clients’ desires, we create our one-of-a-kind masterpieces. We can customize any flooring or siding to have rounded edge beveling to provide more of a plank look. We can even custom mill any species of un-reclaimed wood. We take pride in being a custom mill shop dedicated to creating the finished look you want. We are also very proud of our custom designed barn doors, shutters, tables, and countertops, which offer you that extraordinary, one-of-a-kind look you’ve been searching for.

MV: Describe your customer care experience.

Jenny: Plantation Reclaimed is dedicated to providing you with the very best customer care experience possible. We want each of our clients to love their finished products as much as we do. You can depend on us to provide you with quality products that add value to your home or office. We stand behind it. That’s our commitment from my family to yours.

MV: You have a spectacular gallery that can be found at www.plantationreclaimed.com, which can serve as inspiration for home or business owners open to the idea of using reclaimed antique lumber in a future building or remodeling project. For our readers who might wish to learn more about Plantation Reclaimed, what is the best way to reach you?

Jenny: Thank you for recommending our website as a resource for our clients. We are very proud of the reclaimed wood products produced by Plantation Reclaimed and enjoy sharing our clients’ photos in our online gallery. They really have served as an inspiration for new clients. For your readers wishing to contact me, the best way to reach me is either by email at jenny@plantationreclaimed.com or by phone at 865-243-4604. I’ve discovered that most people prefer to email.

MV: In closing, is there anything you would like to add?

Jenny: First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our many customers for both their support and encouragement since first launching Plantation Reclaimed. I would also like to thank my dad, who works so hard alongside me every day. I’ve had the honor of working with him for 20 years now. Many people have told me throughout the years that they could never work with their parents, but despite the inevitable ups and downs of self-employment, these challenges have actually strengthened our relationship. We absolutely love what we do and feel blessed to be able to serve our customers each and every day. 

Plantation Reclaimed

New Vonore Clinic to Open Soon

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Chota Community Health Services, Monroe County’s largest primary healthcare provider, is proud to announce that its new Vonore medical clinic is nearing completion and will be opening soon.

With three convenient locations in Madisonville, Tellico Plains, and our new state-of-the-art medical facility in Vonore, we are positioned to offer medical services of the highest quality, right in your neighborhood. We encourage you to come by the next time you find yourself in need of medical services, or if you just feel like it’s time for a check-up!

Our Tellico Plains and interim Vonore offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:30pm. We are open in Madisonville 7 days a week from 8:00am – 5:30pm, so should the need arise, we can take care of you on the weekends at our main clinic. We offer language translation services and video translation for sign language free of charge.

Every one of our medical providers has designated same-day appointments every day, because we know that the need for healthcare comes on your schedule, not ours.

The friendly professionals at our clinics are able to perform all of the necessary diagnostic testing that may be required during your visit.  All three of our clinics perform laboratory testing on-site. At our Madisonville location we have a top notch digital radiology department performing x-ray and DEXA scans.

Chota Community Health Services offers 24/7 after-hours on-call service, so you can speak to one of our highly qualified medical providers, even when we are closed.

Our patients can also benefit from our 340B prescription drug discount program that gives uninsured or underinsured patients access to discounts on prescription medications, through partnerships with our local community pharmacies. This also applies to patients in the Medicare donut hole. Ask about it! To apply for the sliding fee program, please bring proof of one month’s income (this could be a tax return, W-2, one month’s work of check stubs, unemployment benefits, SSI benefits, etc.).

At our Madisonville clinic, we also have behavioral health counseling services available.

We also maintain partnerships with specialists to bring their services to our county when possible. For example, Allergy, Asthma, & Sinus Center comes to our Madisonville clinic every week to provide allergy testing and services!

Chota Community Health Services was selected as a 2020 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion. Million Hearts has recognized 15 solo practitioners, large health systems, community health centers, and specialty groups as 2020 Hypertension Control Champions. In their work, these Champions were able to achieve blood pressure control for at least 80% of their adult patients with hypertension.

Chota Community Health Services is governed by a board of directors that consists of a majority of patients who utilize us for their own healthcare – local community members just like you. Our organization has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a quality leader, and we are determined to ensure the best possible patient experience.

To learn more about Chota Community Health Services, you can reach us at (423) 442-2622 or visit us online at www.chotahealth.org.

Like a COVID-19 Vaccination for Your Home

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RGF Environmental Group Inc. of Riviera Beach, Florida, has a 35+ year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products on its 9 acre campus, home to over 130,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution facilities.

Perhaps RGF’s most exciting and recent innovations are their REME HALO residential and commercial air purification system that has been shown to inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly known as the coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19.

Based on a study which commenced in March 2020, and overseen by Dr. James Marsden, Executive Director of Science and Technology at RGF, Dr. Marsden stated that “the study results show the REME HALO to be effective in combating the COVID-19 virus and a valuable solution to immediately improve the Indoor Air Quality of residential and commercial spaces and protect occupants against exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”

The independent third-party study focused on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 using RGF’s proprietary REME HALO air purification system with PHI-Cell technology. The testing was performed at the Innovative Bioanalysis Laboratories in Cypress, California. The virus was nebulized into a large 1,280 cubic foot chamber representing a real-world, air-conditioned office or home. With the REME HALO operating inside the chamber, the virus was reduced on contact  resulting in a 99.9% reduction of the virus within the simulated real-world space, reducing the risk of person-to-person infection by respiratory particles and aerosols.

This is great news. But the even better news is that you can have the REME HALO air purification system installed in your home today for probably less than you might have imagined.

RGF strongly recommends that their REME HALO system only be installed by a licensed HVAC contractor.

In East Tennessee and the Tellico Lake area the REME HALO air purification system is installed by Gent Heating & Cooling. Gent Heating & Cooling owner, Shane Gent, and his team of highly trained technicians, have earned a well deserved reputation for quality workmanship, professionalism and fairness for over 20+ years. Gent has the REME HALO system in stock and ready for installation.

Gent Heating & Cooling is a full-service HVAC company specializing in existing and new residential and commercial heating and air-conditioning work, including sales, installation and service of all brands. 

Protect your family and your loved ones with a REME HALO air purification system by calling Shane at 865-247-5092 today. 

Gent Heating & Cooling

Decorating Den Interiors – Kozar Design Team

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Tellico Area’s Premier In-Home Decorating Service

Perhaps the only thing potentially more challenging than decorating your new home or redecorating your existing home is the selection of an interior designer. “A great interior designer possesses extraordinary listening skills,” replied Sandy Kozar, owner of Decorating Den Interiors, when asked what she felt was the single most important characteristic of a successful interior designer. Sandy went on to say that a great interior designer is also a great facilitator. “Your designer will ask a multitude of questions about you, your family and lifestyle, how you envision your home being used now and in the future, your personal preferences and individual tastes. And you should always be made to feel that you are a welcomed and integral part of the design team. Your completed design should be a reflection of who you are, and not your designer.”  

Sandy, an award-winning and professionally trained designer, and her multi-talented design group have been featured on HGTV as a Pro Network Designer, Best of Houzz three years in a row for customer service, and Dream Room Winner.  Well known and respected throughout the Greater Knoxville area for her creative planning and design of both residential and commercial spaces, Sandy’s designs are featured in the popular “The Kitchen Bible” book by Barbara Ballinger, “Love Your Home,” a newly published book by Carol Donayre-Bugg, and is a frequent contributor to “Everything Knoxville” and “East Tennessee’s Mountain Views.” Readers may also be familiar with Sandy’s work from her multiple Knoxville Parade of Homes entries and local designer Home & Garden tours. Sandy and her team have won multiple awards for their designs in an International Dream Zoom competition.

In this month’s issue of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, we are excited to share with you, our recent interview with Sandy.

ETMV: Sandy, what would you say sets you and your design team apart from your peers?

Sandy: As degreed professional designers, our team possesses both the education and experience required to design beautiful and functional spaces for our clients.  We typically do not sell design hours, focusing instead on the quality of the products and services each client desires in order to provide them with the greatest impact for their individual budget.  This unique approach allows us to spend the time necessary to design a complete and beautiful design for our clients and not be focused on the clock. We can offer our clients a curated collection of tried and true manufactured case goods, upholstery, custom window treatments, accessories, art, and more, with access nationally and internationally. We provide good, better, best, and even luxury lines for our clients with classics alongside all of the latest trends for today’s lifestyles.  Clients also appreciate that we offer a complimentary consultation to all potential new clients, including virtual consultations, which are a great opportunity to discover a little bit more about how we work.  Our website SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com has tons of information including photos of our work and how we work.

ETMV: What is included in your complimentary consultation?

Sandy:  We tour the home with the homeowners and conduct a detailed question and answer period in order to understand what the client is looking for and considerations to include in the recommended design of their home.  We like to know their personality, their needs, their likes, and dislikes so we can custom create their design to be one-of-a-kind and unique for them.  We also help establish the homeowner’s budget to determine the project’s scope, after which we schedule the design appointment and start making the magic happen for the client.  

ETMV: How long does it take for the “magic,” as you have described it, to happen?  

Sandy: If you truly want a beautiful room, it takes time, but it’s always worth the wait.  After the initial consultation, it takes five to ten business days to create a design to present to the homeowners. Our comprehensive design plans include three-dimensional space plans, renderings, and elevations, as well as finish and fabric samples, customized for each project.  Once the client makes a decision, we then order the selections, tracking all orders, updating the client on the status of their order, inspecting all as it arrives, scheduling our installer, mover and us to be there on every installation.  Once everything is received, it is usually installed all in one go, just like you see on HGTV.  We find that revealing the transformation this way really makes a statement.   

ETMV: Share with our readers what you enjoy most about interior design. 

Sandy: We truly enjoy the opportunity to exercise our creative skills, but our real passion is to involve our clients in this creative and transformative process. It’s difficult to describe how this energizes us. The opportunity to create something tangible from our clients’ dreams, wishes, personal tastes, preferences, and lifestyles is more rewarding than you can imagine. Even more rewarding are the personal friendships that have resulted from our close working relationships with our clients. We have truly been blessed with all of our new friends.

ETMV: Sandy, how do your virtual consultations work?

Sandy: Recently, we have seen a growing reliance on technology in the workplace. It has been shown to make more productive use of our clients’ time and provides healthy safeguards as well. Everyone has a computer, so by using existing online apps, we can conduct a virtual consultation in much the same way as we would conduct an in-person consultation. And if you’re new to this type of technology, we are available to coach you and answer any question you might have. It’s easier than you might have imagined. Most of our clients have found working virtually both educational as well as exciting.

ETMV: I was going to ask you to describe a typical client experience, but what if we share with our readers a recent interview we conducted with one of your clients?

Sandy: In fact, that would be great. Eric and Melissa are a wonderful couple that we had the privilege of working with recently. 

ETMV: Melissa, what inspired you and Eric to retire to East Tennessee in 2019 after operating a small business after 40 years?

Melissa: After visiting this area, we fell in love with the mountains, the lakes, the way of life and the people! We feel very blessed to live in this special place.

ETMV: How did you learn about Decorating Den Interiors?

Melissa: After buying our home, we decided to update the kitchen. Our kitchen designer told us about Sandy Kozar and Rachael Sheridan and recommended them highly. We decided to use Sandy because she was highly recommended and after meeting her and Rachael and checking out their prior projects, we felt very comfortable with them and knew that they would do a great job.  Another consideration was that they brought everything to us and made the entire process easy.”

ETMV: Describe the process.   

Melissa: They measured the rooms we wanted to furnish which included the foyer, the dining room, the open main living/kitchen/dining area, and the guest bedroom.  They designed different furniture layouts to choose from (with a computer layout of the room).   For the main open living area, they brought pictures of furniture to choose from, fabric samples, and area rug choices.  They also helped us with window coverings, draperies and custom bedding for the master bedroom and guest bedroom.  And they also incorporated the artwork and things that we wanted to keep in the final design.

When the furniture came in, they provided movers to not only move the new furniture in, but to move the old furniture to different rooms downstairs.  They handled everything down to inserting light bulbs in the lamps.

In the end, it was our vision because they listened to what we wanted and presented choices that we made. It was a positive experience from start to finish.  We are happy with every single purchase and the overall look is exactly what we wanted.

ETMV: And would you recommend Decorating Den Interiors to others?

Melissa: We highly recommend Sandy and Rachael from Decorating Den Interiors!

Sandy: Eric and Melissa were absolutely wonderful. Their experience is typical of the experiences of all of our clients, and soon to be friends, whether you’re decorating a single room or your entire home.

ETMV: Sandy, what is the best way for a respective client to reach out to you?

Sandy: I suggest they first visit our website SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com to view our portfolio and read “How We Work.”  From there give us a call and we will discuss your project and schedule you complimentary consultation.

ETMV: Sandy, thank you for this opportunity to help our readers discover the Decorating Den Interiors – Kozar Design Team Difference.

Sandy: Thank you.

Decorating Den Interiors
Kozar Design Team
521 Lovell Rd., Suite 205
Knoxville, TN 37932

What You Can’t See Can Harm You!

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“Fighting the Invisible Enemy”

By Scott Chamberlain – President, Bactronix-Knoxville

We now know that COVID-19 first entered the U.S. much earlier than originally reported. In fact, the virus was detected by the American Red Cross in blood samples in California, Washington and Oregon as early as mid-December 2019. Unlike many of the potential threats we experience in our lives, threats from sources such as viruses and mold can go virtually undetected until we or a loved one begin to experience health related problems. That’s why I launched Bactronix in East Tennessee.

Bactronix is rapidly earning a reputation as the nation’s leader in the residential and commercial disinfecting and mold treatment and remediation marketplace and is the first environmentally responsible, disinfecting service designed to eliminate all surface and airborne microbes. Our proprietary Two-Step Bactronizing Process safely and effectively eliminates:

• Viruses (Including COVID-19)
• Mold
• Fungi
• Algae
• Bacteria
• VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds)

All of our Bactronix team members are expertly trained and certified in the use of our advanced technologies and services. Grounded in an eco-responsible platform that is 100% safe for people, plants, and pets, our products and services help home and business owners alike to maintain healthy and sanitary conditions where we live and work. 

Our exclusive, patented Bactronizing Process uses environmentally responsible, hospital grade, EPA registered disinfectants which are distributed using an advanced electrostatic spray system that cleans, disinfects, and protects surfaces against dangerous bacteria, viruses, mold, mildew and odors, including cigarette smoke. Our state-of-the-art-technology, electrostatic sprayers covers 100% of the surfaces in the treatment area delivering a germ killing solution thoroughly and evenly including impossible to reach areas where microbes migrate and breed. The time required to treat a 1,500 square foot home requires about 3 hours on average. There is no need to vacate your home, although we ask that you not be in the same area as our technician during the Bactronizing Process. Nontoxic, our disinfectants can be applied to food processing equipment and food contact areas.

For far less than you might imagine, you can safely treat 100% of the surface areas in your home or business, including those important hard to reach areas, in far less time than required to disinfect by hand.

If you or someone you know has been exposed to COVID-19, or if you have recently purchased a home that was visited by numerous other buyers, call us for the peace of mind you deserve. Bactronix is the first and only Microbial Control Company that is trained to conduct COVID-19 Surface Testing. 

If you detect unexplained odors at home or work, if you experience chronic coughing or sneezing, or if you can see mold and mildew on surfaces, we encourage you to call us, as harmful biofilm and microorganisms may be the cause.

What you can’t see may already be causing you and your loved ones harm. 

Call Bacrtonix, the Nation’s leader in creating and maintaining a healthier living environment today? We can help you to win the fight against the “Invisible Enemy”.

Bactronix of Knoxville
332 Lakeside Plaza
Loudon, TN 37774

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