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Monthly Archives: June 2014

    5 Shortcuts for a Cheaper Kitchen Remodel

    By Barry Evans | June 25, 2014

    Renovating your kitchen doesn’t have to empty your bank account.   There’s no way around it: Kitchen-remodeling projects don’t come cheap. The national average cost for a minor kitchen remodel is about $18,500, while a major overhaul comes in at almost $54,000. Whether you’re thinking about a minor update or a major facelift, if you... Read More

    Chattanooga among fastest growing cities coming out of the recession

    By Barry Evans | June 23, 2014

    Chattanooga was among the leading cities in economic growth coming out of the recession, according to a study released today. NerdWallet, an online financial advisory service, compared changes in unemployment, household income and home values among America’s 510 biggest cities and ranked Chattanooga No. 6 for growth from 2009 to 2012. Chattanooga’s annual unemployment rate... Read More

    The World’s 18 Strangest Homes

    By Barry Evans | June 22, 2014

    Everyone has a different notion of what an ideal home should be, but for the most part there is little variation among the houses birthed from the post-WWII suburban boom. Modern planned communities tend to offer only a handful of design options, while custom projects are expensive and time consuming. But as homeowners begin shifting... Read More

    “Chattanooga Makers Day” fosters innovation in the next generation

    By Barry Evans | June 20, 2014

    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -In an effort to foster innovation in the next generation, the Chattanooga Public Library and the city hosted a “Chattanooga Makers Day” as part of a nationwide day of making. Mayor Andy Berke was on hand doing arts, crafts, music and games with the kids.  The children were able to take home... Read More

    The Surprising Way to Buff Wood Floors

    By Barry Evans | June 13, 2014

    Maintaining wood floors may be a burden, but believe it or not, you can renew them with a staple most often found in a nursery. Yes, one of the easiest ways to clear up those dings in your hardwood floors is by buffing them with a cloth diaper. They’re extremely soft and absorb well, so... Read More

    New jobs and investment coming to Chattanooga

    By Barry Evans | June 12, 2014

    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -Wednesday’s Mayor’s Business breakfast brought the announcement of new jobs and additional investments coming to the Scenic City. Emerson Russell, president and CEO of ERMC, announced the addition of 55 new jobs at his company and plans to make additional investments within the city. ERMC is a Chattanooga-based facilities services company that... Read More

    Chattanooga’s Chattem Chemicals to expand, add 50 jobs in St. Elmo

    By Barry Evans | June 11, 2014

    In its biggest expansion since the company was spun off from Chattem Inc., nearly two decades ago, Chattem Chemicals will build a fifth building on its St. Elmo campus this summer to boost production of the active pharmaceutical ingredients it makes for both consumer and industrial markets. Chattem Chemicals, a division of Sun Pharma, announced... Read More

    A Modern House That’s Warm and Rustic

    By Barry Evans | June 10, 2014

    Designer Markham Roberts decorated a house in the Pacific Northwest with its lush surroundings in mind. “When there’s an incredible view everywhere you look, you want to work with nature, not compete with it,” he says.  FULL SOURCE HERE Read More

    15 Ideas to Revamp Your Kitchen Lighting

    By Barry Evans | June 2, 2014

    Some ways to ways to brighten up a variety of kitchen designs Full Source Read More

    Getting Ready for Boating Season

    By Barry Evans | June 1, 2014

    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF-TV) — Vacation season is officially underway now, and that means you can expect to see a lot of people on the lakes and waterways. It can be a fun and safe summer if you know, and obey, a few rules. Its best to get to know those rules now—rather than later. BARRY... Read More

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