Skip To Content

Monthly Archives: October 2016

    6 DIY Tips To Help You Light Up Your Home

    By Barry Evans | October 31, 2016

    New Delhi: To give your home decorations a personal touch while putting up lights this Diwali, create your own designs using fairy lights in an innovative way, says an expert. Here are a few Do-it-yourself (DIY) tips to help you light up your home this Diwali. * DIY flower lights: Put your fairy lights to... Read More

    5 Clever Ways This Designer Adds Coziness to a Space

    By Barry Evans | October 30, 2016

    When baker, blogger, and cookbook author Joy Wilson, known as Joy the Baker, purchased her home in New Orleans, she knew the open concept layout would be the perfect set up for hosting baking classes and workshops. To help execute her vision for the perfect live/work home, Joy turned to online interior design company Laurel... Read More


    By Barry Evans | October 29, 2016

    When it comes to home decor, sometimes bolder is better. From a pop of color on an accent wall (or all walls, for that matter) to turning your door into the focal point, there are so many ways you can take your interiors to daring new heights. Here, we tapped interior designer Nick Olsen, who... Read More

    A beginner’s guide to decorating your home

    By Barry Evans | October 28, 2016

    You’ve finally decided it’s time to get a real sofa and stop eating off paper plates. Maybe you’re just starting out, with a new job and a new apartment — or maybe you’re not. Either way, like many people, you may be on a tight budget, with little left over for decorating. To help you... Read More

    HGTV’s Ben and Erin Napier to share restoration, decor tips at Home Show

    By Barry Evans | October 27, 2016

    A love of old houses, small towns, art and history, shaped the lives of Ben, 33, and Erin Napier, 31, celebrity guests for The Daytona Beach News-Journals 56th annual Fall Home Show, Oct. 21-23 at the Ocean Center. The Napiers live in Laurel, Mississippi, and their upcoming HGTV show, “Home Town,” focuses on the charms... Read More

    Tips on decorating your home for fall

    By Barry Evans | October 26, 2016

    Interior Designer Rebecca Mickler from A Space To Call Home Interiors created a list of things to consider when redecorating your home for the fall season. Step 1: Choose a fall color scheme-  Begin by making a design plan. As a first step, decide whether you want to decorate with traditional fall colors like reds,... Read More

    5 tips for insulating cavity walls

    By Barry Evans | October 25, 2016

    1. According to the Energy Saving Trust (, approximately one third of the heat lost in an uninsulated home escapes through the walls. This is why insulating external walls is important, especially with winter on the horizon. If your home was constructed in the last decade or so, it should have been built with external... Read More

    Tahoe real estate: 7 tips to prepare your mountain home for cold weather

    By Barry Evans | October 24, 2016

    Take advantage of our great weather and begin preparing your house for fall. It is smart practice to stay ahead of maintenance issues before they become serious repair problems. In fact, according to, a home can lose 10 percent of its value if routine maintenance is neglected. If you are not sure where to... Read More


    By Barry Evans | October 23, 2016

    Contemporary home design has evolved to reflect new styles of living among homeowners, rooted in the belief that a home should be a “machine for the living,” as Redfin contributor Jay Libby puts it. Windows are a critical part of contemporary design. Libby writes: Visible from both inside and out, the size, placement and function... Read More

    7 Easy Tips to Stage Your Home’s Exterior

    By Barry Evans | October 22, 2016

    Effective staging to sell your home begins before you get inside   Making a good first impression outside will entice homebuyers to want to see what’sinside the home that’s on the market. That’s why one of the first things a home seller should do when preparing their home for sale is go stand out by... Read More

About our blog

Our agents write often to give you the latest insights on owning a home or property in the Chattanooga area.


My wife & I had not purchased a home in over 35 years. Now, late in life, we found ourselves in need of a home, having retired from pastoring and living in parsonages. We were lost really. Our children wanted us fairly close to them. Our son, a police officer, wanted us in a safe area, but our budget dictated a modest home and modest price. We were tired before we started looking! But God sent Diane Evans to be our guide, advisor, encourager, consultant, protector, and negotiator-WOW! All this i…
Clif & Donna