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Monthly Archives: October 2019

    5 Ways to Upcycle Empty Wine Bottles

    By Barry Evans | October 30, 2019

    Don’t throw away that empty wine bottle! There are plenty of genius ways to extend the life of that empty bottle of Chardonnay. If you think about it, an empty wine bottle is basically free glass for you to use as you please. Well, it wasn’t completely free — you had to pay for the... Read More

    Halloween Safety On and Off the Road

    By Barry Evans | October 28, 2019

      Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety. Costume Safety To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday,... Read More

    Here’s How to Buy a House:

    By Barry Evans | October 24, 2019

    A Step-by-Step Guide for the First-Time Home Buyer The steps to buying a house might seem complicated at first—particularly if you’re a home buyer dipping a toe into real estate for the very first time. Between down payments, credit scores, mortgage rates (both fixed-rate and adjustable-rate), property taxes, interest rates, and closing the deal, it’s... Read More

    12 Bathroom Design Trends for 2019

    By Barry Evans | October 21, 2019

    You heard it right, 2019 trends are finally here! To kick off the batch of articles we will be releasing over the next couple months is our 2019 Bathroom Design Trends. Get the inside scoop on the most up to date styles in the industry and find some inspiration for your next bathroom remodel! From... Read More

    10 Interior House Painting Tips & Painting Techniques for the Perfect Paint Job

    By Barry Evans | October 18, 2019

    Use these tips to make your painting projects go faster and smoother. To avoid lap marks, roll the full height of the wall and keep a wet edge Lap marks are those ugly stripes caused by uneven layers of paint buildup. They occur when you roll over paint that’s already partly dry. (In warm, dry... Read More


    By Barry Evans | October 15, 2019

    Contact a land surveyor before you start your fencing project to have them stake out your property. You want to make sure the fence you build is built ON the dividing line between your property and your neighbor’s, or better yet, built on your side of the property line. Call before you dig! This may... Read More

    City Parks in Chattanooga – Exciting Places

    By Barry Evans | October 8, 2019

      Downtown Chattanooga has an abundant array of city parks and greenspaces available with leisure activity options for every desire. Unique attractions, public art, large yards, fountains, trails, carousels, hills to slide down and areas of exploration await playmates throughout downtown and beyond. To find out more information about city parks, contact Public Works.    ... Read More

    8 Basics Steps to Finding and Purchasing Your First Home

    By Barry Evans | October 4, 2019

                Buying your first home is one of the biggest financial steps that you will ever make. It is important to take this decision seriously. You’ll also need to take the time to prepare yourself for this important milestone. Follow these steps to ensure you’re ready to purchase your first home. Determine... Read More

    10 Clever Storage Ideas for Your Tiny Laundry Room

    By Barry Evans | October 2, 2019

    After years of living in NYC with no washer/dryer unit, my tiny laundry room feels luxurious. But for those of you who, like me, have a laundry room that could be described as “petite,” you know first hand that there are some small-space storage challenges that you have to face. Just because you have a... Read More

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