Once one of Tennessee Valley Home Improvements' project managers signs on for your home-improvement project, they'll stick with you through the whole process. Rallying around this manager, the company's adept contractors also work with their clients every step of the way, from initial planning to the insurance claims process. This final step is where their other expertise comes in to play: in addition to being skilled with home remodeling and repair, many of the staff are also experienced in claim adjustments and negotiate for coverage on their clients' behalf. They apply this same process to all of their services, whether repairing flood and weather damage to foundations and roofs, completing exterior painting projects, or remodeling home interiors.
The Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department's summer pool passes inspire aquanauts to swim, splash, and celebrate the sunny season. Swimmers share splash space in Dellinger Park's Olympic-size pool (open from May 21 through September 5 and closed Wednesdays), which provides ample room for to-scale reenactments of favorite Spanish Armada battles. A diving well eases flying leaps, and a leisurely stroll through the shallows of the wading pool allows enough time to contemplate snack selections at the concession stand.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of ?hard-to-find tools,? and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone?s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
An affordable and monumental selection of sofas, beds, desks, and sarcophagi mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. A Matrix Accent Chair ($219.99) commands shoppers’ attention with its sleek, contemporary design, and Kira furnishings provide stylish sites for storage, studying, or snoozing. A Sydney Accent Chair ($199.99) or Cubit ottoman set ($99.99) anticipate increasing the comfort of various human inactivities, while the Romy Accent Table Group consists of one cocktail and two end tables, creating a table cartel ruling over a home's Speed Quarters surface needs.
At Michelle Ducato's home, every item has its place. This, she says, is the foundation of keeping an organized home. She's also the founder of Contain Home Organization, through which she saves her clients from clutter, whether in their closet, pantry, home office, or bedroom. During an in-home consultation, she creates a plan of attack; then, during subsequent work sessions, she helps her client put the space in order and suggests methods for maintenance that don't involve screaming "Put it away!" every 10 minutes. She's such an avid organizer that she also shares tips and product recommendations on her blog, and even works with far-off clients remotely, poring over emailed photos to craft an organization plan.
As parents themselves, the owners of Safe Nest Babyproofing understand the importance of keeping little ones well protected. During in-home consultations, staff members walk through houses room by room, educating parents on safety issues while compiling a list of recommendations. Afterward, they discuss potential products for baby-proofing the home, customers can choose to have them install stairway gates and other items for an additional fee.