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Garages can become forgotten places, the area of the home used for storage and (sometimes) for your car, if the boxes and other miscellaneous items allow it. Because of this, the up-keep on your garage isn’t always the top priority. But, it should be. Carolina Flooring Specialists specialize in seamless epoxy flooring. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Carolina Flooring Specialists have installed flooring in over 7,000 different private residences, working on projects such as garages, basements, sunrooms, mechanical rooms, etc, and can get your garage in tip-top shape.

Their polymer and epoxy flooring comes in a variety of colors, such as granite, sapphire, brownstone, and many more, allowing you to find a floor that matches your style and space. Carolina Flooring Specialists does not limit themselves to merely residential flooring either, they will work in industrial and commercial settings as well. With a wide range of satisfied customers, Carolina Flooring Specialists works hard on every project and treats the business, home, or manufacturing facility, as if it is their own home. Another a great feature that Carolina Flooring Specialists offer is Carolina RiverRock. Carolina RiverRock is perfect for pool decks, patios, sunrooms, driveways, and more. RiverRock makes for a space that is multi-colored and beautiful, and adds another element outside of your typical hardscape. It is a decorative element that can be used in a multitude of ways, and adds a great variety of texture to a space.

If you are in need for a new garage floor, be sure to come to the 2017 Charleston Fall Home Show. As a part of the Fall Fix-Up Prize Package, one lucky guest participant will win a $2,000 Showroom-Style Garage Floor Coating Package from Carolina Flooring Specialists. To enter to win, simply stop by the Home Show Prize Giveaway booth from August 25th-27th at the Gaillard Center in Downtown Charleston.

To learn more about Carolina Flooring specialists, be sure to stop by their booth at the Charleston Fall Home Show as well! They will be available to chat and help with all your specialty flooring needs. Don’t miss out on either of these special opportunities, come to the Charleston Fall Home Show and have yourself a day, or a weekend.

While seasons are defined by changes in nature and the weather, they also bring about changes in the home. Winter calls for some holiday cooking and nights by the fire just as summer leaves more towels hanging in the mudroom and more lemonade pitchers in the fridge. Each of these changes can put some stress on home design. In particular, flooring is more exposed to the elements tracked in from outside as well as the daily rough and tumble of life that the home endures, so it’s obvious that flooring should be chosen with care and practicality. However, with all of the materials and styles to choose from, picking the right bathroom tile or living room carpet can quickly become a taxing experience. Carpet Baggers Carpet One understands that choosing and installing flooring can be a frustrating process, which is why their showroom in West Ashley features flooring samples that are already installed. Since Carpet Baggers Carpet One offers over 91 different flooring options, seeing installed versions helps customers visualize each option in their home, making flooring selection that much easier.

With nearly twenty years of experience in flooring distribution in the Lowcountry, Carpet Baggers Carpet One can expertly advise on each flooring material’s advantages and characteristics, like texture and durability, not to mention their various styling options. Hardwoods, for example, are available in a variety of species from Maple to Brazilian Cherry and come in styles that range from kissed edge to hand-scraped. As a sponsor of the upcoming 2017 Charleston Fall Home Show, Carpet Baggers Carpet One will be around to speak more on their impressive showroom and the countless flooring options available to homeowners in the area, so head to Charleston Fall Home Show at the Gaillard Center on August 25th-27th to learn more about Carpet Baggers Carpet One.

A piece of high-quality furniture that can passed down generation after generation is difficult to come by in todays market. With ever changing trends, styles, and materials, many pieces will not sustain the test of time. But, when it comes to West Ashley’s, Charleston Amish Furniture, this statement could not be further from the truth.

All of Charleston Amish Furniture’s products are handcrafted by Amish Master Craftsmen, and built to last for generations to come. The grandness of their showroom along with the impeccable craftsmanship of each individual piece will both impress as well as draw in the attention of any and all individuals serious about buying quality furniture. What makes Charleston Amish Furniture so special is that not only is it a great place to shop, but it is a genuine business that cares for their customers greatly. For every purchase you make, Charleston Amish Furniture offers 10 years of service for absolutely no charge, guaranteeing that your furniture will be of impeccable quality throughout the years. Another fabulous feature that Charleston Amish Furniture offers to its customers is custom furniture orders. They will happily create a piece of furniture suited to your home and family’s needs. Whether it be a dining room table big enough for your whole extended family or a bedroom set that fits the size and functionality of your room, Charleston Amish Furniture will build it.

As both a sponsor and a Fall Fix – Up Prize Giveaway participant of the 2017 Charleston Fall Home Show, Charleston Amish Furniture will be available to speak to you about all your furnishing needs from August 25th-27th at the Gaillard Center in Downtown Charleston. And, if you have been lucky enough to check out of their 30,000 square foot West Ashley showroom and fallen in love with their furniture as most do, be sure to stop by the Prize Giveaway booth at the Charleston Fall Home Show to enter to win a $2,000 Custom Live Edge Dining table from Charleston Amish Furniture. This table will last for generations to come, and will have a special place in not only your heart, but yours kids and even your grandkids.

Energy efficiency has become increasingly more important within home design, and Insulsteel Constructors of South Carolina has created a way to integrate energy efficiency into the home building process. Their EcoShell home building process starts with a homeowners interest in building a ZERO Energy Design™ that both decreases your energy demand as well as exceeds EPA Indoor Air Plus quality standards.

EcoShell is a superior building enclosure system, that can be used to build a home from scratch or renovate a pre-existing structure. This innovative building material will not expand, move, or twist like your typical wooden framing, but rather will withstand hurricane weather and winds up to 200 miles per hour. Although this structure is safe and reliable, it is extremely lightweight and quick to install, allowing for your building process to be smoother and faster. So on top of being beneficial to the environment, it is saving you money, both during the building process as well as the years to follow with lower energy bills. According to both the Department of Energy Model Energy Code and Energy Star, EcoShell is the highest quality, lowest-cost building material throughout the entire United States.

Once EcoShell is installed, the typical building process commences, but EcoShell continues to benefit the final product. Exterior siding and interior drywall will typically hang straighter due to the rigidity of the EcoShell, and will overall be more appealing to the eye. This allows you to have the perfect canvas for all your design ideas and inspiration. If you are looking to build or renovate your home, business, etc., be sure to come by the 2017 Charleston Fall Home Show August 25th-27th and speak to Insulsteel Constructors, a sponsor of the Home Show, about their innovative product EcoShell and what they can do for your next project.

When and how did Alpha Omega Construction Group Inc. get its start?

Over 25 years ago our owner started Alpha Omega by personally installing roofing and siding as a one man show. When he was not installing, late in the evenings, he was estimating and doing hand takeoffs as his wife kept the books and did all of the admin responsibilities for a two person, family owned and operated business. Today, this “mom and pop” employs over 250 individuals and has become “the most trusted roofing company in the Southeast!”

What does Alpha Omega Construction Group Inc. specialize in?

Roofing, Siding, and Gutters.

What’s a typical day working at Alpha Omega Construction Group Inc. look like?

Very fast pace, but rewarding. Great family environment to be a part of and extremely satisfying to see the joy on our customers faces when we solve their issues, and when we transform their homes. No one WANTS to buy a roof, so when they call, you know there is a need. We take satisfaction that we are helping to protect life’s two biggest investments: your family and your home.

What’s your favorite part of working and living in Charleston?

Diverse culture, friendly people, hometown feel regardless of where you come from. Plus the food, beach, and fishing are great!

What is the best advice you could give to people in the market for a new roof?

Always hire a reputable company that is licensed and insured, and always check in with multiple companies. A a roof is a serious investment, follow your gut and choose the one you feel most comfortable with.

Lastly, is there anything else you would like people to know about Alpha Omega Construction Group Inc.?

We are extremely proud to just have received GAF’s Triple Excellence Award for Consumer Protection, Training & Installation. Only 3% of roofers in the country can be called ”Master Elite” and be nominated for this award, this award goes to the best of the best. We are growing and expanding every day, so you might have the opportunity to be part of our amazing team.

The kitchen is one of the home’s most central rooms. It’s a place of gathering, cooking, and nourishment, so keeping it fitted with up-to-date appliances is a great way to celebrate the space and keep it functional. The upcoming 2017 Charleston Fall Home Show is the perfect place to start exploring appliance options because Signature Appliance Center will be there ready to answer any questions about choosing new appliances and integrating them into your space.

Signature Appliance Center is full of brand name appliances with sales professionals on hand ready to advise homeowners on any appliance. Not only can these professionals give budget information and specifications on each appliance, they can also show customers how to use them, which can determine an appliance’s advantages and efficiency. With over 100 products to choose from in brands, like Maytag and Sharp, finding the right microwave or refrigerator is easy at Signature Appliance Center. They also carry smaller appliances for more specific needs, like warming drawers, built-in coffee systems, and rotisseries.

It’s important for appliances to not only work well but also be a good fit for the kitchen, which is why Signature Appliance Center offers some great options for incorporating appliances into the overall kitchen design. These options include concealing the appliance in the kitchen with cabinet panels, using color-matching techniques to showcase the appliance, or combining these two approaches for a seamless integration into the space. As a sponsor of the Charleston Fall Home Show, which will take place on August 25th-27th at the Gaillard Center, the experts from Signature Appliance Center will be around to help you learn more about all kinds of appliance possibilities for your kitchen and how to make each appliance choice the perfect fit.

It’s true that garages are the designated area of the home to park cars, but they also serve as a major storage space for homeowners. Things like bicycles, tools, sports equipment, and lawn mowers often live in the garage and take up a lot of room, making it hard to navigate the space and even park vehicles there.

Trying to organize the garage and make it more usable can be an incredibly daunting task, and storage systems can still take up valuable space in the room even though they might help with organization. One solution to this common problem is finding a storage system that utilizes the maximum amount of wall space without taking up any room on the ground. The Monkey Bars Garage Storage System designed by Low Country Monkey Bars provides this kind of space-conserving organization through overhead shelving, layered hanging storage, and adjustable racks and hooks that fit each homeowner’s storage needs. This system is also engineered with a steel framework that supports the weight of each item while storing everything in a fraction of the original space, leaving room for the big stuff—like cars, band equipment, golf carts, and trucks.

Low Country Monkey Bars is participating in the Charleston Fall Home Show’s exciting prize giveaway that will gift five lucky locals with a prize package from various Lowcountry companies. This year, Low Country Monkey Bars is contributing a $2,000 Garage Organizing Package to the giveaway that will transform one local garage with efficient and functional organization. Come out to the Charleston Fall Home Show on August 25th-27th at the Gaillard Center for more information on Low Country Monkey Bars and a chance to win their unique Garage Organizing Package.

The upcoming Charleston Fall Home Show can be a great place to start your new home project with all of the home experts available in one place. Taking place on August 25th-27th at the Gaillard Center, the Charleston Fall Home Show will be full of home inspiration and design information. Since kitchens and bathrooms are often the first rooms of the home to be updated or remodeled, the Charleston Fall Home Show will feature some of the Lowcountry’s leading distributors of appliances and materials. For example, Melcer Tile, one of the Home Show’s sponsors, provides incredible tiling options for all kinds of projects in the area.

Melcer Tile can transform any space with their unique variety of tiles offered at their showroom in North Charleston. With over 200 different tiles in stock, Melcer Tile can give homeowners the perfect tile for their kitchen or bathroom as well as versatile tile choices for fireplaces, foyers, and pool decks. The experts at Melcer Tile are committed to the interests of the homeowner, hoping to help make the selection process simple and inspiring by guiding each customer through their tile options. With a free design consultation, homeowners can review their project goals and tile preferences while also being introduced to new products and styles.

Adding tile flooring isn’t the only way to incorporate tile into a space. By choosing a stylish backsplash or a unique textured accent wall, tile can add some flair and character to a room in a distinct way. River rock mosaic, for example, has become increasingly popular because it can create subtle detail to shower walls and floors. These river rock tiles come in various colors and shapes at Melcer Tile, so they’re a great choice when it comes to adding texture and interest to a space. Melcer Tile also makes it easy to use tile flooring in rooms other than the kitchen or bathroom in a tasteful way; French Limestone gives living rooms a splendorous touch while marble tiling in foyers can make the perfect first impression. Make sure to check out Melcer Tile and all they have to offer at the Charleston Fall Home Show on August 25th-27th at the Gaillard Center!

When and how did Best Buy Blinds, Inc. get its start?

Best Buy Blinds, Inc. started in Charleston in 1998.

What does Best Buy Blinds, Inc. specialize in?

We specialize in all window treatments including plantation shutters, blinds and shades.

What’s a typical day working at Best Buy Blinds, Inc. look like?

This is different for each member of our staff. Our office manager, Worth, is running the daily office functions, Judge is out on the road visiting clients and making recommendations for the best window treatment as well as handing out quotes. Richard and James are long time employees who have been delighting customers with their installation and customer service skills. Our daughter, MacKenzie, has joined our business for the summer before she heads off to college in Galway, Ireland and is training and learning everything you could learn about small business ownership from her father. I am mostly focused on social media marketing and big picture decisions as well as supporting Judge in his role as President.

What’s your favorite part of working and living in Charleston?

The best part about being in Charleston is the amazing views we get to see out the windows! We are happy to improve the views for our clients with our beautiful window treatments.

What is the best advice you could give to people in the market for window treatments?

The best advice I would give you when shopping for window treatments is to make sure your consultant really knows all the little details. Surprisingly, there are so many little things that a client may not consider. An experienced Window Treatment Specialist will be able to tell you all the things you don’t know and would never think of before you ever decide on a product. With almost 20 years of experience, Best Buy Blinds, Inc. can make sure you are getting the best recommendation and product for your home.

Lastly, is there anything else you would like people to know about Best Buy Blinds, Inc.?

We love our customers. We truly enjoy fulfilling any needs they might have and we focus on making sure they are fully satisfied with their product and service. We are a small locally owned family business and appreciate all the support we have had through the years from our current customers.

Despite the Lowcountry’s abundant charm and beauty, taking the good with the bad still applies; with all of the sun, sea spray, and sand comes heat, humidity, and a whole lot of bugs. That’s why it’s important to keep the home insulated and protected from threats like mold and insect infestation. Services like insulation and mold prevention keep the weather and wildlife of the Lowcountry out of the home. In the sweltering summer heat and bitter cold of winter, HVAC systems can struggle to maintain house temperatures, which can be uncomfortable and also unnecessarily expensive. Energy One America offers a solution to these heating and cooling issues with their Spray Foam Insulation, which seals attics with a moisture barrier. This barrier effectively improves attic temperatures while simultaneously keeping dust and allergens out of the home.

Unfortunately, mold can also trigger allergies, posing a threat to indoor air quality as well as structural integrity, and the wetness and humidity of the Lowcountry makes it that much harder to keep homes mold-free. Energy One America uses FortiCel mold prevention technology to coat structural surfaces with a protective layer that keeps spores from germinating and growing in the home. Mold prevention not only works to keep homeowners healthy but also protects the home from harmful rot damage.

As one of the sponsors of the upcoming Charleston Fall Home Show taking place on August 25th-27th at the Gaillard Center, Energy One America is committed to keeping homes healthy and safe from the Lowcountry elements, which is why, in addition to the Spray Foam Insulation and Mold Prevention services, they can also seal and safeguard crawl spaces beneath the home. By combining products and expertise, Energy One America can prevent mold, provide insulation, and control moisture and humidity within the crawl space. These precautionary measures help keep homes free from pests and rodents while also preventing flooring damage and maintaining good air quality. Stop by the Charleston Fall Home Show at the Gaillard Center to learn more about what Energy One America has to offer and how you can better care for your home and health through insulation and mold prevention.