Blog

Pathway Tables

Pathway Tables

HANDCRAFTED LIVE EDGE FURNITURE

Many of the best memories are made at the dining room table. At Pathway Tables, located at 8612 B Owenfield Drive in Powell, you will find handcrafted live edge furniture that is every bit as memorable.

Live edge furniture keeps the original lines of the trunk along its edges, portraying the wood in a more natural, raw state. Store manager Sarah Hutson explained, “We cut a log into slabs and the entire slab is used to make the table, leaving the natural edge from the tree intact and only removing the bark. Live edge furniture keeps the shape of the tree as opposed to cutting off the edges and making them perfectly straight.”

Pathway Tables has been in business for three years, operating out of their shop in Upper Sandusky. They just recently opened the Columbus-area storefront, their first. “We wanted to broaden our reach with the showroom,” said Hutson. “We have a large variety of tables for people to look at there. Dining room tables, console tables, conference tables for the office or boardroom. The showroom is a good sampling of what we can make.” Other items like custom bars and desks are available as well.

Starting out, Pathway Tables founder, and Hutson’s father, John Joseph acquired all the wood from his own property up north, now he sources the wood from all over Ohio. All of the bases are also produced by Pathway Tables, so they are designed to fit perfectly with the tops.

One of the things that sets Pathway Tables apart is the uniqueness of each piece. There are no templates or molds. Whether you order something custom-made or find the perfect item on the showroom floor, you can take pride in owning something exclusive. Ordering a custom piece with Pathway Tables is easy and can even be fun. When you go to the showroom, Hutson and her team will help you choose the species of wood, the design style and the base. Pathway Tables can customize the size of the piece to whatever dimensions you need. Throughout the process, you are sent pictures so you can watch as your furniture dream becomes a reality. If you want to be more involved, customers are welcome to visit the shop in beautiful Upper Sandusky. You’ll have the opportunity to meet head carpenter Noah Lucas and be more hands-on in the selection process, even picking out your own slab.

If you want a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture that will stay in your family for decades, visit Pathway Tables and find the perfect addition to your home or office.

PATHWAY TABLES

8612 B Owenfield Drive
Powell, OH 43065
740.879.3121

PATHWAYTABLES.COM

Facebook Comments
Northern Flooring & Interiors

Northern Flooring & Interiors

Flooring Experts with a Foundation in the Community

Northern Flooring and Interiors customers appreciate the company’s quality products with an eye toward design, function and value. That’s why they voted it the “Best of the Best” for carpet and hardwood flooring in the recent Oakland Press Reader’s Choice Awards competition. Northern Flooring and Interiors is also a nine-time winner of “Best of the Best in Lake Orion” by the Lake Orion Review.

“Knowledgeable staff and amazing selection. The best flooring store around!” writes one recent on-line reviewer. Another adds: “If you are looking for flooring, make sure you stop into Northern. They will steer you in the right direction.”

Owner Matt Pfeiffer and his team have been providing a huge variety of quality flooring to residential and commercial customers in Northern Oakland County for over 30 years. Their selection includes carpeting, hardwood, luxury vinyl and tile, as well as wall wood, area rugs and window treatments.

One of the things that sets Northern Flooring and Interiors apart is their free interior design service and design referral program. “People are more inclined to use a designer now than in the past,” Matt said. “They want to make sure that when they decide to invest money in their home, they get the results they want.”

Northern Flooring & Interiors is able to provide exclusive products at a better value, thanks to their affiliation with the International Design Guild (IDG). IDG is a division of CCA Global, the world’s largest flooring cooperative. The collective buying power of its 2,800 members means unique products for customers at competitive prices.

NORTHERN FLOORING & INTERIORS

845 South Lapeer Road
Lake Orion, MI 48362
248.282.3992

NFLOORING.COM

Facebook Comments

Dr. Kool Air Conditioning

Temperature Running High? Call the Doctor!

Service Experts at Dr. Kool Air Conditioning are committed to performing expert quality AC repair, maintenance and installation throughout Southwest Florida.

At Dr. Kool, we’re dedicated to providing you with nothing short of excellent service. Our highly trained team is ready to answer your call at any hour with our exceptional HVAC services. If your problem happens in the middle of the night, no problem. We provide 24/7 emergency HVAC services. We know you can’t control when problems with your AC system come and that’s why our services are available at any hour.

Our team of highly trained HVAC technicians does it all when it comes to air conditioning repair, replacement, maintenance and installation. We realize how crucial having a functional AC unit is, especially to survive Florida’s hot and humid summers, which is why completing your project thoroughly and efficiently is our priority.

We earn our customers’ trust everyday by not selling them more than they need and by fixing only what needs to be fixed. If their equipment can be saved, we will save it. We do all this in the quickest manner possible because we know first hand how important a comfortable, cool environment is in tropical Southwest Florida!

Dr. Kool Air Conditioning

239.405.8797

DRKOOLAC.COM

Facebook Comments
Interior Innovations

Interior Innovations

Your One Stop For Home Remodeling

When it comes to your home, beauty is much more than skin-deep and some of the most beautiful homes in the world are right here in Arizona. In Tucson and throughout Arizona, one company is trusted time and time again to help people find their house’s inner beauty. Interior Innovations Kitchen and Bath Designs, with two locations in the Tucson Metropolitan area at 1781 West Ruthrauff Road (Northwest Tucson) and 576 East 16th Street (Downtown Tucson) and four locations total in Arizona, is that company.

For over a decade, Interior Innovations has been enhancing homes in Tucson. They are already well-known for their superb cabinets and countertops, but did you know Interior Innovations is a fully licensed contractor? They can tackle almost any job up to and including a full remodel. Ready to have that dream kitchen you’ve always wanted? Is it time to expand the bathroom? Their design experts will make sure your imagination is captured and that dream home finally becomes a reality.

The most powerful testament to the quality of work they do is the amount of customers that keep coming back. “We have a lot of repeat customers,” said owner Tony Rohlik. “90 percent of my jobs are either repeat business or referrals.” That’s because at Interior Innovations, they don’t cut corners. They use the highest-quality materials at every step and their installers have decades of experience.

There isn’t a room or space in your house that can’t be improved by a visit from Interior Innovations. Flooring options that include carpeting, laminate, luxury vinyl plank and hardwoods ensure your happiness with your choice. If it’s tile you need, they have a number of choices including ceramic, porcelain, glass or metal. They also offer natural stone selections, as well. If it’s cabinetry you need, Interior Innovations will find the perfect mix of style and substance so you can maximize your space and impress your guests every time they visit. Countertops have advanced dramatically in the last decade. In addition to looking good, countertops from Interior Innovations can be practical, easy to clean and durable. Are your window coverings complementing the rest of the room? They’re often overlooked when putting a room together but can be a real difference-maker when done properly. There’s a full team of experts at Interior Innovations ready to help you make the right choice for your space.

If you’re ready for your home to look its best and increase its value at the same time, visit your nearest Interior Innovations Kitchen and Home Design showroom today. The Northwest Tucson location is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (520) 327-1511. The Downtown Tucson location is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They can be reached at (520) 461-1570. For more information, visit their website at interiorinnovations.biz.

NORTHWEST TUCSON
1781 W. Ruthrauff Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705
520.327.1511

CENTRAL TUCSON
576 E. 16th St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
520.461.1570

INTERIORINNOVATIONS.BIZ

Facebook Comments
George Brazil Plumbing & Electrical

George Brazil Plumbing & Electrical

Check Your Pipes Before It’s Too Late

We don’t normally think about the sewer system in our homes until there is a problem with it. Most signs of trouble with your sewer system will become apparent in the house but homeowners should be attentive so problems can be spotted early.

Sewer problems can happen in both older and newer homes. A sewer drain clog can rapidly become an emergency and potentially a hazard to the occupants of the home, not to mention a tremendous expense. When the main drain that connects your system to the city sewer system becomes clogged it will eventually back up all the drains and toilets in the home. If this water flows back into your home, it takes professionals to clean it up properly as water that may be mingled with sewage is considered a biohazard. Don’t believe us? Do a search for black water damage.

We’ve compiled a list of common warning signs of a sewer line clog:

MULTIPLE DRAINS/FIXTURES ARE CLOGGED:

More than one plumbing fixture such as sink and a washing machine or dishwasher are backing up at the same time. Because toilets are connected almost directly to the main line going from the home sewer problems do tend to show up here first. However, you should never assume that a sewer clog is only associated with toilets because the issue can show up in any drain or plumbing fixture. If you have more than one drain clogged especially the water fixture that you don’t use as frequently, there is cause for concern.

YOUR TOILET TALKS BACK:

If you notice that your toilet begins gurgling or making a percolating sound when other water fixtures are being used such as the dishwasher or the washing machine pay close attention for other signs such as the bubbling described below. If you have plunged your toilet, there may be some bubbling as the air works itself out. However, if the bubbling persists after the toilet has been flushed a few more times, it’s time to call the plumber.

BUBBLES!

If you see bubbles in the toilet after you flush or in the sink as it is draining pay attention to see if the problem occurs each time you use that water fixture. When there is a clog or blockage in your drain, water will try to pass through it. If the water cannot get through, bubbles will form that can be visible in the sink or in your toilet. If you see bubbles or gurgling this may indicate a drain problem, especially if this occurs when water is being drained from another fixture such as the sink or your washing machine.

A BAD SMELL

If you discover a foul smell of sewage coming from drains either in the basement or even a drain, you should definitely investigate. Some drains use a P-trap and aren’t used as frequently. They can dry out and the smell escape into the home but if the smell persists after dumping a few cups of water down the drain it may be time to call your plumber.

602.346.4395

GEORGEBRAZILONLINE.COM

Facebook Comments
Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory® Fitness

Orangetheory® Fitness Unveils OTBeat Link Heart Rate Monitor and Updated Fitness App

Orangetheory® Fitness, the scientifically-backed and fast-growing fitness franchise, announced on March 1 the launch of its brand new wearable heart rate monitor and a revamp of its mobile app. The new heart rate monitor, OTBeat Link, is worn on the wrist and powered by Mio. The OTbeat app pairs with the new heart rate monitor, and aims to provide a singular platform for members to view their workout histories, set goals, book classes, and much more.

“The science behind Orangetheory Fitness is what sets us apart from other workouts on the market,” said Dave Long, co-founder and chief executive officer of Orangetheory Fitness. “As a brand, we are constantly evaluating our programs to ensure we are using the latest technology to enhance the science-backed workout and provide the best overall experience for our valued members.

Launched in limited supply earlier this year, the OTBeat Link is an alternative to the existing OTbeat chest strap used in Orangetheory Fitness studios across the nation. While the monitor in the chest strap captures heart rate by listening to and recording the beating heart, the wristband monitor reads the heart rate through LED technology. To further sync with this new technology, Orangetheory updated its OTbeat application, which connects the in-studio experience with workouts done outside the studio. Users have more control within the app thanks to new features, such as the ability to set heart rate zones to optimize calorie burn, to analyze the amount of time spent in each zone and to view splat points from workouts in and outside of the studio.

“The ability to combine data from members both in and out-of-studio experiences will provide users with a more complete view of their fitness levels and goals,” said Long. “Orangetheory Fitness’ objective has always been to improve the overall health and welfare of as many people as we possibly can – not just while in our studios – and the new OTbeat app is helping our members do just that.”

As of June 2018, Orangetheory Fitness has expanded to nearly 1,000 operating studios worldwide, in 49 states and 18 countries. The company has over 500 studios in the development pipeline and is one of the fastest-growing franchise companies.

The 60-minute, five zone heart-rate monitored interval training concept has helped tens of thousands of members lose weight, get toned and meet their overall fitness goals in a short amount of time.

ORANGETHEORY® FITNESS

Scottsdale North
23757 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480.447.4997

ORANGETHEORYFITNESS.COM

Facebook Comments
Desert Nail Spa

Desert Nail Spa

Quality, Customer Service and Value

From the moment you walk in to Desert Nail Spa, you feel welcomed. Owners Kevin and Karen Pham offer a friendly greeting and make sure that your experience is a great one from start to finish. Kevin and his family escaped their native Vietnam by boat in 1981, arriving in the U.S. without a dime. He watched his parents work hard to make a living and in 1998 he borrowed money from friends and family to open his first nail salon in Tempe. In 2002, he and his wife and mother relocated to the Kierland Village Center location, and this November marks the opening of their second location at Tatum & Shea Boulevard! The hip décor and relaxing spa atmosphere draw people from both the nearby resorts and the neighborhood.

“Karen makes a point of getting to know our customers by name, what services they like, how they like things done.” As a neighborhood business, they have loyal customers who stay with them from having a little polish put on for Kindergarten graduation, clear through to weddings and “girls’ dates” with mom, daughter, and grandma. Because Kevin and Karen are very selective about the nail technicians they hire, customers know they can count on a wonderful experience and keep coming back for more.

At Desert Nail Spa, they also take cleanliness very seriously. All instruments are run through a sterilization machine and sealed into bags after each use. Their comfortable foot spa chairs are state of the art and designed for easy cleaning to ensure that you are putting your feet into water that is clean and sanitary. They pride themselves on being the cleanest salon in town, which enables you to sit back, relax and enjoy being pampered.

There are a lot of places offering nail services in Scottsdale, though, so why should you try Desert Nail Spa? “Quality, Customer Service, and Value.” There may be other places that are less expensive, but at Desert Nail Spa they go the extra mile to provide quality products and services at affordable prices. For example, many salons would charge extra for the hot towel and hot stone massage that is included with the Desert Nail Spa pedicure. Even their basic manicure comes with a hand and forearm massage that is to die for. And be prepared to have to make a big decision on what color you want because they have a huge selection of polishes to choose from!

If you are looking for a place to make your hands and feet look fabulous, where you can relax and enjoy some pampering, where they value your business and care about your satisfaction, then look no further than Desert Nail Spa. Once you go, you’ll be hooked. If you walk in on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you might have a brief wait, but they have so many nail technicians, you’ll be served in no time. And you’ll need that time to make your color selection anyway! To top it off, they were voted best manicure and pedicure in The Valley in 2018. Try Desert Nail Spa today.

DESERT NAIL SPA

Kierland Village Center
6501 E. Greenway Pkwy, Ste 106
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480.951.6503

DESERTNAILSPA.COM

Facebook Comments
Switch Consignment

Switch Consignment

Where Buyers and Consigners Meet!

When you first set foot into Switch Consignment, you wonder if you are in a consignment store or you have made a wrong turn into a high end, high dollar designer showroom. The first impression is lavish furniture polished and neatly displayed with accenting items that create an alluring theme. Lighting and artwork illuminate the settings in a collection that seems to have all been hand selected by the original designer. Welcome to the showrooms of Switch Consignment where incredible savings collide with top-quality name brand home furnishings and décor. At Switch, name brands are the key – everything from Marge Carson to Drexel to Pottery Barn ….and everything in between.

One thing you should know, this is not your grandma’s furniture. Owners Tom Dixon & Don Mayhaus explain Switch Consignment means high style with low prices; specializing in selling and consigning your home furnishings and treasures – from Asian to Modern to Rustic and more! And with over 15,000 square feet of space, Switch showcases the best in living room, bedroom, dining room, home office along with lots of unique one-of-a-kinds. You never know what you’ll find….fun, good times and great bargains.

New inventory arrives daily so you will always find inspiration and expect to save 50-70% off retail prices. Whether you are looking to furnish a new space, a rental unit, or just that unique one-of-kind item, not only do you have choice, but you also get savings. “We have something for everybody’s budget” Tom said. Along with their wide selection of great home furnishings, Switch has partnered with Interior Fabrics featuring their large selection of fabric swatches that can be ordered and direct shipped to your home/workroom with no shipping fees. Switch also stocks the popular feather pillow inserts at the lowest prices in the valley.

Switch takes the hassle out of selling your unwanted items. No strangers to your home, with lots of daily foot traffic to view your items every day, along with knowledgeable sales assistants to help sell it. Each item consigned is assigned a computerized inventory tracking number, tagged and displayed on our selling floor in attractive settings along with other like items. We do the work for you, you’ll get a check.

So, if saving money is your thing… or you love great quality, name brand furniture… or you love choosing from a huge selection… It’s time to discover Switch Consignment. And with two great locations to shop, you’re never too far away to see your home decorating dreams become a reality.

For more information about Switch Consignment visit www.switchconsignment.com.

SWITCH CONSIGNMENT

14202 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480.664.0580

4390 N. Miller Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480.874.5813

SWITCHCONSIGNMENT.COM

Facebook Comments
Southwest Jewelry Buyers

Southwest Jewelry Buyers

An Ethical Experience

Eric Schwarz, owner of Southwest Jewelry Buyers, has a simple but effective philosophy when it comes to his business: Do one thing, and do it well. He has been doing this for 18 years since he started his company in 2000.

Originally, the company set out selling jewelry. However, when the market changed in 2007, more and more people were coming to him to sell their jewelry. He recognized the need in the market at that time for customers to sell versus buy jewelry, and Southwest Jewelry Buyers was reborn with the sole focus of purchasing jewelry.

“We buy old engagement rings, jewelry that is out of date or pieces that people simply no longer wear. We evaluate the pieces on-site and can make the purchase right then and there,” says Eric, who received his training at the Gemological Institute of America. “One of the things that sets us apart from other companies like us is customers can rest assured they are dealing with the owner, and I am qualified to grade diamonds and jewelry to get them the maximum value of their pieces.” Southwest Jewelry Buyers is also a Better Business Bureau A+ Accredited Business and is licensed by the City of Scottsdale, which further ensures clients an honest, professional and ethical transaction.

The company’s buying office is located at 14300 N. Northsight Boulevard in the Scottsdale Airpark, and Eric sees sellers by appointment so each transaction is completely confidential and handled on the customer’s time. Eric also prides himself on the fact that his company is typically able to give their customers the maximum return for their jewelry. “We have low overhead and we don’t have sales people (buyers) on commission. We don’t have millions of dollars of inventory sitting in showcases, and we don’t pay ultra-high mall type rent. It’s not rocket science. Simply put, we can afford to pay more for our customers’ jewelry,” Eric says.

In addition to purchasing jewelry including rings, necklaces, watches and more, Southwest Jewelry Buyers purchases loose diamonds, gold, silver, platinum, fine colored stones, and even coins. The company even buys broken jewelry.

Selling your jewelry, precious metals or even heirloom coins can sometimes be a very personal, emotional and stressful situation. However, Eric and his staff work hard to make sure that each customer is treated kindly and fairly in a stress-free, no-pressure environment. After the complimentary evaluation by an appraisal specialist at Southwest Jewelry Buyers, it is truly up to the customer whether or not she would like to complete the transaction. If she decides to go ahead with the sale, she receives instant payment.

When asked whether he has plans to expand his business, Eric says he would rather just continue to “do what we do.” Doing one thing well is what has catapulted Southwest Jewelry Buyers from being just another jewelry buyer in the Valley to of the top buying firms in the Southwest. It comes down to focusing on providing each customer with an honest, ethical experience, with the maximum payout for their diamonds, jewelry, and fine estate pieces.

SOUTHWEST JEWELRY BUYERS
14300 N Northsight Blvd #127
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480.773.8004

SWJBUYERS.COM

Facebook Comments
Winning Smiles Cosmetic and General Dentistry

Winning Smiles Cosmetic and General Dentistry

Creating Healthy, Beautiful Smiles at Winning Smiles!

Winning Smiles Dentistry of Glendale is conveniently located at 20165 North 67th Avenue, Suite 103, where Dr. Ghasem K. Darian provides patients with expertise based on his 24 years as a dental professional, and a promise to make customer service his number one priority.

Dr. Darian has been practicing dentistry in Phoenix since 1992. He has been operating Winning Smiles Dentistry of Glendale, where he has been successfully helping patients with their oral health needs by offering a comfortable atmosphere, team of highly skilled, professional periodontists and hygienists, and friendly office staff since 2005.

To create a calming environment in which his patients can relax, minimize their anxieties and have a more pleasant experience, Dr. Darian plays music or television during visits. He utilizes the most state-of-the-art technologies — such as digital dental X-rays (with very low radiation) and hospital-grade sterilization equipment — to ensure each visit is comfortable, safe and comprehensive.

Dr. Darian uses an innovative computer-guided anesthesia system, a mechanism that can precisely apply anesthesia to a single tooth or to the whole mouth and is practically painless. Another technology he offers is a dental laser used for both hard and soft-tissue laser procedures. He says, “The lasers are precise, they can reduce bleeding and pain, and eliminate that traditional drill sound, sometimes even eliminating the need for anesthesia.” These lasers can make procedures — from decay removal and root canals to gum and bone surgeries — less invasive, and with quicker and less painful recovery times.

The benefits of preventative dental care through routine checkups are numerous, and Dr. Darian is astute with regard to informing his patients about the importance of scheduling check-ups. He says, “Regular visits can reduce costly expenses of more complicated procedures for it allows us to catch a problem in its early stages when it is easier to treat. For example, periodontal disease is one that can go unnoticed by a patient because it is usually painless until the very advanced stages. Even a cavity can advance from a simple filling to a much more complex situation if not properly treated right away.”

Winning Smiles Dentistry offers cosmetic dentistry options including both in-office and at-home teeth whitening procedures, porcelain veneers, Invisalign, crowns and white fillings, as well as regular general dentistry procedures such as dentures, partials, root canals, retainers, children’s dentistry, sealants and more.

Dr. Darian believes that providing the most state-of-the-art procedures to his patients is essential, and he understands the importance of a caring, experienced staff and a patient dentist relationship built on trust. “We are a thorough yet conservative practice focused on the care of our patients — we are continually trying to improve both patient care and customer service,” he says. “We like to discuss all options available to each patient and to enlighten them on the advantages and the disadvantages of those options so that our patients can make their best informed decision.”

Winning Smiles Dentistry is currently welcoming new patients. Visit www.drdarian.com or www.winningsmilesaz.com, or call 623-255-3602 today to schedule an appointment — your smile will thank you.

WINNING SMILES DENTISTRY

Glendale
20165 N. 67th Ave. #103
Glendale, AZ 85308
623.748.5151

Phoenix
5555 N. 7th St. #142
Phoenix, AZ 85014
602.357.6804

DRDARIAN.COM

Facebook Comments