The featured “Building of the Week” was a transformation from a former auto lot.
Downtown Design Studio and Doug Caywood drew up the plans to give a facelift to the building. Dee Burris and crew of Burris Construction made the changes and now the facility is complete and open for business.
Serenity is owned by West Tennessee Funeral Associates.
Caywood, an advocate of reclaiming and refurbishing property, said the new funeral home has a beautiful carpeted reception area, a consultation and sales room, two prayer rooms for funeral services and visitation.
“The existing building’s layout was very conducive to providing a convenient flow, with visitors entering through a gracious foyer. A reception room is to one side and the consultation area on the other,” Caywood said.
Burris also constructed a small music room.
A preparation area is located in the rear of the building.
All floors within the building are carpeted for comfort and noise reduction.
A unique system was attached to walls as a finish and function to hold display items in the consultation area.
Neutral paint colors were used throughout the facility.
On the exterior, the facade was designed with EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System) products which created columns and detail providing a large area for signage.
“The design gave a new look to the existing premanufactured metal building,” Caywood said.
Serenity has a large parking area for clients.
The location has attractive landscaping in place.
“This structure has been transformed into a professional funeral facility,” Caywood said.
Serenity Funeral Home & Cremation Center is located at 4983 North Lee Highway and offers affordable services.
The North Lee location will be the first one in East Tennessee and the first of 20 budget funeral homes in the Southeastern United States.
For additional information about Serenity, call 790-7866.