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TOLL FREE (877) 983-2899 info@majorshomeimprovement.com Feb 2011

In this Issue:

Top Remodeling Projects for 2011
Green Tip of the Month
Ask Mike
Monthly Trivia Challenge
Top 5 Valentine’s Day Songs

Majors Home Improvement

6433 Old Hwy 90
Milton, FL 32570
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We Welcome Our New Friends into the Majors Home Improvement Family

We believe in treating all of our customers like family, just ask any of our longtime customers.

We are excited to welcome each of our first time Majors Home Improvement customers. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and hope to see you again very soon.

Here are just a few of the new members of the family:

Lonnie & Rebecca Garret
– Destin
Darryl & Mary Zaremba
- Pensacola
Karen Simms – Gulf Breeze
Johnnie Heilmeier – Foley

Chris Stewart – Gulf Breeze

Thank you and welcome to everyone who recently joined our Majors Home Improvement family… we couldn't do it without YOU!

Would You like to Have the Nicest Home in the Neighborhood?

Your family deserves to live in a beautiful home. Let us help you upgrade your home to the home of your dreams. Here are just a few ways we can help:

Replacement Windows
Hurricane Shutters
Sunrooms & Enclosures
Screenrooms & Patio Covers
Awnings
Entry Doors
Click here to request an appointment!

REFER YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY AND GET A $25 GIFT CARD

Many of our customers “find” us as a result of word of mouth. This simple, yet gracious, act by our customers has allowed us to be successful. For this generosity, we offer our gratitude and a token of our appreciation through our Referral Reward Program!

Click here to email a referral to us : )

Major's Trivia Challenge

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. About 3% of people will give Valentine's Day gifts to __________.

A: Their Pets
B: Their Ex’s
C: Their Boss
D: Their Pastor

The first correct answer emailed in will be this month's winner of 2 Movie Passes!

Click here to email
your trivia answer

Last Issue's Answer

Congratulations to Mindy Enders, the winner of the last issue's Trivia Challenge… Mindy correctly answered this question:

The tradition of using a baby to signify the New Year began in Greece around 600 BC. It was tradition at that time to celebrate by parading a baby in a basket. The baby represented the rebirth of which god.

Answer: Dionysus

Top Remodeling Projects for 2011

As the new year begins, I thought it would be a good time to share my views on the top remodeling trends for 2011.

Many homeowners are looking to the New Year with a renewed sense of optimism about remodeling their homes. Home prices have stabilized and the economy is moving in a more positive direction. Astute remodeling contractors have found ways to lower their overhead and pricing to be competitive during the recession.  Many people think that 2011 will the best time we have seen in years to remodel a home.

The focus will be on creative use of existing space and moderate sized additions. The use of color as a way to define space and bring out architectural features will continue to gain popularity. Kitchens will be made over to be brighter, open and less formal. Granite and quartz continue to be the countertops of choice, but soapstone is emerging as a unique alternative for an earthier feel in a solid surface countertop. Many kitchen and bathroom remodels will include cost effective techniques to recycle or renovate features rather than replacing everything.

There has been great interest in renewing fireplace areas to create a family centered area. Our project featuring the stacked stone fireplace continues to be a favorite.

Creating open floor plans will be one of the leading home improvements of 2011.  Formal spaces in the home will be repurposed by opening up existing walls and creating more usable family centered space. Many people will find that their home can take on a whole new feel and function by reorganizing the seldom used formal living and dining rooms. 

Master suites and bathrooms will also be designed around how we live our lives, with less focus on over the top extravagance.  By focusing more on function and reasonable scale over flash, home remodels will have the feel and features we want without unsustainable budgets.

Integrating home energy performance improvements with various types of remodeling projects will continue to grow in popularity due to their positive return on investment. Homeowners are discovering that advances in building science have illustrated that there are numerous cost effective adjustments that can be made to their homes during a remodel.  These adjustments and repairs will improve their energy bills and make their homes more comfortable at the same time.

GREEN TIP OF THE MONTH

Give “Green” Flowers - Most conventional blossoms are grown using loads of pesticides, then shipped from South America to retail outlets around the globe.

Consider presenting a single stem this year. It'll make a dramatic impression, while reducing your impact for the day.

If you're a think-ahead type, organic buds is another smart option. Look for the VeriFlora certification, which indicates sustainable growing.

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Question: I’m having a lot of trouble using WIFI in my home. Can you suggest a few ways to improve my signal?

~ Janet Powers

Answer: Place your router in one of the following locations:

  • Near the center of the house
  • Off the floor, ideally on a high shelf
  • As far as possible from your neighbor's Wi-Fi router (which, of course, you've made sure is using a different channel)
  • Away from cordless phones and microwaves, which operate on the same 2.4-Ghz frequency.(There are some cordless phones that are Wi-Fi friendly)
  • Keep antennas as far away from power cords and other computer wires as possible. Those cords and wires can interfere with radio reception.

Got a Question? Ask Mike! Simply click here "Ask Mike."

Please be sure to include your name and phone number in case additional information is required to answer your question.

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Songs

Top 5 Valentine's Day Songs accroding to Yahoo!

  1. If Only For One Night- Luther Vandross. Luther is a classic and has been making great music for a long time. This song is absolutely beautiful and can bring a smile to anyone's face. It asks to 'let me hold you tight, if only for one night'.

  2. Love Looks Good- Usher Raymond. This song definitely gives me chills. It is sensual; perfect for a romantic dinner over candle light. Let your sweet heart know that love looks good on them.

  3. Time to Love- Chris Brown. Love takes time and this song definitely explains that. Everything Chris sings sound great and this is definitely one of his better songs.

  4. Love Story- Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift has recently made her mark on the music industry and this song has contributed to her success. Her beautiful voice gives this song a peaceful, charming feel. Who doesn't desire a beautiful love story?

  5. Sweetest Love- Robin Thicke. Robin makes extremely lovely love songs. This song is perfect for people in love. What girl does not want her guy to feel this way about her?

Famous Quote

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”

~ Ingrid Bergman

Thank You for Your Kind Words...

“A wholly professional and satisfying experience! A welcome change from recent experiences with other contractors! Majors earned first call on any future projects!” – Carl & Ronda Watson, Niceville

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