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TOLL FREE (877) 983-2899 info@majorshomeimprovement.com January 2013

In this Issue:

Making Your Bathroom into a Relaxing Retreat
You Must Ask Yourself, “Is it Worth the Savings?”
Email the Expert
Monthly Trivia Challenge
Famous Quote

Majors Home Improvement

6433 Old Hwy 90
Milton, FL 32570
(850) 983-2899
info@majorshomeimprovement.com
www.
majorshomeimprovement.com

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:

Calvin & Minnie Augustine -
Pensacola, FL
Alve & Alice Holmes -
Pensacola, FL
Louise & Janet Morris -
Pace, FL

Don & Susan Clevenger - Orange Beach, FL

Dale & Bridget Norse -
Gulf Breeze, FL

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 $50 CASH on US!

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

The world’s largest Christmas present was the Statue of Liberty. It was given it to the US in 1886. It is 46.5 meters high and weights 225 tons!

Which country gave this wonderful gift?

A. Ireland
B. France
C. Canada
D. Egypt

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

(COMPANY NAME) is pleased to announce the winner of the last issue's Trivia Challenge… (WINNER) of (TOWN)! (WINNER) was the first person to correctly answer this question:

The world’s largest Christmas present was the Statue of Liberty. It was given it to the US in 1886. It is 46.5 meters high and weights 225 tons! Which country gave this wonderful gift?

Answer: France

Making Your Bathroom
into a Relaxing Retreat

After the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, we all deserve to come home to a luxurious place to unwind. Your home’s bathroom, although often overlooked, can be your personal oasis.

While planning a bathroom makeover, it’s best to start from the ground up. The floor is the priority, because it’s the most permanent part of the room. Options range from luxury vinyl, to natural stone, to porcelain or ceramic tile, to marble. Tiles and marble may have a higher price tag, but they are durable and long-lasting. Vinyl on the other hand, is a lesser expensive option for a remodel, with the intent to sell. The right style and color of flooring can also make a bathroom feel much larger than it is. A light-colored marble floor with a thin, complementary-colored vein adds luxury, while also keeping the space fresh and airy.

Cabinetry is the next step in the remodel design and has the potential to the largest cost in your budget. A cost-saving alternative is to give your current cabinets a facelift with a coat of bright, white lacquer. Another option is to reface your current cabinets. This involves replacing or upgrading the cabinet door and drawer fronts and retaining the cabinet base. If the existing cabinets can not be maintained, there are many styles to choose from, including custom-made wood cabinets, oak panels washed in white, mirror-on-mirror treatments, warm pecan-stained oak, contemporary metal drawers or soft frosted glass panels.

Selecting the countertops is your next step. Often times, marble or granite can be purchased at a discount from a stone scrap yard. Continued on page 3 Continued from page 1 Laminate or Formica are other great options, which will give you similar look to marble or granite at a fraction of the cost.

The finishing details and accessories have the ability to take a nicely remodeled bathroom and make it into your luxury get-away.

Hardware is a simple way to add your personal touch and style. Whether it’s modern with clean lines or old and vintage, it’s about what makes you happy.

Let the sunshine in! A  skylight may be just what you need to allow natural light into your space. A skylight is also quite private.

For windows that need a covering, bamboo or other natural fibers add tranquility and warmth, while allowing natural light to pass through.

Turning your bathroom into your personal retreat is all about reflecting your style, attention to detail and selecting the right materials.

Famous Quote

"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

- Helen Keller

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Question: I was just looking at the inside of my dishwasher the other day, thinking it needed a good cleaning. Any tips? Thank you, Libby Mutter

Answer: When your dishwasher is looking or smelling funky, first clean the filer according to the manufacturer’s directions.

  1. Then, use white distilled vinegar to deodorize the inside and dissolve water spots.
  2. Pour 2 cups white vinegar into a bowl and sit it upright in the bottom rack.
  3. Run the machine through a short wash cycle and it will be clean, deodorized, and ready to run!

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.

You Must Ask Yourself,
“Is it Worth the Savings?”

When completing a new construction project or renovation, there are certainly ways to be cost-efficient without huge compromise. Ultimately, the deciding factor should be whether the savings is worth it.

The sayings, “You get what you pay for,” and “You might as well do it right the first time,” have good merit. Often times, what is “saved” initially, costs double down the line.

The biggest shortfalls a homeowner can make paying for sub-standard work or scrimping on finishes. The difficulty with finishes are, they are last and usually about the same time the budget is running low. The best advice, is to set a firm budget from the beginning. Look for sound ways to save, including bargains on materials; such as: pipes, lumber, and wiring. When possible, incorporate the use of salvaged materials, provided these materials are safe and meet the need for the job.

By saving on materials no one can see, more of your budget can be reserved for quality workmanship and the finishes. Although most people feel anyone can paint, this is another big, “you get what you pay for.” Professional painting, high grade flooring, and other finishes are things you will be looking at day after day.

The savings is in having the work done properly the first time and enjoying the view of the finished project.

Green Tip of the Month

Save Money without Spending a Dime -

It’s easier than it sounds to save money while being green: unplug electronic equipment you aren't using; turn off the lights; lower your heat and wear an extra sweater.

Switching from chemical cleaners to homemade baking soda/vinegar combos can save you $600 a year, and taking public transportation saves countless money on gas.

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www.majorshomeimprovement.com

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