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TOLL FREE (877) 983-2899 info@majorshomeimprovement.com July 2010

In this Issue:

Ready for a Home Makeover? Here’s How To Do It.
Perfect Beer Can Chicken
Green Tip of the Month
Ask Mike
Monthly Trivia Challenge

Majors Home Improvement

6433 Old Hwy 90
Milton, FL 32570
(850) 983-2899
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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:

Bill & Carolyn White –
Fort Walton Beach
Mark & Maggie Boyd – Niceville
Teddy & Gale Varnum – Navarre
Micheal & Geary Jones – Spanish
Fort Bobby & Yvonna Ward - Milton

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!

 

Famous Quote

"In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation, which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm."

- Isaac Rosenfeld

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

Many people are aware that the Maple Leaf is the national emblem of Canada. What is more uncommonly known is that Canada has a second official national emblem. Can you name it?

A: A Royal Crown
B: The Mountie Hat
C: A Fleur-De-Lis
D: The Beaver

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 Trivia Answer

Congratulations to Carolyn Sims, the winner of the last issue's Trivia Challenge… She correctly answered this question:

Since Canadian Dr. James Naismith’s invention of the sport in 1891, basketball has been a worldwide phenomenon. The idea of having an established league came from an unlikely source. Name it.

Answer: Ice Hockey Arena Owners

Ready for a Home Makeover? Here’s How To Do It.

2Today people are looking for ways to improve their homes for better living and more enjoyment. Investing a little time and money will go a long way to transform your home into the pride of the neighborhood.

Curb Appeal - Let’s begin outside. Mow the grass, pull the weeds, edge the lawns and give the bedding areas the attention and maintenance they deserve. Liven up the planting areas with perennials for substance, and then go for color with annuals. Select a color scheme such as reds and yellows then use it throughout the bedding areas for a well-planned professional appearance.

Your Home’s Exterior - Addressing your home’s landscaping is the first step to improving curb appeal. Next you have to pay attention to the physical structure of your home. You can easily make over your home in a few days time by replacing windows, painting, adding new siding, or replacing an old roof. On top of transforming your home, these improvements will increase the value of your home and can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency. This translates into lower heating bills in the winter and lower cooling costs in the summer. Combine these savings with tax credits and rebates and these improvements will pay for themselves several times over while you experience the pleasure and pride of owning a beautiful home.

Clean Up Your Entry - Analyze your walkway and repair wobbly cobblestones or bricks. If the sidewalk is cracked get it repaired or replaced? Next turn to your porch. Remove clutter by removing excess plants, kids toys, or old knickknacks. If you’re unsure, remove it. The best bet is to get back to a clean slate with simply a welcome mat and a chair or two. If you’ve got additional room, a nicely placed plant will make the area look inviting and create an ideal area for after-dinner coffee or a glass of wine.

Your Main Entry - One of the most important areas of your home is the main entry. It can set the mood for the homes occupants and visitors. Make your entry room feel comfortable by opening it up and making it feel as big as possible. The first step to this is with the right paint color. Select colors that give the illusion of space and light and even small entry rooms magically seem to double in size. Eliminate clutter, excess furniture, and all unnecessary items from your entry room. Most homes have too much furniture and too many objects occupying valuable space and making living space cramped.

Your Kitchen… Is For Living - Today the kitchen is the most popular room in the home. You can’t truly have a dream home without investing properly in your kitchen. Outdated appliances, cabinets, flooring, countertops, and layout all contribute to an overall feeling that the entire home is outdated. Take stock of your kitchen and identify which of these items need attention. Your kitchen can make or break your homes style so make sure to use a professional, in the end it will make all the difference in the world.

Your Bathroom is Your Sanctuary - This is also a room where the touch of a professional is important and like your kitchen, outdated materials, color, and layout can make your bathroom extremely uncomfortable and can severely decrease the overall enjoyment of your home.

Sometimes quick fixes are all you need. Fresh paint, new tile, updated shower or bathtub, new fixtures, but when you find that you have more than one of these items it’s time to consider a complete remodel. Today bathroom remodeling is a lot more cost effective than ever before and you’ll be amazed at how an updated bathroom will improve your every day disposition as well as the value of your home.

If you’d like to discuss transform any part of your home, give us a call today. You’ll be delighted at how easy it is to get started.

GREEN TIP OF THE MONTH

Use a rain barrel to water your plants, lawn and garden - Place a large bin or barrel under your rain gutter downspout to collect water.

You will reduce the amount of storm water that runs off of your property into overburdened sewer systems and you will also save money on your water bill!

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Question: I have a question about ants. We have had a problem with the small, brown ants. We have tried the borax & sugar, and poison, nothing works. Do you have any suggestions? - Dennis Johnson

Answer: There are several effective tricks to keeping ants away using safe common household items. First off try vinegar. Fill a squirt bottle with plain old cheap white vinegar, and squirt it anyplace you've seen ants (kitchen counters, windowsills, etc) and let it dry. It's non-toxic, won't harm anything, and the smell will go away in just a couple of minutes.

Another solution is cinnamon or black pepper. Sprinkle the cinnamon or black pepper where you see ants congregate and watch them scatter. Follow them to where they're exiting - which is the same spot they're entering. Sprinkle the cinnamon or pepper at that spot to keep them from coming back in. It's safe to use in your cabinets, on windowsills, near your pets and kids, around food, etc.

If ants still persist try this home made trap: Mix boric acid and mint jelly or peanut butter; spread mixture on a cracker. Punch pinholes in a cardboard box; place cracker inside. Place box in an area where ants cause problems, but away from children and pets. Note: Mint jelly/peanut butter lures the ants, boric acid kills them.

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.

Perfect Beer Can Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 (4-pound) whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of your favorite dry spice rub
  • 1 can beer

Directions

Remove neck and giblets from chicken and discard. Rinse chicken inside and out, and pat dry with paper towels. Rub chicken lightly with oil then rub inside and out with salt, pepper and dry rub. Set aside.

Open beer can and take several gulps (make them big gulps so that the can is half full). Place beer can on a solid surface. Grabbing a chicken leg in each hand, plunk the bird cavity over the beer can. Transfer the bird-on-a-can to your grill and place in the center of the grate, balancing the bird on its 2 legs and the can like a tripod.

Cook the chicken over medium-high, indirect heat (i.e. no coals or burners on directly under the bird), with the grill cover on, for approximately 1 1/4 hours or until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F in the breast area and 180 degrees F in the thigh, or until the thigh juice runs clear when stabbed with a sharp knife.

Remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Thank You for Your Kind Words...

“We are really glad that we could have a hometown company do this project for us. The installers conducted themselves in a professional manner. And the salesman was very knowledgeable and did not use high sales pressure. We really appreciated that.”

- Ted & Dot Russell

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