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

In this Issue:

Banish Kitchen Boredom with Color
Green Tip of the Month
Ask Mike
Monthly Trivia Challenge
De-Clutter Your Home
in 5 Steps

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:

Robert & Jane Sketoe – Pace
Mark & Lisa Greskovich - Pensacola
Andrew & Sharon Berghorn – Gulf Breeze
Kent & Michelle Cleveland – Crestview

Scott & Maria Temple – Niceville

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

Johnny hosted 4,531 episodes of The Tonight Show. Until The Price Is Right host Bob Barker broke the record in 2002, he had the longest running record of one person hosting a show, for 29 years, 7 months, 21 days. Who was Johnny’s first guest on "The Tonight Show”?

A. Bob Hope
B. Bette Midler
C. Groucho Marx
D. Steve Allen

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 Glen Gourmely, the winner of the last issue's Trivia Challenge… Glen correctly answered this question:

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...

Answer: Their Pets

Banish Kitchen
Boredom with Color

The kitchen is the perfect place to add character to your home with the use of color. Choosing the right color palette is an important part of the decision making process. But how do you choose colors that are compatible with your space and your taste?

Here are a few helpful tips for guiding your color choices:

Cabinetry Color vs. Wall Color - Painting your kitchen walls is an easy way to add color and personality to your space. Soft blue wall paints, which are calming and easy to live with, are also versatile as they work well with both light and dark cabinetry. The color can balance cabinetry with a darker finish, such as cherry spice, or accent cabinetry with a lighter finish like maple butterscotch.

Go Bold - If you prefer the colors in your home to be trendy, consider using dramatic hues to brighten up your kitchen walls. Experts say that bold, ethnic colors such as red and gold, the colors of China, are expected to gain interest because of the upcoming Olympics, while botanical greens are strong partly because of the environmental movement. If you are not quite ready to make such a bold commitment, buy a small container of paint and test it on an inconspicuous area of the wall to see how it works with your kitchen and your style.

Mixing Finishes and Countertops: How to Avoid a Color Trap - Another simple solution for taking a kitchen from drab to dazzling is to mix cabinetry finishes and/or countertop colors. Mixing finishes and countertops is a surefire way to avoid the common color mistake of matching everything. When everything in a room is the same color, it becomes either too intense or too bland. To avoid this color trap, choose two finishes that balance one another. Or, keep the finish the same on both and use contrasting countertops for the main kitchen and the island to achieve the same balance.

It’s the Little Things that Make a Big Difference - If you do not want to transform your entire kitchen into a colorful oasis, but still want to show off your style, a little bit can go a long way:

  • Incorporate a backsplash in a patterned, multi-colored, or even metallic tile to easily add personality without committing to a full-on color renovation.

  • Include glass front cabinetry to create a dramatic backdrop for your vibrant glassware.

  • For a quick and easy color pick-me-up, change your cabinet hardware; add colorful art prints; or invest in some bright appliances such as a toaster, food processor or mixer.

GREEN TIP OF THE MONTH

Instead of buying Styrofoam products, purchase reusable dishes, cups, plastic wear and glasses for picnics and special occasions.

If you need to buy disposables, use paper instead of Styrofoam.

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Question: We bought our house 5 years ago. When the weather starts to warm and humidity rises, our garage floor sweats excessively. Is there anything we can do to stop this?

- Bill Melton

Answer: The dampness may be caused by the original preparation of the floor, a lack of drainage, a lack of crushed stone, or a vapor barrier. In the right hands this problem should be relatively straightforward to diagnose and deal with.

Until the floor warms to the ambient temperature the use of a fan may help a great deal.

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.

De-Clutter Your Home in 5 Steps

"A place for everything and everything in its place." Sounds dreamy, doesn't it? With a little work and a dash of discipline, you can turn this dream into reality.

For many of us, reducing clutter and getting organized requires a leap of faith, faith in your family, and faith in your potential for change. Change your family's habits.

Here's an 8-step plan that works.

  1. Never touch a piece of paper more than once. This sounds extreme, I know, but it really works. Why not file items immediately before they pile up?

  2. If you haven't worn it in two years, get rid of it. To help family members through this sometimes painful process, remove everything from their closets. Separate the items you think should go, and let them make the final decision.

  3. Designate a keepsake drawer or basket. When those special drawings come home from preschool or that blue ribbon or acceptance letter...put it right into the basket.

  4. Assign an art drawer. Rather than having markers, crayons and paints scattered around the house, keep creativity close at hand by keeping all your art supplies within arm's reach.

  5. Be specific about chores. Adherence to weekly chores has a way of fading as the house descends into chaos. A vague request like "clean your room" doesn't always get the response you were hoping for. Simplify things by requesting specific jobs, such as "Do one load of whites."

Famous Quote

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."

- Helen Keller

Thank You for Your Kind Words...

“Majors was extremely professional and reliable. From sales, to the office and production staff to the installation crew everyone was knowledgeable, courteous, helpful and dedicated to making our experience a positive one. We are absolutely thrilled with our relationship with Majors and with our new windows.” – Gene & Charlene May, Pensacola

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