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In this Issue:

Kitchen Island Innovations
Green Tip of the Month
Ask Mike
Monthly Trivia Challenge
Customize Your Walls with Personalized Monograms

Majors Home Improvement

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

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:

Bertha Burns – Shalimar
David Starling - Pensacola
Jim & Kathy Murray – Shalimar
John & Lisa Knoll – Pensacola

Bradley & Izabella Martens – Fort Walton Beach

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
Entry Doors
Click here to request an appointment!


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 of us grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Did you know that his mother was a major contributor to the show? Which of these things did she do?

A. Combed his hair
B. Knitted his sweaters
C. Approved his scripts
D. Worked the puppets

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

Most people know the month of April has 30 days and is the 4th month in our calendar year. Many believe it was named after the ancient Greek Goddess Aphrodite. Which of these April facts is NOT true?

Answer: The lily is the flower of April

Kitchen Island Innovations

Dreaming of a fantasy island? No, not the island with white sandy beaches, palm trees and sun... a kitchen island. Kitchen islands are increasing in popularity. Both the attractiveness and innovations of kitchen islands continue to grow. Centrally located, islands are easily accessed and ideal for kitchen tasks such as food prep, cooking, clean up and entertaining.

Here are the newest kitchen finds and options to consider when building or turning your fantasy island into a functional, stylish workspace.

Create Levels - Multi-level islands are becoming increasingly popular since most homeowners not only want a work area, but also an informal place for entertaining guests. With the kitchen as one of the main gathering areas in a home, your guests will be able to sit, chat or rest their beverage glasses on the high-top counter, while the lower tier of the island features an ample work area. Be sure to incorporate enough drawers and shelves below the work area to keep key ingredients, utensils and your favorite cookbooks right at your fingertips.

If you love to entertain, consider adding a wine refrigerator to maintain proper temperatures for your reds and whites.

Turn Up the Heat - Installing cook tops as part of your kitchen island brings counter top burners within easy reach, while also creating room for amenities below, such as additional storage or warming drawers.

Easy Clean Up - Install a sink and faucet in your kitchen island to make food prep and clean up quick and easy.

Top It Off - Add character to your island countertop with a dramatic surface finish, such as granite, metal, solid-surface, marble and new custom, hand-applied finishes with unique designs, such as full circles and waves. Finish off your counter with a thick butcher block, making it an easy spot for all your cutting needs.

With a few island innovations, you’ll make the most of your kitchen space and create your own, customized fantasy island.


Home Made Wall Cleaner

Mix ½ cup vinegar, 1 cup clear ammonia, ¼ cup baking soda, and 1 gallon warm water. Apply with a sponge and rinse clear with water. If your walls have a rough texture, use old nylon stockings or socks which won’t tear. Caution: Wear rubber gloves and work in a ventilated area.


Question: My bathroom smells awful. I think it’s the drains in the sink and shower. Is there something I can pour into the drains to solve this problem? - Drew Stollid

Answer: Hair build-up can harbor bacteria, producing a foul odor. There are enzymes that can be poured into the drain, but removal of the build-up would be quicker. Another possible cause for the odor is dry traps in the shower and sink. If there is a ventilation problem in the plumbing system, the traps could be siphoned dry by flushing a toilet, allowing sewer gasses to re-enter the living space. If either of these two options doesn’t resolve your problem, a plumbing contractor or leak detection company could perform a smoke test to reveal any leaks in the plumbing system.

Remember that you can use more than bath strips for your next bathroom lighting project. Try sconces on either side of a mirror and a ceiling fixture for balanced lighting throughout the room.

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.

Customize Your Walls with Personalized Monograms

2A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or entwining two or more letters to form one symbol. It can also be a letter or letters combined with other graphic elements, like leaves or flowers, to form one symbol. Admirers of monograms have always appreciated the air of elegance that a simple letter (or two or three) can lend to stationery, luggage, sheets and towels. Increasingly, though, monograms are becoming art.

A large family monogram, hung over a fireplace mantel, reinforces an already powerful focal point. A large monogram over a master-suite bed is not just a strong focal point, it’s also wildly romantic. In a couple’s monogram, the woman’s first initial appears on the left, the groom’s first initial on the right, and the shared last name initial in the middle.

A monogram over an entry table is an arresting way to welcome visitors. Try nestling your monogram into an array of framed family photos, perhaps on a hallway wall or in the family room. Small monograms are fun in unexpected places, like over the hand towels in a guest bathroom or next to the key rack by the back door.

What about a traditional circle monogram that looks like it’s been printed on the wall? Don’t be afraid to take your monogram to unexpected places by turning it into a personalized piece of art.

Famous Quote

"When God thought of mother, he must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly, so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception."

- Henry Ward Beecher

Thank You for Your Kind Words...

"It has been a joy to deal with professionals such as the ones from Majors Home Improvement. They were responsive during the process and overall they were great people to work with." – Lee Marion, Niceville

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