TOLL FREE (877) 983-2899 Sept 2011

In this Issue:

Budget-Friendly Bathroom Enhancements
Green Tip of the Month
Ask Mike
Monthly Trivia Challenge
Beat the Back to School Crunch

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:

Ryan Kelly – Pensacola
Michael & Celia Hernandez - Navarre
Bev Britton – Crestview
Thomas & Margaret Jennings – Pensacola

Bruce Carlisle – 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
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

In 625 B.C., metal coins replaced grain as the medium of exchange. Stamped with a likeness of an ear of wheat, the new coins were lighter and easier to transport than grain. In which country was this new form of currency introduced?

A. Egypt
B. Greece
C. Persia
D. Ethiopia

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

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your trivia answer

Last Issue's Answer

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

August typically yields some very high Temperatures. Where was the highest recorded temperature on earth?

Answer: Lybia

Budget-Friendly Bathroom Enhancements

Is your bathroom is leaving you less than flush with pride? Without question, beautiful bathrooms help sell houses and enhance homeowners’ enjoyment of their living space; an investment for the day when you’ll need to romance potential buyers with a knockout bathroom. Knowing what’s in and what’s out in bathroom design is important for homeowners deciding where to spend their hard-earned dollars. You can easily and inexpensively update your restroom with a fresh, modern look, without sacrificing style, by focusing on 4 key areas: Paint, the mirror, hardware and lighting.

Painting any room is a tried-and-true way to make a big impact with minimal cost and effort. Remember that color trends do change. Stay away from dated color choices, like mauves or pinks, in favor of timeless, like earth tones. Chocolate, aqua, olive and gold, all colors drawn from nature, are hot right now and promise more enduring style.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - If your home was built in the past decade, you probably have one enormous, unframed mirror, but unframed mirrors are out.

The mirror is the focal point of your bathroom, and frames complete the mirror, giving a bath a finished, updated look. You can remove the entire mirror and buy a new, framed replacement or you can frame your existing mirror.

When choosing a frame style, select a frame that reflects the style you would choose for a piece of artwork for the room. Easy Hardware - Few accessories shout “last decade” like outdated hardware. Fortunately, updating hardware is a quick, easy and cost-effective. If your hardware is mismatched, get yourself to a home supply store and check out their collections of matching drawer pulls and cabinet handles. Your hardware should also complement your metal fixtures.

If the finish is dated, like brass, replace it with new styles, like brushed nickel, pewter, antique or oil-rubbed bronze. These finishes coordinate well with current lighting and fixtures, bath bars, knobs, pulls, and switch and receptacle covers. These fixes pull a room together with one modern, cohesive look.

Make Light of Things – Lighting fixtures that add beauty and soft lighting with shades or sconces are in. They can run above your (newly framed) mirror, or flank it. Select a style that is right for you and makes a statement in the room. Strategic and cost-effective changes can go a long way to giving you the new updated bathroom you desire.


Be Selective When Choosing Products Unlike glass and aluminum packaging, which can be recycled and made into the same product, plastic packaging cannot be recycled to make the same product. When possible, select foods and products packaged in glass or aluminum; it’s a better choice for our environment.


Question: My home is at the bottom of a small hill, and whenever it rains the run-off from the rest of the neighborhood comes into my backyard and starts flooding my basement. I installed a drainage system 10 years ago, but it no longer seems to work. Robert Julien

Answer: To work properly, drainage systems of all types need to be kept free and clear so that water from sudden downpours or spring snow melts can flow through and away freely. Check to see if your system is clogged with leaves or other debris. Something as simple as a blockage in the pipe would allow water to build up in your backyard and make its way into your basement. You could start by trying to flush out the system with a garden hose. If this doesn’t work and the water doesn’t drain away, you may need to call in a professional drain company to clear it.

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.

Beat the Back to School Crunch

The transition from the schedule-free days of summer to the more regimented requirements of school can create chaos in even the most orderly home. Planning and preparation can help streamline the back-to-school transition and safeguard your sanity.

Create a Family Calendar – Create a family calendar and post it in a central place in the home. A family calendar ensures that everyone knows what everyone else is doing...and when. Gather everyone together weekly and make updating the calendar for the week ahead a group activity.

Pre-route Travel - Planning the routes your family will travel to school, work and events can help save time and money. Use a navigation system or an internet-based traffic service to avoid traffic jams, detours and construction delays.

Create Time - Set the clock back by performing “morning tasks” – like organizing outfits, lunch boxes, and book bags – the night before. Fill the gas tank on the drive home instead of adding a stop to your morning commute. Each task may take just a few minutes to complete in the morning, but by bundling them together and moving them to the night before, you enjoy real-time savings during your morning routine.

Famous Quote

Nothing will work unless you do.”

- Maya Angelou

Thank You for Your Kind Words...

"What an improvement! The installers were professional, on time, and really knew their stuff. The clean up was immaculate, no dirt or dust.”

– Milton Smith, Pensacola

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