2017 Resolutions
January, 2017 - Issue #147
Create a Functional,
Beautiful Living Room

Formal living rooms are great - if you use them. Otherwise, they're a fancy waste of space. Want a living room that looks warm, attractive and... usable? First, choose furniture that is both stylish and comfortable looking so that people actually want to sit in it. Since this is often the first room your guests see, choose welcoming patterns and colors. Shades that are light and bright will make the room feel more open and larger, which is great because you're going to need space for a new statement chandelier! That, along with fresh flowers, are the added special touches that will make your ambience truly shine.
Rebecca Rollins Interiors 367-4394

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Set the Tone with Colors that Connect
Want to make your great room even greater? Your kitchen cozier? Choose paint colors that set the tone for conversation and connection. Warm colors like oranges, yellows, reds and browns are thought to stimulate conversation. If lingering over a chat and coffee is your idea of a good time, choosing colors that have been shown to encourage talkative behavior are the smartest picks.
Magic Maintenance Inc. Painting 259-3373

Don't Wait for New Flooring
There's a presumption that quality flooring takes a while to have installed, but that's just not true when you choose from hundreds of selections of in-stock inventory. In big-box stores that "do" flooring in addition to 4,000 other things, you might wait for weeks for your shipment to arrive. At Wicall's Carpets, they only "do" flooring - so you can get what you want, when you want, from people who only "do" flooring - and have for decades. In fact, the Wicall's family has been flooring homes in the SCV for 49 years and has anniversary specials along their exceptionally-knowledgeable customer service.
Wicall's Carpets 259-6040

photo by Ted Dayton
photo by Ted Dayton
Be Vain when it comes to Vanities
Wanting to update that little bathroom, but don't know what to do? An easy improvement is to get a new vanity that will change your look without having to do a full overhaul. You can have one custom built that is tailored specifically to your space and style, or choose a pre-made one that makes it easy. Many of the pre-made vanities come in different door styles and color selections, plus they have an option to get a counter top with it so you do not have to buy an entire slab for your little vanity. They even have options for the hardware so you can achieve a look that appears custom - without the price tag. The only thing you have to add is the faucet, and there are so many stunning choices! Make yours the icing on the cake to your new vanity.
Woodward Kitchen & Bath 251-3865

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Protect your Investment
Your home is a major investment and one that you want to protect. Properly-applied paint will not only keep your home looking great but also protect the exterior from elements like humidity, sun and temperature fluctuations which can eventually lead paint to peel, blister, crack and flake off. Exposed wood from paint failure can rot and support the growth of mildew. Protect your investment and increase your home's curb appeal with a fresh coat of properly applied paint by ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING's team of qualified paint technicians.
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