Fast Fixes for Happier Holiday Homes
December, 2017 - Issue #159
Fast Fix For: Dinged, Dingy Walls & Cabinets
With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to add a fresh coat of interior and exterior paint to ensure your home is looking its best for family and friends. Color consultants are ready to help you choose the perfect paint colors to enhance curb appeal, bring new life to the interior or even paint older kitchen cabinets. In addition to revitalizing the look and feel of a home, new paint also offers a layer of invaluable protection for your home that will increase the overall marketability and value of the property. Don't wait till it's too late! Take advantage of free estimates and get this easy to-do off the list today.
ALLBRiGHT 1-800-Painting 846-2928

Fast Fix For: Places without Personality

Sure, you have furniture, maybe some accessories... and there's paint on the wall. But if your place lacks pizazz, pre-holiday entertaining time is the perfect opportunity to give your space a boost. Bring in some fresh new accessories; pair different patterns and textures on pillows with a nice plush throw to give your sofa a whole new look; and add a fun tray with some fresh flowers, candlesticks and personal knickknacks to your coffee table for a quick little update. Go grander by bringing in faux beams with a custom stain or add some texture to your space with a fun rug to complete the look. All of this can be completed in less than a week!
Rebecca Rollins Interiors 367-4394

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Fast Fix For: Missing Holiday Curb Appeal
In a world that is distinctly lacking in joy, be the literal bright light on your street - without risking life and limb in the process. A professional holiday-light installer will quickly and efficiently decorate the exterior of your home using your lights - or theirs. The affordable service saves more than time; it could save your back side! Injuries from falls skyrocket during the holiday season and are almost always related to light installation.
Christmas Lights Installation 297-7013

Fast Fix For: Your Dated Front Door

Nothing says "happy holidays" like a welcoming doorstep, which is why now is the time to install a new, more attractive and efficient door. Fiberglass doors look like wood, but they don't warp or rot like wood, or dent or rust like steel. In fact, a fiberglass door needs only a fraction of the maintenance wood and steel doors do. And the inside of a Therma-Tru fiberglass door is filled with an exceptional heat - and cold-resistant material that helps keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. A Therma-Tru door with genuine Therma-Tru parts is more than just a beautiful door - it's a complete door system made to perform as well as it looks.
Mike's Windows & Doors 296-9195

Fast Fix For: Pet Urine Odors
The odor from pet urine requires immediate attention and removal. If the odor remains, it encourages your pet to continue to urinate in that location, which only compounds the odor and the stain. The stain itself is harmful because urine will permeate into the carpet fibers where it then crystallizes. Once crystallized, the urine becomes corrosive and will start to ruin carpet fibers and eventually the carpet pad and flooring beneath. The Healthy Choice Chem-Dry pet urine odor removal process eliminates pet odors using pet-safe solutions and innovative techniques. The process begins with a UV light inspection to identify urine stains embedded and invisible to the human eye. P.U.R.T. is then sprayed onto the surface of the carpet; it is considered one of the best cleaning agents available for removing pet urine odor. P.U.R.T. reaches the carpet fibers, carpet pad and the sub floor beneath to attack all of the urine present. After application, P.U.R.T. requires 24 to 36 hours to successfully remove all of the pet urine odor from the carpet. After the P.U.R.T. application, a technician rinses the carpet using a Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning system. HCE rinses the carpet to help remove the stains from the surface. The entire process removes 99.9 percent of pet urine odors from carpet and 99.2 percent of the bacteria.
Chem Dry Healthy Choice 430-0699

Fast Fix For: Obvious Lack of the Perfect Present

Ok, ok. Most homeowners don't think of improvements as gifts. But there are exceptions - home improvements that dramatically improve the quality of life for the entire family. While you might be thinking, "Yay, justification for a kitchen remodel!" your kids have a very different idea in mind: a pool. Yes, it's a sizable investment, but you know that it will increase your property value and, more importantly, serve as a popular gathering place nearly year round for family and friends. The littlest kids will be thrilled, but it's the bigger ones who might benefit even more. Pools keep kids at home, offering them a cool (Literally and figuratively!) place for them to hang out with friends (Under your watchful eye!) and connect with siblings, cousins and other family members who might otherwise not have a lot in common with your kiddo who's perpetually stuck in the "terrible tweens" stage. They're truly the gift that keeps on giving. Wrap up a novelty pool floaty and wow them this holiday!
Thomas Pools 441-3411

Fast Fix For: Naked Windows
Uncovered windows make a room feel unfinished. Roman shades add a classic, timeless beauty to your home's interior and exterior with a wide spectrum of colors and styles from which to choose. These brilliant beauties can filter light or darken any room in modern or traditional styles - even cordless!
Blinds & Shutters of All Kinds 298-1230

Fast Fix For: Drab Dining Rooms
There's no better place to gather during the holidays than around the table. In today's open-concept homes, our dining rooms are always on full display, so try one or more of these quick updates this holiday season.
Update one piece of furniture. Matched sets are a big no-no in today's interiors, so think about changing up one of the following: table, chairs, sideboard.
Brighten your space with new lighting. Chandeliers make a big impact and there are some stunning buffet lamps that will make your sideboard look like a whole new piece.
Add a great centerpiece to your table. Choose something sculptural or a large bowl filled with mini-pumpkins and gourds for Thanksgiving and sparkling ornaments for the holidays.
Paint and wallpaper are instant game changers to give your space a whole new look. When adding wall paper, limit yourself to one accent wall.
MIX by RJI 678-0034
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