Quick Changes
before Guests are at the Door
December, 2016 - Issue #146
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Fast Holiday Home Fixes that Save Water, Too
Before your guests arrive for the holidays, take some time to spruce up your bathrooms and laundry room with water-saving fixtures and appliances. Your sinks, toilets and washing machine will get more use than normal during the holiday season. By investing in your home, you will save water and money in the long-run.

Aerators for Sink Faucets Aerators are cheap and will take you less than five minutes to change out. Replacing older aerators with new efficient ones will reduce flow without sacrificing performance. Aerators are available at any hardware store and are labeled with their flow rate.

Install a High-efficient Toilet Toilets are by far the main source of water use in the home. By replacing old, inefficient toilets with 1.6 gallons or less per flush, you could save $110 per year in water costs. High-efficiency toilets are available at any hardware store and labeled with their gallons per flush.
High-efficient Clothes Washers They are a more expensive investment, but are designed to last for 10 years. To help save money on your purchase, be on the lookout for Black Friday sales.

Easy Kitchen Improvements that can be Finished Fast
Getting new hardware can easily update your kitchen - and it only takes a day to install! There are many style and finish options to choose from; no matter what you select, it will bring new life to your most-used space. Another option: Put some fun pendants over the island or update to LED can lights; it will only take a few days depending on your selection and any other electrical work that needs to be done. You can also update the counters to new quartz material; you'll love the "no maintenance" lifestyle and easy cleaning. There are hundreds of colors from which to choose and they even look like real stone! Do allow up to two weeks for fabrication and installation for this project. And, if you are getting new counters, don't forget to look for a new sink and faucet to complete the refreshed look.
Woodward Kitchen & Bath 251-3865

Fashionably Early Shades that can be Ready for your Holiday Parties
With clean lines and a sleek contemporary look, Skyline Gliding Window Panels offer the perfect solution for both large and small window expanses and can also be used as a stylish room divider. The revolutionary hardware system, combined with a fashion-forward fabric collection, offers you a vast array of choices that will satisfy any decorating style. Order your shades now and be ready for holiday parties. Plus, save $100 with rebates on select purchases of Hunter Douglas window fashions through December 12, 2016 during the Season of Style Savings Event.
The Vertical Factory 298-1230

Frames that Revitalize your Bathrooms
If you've never seen MirrorMate in person, it's time - because these beauties make your dated builder-installed mirrors look brand new. You'll choose from over 60 designs in any size you can dream; professionals will drop in to measure your mirrors, then install the MirrorMate frames right over your existing ones when they arrive customized to fit your space perfectly. Ready to take a peek? Head to FASTFRAME to check them out, then get a quote. FASTFRAME 291-1325
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