4 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Return on Home Improvements

If you’re one of the many homeowners who have damaged countertops in your kitchen or have a shower in your bathroom that’s just impossible to clean, it’s time to consider a serious makeover! There’s no better time to start tackling those remodeling projects you’ve been planning for years than when you’ve got a little extra cash to do it. Tax refunds make for a great opportunity to reinvest your money right back into your home.

Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Return

We’ve put together a list of home improvement projects that will be sure to help you get the most out of your tax return this year!

1. Kitchen Remodel: One of the best places to spend your tax return is in your very own kitchen. Experts agree that kitchen remodeling generates a significant return on investment. By selecting an efficient, yet high-quality remodeling solution like Miracle Method’s refinishing process you can upgrade your kitchen for a fraction of the cost of messy tear-out and replacement. With cost-savings like this, you’ll have some extra room in your budget for new appliances, light fixtures and other accessories to help modernize your kitchen.

2. Door & Window Upgrades: Boost your home’s curb appeal by replacing your front door and windows! Swapping out old, drafty or broken doors or windows are considered smart ways to spend your tax return for many important reasons. The best part about door and window upgrades is you can save big on your energy bills. You will also improve security and overall increase the value of your home. Whether you’re planning on staying in your home for many more years or thinking about putting it on the market, budget-friendly upgrades provides a significant return on your investment (ROI.)

3. Bathroom Renovations: When it comes to home improvements, updating your bathrooms in your home will certainly benefit the entire family. Old, discolored and ugly bathroom fixtures like vanities, bathtubs, showers, tile surrounds and floors can dramatically age the look and feel of your home. For a time and cost-saving option, consider repairing and refinishing your existing fixtures right in place. To complete your remodel swap, add new mirrors, change up your decor and replace light fixtures. These small decorative changes will give your bathroom the makeover it truly deserves!

4. Customize your Closet: Designing a closet space that’s beautiful, yet functional might not be a priority for the rest of the family, but it certainly offers an excellent return on investment. Use your tax return to customize your closet space exactly the way you want it! By installing new shelves, hooks, shoe racks and drawers you will create maximum storage space. It may be a difficult task to remodel your closet at first, but when you’re ready to sell your home it will be far more appealing to buyers out on the market. Use these tips from HGTV to get organized!

Spend your tax return on a remodeling project that adds beauty and value to your home! For more information affordable refinishing services, call Miracle Method at (855) 212-7337, or visit the website by clicking right here.

4 Steps to Planning a Stress-Free Bathroom Makeover

Tired of looking at that hideous and outdated tile every time you step into the shower? Are you ready to transform your bathroom but worried about the cost, mess and hassle of replacement? Giving your bathroom a makeover doesn’t have to be a complicated task. Use these clever steps for a relatively simple and stress-free remodeling experience.

The Ultimate Guide: A Simple and Stress-Free Bathroom Makeover

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#1: Plan Ahead

Whether you’re considering a large or small remodeling project for your bathroom, planning ahead is essential to making sure your home renovations run smoothly. The first step is to establish a concrete plan to clearly identify your needs, budget, and overall project goals. The next step is to explore all of your remodeling options. Take the initiative to visit a showroom in your local area for a quick-guided tour of fresh and modern displays. This way you can not only envision your new bathroom the way you want it to look in your home, but you can design it exactly how you want!

Stress-Free Bathroom Makeover#2: Seek Affordability

Often times, a homeowner’s budget can place heavy constraints on home remodeling methods. Replacement remodeling happens to be one of the most expensive renovations alternatives currently out on the market. However with the affordability of surface refinishing, you never have to sacrifice style or quality to upgrade your home. In fact, when it comes to remodeling with Natural Accents® stone look finishes, customers can actually save up to 75% over the cost of granite or real stone. Miracle Method, the nation’s largest kitchen and bathroom refinishing company can transform any bathroom to sparkle with absolute beauty. Check out some of the transformations here!

Planning a Stress-Free Bathroom Makeover#3: Schedule Your Renovations

Scheduling your renovations can be a tricky task when the project timeline calls for any type of demolition or additional plumbing work in the home. If you’re looking for the a timely solution, the refinishing process takes as little as two days or less to fully transform your existing bathroom vanities, showers or bathtubs to look and feel like new again. Your existing surfaces can be repaired and refinished in place without ever tearing out the existing surface. The timeline for remodeling is significantly reduced when you decide to refinish your existing surfaces, and best of all there’s absolutely no mess involved!

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#4: Work with a Professional

Home remodeling should always be handled by a professional company with licensed and insured technicians. When selecting a professional to handle your stress-free bathroom makeover, be sure to research company reviews, work experience in the industry and service warranties. This way you know you have placed your bathroom makeover in the hands of a trusted professional. And remember, bathroom remodeling projects can be very expensive, especially if you have to go back and fix that disaster “do it yourself” project. You won’t regret using a professional service that delivers a well-designed makeover with high-quality, durable and beautiful results.

Stress-Free Bathroom Makeover

For more ideas on how to plan a simple and stress-free bathroom makeover, contact your local Miracle Method at 855-212-7337.

Miracle Method of Northwest Atlanta Franchise Starting Huge Dorm Renovation

With over 35 years’ experience in the home building industry, Mike Simmons is running a Miracle Method Surface Refinishing franchise that tackles arguably the most important rooms of the home – kitchens and bathrooms.

“I’m a second-generation builder. My dad was the old-type home builder where he taught me how to do everything. People would call my dad about building a house, and we would go and frame it, do the shingles, siding, trimmed it out,” said Simmons.

Mr. Simmons was raised in Indiana, and moved to Georgia and started out remodeling homes, then moved into building houses including a number of them in Cobb, Georgia.

Since 2012, together with his wife Kay, Mike has been the proud owner of a Miracle Method franchise in Northwest Atlanta.

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Regarding searching for a business opportunity, Simmons said, “We were looking for something different, something you could grow a company in a downturn market,” adding that a former employee had introduced him to the company during the economic downturn around 2008.

Since the beginning, the Simmons’ Marietta-based franchise has done a number of jobs across the North Metro Atlanta area, spanning from Paulding to Gwinnett counties. Outside of residential work, much of their works has been has been for commercial properties, including hospitals, schools, universities and hotels.

The Simmons’ franchise employs 11 people and up to 16 during the busiest times of the year, generating over 1 million in revenues in 2015.
Mike and Kay were the recipients of the President’s Award for 2015, which is hand selected by Miracle Method President Chuck Pistor to recognize Exemplary Service and Commitment to the network.

Miracle Method of Northwest Atlanta is preparing to begin one of their biggest projects in their 4 year history – refurbishing an estimated 340 bathrooms and floors at a university campus, mostly dorm bathrooms but also other areas including a tiled foyer. They will begin the work during the school’s Spring break while the students are off campus. Any work that is not completed during Spring break will be finished during the summer.

Mike and Kay just celebrated 32 years of marriage. Working together presents its challenges, but they create a good balance with one another. Mike is a very driven entrepreneur and Kay is more focused on the numbers and she keeps them grounded.

Miracle Method Surface Refinishing is looking to add 15-20 new franchise locations throughout the US and Canada in 2016 to keep up with our record growth. For more information visit: miraclemethodfranchise.com or call John Tubiolo, VP of Franchise Sales and Development at 855-212-7337.

New Year’s Resolution- Take Control of Your Future; Start now by Buying a Proven Franchise!

Do you daydream? Envision yourself on a tropical island, drink with an umbrella in hand, the sun shining on your face? How about a bigger house complete with property so your neighbors aren’t right on top of you? What about working for yourself and managing your own business, rather than slaving away day after day and seeing someone else reap the benefits?

Starting your own business can be very scary, especially if you have never done it before. You’ve seen those little independent coffee shops and restaurants pop up in the neighborhood, only to close after a year or two in business. There are a lot of factors that go into whether or not a business is going to be successful, but your chances of success are exponentially better if you purchase a franchise with a proven system versus going it alone.

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Franchise Owners Mary Beth and Jim Hudek in Cincinnati, OH

Maybe it’s time to stop daydreaming and take action. If you’ve been thinking about taking control of your destiny for quite a while, what are you waiting for? Make 2016 the year that you stop wishing and start doing!

Why a Franchise?

  1. Owning a franchise means you go into business for yourself, but not by yourself. You have a team of corporate staff and other franchise owners to help you every step of the way.
  2. Brand recognition and proven systems – the reason the systems are in place with the franchisor is because they are tried and true and the brand has already been established. This means consumer confidence.
  3. Training – franchisors offer initial training before you speak with your first prospect and ongoing training helps you stay current with industry trends. Rather than being responsible for your own education, the franchisor provides ongoing education for you.
  4. Marketing & advertising assistance – an established website, print advertisements and professionally produced television commercials all cost a lot of money and time. When you buy a franchise, you have access to professional advertising tools as well as professional consultants to help you make good decisions.
  5. Purchasing power – if you’re an independent business owner, you have to purchase your supplies at retail pricing. When you are part of a franchise organization, you can purchase expensive materials at significant discounts because of the power of a large network of customers for vendors.

Why Miracle Method?

  1. Miracle Method has been the preferred refinisher in North America since 1979. That is over 35 years of experience!
  2. High demand – no matter the economy, there is a great demand for refinishing services for both commercial and residential customers. Tear-out and replacement are not only messy and time consuming, but costly and wasteful on the environment.
  3. Great sales potential – many Miracle Method franchisees gross over $1,000,000 each year!!!!
  4. Proven Success – 63% of all of our franchisees have been in business for five years or more!
  5. Low Initial Investment – Get started for around $100k.
  6. Better margins compared to retail, food or restaurants.
  7. Dedicated support team – Miracle Method’s corporate staff is 100% committed to the success of our franchisees. We have the knowledge, experience and dedication to help you achieve success and what’s more? We care about our franchisees.

Are you ready to take control of your own destiny? Give us a call today to find out more about owning a Miracle Method franchise 855-212-7337 or visit www.miraclemethod.com/franchise.

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Preparing Your Bathroom for Holiday Guests without the Stress

It’s mid-November and the holidays are just around the corner. It can be a very stressful time of the year with lots of shopping and cooking and preparing the home for guests, not to mention having the family together. The to-do lists can be overwhelming and it’s easy to overdo it and expect everything to be perfect.

The reality is, even when the holidays are approaching, regular life is still happening. The kids need help with homework. Dinner needs to be prepared. The laundry needs to be done. The dog needs to go to the groomer. The furnace is acting up, and to top it all off, your son dropped the handheld shower nozzle and chipped the side of the tub.

Take a deep breath, a chip can easily be repaired. You don’t have to call a contractor to rip out the tub and replace it. Miracle Method can help. Not only can Miracle Method refinish the entire tub, but we repair chips and cracks all the time. You want your guest bath to look nice for your guests and Miracle Method provides a great alternative to costly and time consuming replacement.

So, you’ve got the chip fixed, what are some other things you can do to make your bathroom look and feel great for guests?

  • A deep clean – clean the floor and baseboards and clean around all of the fixtures. Put on some music and get the family involved in helping.
  • Purchase a new bath rug at an online or local discount retailer. There are sales everywhere during the holidays. Don’t pay full price!
  • Pick up a scented candle and some decorative soaps to display on the counter
  • Place some travel-sized toiletries in a basket such as deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, a spare toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner and hand lotion. If your guests have forgotten something in your luggage, no need to worry – you’ve already got it on hand.
  • Wash the shower curtain and liner to freshen them up.
  • Clear out some storage space for guests to store their personal things.
  • Make sure there is extra toilet paper under the sink.

If your guests feel comfortable and at home, they will enjoy their stay more and you won’t have to be catering to them as much. Preparing for their stay ahead of time means less running around for you and more time for conversation and fun.

For more information how Miracle Method can help prepare your guest bathrooms for holiday guests, give us a call at 855-212-7337 or visit http://www.miraclemethod.com/find-a-location.php to find a location near you.