Top 7 Reasons to Remodel Your Home

Are you deciding to remodel your current home? Whether you want to create a more attractive environment or change up the landscape, don’t let the remodeling turn into a huge, stressful undertaking. When you have good reasons to remodel, always go for smart, money-saving solutions.

Recreating the beauty of your home can be super simple with a few of these nifty tricks. Renovations are made simple and affordable for all the right reasons!

1. Repair

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Do you feel like your home is constantly undergoing some kind of maintenance? Regular upkeep and home improvements are important for maintaining your property’s value. When it comes to repairs, select a remodeling option that offers a service warranty. A warranty like Miracle Method’s guarantees quality work when repairing deterioration and refinishing kitchen and bathroom surfaces. With proper care, refinishing adds 15 years or more to existing countertop surfaces.

2. Expand

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Is there truly ever enough space? Many homeowners, are constantly trying to find more room! The functionality of your home is important, and often one of the most common reasons used to remodel. If you are experiencing a lifestyle change or your family is growing, you will need to start remodeling to make adequate room. Get the most out of your space by eliminating unnecessary clutter.  Take a look at some of these clever ideas for some serious organization!

3. Style

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Don’t spend another minute looking at those cracked, chipped or dated countertops! Replacing new countertops is messy and costs can be extensive, but if you refinish your existing countertops you will save 50% or more compared to replacement.  Select an affordable upgrade with quality like Miracle Method’s line of Natural Accents®, a stone-look finish that’s highly affordable.  The perfect fit to remodeling with designer style!

4. Change

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You absolutely love your home, but you are simply just looking for some change. Your décor might be outdated and no longer appealing to the current trends! As a homeowner, it’s refreshing to mix it up everyone once in a while. Install new lighting, replace your curtains, add decorative pillows, or replace wall décor for a fresh, new look. Change is good!

5. Value

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Invest in your home. You never know when you might just decide to sell! Interior and exterior improvements increase the value of your property. Kitchen and bathroom improvements offer the largest increase in real estate when updating your home. Aesthetically pleasing renovations that won’t hurt your budget include installing new siding, adding a fresh coat of paint, changes to the landscape and more!

6. Retirement

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If you plan to retire in your current home, you will need to start remodeling ahead of time to accommodate for those future years to come. Remember to utilize cost-effective safety solutions in advance, so you can enjoy a more comfortable lifestyle in your senior years. Take a look at these easy and affordable safety installations, Easy-Step® showers, grab bars, and more.

7. Cook

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Do you love to cook, but cannot stand your ugly, outdated kitchen countertops?  The heart of each home lives right inside the kitchen. Don’t let your outdated countertops keep you out of the most gathered room in the house. Instead of replacing your kitchen countertops, refinish your existing surfaces to look new again. Miracle Method can transform your kitchen into a beautiful new space in as little as 1-2 days, all within your budget and style needs!

When selecting the best remodeling alternatives, let the experts at Miracle Method assist you in affordable home renovations. Visit our website for more information or call to receive a free estimate 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.

Miracle Method is Offering Business Opportunities in Arizona

Vision is what drives a successful business, but true success comes when it’s combined with a proven product. That’s the story behind Miracle Method.

Since 1979, Miracle Method has provided a unique niche service with proprietary technology, and it’s helped us emerge as the leader in the refinishing industry. Now, with a strong network of 137 territories throughout the United States and Canada that generate more than $50 million in annual sales, we are looking to partner with 15 new franchisees in 2016—starting in Arizona.

With one location already in Tempe and another in West Phoenix, we are currently eyeing two open markets—Phoenix and Tucson.

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With a population of 1.5 million and one million in Phoenix and Tucson respectively, John Tubiolo, Vice President of Franchise Development for Miracle Method believes these two cities have immense opportunity thanks to their sprawling, multicity metropolitan areas. In additional to thousands of residential properties, Phoenix also boasts high-end resorts due to its popular golfing community. Meanwhile, in Tucson, the University of Phoenix offers another lucrative business opportunity.

“The demand for refinishing is booming. We need more franchisees in territories like Phoenix and Tucson so we can better serve these markets and our national accounts. We think 2016 will be a big growth year for Miracle Method, and establishing a strong footprint in Arizona is a big step in continuing that momentum,” Tubiolo said.

Miracle Method’s customers include not only millions of homeowners, but also hotels, hospitals, property managers, colleges and universities, making the business very attractive to potential franchise owners. Our robust business plan gives franchisees access to corporate support and ongoing technical and administrative training opportunities. We are looking to attract owner-managers who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, but can also scale the mobile business and focus more on development while trained technicians handle the resurfacing projects. Potential owners only need capital of, or access to, about $60,000 to $80,000 to get started, in addition to the $40,000 franchise fee. Franchisees start with two technicians and two vehicles, with the potential to grow to a multi-million dollar business.

“We are the leader in our industry and we strive to have the best systems in place for our franchisees so that they can experience success and growth in their business,” Tubiolo said. “I believe our greatest growth period is still ahead of us as more residential and commercial customers discover the benefits of refinishing.”

For more information about business opportunities in Arizona, visit www.miraclemethod.com/franchise

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Miracle Method Focused on Growth in 2016

True success comes when vision is combined with a proven product. That’s the story behind Miracle Method, the nation’s largest professional bathroom and kitchen refinishing franchise. Chuck_Pistor_President

President Chuck Pistor is leading the brand into a year focused on growth and is looking to partner with 15 new franchisees in 2016 with specific plans for Florida, Texas and Arizona, in addition to other territories throughout the country.

Pistor became familiar with the refinishing process when a friend refinished his harvest gold bathtub. Recognizing the cost and time benefits of refinishing versus replacement, Pistor researched the industry and saw tremendous opportunity. He then co-founded a coating supply company that sold products to Miracle Method. When the opportunity to purchase Miracle Method presented itself in 1996, Pistor bought the company.

“When I first started researching the company, I asked the first few franchisees in the system about the adhesion process, and there was no question in their minds that Miracle Method’s was the best product on the market,” said Pistor. “A brand with this superior product was close to disappearing due to poor leadership. I was already an expert on the product and I knew that the brand needed a jump start and it has come a long way in the last 25 years, all while maintaining some of our original franchisees, which speaks volumes to the longevity of our product and business model.”

With just a few dozen franchises in business to start, Pistor’s vision and direction has built the network to more than 135 territories that generate more than $54 million in annual sales.

“If you take other similar concepts in our space and add them up in size, we are still the biggest, but I believe that we still have a lot of growth to accomplish,” Pistor said. “It’s amazing how much demand there is, and yet through our research, we know that 80 percent of the general population isn’t even aware of all the benefits of refinishing.”

The challenge has been that many homeowners are unaware that there is a cost-effective, professional alternative to tear-out and replacement that will transform the look of their kitchen or bathroom. Surface refinishing has quickly become a preferred option when updating kitchen countertops, bathtubs and tile. Damaged or dated kitchens and baths can be repaired and updated with a completely new look in as little as two days for about 75 percent less than the cost of replacement.

Miracle Method’s customers include not only millions of homeowners, but also hotels, hospitals, property managers, colleges and universities, making the business model very attractive to potential franchise owners. Its robust business plan gives franchisees access to corporate support and ongoing technical and administrative training opportunities. The brand is looking to attract owner-managers who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, but can also scale the mobile business and focus more on development while trained technicians handle the resurfacing projects. Potential owners only need about $60-$80,000 to get started, in addition to the $40,000 franchise fee. Franchisees start with two technicians and two vehicles, and the potential to grow to a multi-million dollar business.

“Our current franchisees understand the opportunity to scale with Miracle Method’s proven business model and services that are in such high demand,” Pistor said. “We’ve really honed in on our process and we’re excited to start 2016 laser focused on development and awareness of our product offering.”

For more information about Miracle Method click here. – See more at: http://miraclemethod.1851franchise.com/article_details/3066/Leader-in-Surface-Refinishing-Industry-Miracle-Method-Franchise-Announces-Strategic-Growth-Plan-For-2016-#sthash.3p1KxdqK.dpuf

Hiring a Professional vs DIY Countertop Refinishing

DIY is super trendy for 2016. Just spend about 5 minutes on Pinterest and you will see everything from DIY cabinet refinishing to installing pallet walls. Often, doing it yourself is a great option – you can not only save money, but you can do it exactly the way you want, rather than relying on someone else to bring your vision to fruition. YouTube and Pinterest are both great resources for step-by-step instructions and videos on DIY projects. There are some projects that are however, not well suited for DIY and refinishing a bathtub or countertop is one of them.

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We know, because Miracle Method is often called in the midst of DIY refinishing jobs to save the day. Here are just a few examples of what can go wrong when you attempt to refinish yourself:

Potential problems with DIY refinishing

  • DIY products are simply not of the same quality or durability of the industrial grade products we use.
  • DIY options have no bond between coatings and the original surface, so peeling is a common problem.
  • DIY kits are rolled on and highly susceptible to streaking.
  • DIY coatings dry quickly but they don’t cure quickly, so the smallest items can cause dents.
  • DIY topcoats are often not waterproof and may result in a cloudy appearance in addition to being “soft” and scratched easily.
  • Safety – refinishing chemicals are strong and require use of a respirator – not just a dust mask, most do-it-yourselfers are not equipped with proper safety equipment, increasing their risk of injury or harm.

Professional, Beautiful & Durable Refinishing

Do yourself a huge favor and save yourself a massive headache by using a professional when it comes to refinishing. DIY is just not fun when it wastes time and money on something that won’t last or doesn’t work. Miracle Method’s refinishes can last 15 years and longer with proper care – which is why we have the best warranty in the industry.

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Benefits of hiring a quality professional from Miracle Method

  • Two- phase cleaning process removes dirt, grease & build-up from original surface.
  • Burn marks, knife cuts, chips and scratches are completely repaired.
  • Miracle Method’s proprietary bonding agent ensures coatings have a molecular bond to the original surface to minimize any chance of peeling.
  • Over 30 Natural Accent® colors to choose from, applied using a high tech spray process to ensure a smooth and even finish.
  • Waterproof acrylic clear coat for a beautiful, high-quality result.
  • Professional masking to protect surrounding fixtures, cabinetry and walls from any overspray or damage!

Leave your countertop refinishing projects to the pros at Miracle Method. Find a Miracle Method location near you or call today for a FREE estimate 855-212-7337.