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PAGE 8B HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, yourselfers' home improvement tool of choice is the I (ARA)--How many hours who accomplished the exact various home improvement did you spend at the local home same task in less time, thanks projects, the DIY Network now improvement store last week- to a bit of high-tech research, offers 'S, veb-extras" on its site end? If you're like many do-it- AccordingtoJayShatz, pro- at yourselfers, you'velikelyspent ducer for the Do It Yourself "These web-extras consist countlesshourssearchingthe (DIY) Television Network, of additional instructional aisles looking for ideas and more consumers than ever videofootagethatappearsonly the items needed to complete before are logging onto home online," says Shatz. "The ma- that long overdue home ira- improvementwebsites.Infact, jority of the site's additional provement project But for in response to increasing con- information focusesonthe two every homeowner that went sumer demand for onlinemost popular areas of home through the hassle of search- product and contact informa- improvement- gardeningand ingtheshelves, there'sanother tion, as well as instructions on indoor projects." Why is this issue different from all other issues ? It's Big It's Colorful It's The EWISH April 11, 2003 Advertising Deadline: April 2, 2003 For Further Information Call 407-834-8787 o.~ Your L|qhtin~ Auditor Res,lts: we've i)v~luated your ~udlt, ~d your INDOOR PROJECTS So, whether remodeling in- side or out, the Internet offers numerous resources. Let's start inside the home and work our way to outdoor projects. The Kitchen The kitchen is likely the most popular room in the house, and also the most fre- quently remodeled. Kitchens serve as gathering places for dinner, as well as the room where family members often times chat, complete home- work and pay bills. That said, proper lighting is an essen- tial part of a well-designed kitchen. Homeowners looking to change the lighting in their kitchen or to improve the d cor can visit GE Lighting's Virtual House at virtualhouse. The site allows consumers to identify ways to incorporate better light into C Family Owned Since 1954 Same Day Service Available I on any On Pumps * Filters * Heaters I service I call Weekly Pool Service Equipment Repair 1 Automatic Pool Cleaners o Pool Supplies expires 3/31/03 I~ Kill liB, Ill mmm l II Chlorine Generators Open Sundays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon-Sat 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Polaris, Hayward-Starite 631 N. 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This exclusive concept house- designed by a top light- ing specialist at CE - offers a number of interactive features, including advanced 360 de- gree IPIX? technology, which gives viewers a real-time room- by-room experience. The De- signer Notes section offers a detailed account of the design process, tips and an overview of the final lighting effect. Or for those who would like to try out different techniques for themselves, visitors can click on the Virtual Lighting De- signer option to compare light- ing options through on-line, interactive product demon- strations. If you are less interested in aesthetics and more con- cerned about saving money on your electric bills can obtain energy-efficient information using several online tools, such as the new online GE Lighting Auditor or GELA (gee-lah). With a few simple keystrokes, consumers using the GELA program can calcu- late lighting usage, compile a personalized report of more energy-efficient options, and discover how much money they could save by implement- ing the suggested energy tips. The Bathroom As the second most often remodeled room in a home, a bathroom makeover is all about luxury. In fact, consum- ers spend about $4.8 billion each year on bathri)om remod- eling projects and accessories. So, if you're thinking about tackling a bathroom project, a great place to turn for help and advice is the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Their site,, con- centrates on remodeling tips and ideas for the bathroom and serves as an excellent source for first-time homeowners. And, if you're dreaming of remodeling your bathroom but don't want to spend hours at the store searching for those perfect fixtures, Moen's web site module called, 'Design Your Own Bathroom, allows users to create several differ- ent design and color schemes for the bathroom from the convenience of their own homes. Located at, this module complements existing sections for consumers to 'Design Your Own Kitchen,' 'Design Your Own Vertical Spa,' 'Design Your OWn Faucet,' as well as view other tips and trends in kitchen and bath remodeling. OUTDOOR PROJECTS Once you have completed Courtesy . . ,$ ~" your ,ndoor projects, ,t Io on *o provements. These can range from, paintingS[ entire home, to building deck, to installing a driVe #. | or even installing a seCU l system. Consumers ca~! tain helpful information,I tips from the following onli i sources: Painting ! Imagine your home pal in over I00,000 different I combinations. Sounds ! sible, right? Well it isn t tlaZa '! to www.doitvourself col '| With help from this siteand! | photograph of your home, I can see first-hand, withal| ever picking up a paintbrUS j ! i}y Na, exactlywhat your home w0u,JERU looklikebyutilizin thePOW,Pritne/ Painting(TM) feature. ~! ~ ~e su] home improvement repair;,dispense perts h st c mmunity Week. where they share value[' lenlber, home improvement tips,Likudl information. ! OVer Security,decision When it comes to prot,tr portfc ing property, many cooSU; I ners, ers feel the hassle and expe i Cabinet i of installing a complicated,In the curity system outweigh,haron ( benefits. However, eaSY" tr inthe use, easy-to-install GE Pinance rity and Surveillance de . USting ! offer consumers the ability| CUrre create their own level of ! rity by using several %tedLaSt tl q gether or separately, turninai room of the house, or thro,liis ac( out the entire home. reported transmit up to 300 feet, all,u,responsil ing consumers to monit ' i driveway, see who is door or even watch playing, The small lightweight can also easily a desk, wall or ceiling. more information, www.GELighting.corn. Decks In larit3 bos has grown However, professional to deck, many taking on the project selves. For ance throughout a deck building project, ing specific help in bet f r a m i n plenty of information. So remember, before ling that home project it pays to log evolving and proving instant library formation that can age groups, genders terests.