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January 1 2010 Home Improvement Newsletter

Happy New Year!

I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Maureen Staccato and I am the new Editor for the Home Improvement site at BellaOnline.com. I have some really creative and budget friendly ideas to help enhance and improve your home. Whether you have a single family, condo or a flat, there is something for everyone.

A little about Maureen:
My main objective is to make it known that women are just as capable as men to do their own improvements to their homes. To be able to provide a woman's perspective and provide support to all of those who are beginners to the ultimate improvement guru.

When I first purchased my home, I was beside myself when I had received estimates for the improvements needed. to expand my bedroom to a decent size master, the cheapest estimate I got was $12,000. There was no way I was going to be able to come up with that kind of money. With some words of kindness and support from a friend, I grabbed my hammer one day and just started to rip down the paneling and just kept on going until it was completed. By the time I finished (only 3 months) I had gone from a 12x9 master to a 12x35 master bedroom with a 16 ft closet and plush carpeting- the carpet was the only thing I had installed. My total out of pocket including carpeting was only $2500.

The feeling of accomplishment was amazing and I want to share this feeling and let other women know that YES THEY CAN! Since then I have renovated my entire home with my own hands and have done it for a fraction of the cost.

Please visit my recent article-Small rooms/Big ideas
Utilizing small spaces with big ideas. Learn how to create larger, more functional space even in the smallest of rooms.


Please visit homeimprovement.bellaonline.com often for even more great content about Home Improvement. 2010 is going to be a great year and there is no better time than now to make your plans and generate your ideas for this year's improvement projects. There will be extensive subjects that we will tackle this year ranging from small quick and easy projects to the bigger, bolder projects.

To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum all about Home Improvement located here -


I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Maureen L Staccato, Home Improvement Editor

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