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I’m Dreaming of a White… Kitchen

custom cabinetry all white kitchenWhen choosing a new color scheme for the kitchen, people often forget how cool, clean and sharp the color white can be.

An all-white kitchen? Absolutely! You might be amazed.

With the range of custom cabinetry available now, white can turn out to be stunning.

Clean and bright

White makes a room feel airy, bright and spacious. It can do the same in your kitchen.

Nelson Construction’s dedicated professionals can help you choose your new white cabinetry to be as simple and smooth as you like or to have patterns and dimensions to provide a sense of depth. With white, you have more choice than you might first think, becauseRead More »

Nelson Construction Takes First Place at NARI Tampa Bay – 2014 CotY Awards

Nelson Construction and Renovations recently won First Place in the NARI Contractor of the Year Awards!  NCR was recognized for outstanding work in the Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration category.
We restored an old pool house that was built circa 1920, turning an unusable structure into a luxurious guest house and outdoor dining area.

Nelson Construction and Renovations, Inc. won first place at the 2014 NARI Contractor of the Year Awards in Tampa for Residential Historical Renovation / Restoration

NARI recognizes outstanding work and ethical practices in the remodeling industry, and we are honored to receive this award.

Office Remodeling Ideas to Help Boost Productivity

office remodelingA comfortable and functional office space is not always easy to create for employees. It would be easy if everyone could have a bigger desk, but that would reduce available space or could even create the expense and hassle of looking for a bigger space. You will need to plan how the layout will work to maximize the space and comfort for employees.

There are many ways a desk can be more comfortable for an employee. The first rule in office remodeling is to consider ergonomics. It is important to make sure that desks are the right height, size (reasonably so) and width. It is a good idea to provide chairs that are adjustable, given possible turnover in job positions. And you need to make sure that workstations allow employees to work at their best.

Create divisions for better collaboration

This may seem almost contradictory, given that an open plan office seems to make everyone on the entire floor at one with each other, butRead More »

The Two-Sided Coin: When Bathroom Remodels Unite Unique and Useful

One side reads practical, the other says stunning. Flipping a coin when it comes to bathroom remodels is out of the question: you need to incorporate both for the best result.

The Functional Side of Bathroom Remodels: 

Not everything can be about beauty. So do some brainstorming about what will make your new bathroom fabulously

Unique and Useful Bathroom Renovation

functional, as well as good looking. Safety, efficiency, and adequate storage should all come to mind.

Safety is common sense in any room of your home, but the bathroom can present its own particular set of hazards. Designs for bathroom remodels should take into account the needs and ages of the bathroom users—are there seniors or young children in the home, for example, needing adaptations that aren’t necessarily standard?

Safety first: Here are a few solid bathroom safety tips to talk to your builder about:

  • Surefooted – Using slip-resistant materials in and around wet areas to guard against slips and falls.
  • No zaps, please – Protecting outlets with a ground-fault circuit interrupter. Your builder’s electrician can easily install these for you to prevent shocks if water and electricity come together.
  • This grabs me – Or the other way around. These days, grab bars in bathtub and shower areas don’t have to Read More »

The Beauty of a Functional Office Space

functional office spaceWork environment has a major effect on an employee’s performance. It follows that creating a functional office space is a powerful way to ensure workers do their best and are motivated.

When you have a functional office space, you can expect increased productivity. If you’re thinking of remodeling your work space anytime soon, here are the reasons why you need to aim for functionality.

Reduce sick leave

Keeping the office space at a comfortable temperature can help promote productivity and decrease sick leave.

Installing under-the-floor air may allow for better airflow and less stuffiness in the workplace. If it’s possible in your workplace, individual operable windows can give workers the freedom to adjust the amount of sunlight and air that gets into their personal space.

Boost enthusiasm and work accuracy

Colors play a big role in an office space. Since they can directly affect a person’s mood, it pays to know exactly which colors promote aRead More »

The Beauty of Concrete Continuous Countertops

concrete countertopsWhen doing kitchen renovations, there are a number of ways to give your kitchen a makeover without having to do very big renovations.

For instance, remodeling with concrete countertops can easily give a facelift that may also bring  space-saving benefits.

Going for the concrete look

Some people opt to remodel their countertops by changing the material that has been used. This is a good approach not only when you are looking to change the look of your countertop, it can also lengthen the countertop’s lifespan.

This is why concrete countertops are a good choice. Apart from the elegant finish they bring to your kitchen, concrete countertops are very durable and can weather any blows, spills or messes coming from kitchen projects and preparations.

The all-in-one concrete countertops

Aside from choosing a different look with your countertops, another option when remodeling your kitchen is the all-in-oneRead More »

Nelson Construction Listed in Gulfstar Electric Clearwater Preferred List


Nelson Construction was recently listed in Gulfstar Electric’s list of preferred contractors in Clearwater, FL.

Gulfstar Electric is a commercial and residential electrical company based in Pinellas County, Florida.


Stylish Storage Solutions with Home Renovations

home renovationsOne of the best things about owning a home is, of course, having your very own space and being able to set it up just the way you like. But when you have plenty of stuff and no practical place to put it, that freedom becomes a double-edged sword.

No matter how much space you think you’ll be able to take advantage of when you first move into a home, the classic outcome is: there’s never enough storage. The solution? Some simple and well-planned home renovations will help you put into practice the word that’s on so many lips these days: declutter.

Storage Solutions: One Step at a Time

First of all, be selective. Even before embarking on any home renovations to ramp up the storage, go through your belongings and cull what you really don’t want or need to keep around. The key is to remind yourself that you’re finding a place for everything that matters; jettison the rest (it’s liberating!).

Then take a good hard look at what you have and make some overall categories, such as sports equipment, kids toys, arts andRead More »

Home Improvement for a Small Space: Behold, the Perfect Powder Room

home improvementGenerally defined as a small bathroom (4 by 5 feet on average) with a sink and a toilet, a powder room is sometimes called a guest bathroom or half bath. Having one on the main floor makes sense for your guests’ convenient, and allows them to use the facilities without having access to the homeowner’s private living space. And let’s face it: when you’re busy in the kitchen and nature calls, do you really want to have to run up a flight of stairs?

What’s Home Improvement Got to Do with Powder?

The term “powder room” has been around since the early 18th century, when it actually referred to a very small room where people went to have their wigs repowdered. It was still used in Victorian times, when referring to personal bodily functions was considered indelicate, especially amongRead More »

Inside or Out, Window Shutters Can Enhance Your Home Renovation

home renovationThere’s something especially rewarding about a home renovation of any kind, even if it’s just to incorporate a couple of custom finishes that add a fresh and unique appearance. For instance, a seemingly subtle element that can actually make a bold statement in any room or create the perfect touch for your home’s exterior is the right shutter style for your windows.

Whether practical or purely for show, carefully crafted shutters are functional window coverings or decorative accents composed of a frame mounted with panels or louvers.

There are several types of window shutters available, depending on your personal taste.

Here are three of the basic ones you might choose from to enhance your next home renovation:

  1. Louver shutters. Easily the most popular type of window shutters among home improvement experts, louver shutters are also known asRead More »

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      • I would hire Nelson CR again in a heartbeat. No construction new project and/or renovation is without issues. However, if you want a company and a team that will resolve those issues to your satisfaction then NCR is that company. The thoughtfulness, professionalism, quality of work, communication and a resolution oriented team are the best... Read More »

        J.I., homeowner – whole home remodel

      • We would hire Nelson construction again without hesitation. The entire team, from the unseen to the seen, were dedicated, responsive, respectful, and patient while we lived through a beautiful renovation.

        V.I., homeowner – whole home remodel

      • Nelson Construction out of Clearwater/Tampa fully remodeled our 7,900 sq ft home in Clearwater, Florida. To say they did a great job is an understatement. The qualities of this company extend beyond just a nice finish. Road blocks: Near the beginning of the remodel we ran into our first hidden challenge. To modify and create... Read More »

        BZ, homeowner – historic home restoration/remodel

      • The staff at Nelson Construction do a fantastic job of caring for their customers. They care about their work, their products, and the customer’s satisfaction in the final result. I also greatly admire their attention to legal rudiments, which some contractors try to skirt or dodge. Nelson Construction operates within all ethical codes and boundaries,... Read More »

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      • We were satisfied with the level of service we were given by Nelson Construction and Renovations. The project manager was very communicative. Any time I needed an answer, the Nelson Team was there. Everyone was very professional and courteous, and the end result is beautiful.


      • “We highly recommend Nelson Construction and Renovation, Inc. We are totally satisfied customers. Nelson Construction will always be our first recommendation to friends who want to build. “Our project was the 2014 renovation and expansion of a 600 square foot 1950’s bungalow in Safety Harbor’s historic district. Our goal was to create a space suitable... Read More »

        Ann Morgan & Margo Pfleger, homeowners – home addition and whole home remodel

      • On behalf of the whole CCHR Clearwater team, we would like to thank you and your company for the stellar work on our new building – which did open on time! Even though we were very pressed for time and things were very hectic, your supervisor remained stable and your work areas somehow remained organized.... Read More »

        Jamie Blackstone - Renovations Supervisor – Citizens Commission on Human Rights

      • Nelson Construction and Renovations exceeded our expectations on our fairly good-sized job (new addition and complete living room and kitchen remodel). I have never worked with a company before that was this intent on making our project a total success AND was so fast and efficient. In addition to that, they routinely went above and... Read More »

        Scott and Holly - Clearwater, FL

      • This letter is to commend Nelson Construction for the excellent job done on our kitchen renovation. When we returned from vacation we were surprised to see the difference and how great it all looked. We expected to see a mess, but everything was cleaned up perfectly; and your company did even more than we expected... Read More »

        The Baldwins

      • Thank you for the job well done! I have renovated several houses and know the hassles that often come with these endeavors – dirt, delays, redo’s, cost, contract issues, etc. I was planning to renovate my kitchen for many months, but kept putting it off, simply trying to avoid the expected hassles. Once I finally... Read More »

        W. Nero

      • Mr. Nelson was my contractor for a major house renovation in March 2006 and also my office renovation in June 2006. He is a rare commodity in the construction industry. He is honest, efficient, on time, on schedule and overall a pleasure to deal with. In my area, where real estate values are climbing and... Read More »

        Michael Haldane - Managing Partner/Executive Producer – The Radke Film Group

      • Our school was in great need of a new roof. Sorting through the various types of roofing and installations was very overwhelming, and for such a large project, we needed to be certain we were making the most cost-effect decision we could. So we hired Nelson Construction to be an Owner’s Representative to help navigate... Read More »

        T. Campana

      • Nelson Construction is a valued company, steadfast to a strict, honest and drug-free work environment. The most notable point of Nelson Construction’s service was the quality work and professional integrity. My project met all of my expectations and more. Project Images (*Click image to enlarge)

        S.K. - Clearwater, FL

      • The most notable part of Nelson Construction and Renovations’ service was their attention to detail. Great all around service and finished product!


      • Thank you for giving us a new home that we love. Every time we look around we are reminded that we made the right decision to go with Nelson. We shall recommend you to anyone who asks and would be happy to serve as references for potential clients.

        Margo & Ann

      • Your Concrete Design Website is very impressive. Beautifully put together and inviting to the design community.


      • In short, we love our home. It is gorgeous. The counter tops are amazing, the cabinetry is perfect. Overall we are so happy! Project Images (*Click image to enlarge)


      • We couldn’t be happier and we plan to use your company on any upcoming project that we have. The employees and subcontractors were very professional; it was something we noticed right away. The job site was cleaned every day, and my cleaning lady even noticed and told our friend about it. The level of communication... Read More »


      • You and your guys are the BEST!!! It is such a pleasure to be able to open my home and leave for the day and know there will not be a problem. Your staff is like family! Project Images (*Click image to enlarge)


      • Nelson Construction has been the best construction company that I have ever hired. I am sure that they are not the cheapest but they offer an excellent product and are very professional. They stayed in daily communication to let me know the status of the project. Their crew was friendly, courteous and conscientious. They showed... Read More »


      • Working with Nelson was like no other experience I’ve ever had–and I’ve done a ton of work on my very old house. They’re so professional and stayed in close communication with us. I will NEVER use any other contractor again! I can’t say enough good things!

        Joy Gendusa - CEO - PostcardMania

      • Nelson Construction delivers every time: quality product, on time and in budget, no surprises, no rip-offs, stellar service and product, communication and genuine interest in finishing the product 100% to my satisfaction (and theirs)!

        Stacey Tiveron - CEO - Trade Only Design Library (TODL)

      • I wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the work done by Nelson Construction & Renovations. The external deck and 2 stairways your company recently built at my North Clearwater Beach apartments exceeded my expectations. I was very impressed with every aspect of the operation in the work and the interaction with me... Read More »