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Pros and Cons of Remodeling Your Home

Remodeling Your HomeTake this scenario – a couple just down the street really wanted to have a boy, and were pleased to have their wish come true the third time around. Happy news, but it led to a dilemma. Their house had only two bedrooms, so things were already pretty cramped with the two older sibs sharing a room. Squabbles break out when space is tight, and who needs the aggravation?

In addition to the new baby, sleepless nights ensued over whether to consider remodeling or to purchase a new house. The family needed to make a decision, and pretty quickly—for their own comfort and sanity.

With a new baby on the scene, the idea of house hunting hassles and having to sort and pack everything up in preparation for a move became less and less attractive. It was much more appealing not to have to uproot completely and maybe even change neighbourhoods or leave the kids’ nearby school. There’s change, and then there’s major upheaval.

The option of remodeling gave this family the choice between simply adding another bedroom or renovating the entire floor to accommodate both a nursery and a modest en suite bathroom. With skilled help in deciding the details, some simple ideas became a reality—and in less time than they ever would’ve imagined. Read More »

Why are Concrete Countertops a Cut Above the Rest?

When it comes to designing a kitchen, some people leave it up to what the contractors suggest. We have many ideas about how we want our kitchen to look and feel. But we often side with the usual things that we see in other people’s kitchens: the cupboards, the center aisle, the sink and appliances, and especially—the style and material of the countertops.

Have you ever wanted a kitchen that stands out from the rest? Would you like your kitchen to have a wow effect on your visitors? Let’s step away from the usual and make it happen!

For an ultra luxurious and unique look, consider concrete countertops instead of from typical choices like granite and marble. So far, concrete countertops have been favored by a minority—they’re a terrific but less familiar choice. More people are discovering, however, that concrete countertops provide the same strength, durability and elegance that marbles and granite’s do, and at a lower cost. Another huge advantageRead More »

What is High End Carpentry?

high end carpentry wood and toolsHigh end carpentry means a touch of class, sophistication and style. It lets you give specific instructions and consult openly about the best possible recommendations on how to have your finishing woodwork done. This goes a long way towards achieving the special look and feel you’d like for your home.

There are plenty of contractors claiming to offer high end carpentry services who deliver results only satisfactory at best. You want the attention to detail in both consultative design and craftsmanship that makes all the difference. See what can be done with high end carpentryRead More »

How to Really Get a Quality Bathroom Design and Remodel

It’s a bit strange that a bathroom can become such center piece in a home. It’s supposed to be the most private of rooms and yet when it comes to showing off a house for sale it is one of the spaces people are most interested in seeing.

Far more design hours go into making the bathroom look good than the bedroom, or even the living room!

So let’s face it, for whatever reason when you remodel your home you are going to want a bathroom that looks great and, more important, functions well.Read More »

How to Take the Pain out of Home Remodeling

Home Remodeling
Are you considering a home remodel? Do you have a home improvement project you have been tossing around in your head for years but have never gone through with it?  Are you afraid to get the ball rolling?

A lot of people understandably put off of doing renovations by fear of high costs and contractor hassles.

But it’s not all bad!  Trust me!  There are some very excellent contractors out there and when you find them you can actually achieve what you set out to do without too much hassle.


Degrees of Home Remodelling

One thing it is important to realize isRead More »

3 Good Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

ktichen remodelThinking about taking the plunge? The kitchen with adjoining rooms is often where most of the family time is spent. To help you move from thinking to doing we offer these reasons on why remodel a kitchen.

1.  You Spend a Lot of Time in the Kitchen!

Just think about your average day.  How much time do you spend in the kitchen?  You wake up and go to the Kitchen for coffee and breakfast.  You might make aRead More »

Home Designs – the Reasons to use a Design-Build Contractor

home builder designer at Nelson Construction and RenosThe usual way that a home build or home renovation project gets done is to start by working with a designer to create the home designs and then the full architectural plans.  Then you put the project out to bid and contractors compete to do the work.

A design-build contractor does the whole thing.  From day one they work with you until you move into your new home.

What are the Advantages of the Design Build Process?

A design-build contractor takes care of EVERYTHING.  From your initial home design consultation toRead More »

Home Design Everything Old is New Again

It seems these days that a lot of the “latest things” are just rediscovering old traditions: buying from local farms, using natural clothing, eating organic, even hanging your clothes to dry!

Well the same can be said of the resurgence of Venetian plaster. Venetian plaster for accent or styleThe old world grace and style of Venetian plaster are always in fashion.  And with the added durability and “Green Living” benefits, it will be a welcome addition to your new home design.

What is Venetian Plaster?

Well one thing Venetian Plaster is NOT is a “faux finish.”  The word “faux” means “false” and Venetian plaster is definitely Read More »

Concrete Countertop Revolution

If you want to truly express your own personality, look into concrete countertops for your bathroom or kitchen; outdoors; anywhere you need a space to set things on.  In this world of unique interior design, you can set your home or office apart with custom made concrete countertop.

In store Concrete Countertop

Custom Concrete CounterTop

 Concrete Countertop Color

Pick up your interior design colors with concrete, or make your home, office or retail store look uber-modern with an industrial gray tone.  You can mix colors or embed items in the concrete for a truly one-of-a-kind look that is exclusively yours. Designing your own embedded concrete countertop can give you an incomparableRead More »

Hiring the Right Building Contractor

Building ContractorWhen people are looking for a building contractor, no matter how many marketing campaigns a construction company does, most people will go straight to their friends for a recommendation. This is understandable. Marketing is just that, marketing. You can’t necessarily trust what a company says in its Yellow Pages ad or on its Website. Anyone can say anything in a marketing campaign. So you go to a friend you can trust and ask them for their experiences and if they have any recommendations for who to use or who to avoid.

But while the recommendation of a friend is valuable it may not tell the whole story. A contractor may be a very skilled tradesperson and a friendly and agreeable guy (or gal) and your friend may have had a good experience with them. But they may just be one or two people literally working out of the back of a pickup truck.Read 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 »

        A.O. - American Power and Gas

      • 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 »