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Bathroom Renovation

Exposed Bulb Lighting – A Very Popular Lighting Choice

Exposed bulb orb pendant lighting over a kitchen island in one of our home remodel projects.

Exposed bulb lighting has become increasingly popular and looks like a trend that is here to stay. Rather than hiding the bulb behind an opaque shade, exposed light fixtures put the simple, sculptured form of the bulb on display, creating an outstanding point of interest.

For those captivated by the look, there are a remarkable variety of options. Pendant lights are one of the most popular and widely available forms.  They are being chosen to replace chandeliers and track lighting and work wonderfully well over kitchen islands.  

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Nelson Construction and Renovations Wins 2 Coty Awards at the 2019 NARI Tampa Bay Evening of Excellence

NARI Tampa Bay Evening of Excellence awards

M.C. Jeff Baughman, Dominique and Greg Nelson Owners of Nelson Construction & Renovations, Inc.

Excitement was in the air at the 2019 NARI Tampa Bay 25th Anniversary Evening of Excellence as members gathered at The Birchwood in St. Petersburg, FL for dinner and the presentation of this year’s CotY (Contractor of the Year) awards.

NARI (the National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Tampa Bay members are professionals in the remodeling industry. The association includes professional remodeling contractors, product manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, trade and consumer publications, along with utilities and lending institutions.

Tampa Bay remodelers submit their completed projects to a variety of categories such as Entire House Remodels, Historic Home Remodels, Residential Interiors, Residential Exterior, Residential Additions, Universal Design, Commercial Interior, Outdoor Living and more.

Our projects are on the larger side of home additions, entire home remodels, and large remodels. We submitted two projects for consideration.Read More »

Brass is Back – But Not in Overkill

Brass interior design

Not since the height of the 70’s have we seen brass so strongly embraced in interior design. Along with its other warm metallic counterparts (copper and bronze), brass is enjoying a huge revival. Beaten, folded or polished – designers are celebrating its luxurious, yet industrial appeal, making everything from chandeliers, pendant lights, tables, dressers, chairs, bath and kitchen fixtures and decorative accessories out of this ancient metal.

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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 »

Concrete Countertops: Terrific for Bathrooms, Too!

Concrete countertops are becoming more and more popular in the home improvement industry. And with good reason: concrete material is highly functional, attractive, versatile and completely customizable. All pluses in the kitchen, for sure, but many homeowners are also now discovering the benefits of concrete countertops when it comes to bathroom remodeling, too.

Why Use Concrete Countertops for Your Bathroom?

  • bathroom remodelingVersatility – Concrete is a tremendously versatile material that lends itself especially well to the bathroom environment. The countertop is precast in molds so that it fits to the customer’s exact requirements and specifications, making it perfectly seamless and truly one-of-a-kind.
  • Flying colors and finishes – Custom concrete countertops enhance any bathroom remodeling project to a tee; they can be made to order in a huge array of colors, combining flawlessly with all other bathroom design features and fixtures. When professionally polished, these countertops provideRead More »

Home Improvement Goes Green in Your Kitchen and Bathroom

Green BuildJoin the green revolution by doing your own part at home. If you’re planning for a home improvement project that includes kitchen and bathroom remodeling, be sure to consider going eco-friendly. There are endless ways to create a “green” home while staying in style, creating convenience and helping to preserve the earth.

Environmentally friendly kitchen and bathroom remodeling ideas are steadily becoming one of the biggest trends in homes, especially in cities in the Tampa Bay area, where home improvement centers highly encourage going green. After all, we owe it to the planet we live on.

Great Green Home Ideas for your Kitchen:

These green kitchen options will be available through experienced, professional contractors who are on the cutting edge:Read More »

Turn Your Bathroom into Your Very Own Spa

Bathroom SpaOne of the best assets a home can have is a fresh and fabulous bathroom. After a demanding day at work or chasing the kids around the mall, don’t you look forward to luxuriating in a warm bath, the fresh scent of that special soap and those soft, fluffy towels? These are the little pleasures in life that recharge us for yet another day of stress and challenges.

New trends in bathroom designs can transform your tired and traditional bathroom into a Zen-inspired space with all the spa amenities that give you maximum relaxation and the perfect respite from your cluttered mind and busy life.

Tips on Creative Bathroom Designs to Create that Spa Feeling:

Invest in a soaking tub

In Japanese tradition, soaking in a tub is a highly valued relaxation ritual. Tubs with a built-inRead More »

How to Maximize Space on Bathroom Countertops

Maxmizing Bathroom Countertops Space
Let’s face it: the number one complaint about bathroom countertops is probably their limited space. Not to mention the fact that bathrooms are usually shared by two or more people, and some have more personal products than others: make-up, hand mirrors, lotions and potions galore … add a soap dish or dispenser, a box of tissues, a shaving kit and some extra hand towels, and before you know it, there isn’t much room to spare.

If this sounds all too familiar, then it’s especially important to figure out how to maximize the space on your bathroom countertops. Here are some helpful tips to get you started:Read More »

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