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Several Simple Tips for Redesigning a Large Kitchen

redesign large kitchenWe wanted to give you some tips for redesigning a large kitchen.

If your home has a large kitchen, count yourself lucky. You possess one of the best social assets and value enhancers a home could ever have. It’s a social asset because these days, the best parties and family gatherings take place more often in the kitchen than any other part of the home. A kitchen should be a home’s most open, relaxed and welcoming space. There’s also no question about a large kitchen being hugely important to a home’s resale value.

Perhaps your kitchen is looking a little “tired” or could use some remodeling. Big or small, every kitchen eventually needs updating and upgrading. It’s just that the extra space provides so many more options. So let’s see what you can do, you lucky person, to redesign your large kitchen.

Get the Shape You Want

When redesigning a large kitchen, it’s possible to feel a bit overwhelmed with the amount Read More »

Custom Building Your Dream High-Tech Home

high-tech home buildingA comfortable high-tech home in this day and age goes way farther than having a pool, four bathrooms, a hot-tub and a three-car garage. These days, comfort is defined by technology and convenience. The latest homes incorporate cutting edge technology, right from the design and construction phase, to make life so much more comfortable and rewarding.

And you deserve it all.

If you live in Pinellas County, especially the Clearwater and Tampa areas, here is your introduction to high-tech home building and bringing the ultimate in personalized lifestyle convenience to your residence.

Why Build a High-Tech Home?

First, to have the lifestyle you love, the way you want it. Technology is part of modern life, all day, every day. Bind it all Read More »

Five Luxury Home Remodeling Ideas

Luxury Home Kitchen

Everyone enjoys a little luxury at home. Or a lot of it. You can upgrade your home in a major way or just add a few features at a time to lift its appeal. These five luxury home remodeling ideas will make your home (more) luxurious and add to its value while improving your quality of life.

Go Eco-Friendly

Being friendly to the environment and lessening our carbon footprint is good for the planet and Read More »

A Home Office Remodel Can Increase Your Productivity

home office remodelAs we become more dependent on electronic gadgets, we are also learning that the workplace environment is changing. Rapidly. Productivity tends to suffer when people are holed up in what could be termed a “cubicle farm”. As such, working from home is becoming more acceptable and popular. Unused home spaces are being converted into offices. But home offices must be designed effectively so that work is efficient and productive. A home office remodel can create a better work environment that improves overall productivity.

On top of everything else, a home office remodel can be a significant tax deduction.

Lots of Natural Lighting

People get sick of corporate office settings because they’re often pretty grim. Fluorescent lighting is about as bad as you can get and does not promote health or feeling good. Your home office remodel, if you can swing it, should include adding windows in order Read More »

Luxurious Home Addition Ideas for Your Tampa Bay Home

Luxurious Home Addition IdeasWe’ve got it so good here in Tampa. Perfect weather, beaches, the best food, great lifestyle for people of all ages.

We’re basically living in luxury.

So why not crank that up a bit with some luxury home additions and these ideas for your Tampa home? You – and your guests – deserve the best.


Luxury Home Additions

Guest House

When guests come visiting, they can stay with you while having a fully self-contained place of their own. Win-win! A guest house has so many uses – for visitors, for elderly relatives, an office, a pool house, Read More »

Create a Classic Kitchen Look with Venetian Plaster

kitchen with Venetian PlasterVenetian plaster in the kitchen is elegant. It’s that simple. And it is an elegance that can match with any decor or era.

The Basics of Venetian Plaster

Venetian plaster has been used since the mid-1500s. The plaster is applied to walls with a trowel, then burnished and sealed with a glaze.

This elegant and striking faux finish creates a three-dimensional look that brings to mind stonework, marble and rustic motifs. In a kitchen, it gives the room a softness and a glow.

Forget plain old paint, wallpaper or tiles. Add texture, dimension and Read More »

The Best Countertops for a Modern Style Kitchen

Squeezer On Granitic CountertopToday’s kitchen is a home’s focal point. The modern style of kitchen has caught on for new homes and remodeled kitchens alike because of its aesthetic appeal, open space and improved functionality.

The range of kitchen countertops available has grown incredibly because of new stylings and Read More »

Country Kitchen Design Inspiration for Your Next Renovation

Country kitchens have become a favorite with many homeowners. While they were traditionally designed for practicality over esthetics, these days you can enjoy both. That old style charm can integrate beautifully with the latest design trends in the modern home.

Country Kitchen

Let’s explore a few country kitchen designs and what they could do for your home.

Clear Cabinetry

19th century inspired apothecary cabinets with transparent panels can instantly Read More »

Ideas and Guidelines for Your Galley Kitchen

Interior of commercial kitchen with open oven and cabinetsNamed after the long narrow historic ships, galley kitchens are becoming more popular in homes. This is especially true in smaller homes, like condos, where designers use galley kitchens to economize on space without compromising kitchen functionality.

There are some guidelines for effectively designing and appointing a galley kitchen. Here are a few of those guidelines with Read More »

Things You Should Know When Hiring a Home Remodeling Contractor

Male Contractor in Hard Hat

When hiring a home remodeling contractor, homeowners must choose wisely. Inviting someone into your home requires trust. Asking someone to work on your home requires you to have comprehensive knowledge of the person and their staff.

To help you be happy with the outcome and achieve maximum return on investment, here are some things you need to know before hiring a home remodeling contractor.


Is The Company Licensed, Insured and Bonded?

To protect your liability when a company is working on your property, be sure it (and its entire team) is licensed, insured and bonded for their work. Leading contractors will have both Read More »

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