Originally called “Italian lime plaster,” Venetian plaster is a stunning and effective finish for various home features, including walls and ceilings. It consists of authentic lime plasters mixed with colorants such as ground marble dust, and is applied to concrete or wood surfaces to create either a smooth or matte finish.
Remember that not all custom home builders are trained and experienced in the art of Venetian plaster, a specialized technique that surpasses the application of many more conventional wall coverings and surfaces. Some of the specific styles of Venetian plaster include the scagliola, sgraffito and the marmorino.
Scagliola – Originally from Italy’s Tuscany region in the 17th century, this technique comes from an Italian word meaning “chips” (scaglia) and has traditionally been used to produce stucco columns and other architectural features that resemble inlays in marble and other hard stones. The material may be veined with colors and applied to a core, or a pattern might be carved into a prepared matrix. The melding of materials and method provides an appealing complex texture and richness of color.
Sgraffito (or scraffito) – When used for wall décor, this particular Venetian plaster technique and effect is created by applying layers of plaster tinted in contrasting colors to a moistened surface, and then scratching to produce an outline drawing. Recently there has been Read More »
The idea of a truly modern, futuristic living space is a subjective concept and means different things to different people. If you envision a fully automated structure of cold and impersonal glass and steel, think again. You don’t have to be the Jetsons to live in a house that’s considered futuristic. Owning the house of the future may be more attainable and straightforward than you imagine.
Decide what the definition of a futuristic home means to you personally. Is it high tech and equipped with sophisticated gadgets, or a more natural structure, built with especially eco-friendly materials? You may prefer toRead More »
You have a great vision for your dream home, but need to pull it all together in terms of unique design and top quality construction. Make it all run smoothly and come to fruition by hiring skilled custom home builders who will listen to your needs. They can give you fresh input while incorporating the entire range of luxurious, tailor made features you imagine.
Advantages of Hiring Custom Builders
If you have a specific home design or layout in mind, good custom home builders will make it happen. Keep your dreams alive and an open mind and you’ll be delighted by the results.
Any Design is Possible – Most home builders often have set designs ready, which you would have to choose from. The terrific thing about custom home builders is that they are flexible in accommodating the needs and wants of their clients. You can Read More »
If your idea of a dream home is one that incorporates only the features that you admire and truly wish for, why waste time poring over predictable, generic layouts of houses that could be “designed” for almost anyone? Most likely, they won’t be close to what you’re seeking. It’s just plain frustrating to look at floor plans and other spec details without finding one that matches the real needs and preferences of you and your family.
There is an unmatched sense of gratification and achievement in owning a house that you and your family helped to design. Once you’ve decided that this is the route for you, find an experienced and reputable company that specializes in great custom home design services and you’re all set to begin the adventure.
Experts Make Custom Home Design a Breeze
Sure, there are plenty of competitive contractors in the house construction market, but truly commendable custom home design takes a good deal of extra talent and know-how. By hiring a proven and experienced custom home design builder, you’ll be able to work with a professional architect and entire team of designers and craftsmen who will help youRead More »
What could be more appealing for newlyweds than the opportunity to design their dream home together? Despite the excitement, the realities of what needs to be done and how to go about it can seem overwhelming. There are many decisions to be made; instead of letting that get you down, imagine the ease and enjoyment of having experienced custom home builders guide you through every step.
Make your project perfect by consulting with knowledgeable custom home builders even before starting with any specific design plans. Explain your vision for the new home, plus your parameters in terms of scale, budget, style and more. Their advice will be invaluable in considering all of the following areas:Read More »
We understand that it is a big decision to build a custom home or undertake a home renovation. As a seasoned design & build contractor, we would like to take the pain out of this process and offer our services to you, starting with design.
We have an experienced and reliable team of designers and craftsmen to handle your new custom home design – then construction or renovation. Even if you don’t have a full concept of what you would like, we can help. Our designers are great at duplicating what you need and want – then translating it into a beautiful and functional design.
Once the designs have been completed we plan out the construction or remodel down to the last detail with you. No surprises here. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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
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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 »