Is a Home Addition Right For Me In 2017?

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home remodeling service“Do we opt for a home addition, or simply buy a new home?” This is a question many homeowners face. No matter the decision, both courses of action will ensure a sizeable amount of work and disruption to your daily life and can be costly.

Homeowners who opt to purchase a new home are usually looking for a fresh start, and have no qualms about leaving their current home behind. However, some homeowners are not as keen to start over with a new home and forego the home buying process for something different: Adding onto their existing home.

By opting for a home addition, a homeowner can reap many of the advantages of a new home, without sacrificing the existing home’s comforts that they have lovingly created over the years. For example, an addition will give a property a ‘new’ feel and create additional living space for a growing family; which is often the chief motivator behind the purchase of a new home, to begin with.

And, to top it off, a home addition also provides several other benefits.

Custom Designs

New home additions give some you the freedom to create the room(s) of your dreams. Because let’s face it, no matter how far you search, it’s unlikely you’ll ever find a new home that matches your specifications to a tee. When adding or renovating your home, you have the freedom to tell your contractor exactly what you want and in most cases, they can deliver on your vision.

With television channels like HGTV and social platforms like Pinterest dominating the mainstream, many homeowners are realizing that they too can have the home of their dreams and are looking to add additions and complete renovation in the coming year. In a recent study, it was found that homeowners are looking to ramp up home improvement projects next year.  And, kitchens remodels continue to be the most sought after renovation.

 Here are some other popular home additions and renovations for 2017:

  • Guest rooms
  • Finishing basements
  • Updating exteriors
  • In-law suite
  • Converting garages
  • Covered/screened outdoor living
  • Bathroom additions
  • Adding a second floor
  • Pools

Saving You Money

Renovations can also be cost-effective in long run. Some investment specialists even say that a home addition can increase the value of a property dollar for dollar, thus recouping the entire cost of the addition and renovations when the owner finally decides to sell. But even if the market is such that an addition doesn’t completely increase a property’s value by its construction costs, it can pay for itself in several other ways.

An addition will increase the square footage of the property, adding valuable living space that has a worth all of its own. Then, there are the aesthetic properties of an addition or renovation such as adding beauty as well as function to a home.

An addition it can be just as pleasing from the outside as it is on the inside, and a skilled, custom home builder and contractor will design and create an addition that compliments the existing lines of a property so that the finished project looks cohesive and professional.

If you feel that you’ve outgrown your current home and are thinking of buying something new, perhaps it’s time to think again.

Now Hiring Tile Installers – Tampa

Now hiring a Tampa tile installer

Now hiring a Tampa tile installerRossi Construction, Inc. is a fast growing construction company doing business around the Tampa Bay area. We are currently looking for highly skilled tile installers.

We are currently looking for skilled tile installers. We are looking for skilled craftsmen with experience on how to effectively complete projects on time and under budget. We want people who move quickly and effectively to get the job done correctly the first time. We want people who consider themselves artist in their trade.

Previous Job Experience Required. All tile installers must be able to do mud sets/mud beds and work with stone.

Knowledge Required to Successfully Execute the Job:

The candidate will possess extensive knowledge of residential construction, residential remodeling, construction practices, construction procedures, construction techniques, tools, equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, safety and applicable building codes.

The candidate will also be proficient in:

  • Blueprint reading;
  • Layout;
  • Project completion;
  • Change order experience;
  • Project scheduling;
  • The ability to communicate details to employees and others.

Preference will be given to anyone also conveying skill in:

  • Mathematics;
  • Problem solving;
  • Organizational skills.

This is a hands-on position, in which the skilled craftsman will be working as part of a team under a working lead. If your skills match our requirements, please express your interest for the position by submitting your work history.

Rossi Construction is dedicated to quality as a result we are looking for team players who are hardworking, dedicated, loyal people who take pride in their work. We want people who consider themselves artisans in their trades.

Rossi Construction is a full service construction company specializing in Design-Build. Our projects take us from New Construction both residential and commercial to kitchen & bath remodels as well as other home improvement needs.

We offer qualified employees an excellent benefits package.

Rossi Construction is a drug free work place.

Fall Home Improvement Projects

Rossi Construction, Inc. Fall 2016 Home Improvement Projects

Rossi Construction, Inc. Fall 2016 Home Improvement ProjectsNow it’s time for summer Netflix binge watching to end and Floridians to emerge from indoors, and that means it’s time to make the focus home improvement projects instead. Autumn definitely creates predictable work in the yard, such as planning and planting a vegetable garden. There are a number of tasks that are less obvious but equally important in order to get your house in top-notch shape before your family makes the most of outdoor spaces.

Check all siding and trim:

Enlist a trusted friend or family member to help you inspect your house for any boards or siding that has been damaged during the wet weather in summer 2016. If a board was damaged and there is visible rot threatening the structural integrity, you should consider replacing it with a low-maintenance options.

Evaluate the state of your deck:

If fall and winter 2015 were rough on your deck, consider replacing it before the calendar flips to late October 2016. Talk to a representative from Rossi Construction, Inc. about using high density polyethylene (HDPE) recycled plastic lumber (RPL) in a deck construction project. This man-made material is:

  • Durable.
  • Moisture resistant.
  • Unfriendly to bugs and rot.

Replace or secure deck railings:

An unstable railing can lead to family members suffering injuries, even if the body of your deck is still sound. This means you should check all elements to make sure they are functioning properly.

Determine if you need to replace doors:

While the weather is mild, you will also want to consider replacing any old doors with more energy efficient exterior doors. This should include patio doors, storm doors and all exterior doors without a storm door. A new door will help keep cool air trapped inside once we move back into the tropical part of our calendar.

Replace windows that are no longer energy efficient:

Did you feel a disproportionate amount of heat next to certain windows during the spring and summer? Have you noticed inexplicable condensation on these windows? Multi-pane glass will typically offer a solution to these problems. Most home owners choose to have a professional swap problem windows with efficient windows that will increase your comfort and decrease your cooling bills next spring!

Home ownership means maintaining both the interior and exterior elements of your home. With improved weather, fall is the perfect time to review, upgrade and improve your home. The problem is that replacement of siding, construction of a new deck and installation of new doors can be a difficult prospect for a home owner. Only you will be able to decide if you’re prepared to take on the responsibility of completing the projects on your own. If you frequently call yourself a master workman, then we wish you well. If you’re navigating a fulltime job, school sport schedules and attempting to get a solid six hours of sleep, it can pay to hire an experienced team to complete repairs, or plan new builds. Call Rossi Construction, Inc. at 813-436-0177 to schedule a free consultation.

Tampa Construction Firm Now Hiring Lead Carpenters

Rossi Construction, Inc. Fall 2016 Home Improvement Projects

Rossi Construction LogoRossi Construction, Inc. is a fast growing construction company doing business around the Tampa Bay area. We are currently looking for small construction business owners who are tired of working for themselves and dealing with the headaches that go along with being a business owner. We are looking for owners who enjoy the hands on part of their business, people who like to work with their hands and run a job site. We are looking for people with extensive experience in bathroom and kitchen remodeling.

We are currently looking for working Superintendents/Lead Carpenters. A Superintendent/ Lead Carpenter is a craftsman with extensive skill and experience level, able to manage job sites with multiple employees and trade contractors. We are looking for skilled craftsmen with experience on how to effectively complete projects on time and under budget. We want people who move quickly and effectively to get the job done correctly the first time.

Previous Job Experience Required

A Superintendent/Lead Carpenter must have a minimum of seven years in all phases of residential construction and supervisory experience. The ideal candidate will have owned and operated their own construction business in the past.

Knowledge Required to Successfully Execute the Job

The candidate will possess extensive knowledge of residential construction, residential remodeling, construction practices, construction procedures, construction techniques, tools, equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, safety and applicable building codes. The candidate must also possess experience in drywall installation, drywall finishing, tile installation, cabinet installation, plumbing, electrical, metal framing and wood framing.

The candidate will also be proficient in:

  • Blueprint reading;
  • Layout;
  • Framing;
  • Project completion;
  • Change order experience;
  • Project scheduling;
  • The ability to communicate details to employees and others.

Preference will be given to anyone also conveying skill in:

  • Mathematics;
  • Problem solving;
  • Organizational skills.

This is a hands-on position, in which the Superintendent/Lead Carpenter will be require to build the project with their hands as well as ensure that trades and materials are scheduled and that the project comes in on time and on budget. If your skills match our requirements, please express your interest for the position by submitting your work history.

Rossi Construction is dedicated to quality as a result we are looking for team players who are hardworking, dedicated, loyal people who take pride in their work. We want people who consider themselves artisans in their trades.

Rossi Construction is a full service construction company specializing in Design-Build. Our projects take us from New Construction both residential and commercial to kitchen & bath remodels as well as other home improvement needs.

We offer qualified employees an excellent benefits package. Rossi Construction is a drug free work place.

To submit your application, please visit our online application page.

I Need New Countertops!

Finding the right kind of countertop for your kitchen can be complicated and pricey! Before jumping-in and making a quick purchase on a large kitchen modification, take a moment to review the positives and negatives associated with some popular kitchen countertop materials to help you choose the right one.

Quartz:

Engineered quartz is nearly maintenance free. The material is resistant to:

  • Stains.
  • Impacts.
  • Scratches.

Its non-porous nature also means it does not need to be sealed yearly like granite. Its list of positive features can be expanded to include that it can be purchased in a number of colors and natural patterns, both of which help it rank close to granite for popularity.

Polished granite countertop – Rossi Construction, Inc.Polished Granite:

Traditional granite countertops remain the number one choice of most Tampa homeowners, because they offer a pricey look and durability. Being that it is natural, granite has variations in its pattern, a fact that adds to its charm with homeowners but pattern differences can make it a nightmare when matching slabs becomes a necessity.

The nature of granite requires that all that the countertop be sealed once a year and all stains be wiped-down quickly, particularly:

  • Oil.
  • Red wine.
  • Acid.
  • Cola.

Laminate:

Laminate countertops are a budget-friendly countertop option that is experiencing a renaissance thanks in part to its price and patterns that have the appearance of wood, stone or quartz. If you are updating a mid-century Florida home, it is worth noting that laminate countertops are also manufactured in bright colors you would not expect.

Wood:

When it is properly sealed, budget-friendly and hardworking wood is sanitary and perfect for food preparation. Unlike laminate, you do not have to worry about accidentally placing a hot lid or pan on the surface. If a cozy kitchen filled only with wood countertops does not fit your plans, keep in mind you can match the countertops with natural granite or engineered quartz for a unique look.

Stainless Steel:

If the cozy comfort of wood is not your style, stainless steel can help create an industrial and modern appearance in any kitchen. The metal will match well with an array of colors and is exceedingly easy to clean, all it takes is a soft dish cloth and some mild soap. Stainless steel can also boast that it is considered the most-hygienic countertop material option on the market.

Recycled Materials:

If you are eco-minded, you will want to consider recycled countertops. Materials used in recycled countertops include glass, paper, glass and plastic.

How do you feel about the six countertop options described? Did you find a countertop that will fit well within your planned kitchen remodeling project? If we can answer remodeling questions or help you move forward with your plans, give us a call at 813-436-0177 to schedule a free consultation.

Rossi Construction, Inc. is now hiring Lead Carpenters

Rossi Construction, Inc. is a fast growing construction company doing business around the Tampa Bay area. We are currently looking for small construction business owners who are tired of working for themselves and dealing with the headaches that go along with being a business owner. We are looking for owners who enjoy the hands on part of their business, people who like to work with their hands and run a job site. We are looking for people with extensive experience in bathroom and kitchen remodeling.

We are currently looking for working Superintendents/Lead Carpenters. A Superintendent/ Lead Carpenter is a craftsman with extensive skill and experience level, able to manage job sites with multiple employees and trade contractors. We are looking for skilled craftsmen with experience on how to effectively complete projects on time and under budget. We want people who move quickly and effectively to get the job done correctly the first time.

Previous Job Experience Required

A Superintendent/Lead Carpenter must have a minimum of seven years in all phases of residential construction and supervisory experience. The ideal candidate will have owned and operated their own construction business in the past.

Knowledge Required to Successfully Execute the Job

The candidate will possess extensive knowledge of residential construction, residential remodeling, construction practices, construction procedures, construction techniques, tools, equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, safety and applicable building codes. The candidate must also possess experience in drywall installation, drywall finishing, tile installation, cabinet installation, plumbing, electrical, metal framing and wood framing.

The candidate will also be proficient in:

  • Blueprint reading;
  • Layout;
  • Framing;
  • Project completion;
  • Change order experience;
  • Project scheduling;
  • The ability to communicate details to employees and others.

Preference will be given to anyone also conveying skill in:

  • Mathematics;
  • Problem solving;
  • Organizational skills.

This is a hands-on position, in which the Superintendent/Lead Carpenter will be require to build the project with their hands as well as ensure that trades and materials are scheduled and that the project comes in on time and on budget. If your skills match our requirements, please express your interest for the position by submitting your work history.

Rossi Construction is dedicated to quality as a result we are looking for team players who are hardworking, dedicated, loyal people who take pride in their work. We want people who consider themselves artisans in their trades.

Rossi Construction is a full service construction company specializing in Design-Build. Our projects take us from New Construction both residential and commercial to kitchen & bath remodels as well as other home improvement needs.

We offer qualified employees an excellent benefits package. Rossi Construction is a drug free work place.

To submit your application, please visit our online application page.

Jason Rossi Makes List of 15 Best General Contractors in St. Petersburg

Jason Rossi – Rossi Construction

Jason Rossi – Rossi ConstructionThe city of St. Petersburg is second in size only to Tampa, it maintains a vibrant art scene and vision to become a city of limitless opportunity. St. Petersburg has a population of nearly 245,000 and it continues to grow and, with new growth, comes the need for new construction and remodeling. Local families and both large and small companies in the city are looking to hire general contractors to oversee their design and build needs. The site www.builddirect.com took the guesswork out of hiring a general contractor by building a list of the fifteen best contractors working in and around St. Petersburg. Our own Jason Rossi made that list, take a look at the full article here and do not forget to vote for Jason in the poll.

Is it time to add a deck?

Tampa deck

For people looking to upgrade their Tampa home this spring, there are a myriad of ways to improve its functionality year-round. Adding a fantastic looking outdoor deck is one of the most popular methods by which to improve things because a deck provides a great place to spend family time and host parties all year! There are a number of benefits associated with adding a deck:

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The deck is a place to host parties!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The deck will add to the curb appeal of your home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Decks do not take a long time to plan, build and complete!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A deck costs less than other home addition projects!

Do you have questions about bathroom remodeling?

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Tampa bathroom remodelingDo you know how long it will take to remodel a small bathroom? How much will a bathroom remodel cost? How do you choose a focal point for the room? If your answer to any of these questions happens to be resounding confusion, you are not alone.

A bathroom remodeling project has so many moving parts that unless you are a professional who works in the field every day, or a Tampa homeowner who has captained more than one remodeling project, then the details and all of the small decisions will be overwhelming. That does not mean it is difficult to educate yourself before a remodeling project.

If you will be remodeling your bathroom, it pays to have a working knowledge of what you should expect and what to devote extra thought toward. Walking in with your eyes wide open can spell the difference between a nearly pleasant remodeling experience and a waking nightmare. Take a look at the collection of tips below to develop a cheat sheet for minimizing stress associated with your Tampa bathroom remodeling project.

It pays to set a realistic budget.

Before you commit to a project, it is important to manage expectations when it comes to how much money you want to spend on the renovation. All budget calculations will need to include one fixed number in the size of the bathroom, but material quality and some do it yourself demolition labor can impact the total cost of the remodel. Creation of a budget for the bigger items will help you make decisions about the fixtures, tile and assorted extras that make it into the finished product.

Time is money, a Tampa contractor can be your friend.

Do I need to hire a contractor for a small bathroom remodeling project? If you keep in mind that the project involves plumbing, tile work, electrical and a host of additional specialties, it is advantageous to hire a contractor capable of completing the work.

How long will the remodeling project make my bathroom inaccessible?

Most people are under the impression that a small bathroom remodeling project will take no more than two weeks. This will not prove true in all cases. A remodeling timeline will depend on the total number of items being moved or changed in your bathroom.

Bonus Tip:

Never make the toilet the focal point of the bathroom.

Nearly every homeowner with a fifteen to twenty year old home, with at least one bathroom that has never before been remodeled, has a toilet that remains in sight lines when a door is open. We can all agree that the look is not aesthetically pleasing. If find yourself unsure as to what to make the focal point, aim for anything but the toilet!

The truth is, a Tampa bathroom remodeling project will always be confusing to an unprepared and inexperienced homeowner. Rossi Construction, Inc. will help from beginning to end to make the process problem-free.

Home Remodeling Grants for Veterans

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new bathroomIt is important for men and women who are serving or who have served in the armed services to understand that there are programs to accommodate injured veterans as they return home after undergoing medical care.

The Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant (HISA) offers financial resources to disabled male and female service members.

HISA allows veterans to make modifications to their residence to improve the access and mobility around the house as a whole. Focus is often made on minimizing the need for third party help in the bathroom. The grant does not require that the disability is service incurred, or service related, but all veterans with service sustained injuries will be eligible for funding of up to $6,800.

Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor located in Tampa Florida.  Rossi Construction specializes in residential remodels and new construction.