Choosing Cabinets and Counters – What’s Your Kitchen Remodel Style?

When planning a kitchen remodel, it’s no secret that cabinets and countertops not only take up a lot of visual space but represent a big portion of your budget. Pair this with their ability to transform the look of your space, choosing the right cabinets and countertops for your personal style and family lifestyle is essential in creating your dream kitchen. But where to start? Rossi Construction has put together this handy guide full of pointers and considerations to take into account when planning your kitchen remodel.

Minimal and Modern 

As mentioned, your personal style will be the largest factor in what color and design you will choose to incorporate into your new kitchen. Modern minimalism is seen on the cover of countless home design magazines, and with good reason! Marked by clean lines and no fuss, there are few rooms that are better to keep clean and simple than the kitchen. Consider a calming grey wood stain and cabinets with simple small handles.

For the countertops, consider the needs of your family in addition to your preferred style. Granite is a stunning popular option, but the maintenance and resealing required to prevent staining is something to factor into your decision.  For this reason, quartz has risen in popularity and the beautiful white and neutral colors throughout it compliments a minimal clean kitchen perfectly. A modern kitchen is often completed with shiny stainless-steel appliances, sure to stand the test of time in your new kitchen.

Tradition over Trend 

If your personal style preference tends to be on the more traditional end of the spectrum, you would likely enjoy a traditional style kitchen remodel. Beautiful cabinets with medium to dark woods like oak, cherry or mahogany will add a homey warmth to your traditional kitchen for that timeless traditional feel. A traditional kitchen design means careful attention to detail, which generally includes more ornate touches and moldings. For your traditional kitchen’s countertops, consider granite, marble or wood as any will complete your traditional look beautifully.

Contemporary Changes

If you are still having trouble nailing down your ideal kitchen design style, you might find yourself drawn to contemporary style. Contemporary is sometimes confused with modern, likely because they do share elements. contemporary is the celebration off all things currently making waves. Transitional contemporary design is a beautiful combination of themes from modern traditional and beyond. The term itself means “of the moment” which means it is always changing to celebrate the hottest styles of the time. and traditional that is ensure you’ll have a beautiful kitchen. Before starting on your transitional kitchen design project, it is important to have a clear theme in mind. It may help you to search for design ideas on apps like Pinterest or leaf through design magazines. We can meet with you and discuss how to incorporate the design elements you are looking for while using quality materials and top-notch craftsmanship.

Kitchen Remodeling by Rossi Construction

Ready to start planning your kitchen renovation? Rossi Construction has been serving the Tampa Bay area for nearly two decades and we take pride in making a house into a home. Our goal is quality installations and stand-out materials at unbeatable prices. Reach out today and let’s discuss how we can create a plan for making your kitchen remodel dreams a reality! Call today at 813.436.0177.

 

Essential Things to Consider Before Hiring Your Contractor

If you are looking to remodel your home in Tampa Bay or St. Petersburg, finding a reliable and experienced contractor can be the difference between peace of mind and sleepless nights. Our team at Rossi Construction have put together a list of the top things to consider and look for when hiring a contractor.

Have a Solid Vision for Your Space

Spend time researching trends and timeless touches you would like to incorporate into the remodel. Explore what kinds of looks and architectural elements you might be interested in adding as well. By have a solid grasp on what you are looking for in your remodel, you can then compare the work of the contractors you will meet with later.

Compare Rates as Well as Quality

A general number is to compare at least three local contractors before deciding on one to renovate your home. Your goal with this tip is to determine how they stack up against one another. This will give you a clearer idea of the costs and budget required, as well as the caliber of work each contractor can produce. As an example, one contractor might bid a low rate that might equate to low quality work, while a higher bid usually suggests top notch quality. Use this information and your research to determine where you fall on the spectrum, and what will meet your project’s needs as well as your standards.

Do Your Research to Determine if the Contractor is a Good Fit

While contractors of all specializations use the title of contractor, there are subcategories within the industry. Some are considered specialists and some generalists. So, seek to ensure their experience and abilities align with what your goals are for your renovation. The top things to look for when reading reviews and looking over their business website are: Do you see a similarity in their past projects and what you are looking for in yours? Do they exhibit quality workmanship and use quality materials? Do their reviews reflect consistent high levels of client satisfaction?

Be Sure to Read the Fine Print

From establishing a start and completion date, detailing information about building fees and required permits, an explanation for what services are covered (demolition, labor, equipment, etc.) and the consequences of a default by their business – the fine print holds the details. Noting the fine print is especially important for the terms of default as it can include things such as the unexpected departure of a subcontractor or an array of other unforeseen challenges. Be sure you are clearly excluded from liability in these instances and look for contractors who have their terms laid out in a fair and easy to understand manner.

How We Can Help

Rossi Construction has proudly served Florida’s Tampa Bay area for almost two decades. We have helped homeowners create or re-invent their space into one they are proud to come home to. Feel free to reach out and request a consultation to discuss the topics mentioned above! If you are interested in more home remodeling inspiration, head over to our gallery to check out some of our recent work.  We look forward to speaking with you and seeing how we can make your home remodeling dream a reality.

Tips for Planning Your Bathroom Remodel

A bathroom can be a calming retreat so it is important to get the perfect design for your style and interests. When planning a bathroom remodel, you should know consider some of the below-mentioned things.

Styles

Consider a classic or traditional style for simplistic bathrooms. A traditionally designed modern bathroom remains timeless. Modern bathroom design incorporates bright colors with contrasting textures. An eclectic bathroom style has an assortment of dissimilar elements. A countrified bathroom has the “bringing the outside inside” element. A romantic bathroom has ornate fixtures and beautifully crafted cabinet designs.   Continue reading “Tips for Planning Your Bathroom Remodel”

Rossi Construction, Inc. Selected for Best of Brandon Award

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Best of BrandonTampa residential remodeling specialty company, Rossi Construction, Inc. announced on Wednesday that it had been selected for the 2014 Best of Brandon Award in the Custom Home Builders category by the Brandon Award Program.

Each year, the program finds companies that they believe succeeded in achieving marketing success in the local community and their specific business category.  All nominees are local companies that build the positive image tied to small business through positive service to their regular customers and local community.  These companies help make the local area a better place to live, work and play.

The Brandon Award Program collected and analyzed a number of sources of information in order to find winners in each business category.  The 2014 Brandon Award Program focuses specifically on the idea of quality, not quantity in the way a business accomplishes its goals.  Winners are actually determined based upon internally gathered info by the Brandon Award Program and certain third parties.

About the Award Program:

The Brandon Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Brandon area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Brandon Award Program was put in place to recognize the top local businesses in our community.  The organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Their mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

About Rossi Construction, Inc.:

Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor located in the Tampa Bay area.  Rossi Construction, Inc. specializes in residential and commercial construction and remodeling.  Rossi Construction, Inc. has been building excellence by design in Tampa FL since 1979.  Rossi Construction, Inc. can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.

Ideas for his and hers bathroom designs

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When you are in a relationship with someone, you begin to get used to sharing most things. You might share the butter and jelly in the morning. You might share a car during the day and you probably share a bed at night. Sharing can be a wonderful thing about being in a relationship but when it comes to bathroom space, sharing isn’t always ideal. In fact, having your own space in the bathroom can be wonderful! Below are some awesome design ideas for his and her bathrooms. 

Sinks for each of you

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Cabinets between the sinks for each of you 

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Individual closets 

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Seating for the times you are waiting on your spouse to finish getting ready

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Double shower heads and a large shower space 

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Create a bathtub for two

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If you like any of the designs here or if these photos inspired you to come up with an idea of your own, call Rossi Construction for ultimate bathroom remodeling in Tampa.

 

 

Trending designs in the workplace

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Commercial Construction TampaMillennials are tech-savvy and creative. The working trend to accommodate these up and comers is a different working style and than other generations. For example, Millennials might be more productive sitting in cafés, coffee shops, or lobbies more than in traditional workstations. Mobile technology enables many of them to work whenever they want to at any location.

Modularity and flexibility

Many vendors offer modular systems made up of exchangeable parts, such as raised flooring, walls, and furnishings. Wireless technology and plug-and-play equipment support reconfiguration too. Often, modular components can be demounted and moved, even to another building entirely.   Continue reading “Trending designs in the workplace”

How to Successfully Plan for a Historic Home Renovation

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ISdkgazygx2rpb0000000000When it comes to renovation, you can’t approach a historic home in the same way that you would a more contemporary one, and many people are surprised to find that they are woefully unprepared once they begin the process. Renovating a historic home is not just about doing all the right things—it’s also about avoiding some common pitfalls that are associated with them. However, if you’re smart and plan ahead, you’ll find that the process is not as bad as it might seem at first, and with some luck you’ll end up with a fantastic finished product.   Continue reading “How to Successfully Plan for a Historic Home Renovation”

Use These Tips to Hire the Best General Contractor in Tampa

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contractFinding the right Tampa general contractor can be a difficult decision—you’re placing a lot of trust in the person you ultimately decide to go with, and you want to make sure that you’ve chosen someone that is both reliable and good fit. Thankfully, making this choice doesn’t have to be a shot in the dark—there are some tips and strategies that make picking a winner much easier. If you’re currently in the process of selecting a general contractor or will be using one in the future, here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.  Continue reading “Use These Tips to Hire the Best General Contractor in Tampa”

Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Messy

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52fe58b592e3a.1Even if your home is immaculate in terms of cleanliness, there are still a number of organizational mistakes that can make your home and belongings look messy. After you’ve devoted lots of time and resources to a remodel of your home, it would be a shame to let clutter get in the way of everything looking its best, so be sure to avoid these practices that will distract from the luxurious feel you’ve worked so hard to create.

Mistake #1—A Busy Refrigerator

The kitchen is typically one of the busiest rooms in the house, and many people treat their refrigerator as a giant message board—covered with schedules, bills, magnets, and everything in between. However, these things can get out of hand quickly and make your kitchen as a whole look cluttered and unorganized. Instead, try keeping all of your important documents arranged on a clipboard. Your family will still have access to all the information they need but without the unnecessary mess on the refrigerator.  Continue reading “Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Messy”

Advice for a Successful Kitchen Remodel

Many people think of remodeling a kitchen as a big hassle, but if you’re smart about it, the process can be quite fun and painless. The best general advice for a Tampa kitchen remodel is this—make a plan and then plan some more. When it comes to your home and your money, you can never think about the process too much, and even after you’ve made up your mind don’t forget to expect the unexpected! Here are just a few of the many things you’ll need to think about when planning your own kitchen remodeling project.

 

Be Realistic

You may have a plan for your dream kitchen but does it address the real-world needs you’ll be facing? You might think you want tons of counter space and perhaps even an island, but if you know you won’t be doing a lot of cooking, then much of that space is going to be wasted when it could have been allocated for something more useful. Conversely, if you’re remodeling on a budget and don’t want to spend lots of money on counter space but you’re also an avid cook you might regret that lack of space when all is said and done.

Measure Your Appliances

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than completing a kitchen remodel only to find that your large appliances don’t fit in the space you’ve allotted them. Before you sketch even one blueprint, always make sure you know the exact measurements for things like your stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher.

Don’t Neglect Your Lighting

Lights are a small part of a room but they make a big impact. When it comes to the kitchen, being practical is always best. Make sure you have enough fixtures to successfully illuminate the whole room. Modern fluorescent lighting is a great choice for the kitchen because it makes reading recipes and ingredient lists a breeze.

Mind Your Corners

When it comes to drawers and cabinets, corners can be a nightmare. It will take some planning, but make sure that all your doors won’t be banging into one another. This is a loud, impractical nuisance that can really scuff up a paint job if you’re not careful.

References: [1] http://www.bhg.com/kitchen/remodeling/planning/kitchen-remodeling/ [2] http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/kitchens/tips-for-kitchen-remodeling/#.