In our previous article discussing Tampa kitchen remodeling projects, we discussed the idea of considering new flooring options when changing your kitchen. Our flooring suggestion allowed you to understand the positives associated with the installation of beautiful new laminate flooring, but we would like you to imagine that lovely flooring matched with newly installed countertops. It is a recipe for beauty!
Project Three: Countertop Installation During Your Tampa Kitchen Remodeling Project.
Whereas cabinets are a focal point for a potential buyer of your Tampa home, and flooring is a necessity if you do not want to be considered a savage, your countertops are the star of your kitchen! The right material is what gives you the wow factor when a person first enters the room after your Tampa kitchen remodeling project is complete. More than any other single decision in your Tampa kitchen remodeling project, choosing the correct countertop is a matter of keeping up on trends.
If you are looking to add value to your Tampa home, stick with affordable granites and manufactured stone that is available on the market. Prices will range from $40.00 to $100.00(+) per square foot, and you must be prepared to understand that durability will be an issue in this Tampa kitchen remodeling project.
If you do not understand what any of this means, use the rule that darker granites with consistent patterns tend to be stronger stone. Granites with a more elaborate pattern will result in a higher price tag. You will want to try to stick with dark and durable granite, perhaps a dark brown that is both affordable and very strong. This will allow your money to be wisely spent in your Tampa kitchen remodeling project.
Rossi Construction, Inc. is capable of helping you make the best decision possible about your kitchen countertop options in your Tampa kitchen remodeling project.
In our previous article discussing Tampa kitchen remodeling projects, we shared the idea of executing a project that can add to both the value of the home and the usability of the kitchen. Our first idea covered the value of cabinet upgrades, but there are so many potential Tampa kitchen remodeling projects that change your kitchen structure. The trick is to find the perfect kitchen remodeling recipe for your family!
Project Two: Skipping the Cabinets, and Flipping the Floors.
Laminates, exotic hardwoods, recycled materials, linoleum and even poured concrete can be used for flooring options in a Tampa kitchen remodeling project. The abundance of flooring options make the actual choice of flooring materials a difficult decision, one which must be determined using your tastes; your budget and which flooring option will hold-up for years.
Hardwood is a very popular choice for Tampa kitchen remodeling projects, but many people will also opt to use faux options when budget is a concern. “Floating floors,” or the laminate version of traditional hardwood floors, are highly popular because they maintain the appearance of hardwood and keep the price down. The laminate floors come in a wide range of colors, qualities and pricing but all are able to knock traditional hardwood floors down base upon price of materials and installation pricing.
What makes laminate flooring so fantastic!? The technology allows your regular kitchen contractor to oversee installation of the new flooring during the Tampa kitchen remodeling project, whereas hardwood floors requires the assistance of another specialist.
Rossi Construction, Inc. is capable of providing advice regarding the installation of new flooring materials during a Tampa kitchen remodeling project. If a home owner makes the decision to go with traditional hardwood flooring, Rossi Construction, Inc. will be able to install the new flooring during the Tampa kitchen remodeling project.
Be sure to review our next article regarding Tampa kitchen remodeling, which covers the installation of new counters.
Do you ever find yourself weighing the pros and cons of concrete countertops in your precious spare time? Do you consider the finer points of walnut cabinetry? Then you must have a Tampa kitchen remodeling project on the top of your mind.
It turns out that you are not alone in your Tampa kitchen remodeling fever. According to information gathered in a National Organization of Home Builders survey, kitchen remodeling projects are up seventeen-percent from the numbers provided by a 2010 survey.
Before you get the tools out, or head to the hardware store, you need to consider what type of Tampa kitchen remodeling project is best for your finances; best for your family and best for the future of your household.
Improvements can be classified into two categories, the first of which will add actual verifiable monetary value to the house. The second category makes the house more appealing to buyers, and a great example would be adding high-end countertops that make an impact on buyers but do not add to overall usable space in the kitchen.
This makes you wonder “what” makes the right recipe for a Tampa kitchen remodeling project. Take a look at this article, as well as our follow-up article for some hot Tampa kitchen remodeling trends that mix appeal and value. If you find the mix that is right for you, Rossi Construction, Inc. can help build a kitchen that is a dream to use!
Project One: Cabinet Replacement of Refacing in your Tampa Kitchen Remodeling Project!
If you are not sure where to begin with your kitchen remodel, the cabinets are a great place to focus your initial attention. Why? The cabinets may feel like they are just a “box,” but they are actually a major focal point for a potential buyer for your house.
Cabinetry costs can range for around $7,500.00 to $45,000.00, depending upon style; manufacturer and materials. This investment means that you will want to carefully consider your options when you are planning your Tampa kitchen remodeling project. You can go for top of the line cabinets, you can go mid-line with higher end features that home buyers are looking for or you can make the project one of refacing solid cabinets to upgrade the look but maintain a budget.
No matter which choice you make for your cabinets, you will want to hire a contractor to properly make any and all upgrades. A contractor will be able to ensure that all hardware is properly installed, all cabinets are aligned and that your Tampa kitchen remodeling project is on track.
Check our follow-up article regarding additional Tampa kitchen remodeling projects that can and will add value to your house. Please remember that we are available for any questions that you may have regarding your Tampa kitchen remodeling projects.
Rossi Construction, Inc. asked if home owners ever find that they weight the pros and cons of concrete countertops in precious spare time? Rossi Construction, Inc. asked if home owners ever consider the finer points of walnut cabinetry? If home owners answered in the affirmative to either, then they have a Tampa kitchen remodeling project on the top of the mind.
Rossi Construction, Inc. explained that it turns out that home owners are not alone in Tampa kitchen remodeling fever. According to information gathered in a National Organization of Home Builders survey, kitchen remodeling projects are up seventeen-percent from the numbers provided by a 2010 survey.
Before getting the tools out, or head to the hardware store, a home owner needs to consider what type of Tampa kitchen remodeling project is best for family finances; best for the family and best for the future of the household.
Rossi Construction, Inc. explained that improvements can be classified into two categories, the first of which will add actual verifiable monetary value to the house. The second category makes the house more appealing to buyers, and a great example would be adding high-end countertops that make an impact on buyers but do not add to overall usable space in the kitchen.
This makes you wonder “what” makes the right recipe for a Tampa kitchen remodeling project.
Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor located in Tampa Florida. Rossi Construction specializes in residential and commercial construction. Rossi has been building excellence by design since 1979. Rossi Construction, Inc. can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.
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A disability accessible home is typically considered a home that any person, either fully ambulatory or in some way physically hampered, is capable of entering and using for either a short stay or a lifetime of living. With young men and women returning from various duty stations severely injured, many of our friends around Tampa have given a large amount of thought toward how it is possible to make their homes accessible to returning friends and family.
How can I modify my Tampa home to meet Americans with Disabilities Standards?
The primary goal in any Tampa home modification is to ensure that the architecture of the house does not lend itself to isolation of friends or family in wheelchairs. While we initially explained this in terms of returning injured veterans, it is important to understand that anyone could be in a wheelchair and this can be either temporary or a genetic disorder that lasts for the entire lifetime.
Your house needs to be accessible to wheelchairs, walkers and individuals who have trouble navigating due to the physical impairments that a stroke can signal. The house can easily be made accessible to all, and the only thing that is required is a few key changes to certain areas of the house.
Which areas need to be modified in the house?
- Rossi Construction, Inc. needs to make one entrance in the household completely step free.
- Entry doors, bathroom doors and all doors in between need to be at least 32” wide for passage.
- At least ½ bath must be accessible on the main floor of the Tampa home. We prefer to see a full bath.
If I make the change, do I benefit?
- Your home will be accessible to everyone from the date modifications are complete.
- If a family member develops a disability through age, illness or accident you are prepared.
- Your home will also be friendly to the elderly, particularly your parents as they age.
Can you explain a few of features to me?
- A ramp will most likely be one of the first things everyone thinks of and, in this case, you want the ramp to be installed on the door that will provide the most convenient overall household access.
- Expect a bathroom door that is hinged to swing outward, rather than inward, in order to allow the door to close when someone with a wheelchair enters the bathroom.
There is definitely more involved in the modification of a Tampa home to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but this opens your eyes to the idea of making your house a “home” for everyone. Please call the Rossi Construction, Inc. team at 813.436.0177 to discuss making your Tampa home accessible to your friends and family with special needs.
As house values continue to be unstable across much of the Tampa Bay area and loans continue to be hard to get, homeowners are finding themselves with fewer easy options for huge remodels. Homeowners are going after the projects that cost less at the beginning, capture practical savings or they do both and they hold their value if the homeowner sells in the future.
Rather than a massive kitchen or bath upgrade, the kind that see entire floor plans reworked, many homeowners are choosing to order modest improvements that build the long-term value of the home. Great examples include boosting the energy conservation with new appliances, and allowing the owners to quickly settle back into their Tampa home.
Two examples of recession proof projects that Tampa homeowners can consider include:
A kitchen remodel that makes sense:
If you are one of the people traveling the aisles of Ikea, lusting after a beautiful new kitchen, take heart because you can remodel that kitchen at a price that will not mortgage your future. To trim costs, you will want to work with a general contractor to work on projects that involve cosmetic improvements like replacing the faces and hardware on existing cabinets. Keeping existing cabinets will save you around 25% of the total cost of a kitchen remodel, while still giving you the immediate enjoyment of visible changes. The savings can become significantly greater if you remain within the existing footprint of your kitchen, making the changes much more of a “facelift.”
Scaling back a kitchen remodel can ultimately earn a Tampa homeowner back up to 80% of an investment, while still providing immediate practical payback.
A bathroom remodel that does not take months:
The Tampa bathroom can be much the same as a scaled-back Tampa kitchen remodel, with cabinets being kept and both refaced and provided new hardware. Counters can be topped with inexpensive stone, a new toilet can be installed, a new tile floor put in place and a fresh coat of paint can put a semi-gutted bathroom project on a good timeline and a fantastic budget.
Always remember that Rossi Construction, Inc. is available for your home remodeling projects, both large and of a smaller nature. Our expertise can add value to your house for decades.