Design Ideas for Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodeling can give you a spa-like haven in your own Tampa home, or perhaps you are looking for an eco-friendly transformation. Either way, it is good to know what your options are. Learning more about design ideas can help you decide what will best suit your needs.

Here are some ideas to help you start making your vision a reality:

Relaxing Oasis

These concepts are ideal if you are looking to create an at-home-spa.

  • Sauna: Including a sauna in your bathroom remodeling plans is sure to make you feel like you are at a Tampa spa.
  • Stand-up Shower Bench: Having a place to sit in your shower will allow you to relax and let the troubles melt away.
  • Sunken Tub: Far from the average bath, you will be bathing in luxurious style.
  • Soft Lighting: Lighting can affect your mood. Adding softer, dimmer lights with separate controls can help you unwind at the end of the day.
  • Accents: Use decorative stone or tile for that spa feel.

Going Green

Making your space more eco-friendly does not mean you have to forgo all luxuries.

  • Low-flow Faucets and Showerheads: These will use less water; in turn they help your wallet and Tampa water conservation efforts. With an array of designs to choose from, you will be sure to find one for your bathroom remodeling project.
  • Tankless Water Heater: The average water heater stores 40 to 50 gallons of water that is continuously heated until it is needed. Tankless systems, however, only heat the water as you need it, which requires less energy.
  • Skylights: By adding more natural light, you will reduce your electricity consumption.
  • Natural and Recycled Materials: Bamboo is a versatile natural resource that can be used for things such as flooring or to make a vanity. Recycled glass comes in many colors and can be used to make beautiful tiling, among other things. Giving new life to previously used items is good for the environment, as is using materials that are natural.

Bathroom Remodeling With Greaves

Designing your relaxing oasis can be stressful, but having experienced professionals will help put you at ease. With over 25 years of bathroom remodeling under their belt, the experts at Greaves Construction have the skills and knowledge to help you design and update your Tampa home. Call Greaves Construction today at 813-985-2739 to begin making your vision a reality.

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The Best Residential Roofing Services in Palm Harbor

Done Rite has been providing residential roofing services to homeowners in Palm Harbor and the surrounding area with the experience and skills they are looking for over the past 15 years. To our staff, the customer is the number one priority so we will do whatever it takes to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Attempting to do any construction or routine maintenance of the top of your home by yourself can put you at risk for injury. Our professionals are well-trained so let them take care of anything you need. We also offer assistance no matter the time of day because we understand that things happen. We can provide these residential roofing services:

  • Shingle and Tile Construction
  • Re-tiling or shingling
  • Repair
  • Cleaning
  • Leak Detection
  • Maintenance
  • New Construction

Keeping up with the top of your Palm Harbor home and making sure to have it routinely checked will ensure it stays its absolute best for a longer period of time. This is the part of the house that protects the people living in your home and everything you have in it. Give yourself that peace of mind by knowing that you are safe while doing it in an affordable way that still adds value to your home.

Done Rite’s Residential Roofing Services

We are proud to say that we are 1 of only 20 Preferred Contractors in the State of Florida and a top 1% roofer in the Tampa area. That means: from the first call to our customer service staff, until the last clean-up crew has left your property, we go above and beyond. You can trust that you are in good hands with our staff because we are the company that only leaves behind a beautiful roof- never a mess.

From more information on all that we can offer or to request a free estimate or inspection, give our Palm Harbor office a call today at (727)-898-8747 for all of your residential roofing services. If you want it done, have it Done Rite!

Shipping Containers: It’s Time for You to Make the Move

More and more people in Tampa are making the move and downsizing to shipping containers. Although the idea of green building is drawing people to this living alternative, many people feel as if they will be sacrificing on originality and space therefore tossing the idea aside. The idea of loss however, is a myth. Those who chose to go through this transformation have just as much design freedom as any homeowner, from construction all the way through decorating, while doing their part to conserve the environment around them.

Freedom

This is an alternative that can be transformed into a space for almost any need you can think of. Many shipping containers are used for new age homes but can also be the perfect office space or an additional space to any home. They also allow you to add on any feature you would add onto a traditional home: air conditioning, heating, electricity, décor, and fully functioning appliances, etc.

Green Building

Making the down size may mean less space but it also come wide an array of benefits that are hard for any homeowner to pass up. Not only are these structures durable and will withstand any weather that blows through Tampa, they are also resourceful. These 20’ by 8’ spaces are both environmentally and economically friendly:

  • Environmentally friendly- Shipping containers sit empty in lots because it is too expensive to ship them back to their country of origin. New Generation Builders has found a way to create more jobs in Tampa by recycling them into buildings.
  • Economically friendly- Because of their tight seal, heating and cooling costs will be minimized. Also building costs will be easy on your wallet while reducing the harmful air qualities that come along with traditional construction.

New Generation Builders

If you are even considering making the switch from a traditional home into one of Tampa many empty shipping containers, call the experts at New Generation Builders today at (800) 759-4459. If you’re concerned about sustainable living, green building, or just want something unique, let them transform a used steel shipping container into the building of your dreams!

Signs of a Roof Leak

It is storm season in Palm Harbor, which increases the risk of your home getting a roof leak. The constant rains of summer can make a small problem worse as prolonged water exposure can lead to problems such as mold and structure damage. It is crucial to know what the signs are so you can address the issue as soon as possible.

What to Look For

Some signs are easier to spot than others. Water dripping from your ceiling is a clear sign that your home is in need of repair. However, often times there are more subtle clues that indicate you have a roof leak. Here are the less-than-obvious things you should watch for in your Palm Harbor home:

  • Bubbling: If you notice that your wallpaper or paint no longer smooth, and has bubbles, ripples, or is peeling, it is a sign that that water is seeping in.
  • Water Spots: They can be on the wall or ceiling. They will appear to be wet at first and eventually turn yellow or brown, especially around the edges. You may also notice cracking as the material weakens.
  • Algae or Mold: Algae and mold can appear on both the exterior and interior of the home.
  • Musty or Moldy Smell: If you notice a strange odor, it could be mold. It can smell similar to clothes that been left in the washer too long.
  • Warped Shingles: Shingles that are no longer flat against the surface are damaged; one of the main causes of warping is from water that is trapped beneath them.

Done Rite Roof Leak Repairs

It is best to call a professional as soon as you suspect you may have a roof leak. If water is dripping from the ceiling of your Palm Harbor home, you either have major damage or have damage that has been there for a while and is worsening. The experts at Done Rite Roofing will be able to assess the damage and make any necessary repairs before the problem becomes more severe, and costly to fix.

If you suspect you have a roof leak, call their Palm Harbor location at 727-771-8747.

The Benefits of Storage Container Buildings

Storage container buildings are continuing to become increasingly popular in Tampa, and across the U.S. You can use these heavy-duty steel structures to make a new office for your business or a new home for your family. There are many advantages to these modern constructs that can be more appealing to consumers than the traditional materials we’re accustomed to.

Relocation

No matter the reason for relocating, moving can be stressful. Finding a new home, getting everything boxed up and hauling it is time consuming and can be expensive. With storage container buildings, you can take your home with you. You can help alleviate future stress if you know you will not be staying in the same location permanently, without the constraints of a motor home or trailer.

It is even possible to have your Tampa home made specifically to be broken down for transporting. This can also work for businesses as well; a much easier way to relocate a department or mobile show room!

Lower Cost

These steel structures can cost much less than a traditionally built brick-and-mortar home. Not only in terms of the cost of construction, but they also tend to have lower utility costs. This is in part due to the fact that they tend to be smaller, but it is also true for larger homes as well.

Lower cost does not have to mean less space!

Customization

Perhaps the no. 1 benefit of having storage container buildings in Tampa is that they are nearly limitless in terms of being able to customize them. For starters, they can be placed just about anywhere. They were made to withstand the elements, so they will do well in the woods or on the beach.

You can also easily upsize or downsize them by easily adding or removing a compartment. Not many homeowners can say that!

New Generation Builders

New Generation Builders has experience with storage container buildings and can help you build your new Tampa home or office. Their dedicated experts can help you through every step of the design and building process. If you have any questions or are ready to plan your new home, call them today at 800-759-4459.