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Buying a Spec Home Vs. Having a Home Built

If you want a brand new home in the Tampa area, you have a few different options. There are some homes that have been built but never sold, and these can be found all over Tampa. But these homes may have been sitting for a while and might not be as up to date. If you want a truly new and innovative home, you should look at buying a spec home or having a home built. Both spec homes and freshly built homes have some advantages and disadvantages. Which you choose really depends on your family’s needs and preferences.

Top Reasons to Build a New Home in Florida

Whether you’re planning a move from out of state, looking for a starter home for a new family, or looking for a bigger home for a growing family, you have a lot of options throughout Florida, but most families find that they can’t find a home for sale that meets all of their needs and desires. If you truly want the most perfect home for you and your family, it is best to build from the ground up. Personalization You and your family members know what you need to make your home work best for you. Do you need a

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Choosing a General Contractor for Your Remodel

If you have decided to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, or other room in the house, you will likely want to hire a general contractor. A general contractor will manage all of the subcontractors and other workers on the site. This one individual or company is responsible for coordinating your remodel so that it is done within budget and on time. The decision to use a general contractor is easy, but choosing the right one for your particular remodel might need a bit more consideration. You want to make sure that the general contractor you hire has the network and knowledge

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Simple Home Improvements with Your Stimulus Check

Improving your home for your own enjoyment as well as to increase home value is a great way to protect your real estate investment. You may think that any significant home improvements cost a lot more than you can afford, but in reality there are several things you can do to improve your rooms at a very low cost. With the stimulus money that everyone is receiving, you might want to spend some of that money on home improvements. Here are a few ideas. Crown Molding If your crown molding is deteriorating, now is a great time to have it

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Why Now Is the Best Time to Renovate Your Business

These are scary times. Businesses across the country are closing their doors due to the current crisis. If your business was one of those affected, your offices and warehouses are probably empty. It can be difficult to think of what the future might bring when businesses are finally able to reopen. But while your business is closed, this may be the perfect time to address some of those issues that you put off. One of those things is renovating your location. Does your office layout still make sense? How outdated is your break room? Have you been wishing you had

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Why You Should Have a Home Warranty

Your brand new home is almost complete, and it is time to start thinking about moving in. Before you do, there are some additional things you should consider. One of those things is getting a home warranty. With your house being brand new, appliances breaking down or structural damage are the least of your worries, but it is always best to plan ahead. Here is why you should have a home warranty. Protect Against Structural Damage A home warranty for the structure of your home is a good idea, even if you trust the contractor who supervised the building of

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The Devil is in the Details

You may have heard this expression before, and it is very true of construction. Just about any contractor can build a home from the ground up, either on their own or using subcontractors, but not every builder can handle all of the small details that make your home beautiful and finished. Here are just some of the details that we excel in at Gloger Construction. Crown Molding Crown molding is the decorative trim that connects your wall to your ceiling. Some builders only place simple trim at the top of a wall at the ceiling, while others do not include

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Fireplace Mantels Done Right

A fireplace can be the center of your beautiful home. It is a place for families to gather or a place for you to cuddle with your significant other. The fireplace is often located in the room that you do the most entertaining, and it is the focal point for the room and your guests. It is important that your fireplace mantel makes a statement and beautifies your home. Installing New Fireplaces Installing a new fireplace, whether traditional wood burning or gas, can be a great investment for your home. But most fireplace installers build only the most basic mantels,

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Do You Know How to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel?

If you’re lucky enough to have a gorgeous custom fireplace mantel in your home, you should take advantage of it as a focal point by decorating the mantel strategically. Whether it’s a traditional, ornate, large, small, modern, or antique design, there are many different ways to decorate your mantel to perfection. Use the existing inspiration in the room to determine the best design choice. Layer and Stagger Art For a timeless and classy look, mix and match framed and unframed art of various sizes along your mantel. If you want to hang any of the pictures, don’t go too high,

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3 Custom Touches for Your New Home

Whether you are building a new home or revamping your existing one, customized touches, however large or small, can make a huge difference in the atmosphere and appearance of your space. Hiring a custom builder to carefully make these adjustments will help you love and embrace your home more than ever before. These three custom touches in particular are sure to add a flavor of sophistication and attention to detail in your house. Chair Rails Chair rails are now decorative details used in kitchens and dining rooms, but they actually used to be functional additions that prevented the backs of

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