VIBE CORE Improvements: Sector 1

Updated: Jul 20

Exterior Paint, Custom Interior Paint, Landscaping, A/C and Heating, Windows, Solar, Flooring, Cabinets, Countertops, Updated Bathrooms, Appliances, Electronics, Furniture, Mattresses + Bedding.


These improvements are part of Sector 1: CORE Improvements, as we highlight each of our four sectors in separate blogs: CORE, MAJOR, SITE-SPECIFIC, and FINISHING TOUCHES.


More than 20 exterior and interior improvements will be made by our showcase partners in multiple sectors.


CORE upgrades include 10+ improvements that we strive to provide each and every VIBE recipient. Providing there is a need and desire for each of the CORE upgrades, it is expected that each recipient will receive most or all of these upgrades.


The exterior of their home will be beautifully painted to the color of their choice. This includes transformation of the main surface. Coordinating accent colors will be used for the trim and entry door, respectively. Inside, fresh custom paint, matching our designer’s selected color palette, will be applied throughout the home, including multiple accent walls.


Landscaping will receive an extensive refresh, with specifics to be determined by the recipient’s needs and wants, and the home’s current layout and possible enhancements. This may include trees, shrubbery, flowers, vegetable planting beds.


An upgraded A/C and Heating system provides high-efficiency, and low-energy utilization to save on the homeowner’s future power bills, while offering a more comfortable living environment.


Our window partner will install multiple replacement windows throughout the home. The windows will be able to withstand the more extreme climate of Florida’s summer heat and storms, while providing more energy-efficiency to further lower power bills.


Our solar energy provider will install a system of multiple panels and integrated technology which provides the family even more savings in future power charges.


New flooring will be installed throughout the home, with possibilities including designer tile, durable laminates, and cozy carpeting.


The kitchen receives a major makeover, with new cabinets or refacing, new stunning countertop options, and brand new appliances, including; refrigerator, range, dishwasher, and microwave. Our kitchen upgrade may be the most striking transformation of all. In addition, all bathrooms will also receive an upgrade, with new cabinets or refacing, new sinks and fixtures, tile/flooring, and tub/shower area.


New electronics, including in the main living area (large screen TV, sound system, etc.) will satisfy the family’s entertainment wishes. The CORE sector will be complete with the delivery and setup of new furniture in the common areas and all bedrooms, including upgraded mattresses and coordinated bedding.


Depending on design, theme, style, and layout, we may incorporate some homeowner’s treasures that are already in the home, and add to them, complimenting the recipient’s tastes.


In all, the selected recipients receive a VIBE Home Makeover of more than 20 improvements in the CORE, MAJOR, SITE-SPECIFIC, and FINISHING TOUCHES sectors, transforming their homes into a truly beautiful and highly-functional living environment. (Since each home makeover has very different conditions, each recipient will not receive all of the noted improvements you may see mentioned, but rather, approximately 20 listed upgrades, plus finishing touches, that are conducive to their living situation.)


We will highlight other sectors in future blogs, and provide more details of each, so that you can capture a picture of what each VIBE Home Makeover is expected to look like when completed.


VIBE Home Makeover is now seeking nominations for our inaugural $150,000 designer home makeover project in Tampa Bay, Florida for 2022-23.


Funding for VIBE Home Makeovers originates from project partners, who contribute financial resources, home-related products and services, and employee volunteer support.


For additional information, please visit our website www.vibehomemakeover.com or call 941.867.2300.

Barbara A. Zotara

Senior Managing Director

VIBE Home Makeover | Trilogy Agency


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