ELECTIVE IMPROVEMENTS: VIBE Details Home Improvement Sectors

Updated: Mar 25

As VIBE Home Makeover | Trilogy Agency continues to seek nominations for our inaugural $150,000 designer home makeover project in Tampa Bay, Florida for 2022-23, we’d like to share more information on the four sectors of improvements that each VIBE recipient receives.

More than 20 exterior and interior improvements will be made by our showcase partners in multiple sectors. Each of these improvement categories are placed into sectors that help to assist us in selecting the specific renovations that each recipient receives: Major, Elective, Site-Specific, and Finishing Touches.

Today, we are highlighting sector two, the ELECTIVE improvements. ELECTIVE upgrades include up to 10 improvements that each VIBE homeowner can request.

ELECTIVE upgrades may include: Smart home technology, replacement windows, lighting, ceiling fans, remodeled closets, window treatments, custom carpentry, solar technology, security system, water purification, new or rebuilt lanai, outdoor spa, outdoor furniture, and lawn care equipment. Although we do not guarantee that all these wishes will be fulfilled, we will make our best effort to fulfill as many wishes as possible for the recipient family.

Depending on certain variables, our VIBE 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. Afterwards, our VIBE window treatment partner will install designer window coverings to reflect the home’s new design and help shade the hot, summer sun.

Continuing with the energy-savings theme, our solar provider will install a system of multiple panels and integrated technology which will provide the family substantial savings in future power bills. Multiple new ceiling fans, installed throughout the newly-designed home, will help the recipient even more with their power bills while providing a comfortable, relaxing environment. A whole house generator provides safety and security during the Florida storm season.

Smart home technology will help the homeowner with automation controls, remote thermostats, programmable lighting, smart leak protection, and advanced network connectivity for their WiFi-enabled products and services. An advanced security system, connected to the “Smart brain” should provide peace-of-mind for the homeowner and family. New interior and exterior lighting will add to the refreshed design of the home, and provide multiple security and safety options.

Custom closets and other organizing options should increase the home’s storage capabilities, and make any existing floor plan more efficient and more effective. Custom carpentry may also add to the home’s floor and wall space, and perhaps provide the family with that special “something” that they’ve needed, or wanted, for years. A new water purification system provides the family with healthy, clean water for many years.

The final improvements of this ELECTIVE sector appear outside the home. A new or rebuilt lanai along with new patio furniture may help to increase the family’s living area and provide a relaxing outdoor seating area. A new spa may help to obtain much-needed physical therapy. New lawn care equipment may assist the family with maintaining their enhanced exterior and landscaping.

In all, the selected recipients receive a VIBE Home Makeover of more than 20 improvements 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 visualize what each VIBE Home Makeover is expected to look like when completed.

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

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