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VIBE MAJOR Improvements

Updated: Jun 13

Smart Home, Security System, Closets, Window Treatments, Lighting, Ceiling Fans, Water Purification, Whole House Generator, Gutters + Protection, Outdoor Furniture, Fencing, and Pavers.

VIBE Home Makeover is sharing more information on the four sectors of improvements that each VIBE recipient will receive as part of their designer home makeover during our inaugural project in Tampa Bay, Florida.

These improvements are part of the inaugural VIBE Home Makeover, providing a designer home renovation valued at $150,000 to a recipient family in need at no cost to the homeowner.

Each VIBE Home Makeover provides a complete home transformation, with at least 20 exterior and interior improvements and upgrades. The renovation is completed during a 12-day community build supported by volunteers from our project partners, including home improvement-related companies.

MAJOR Improvements

In addition to the 10+ CORE improvements, the VIBE homeowner may choose 10 MAJOR or SITE SPECIFIC improvements that will be provided by our showcase partners.

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.

Custom closets and other organizing options should increase the home’s storage capabilities, and make any existing home more efficient and more organized. Our VIBE window treatment partner will install designer window coverings to reflect the home’s new design and provide shade from the hot, summer sun.

New interior and exterior lighting will add to the refreshed exterior of the home, and provide multiple security and safety options.

Multiple new ceiling fans, installed throughout the newly-designed home, will help the recipient even more with their power bills while creating a comfortable, relaxing environment.

A new water purification system provides the family with healthy, clean water for many years. A whole house generator provides safety and security during the Florida storm season.

New Gutters + Protection will protect against water damage and debris buildup, thus providing a low-maintenance experience. New outdoor furniture provides a relaxing seating area to enjoy the backyard.

Fencing provides safety, security, and privacy for the family. Pavers (driveway, walkway, patio, or landscaping) offer easy-care surfacing and enhanced curb appeal.

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 continue to highlight each sector in our future blogs, and provide more details to help you 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 or call 813.934.4330.

Barbara A. Zotara

Senior Managing Director,

VIBE Home Makeover


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