VIBE Home Makeover Accepting Nominations in Tampa Bay

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Nominate yourself, or someone you know, to receive a free $150,000 VIBE Home Makeover in Tampa Bay!

We are seeking a family– or individual-in-need to have their home renovated at no costs.

Applications are now being accepted for our inaugural VIBE Home Makeover project in Tampa Bay, Florida for 2023!

One homeowner will be selected to receive a stunning VIBE designer home makeover to be completed during the Christmas season of 2023. More than 20 exterior and interior improvements will be made by our showcase partners. Core upgrades may include Paint, Landscaping, HVAC, Windows, Solar, Flooring, Kitchen Cabinets or Refacing, Countertops, Bathrooms, Appliances + Electronics, Furniture, and Mattresses + Bedding.

In addition, depending on the family’s needs, other improvements may include Smart Home technology, Security System, Closets, Window Treatments, Lighting, Ceiling Fans, Water Purification, Whole House Generator, Gutters + Protection, Outdoor Furniture, Fencing, and Pavers.

Plus, certain homes may receive upgrades such as Spa, Lanai, Outdoor Shed, Lawn Care Equipment, Garage Reno, Epoxy Surfacing, Electrical, Plumbing, Roofing, Storm Shutters, Custom Carpentry, and Special Needs/Requests.

To complete the designer makeover, finishing touches may include Artwork, Décor, Mirrors, Plants, Vases, Linens, Rugs, Lamps, Clocks, Shelving, and Throw Pillows, all combined with the Homeowner’s Treasures.

In all, the lucky recipient will receive a VIBE Home Makeover of more than 20 of these improvements, transforming their home into a truly beautiful and functional living environment. (Disclosure: Each recipient will not receive all of the noted improvements, but rather, approximately 20 listed upgrades, plus finishing touches, that are conducive to their living situation.)

To nominate yourself, or someone in need, visit the VIBE Home Makeover website ( and request a nomination application. Share the story about why the person you are nominating would be a good candidate.

While we are accepting applications from all demographic and income levels, special consideration will be given to four segments we have deemed to have provided service, above and beyond, during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  1. NURSES + FIRST RESPONDERS. May include many health care workers or those in the medical field. First responders include police, firefighters, paramedics, and EMT personnel.

  2. TEACHERS + EDUCATORS. May include full-time teachers in public schools or nonpublic schools. Teaching assistants and staff may also fall into this special consideration group.

  3. MILITARY FAMILIES. Includes active or retired service members, disabled veterans, or military families with children.

  4. FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY MEMBERS. Includes any health challenges of children, including long-term or short-term issues. Consideration is also given to those who may have special challenges with one or more parents, or adult children.

For those families and individuals who are NOT considered part of our ‘Special Consideration’ nomination groups, household income should not exceed 300% of federal poverty level ($83,250 for a family of four) although families with health or other challenging conditions may be eligible with higher household incomes. For those that MAY be included in our ‘Special Consideration’ groups, income may exceed the 300% guideline without any special health circumstances. Simply, the greater need a nominee family may have, the lesser the focus on the income guidelines may become.

Candidates for the VIBE Home Makeover must be a Florida homeowner, residing in Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco county. Don’t delay, as the earlier you submit a nomination, the better chance you have.

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

For additional information about the nomination process, please email

VIBE Home Makeover (, or call 941.867.2300.

Barbara A. Zotara

Senior Managing Director

VIBE Home Makeover

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