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VIBE Project Improvements

Updated: Jun 13

More than 20 exterior and interior improvements will be made by our showcase partners. During the next few months, we are highlighting each of the improvements that the selected recipient may receive.

Each of the improvements is placed into categories that help to assist us in selecting the specific renovations that each recipient may receive: CORE, MAJOR, SITE-SPECIFIC, and FINISHING TOUCHES.

The VIBE Home Makeover improvements and upgrades provide a designer home renovation valued at $150,000 to a recipient family in need at no cost to the homeowner. Each home transformation is completed during a 12-day community build supported by volunteers from our project partners, including home improvement-related companies.

CORE upgrades include those 10+ that we strive to provide each recipient. Core upgrades include: Full Exterior Painting, Custom Interior Painting, Refreshed Landscaping, A/C and Heating, Flooring, Kitchen Cabinets, Countertops, Updated Appliances, Bathroom Renos, New Furniture, Mattresses and Bedding, and the latest Electronics. Providing there is a need for each of the major upgrades, it is expected that each recipient receives most or all of these major upgrades.

MAJOR improvements include those that we provide depending on the recipient’s home, floor plan, family lifestyle, most recent improvements, and household’s wants. MAJOR improvements include Smart Home, Security System, Closets, Window Treatments, Lighting (Exterior + Interior), Ceiling Fans, Water Purification, Whole House Generator, Gutters + Protection, Outdoor Furniture, Fencing, and Pavers. Each recipient should receive multiple MAJOR improvements as part of the 20 that are allotted.

SITE SPECIFIC enhancements include those that are more specific to only certain homes. These include the Spa, Lanai, Outdoor Shed, Lawn Care Equipment, Garage Reno, Epoxy Surfacing, Electrical, Plumbing, Roofing, Storm Shutters, Custom Carpentry, and Special Needs/Requests for their highly specific situation or circumstance. Each recipient may receive a few of these as part of the 20, but some may not need any in this category unless there is a specific need.

FINISHING TOUCHES complete the designer makeover and include Artwork, Décor, Mirrors, Plants, Vases, Linens, Rugs, Lamps, Clocks, Shelving, and Throw Pillows; all combined with the Homeowner’s Treasures. It is expected that each homeowner receives several of these finishing touches.

In all, the selected recipient will receive a VIBE Home Makeover of more than 20 of these improvements, transforming their home into a truly beautiful and more 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.)

We will 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 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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