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Reclaim Your Bathroom Space

“Homeowners want their bathrooms to be beautiful, but they are not spending a lot of time in there, so don’t want wasted space,” says Simon Amesbury, a partner at Alair Homes Tampa. “If people love their location, right now the market is so busy they cannot find a better home, so they are looking at what they can do to add value to their home and make it more functional. Most of the time the bathroom was designed 10 [to] 20 years ago,” so a renovation is the best way to make your home feel like new. DMF Homes Goodbye, Bathtub  Soaking and built-in tubs are becoming a thing of the past as homeowners...

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At Home in a Modern Icon — Tampa’s Only Five-Star Address

Brought to you by The Tampa EDITION The Residences at The Tampa EDITION joins a globally celebrated network within the city’s boldly reimagined downtown at Water Street Tampa. These Residences blend the five-star hospitality of Ian Schrager and Marriott International’s renowned EDITION hotels with the comforts and ownership of a luxury home. THE RESIDENCES Thoughtfully appointed interiors create airy, inviting spaces. Ten-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows frame panoramic views of the downtown skyline and Tampa Bay. Wraparound terraces extend each home outdoors to create unique living...

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5 Properties That Define Ybor City

While the former has long since come roaring back, residents have come back to Ybor more slowly. But with the district’s mix of apartments, condos and even small single-family homes, Michael Mincberg, the principal of Ybor’s Sight Development, says that all the pieces of “live, work, play” are coming together in the neighborhood. Inventory is low across the board, partially thanks to height restrictions in the historic district limiting vertical growth. But owning a piece of Ybor property, especially a single-family casita, puts homeowners in rarefied air. “You have a piece of art,” Mincberg...

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Home Design Trends

While almost all homeowners still want some open concept living areas, Tampa Bay architects, designers and builders say that functional space has become the most important new home design trend. While homeowners have begun requesting more cordoned-off spaces for specific purposes (like offices or media rooms), they still prefer open-concept floorplans for the kitchen and family room, architect Jennifer Garcia says, as seen in this space built by Ferrill Construction. MERGING LIFE AND STYLE “Clients are asking for rooms with specific purposes,” says Jennifer Garcia, the principal architect of...

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5 Developments that Define Downtown Tampa Real Estate

Thanks to the rise in remote work and the influx of people relocating to Tampa from elsewhere in Florida, the Northeast and the Midwest, the average income of new downtown residents — renters and buyers alike — is going up, according to Sam Chandler, a Smith & Associates Realtor who specializes in the downtown marketplace. He says migration trends, the blossoming of the Water Street Tampa project and the resulting development in surrounding areas has accelerated downtown’s growth and made it a place people want to live even sooner than expected. “I think the transformation in Downtown Tampa...

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2021 Window and Door Design Trends

Doors and windows are often overlooked when making a renovation wish list, but updating them adds appeal to your home and can have many other long-lasting benefits. “It is easier and less expensive to change out your doors than most people think,” says Jennifer Renaud, Masonite’s chief marketing officer. “It is a great way to transform your home and change the aesthetic and functionality.” The shape and style of your windows can instantly change the aesthetic of a room._WINDOW_ CGI WINDOWS AND DOORS PHOTO > PGT INNOVATIONS STREET SMARTS “Windows and doors are a key element to curb appeal,”...

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