When you think of a remodeling project, you probably think of redoing your bathroom or your kitchen. But what about the exterior of your home?

After all, you live in Florida!  Why bother to call the Sunshine State home if you don’t actually get out and enjoy the sunshine once in a while?!


Home RemodelWhy Remodel the Exterior of Your Home?

Luckily, you don’t have to head far to have some fun in the sun.  With the right exterior remodel, your own front or backyard can turn into paradise.  

Here’s why you should give the exterior of your home a boost:

1.  It will add value to your entire home

Forget about fun for just a minute.  If you ever go to sell your home down the road, the right exterior upgrades will make a fantastic first impression – which can go a long way towards getting you more money during negotiations, or getting your home off the market faster.


2.  It will make you feel better every time you look at it

That great first impression doesn't just apply to passing strangers.  Think of how nice it would feel to pull into your driveway after a long day at the office (and an even longer trip across the Howard Frankland Bridge!) and see all of your beautiful upgrades.  It would be like pulling into a resort every night!


3.  It will be a great place to spend a “staycation”

If you’re one of the many Americans who has decided to give up traditional vacations in favor of cheaper “staycations”, you might as well do it in a fun place!  By remodeling the exterior of your home with things like an outdoor kitchen, a play area for the kids, or a luxury patio where you can curl up with a glass of wine, you’ll be able to feel like you’re on vacation just by walking out the back sliding glass door!


4.  It will connect the inside of your home with the outside

If you've been hard at work upgrading the inside of your home – but neglecting the outside of your home – your house may look a little mismatched.  The last thing you want is a home that looks sparkling new on the inside and outdated on the outside.


5.  It doesn't have to be a big deal

Unlike that kitchen or bathroom remodel, your exterior remodel can be as simple as having a new deck installed.  In fact, even simple upgrades – like new brick pavers to replace your old patio – can make a big difference!


No matter which of these reasons inspires you, the right builder can help.  That way, you can have just as much fun outside your Tampa Bay home as you do inside!

What to look for in a Building Contractor

Take care to verify that your contractor is licensed, bonded and insured.

Here’s what that means:

  • Licensed - In most states, including Florida, one must have a license to legally do construction for others. You can make sure a company is licensed by checking here; www.myfloridalicense.com
  • Bonded - Bonded refers to a company having a “surety bond”. This guarantees the contractor will complete a project as specified in the contract documents. If the contractor fails to complete the project, the bond company pays another contractor to finish it. Anyone can SAY they have such a bond. To be safe, you need to ask the contractor what the name and number is for their bond company, then call them to verify it.
  • Insured - A contractor should have both “Worker’s Compensation” insurance and “Liability Insurance”. The minimum amounts required for general liability insurance are:
    • $300,000 bodily injury
    • $50,000 property damage

Contractors are required to show you a certificate of their insurance. You may also want to check with the insurance company to verify the policy is active.

Stalba Construction is the contractor you can trust for your next project.

Call us today at (727) 363-1400 for a FREE QUOTE.