We recently had the pleasure of working for a fantastic couple in St. Petersburg, FL. The home, originally constructed in the 1950's still had the original kitchen that was in desperate need of a re-design. The kitchen, as with any older kitchen from that era, was small and cramped, and closed off from the rest of the home. The client came to us with a set of ideas and we discussed the best path to complete this renovation. The main goal was to open the kitchen to the rest of the home. This was completed by installing a laminated beam to carry the load of the roof above. We were able to salvage the architectural design of the coved plaster walls in the living room which worked out great. The kitchen cabinets that the client went with for this build were manufactured by Designer's Choice Cabinetry and provided to us by Palm Harbor Kitchens. The color was a perfect choice for the home. We also loved the traditional backsplash tile that the client decided to install that is very period for the home that blended well with the traditional style. Finished off with a beautiful quartz countertop and new appliances. Another stunning project that our client will be able to enjoy for years to come.
Good news for those of us that are getting spoiled by the easiness of Apple Pay. DCI Home Improvements has now added Apple Pay as a payment form for all of our clients home improvement projects. As always, we have accepted Master Card and Visa, but now we have added the extra security and ease that comes with paying with either your iPhone, Apple Watch, or iPad.
We had the pleasure of working with a fabulous couple in New Port Richey on the renovation to their kitchen. The home was a 90's era house that unfortunately had a real closed off feeling from the rest of the house. The effect that the builder created when the home was originally built was what I like to call the 'cave effect'. Where everything is closed in, dark, and tight. With un-utilized spaces that builders typically overlook because of costs. The homeowner had some great ideas that they brought to the table. Among the goals for the space were creating more storage, opening the room to allow for more free-flow entertaining, adding new cabinetry, and much needed new lighting. In the end, I believe this is one of the more impressive kitchens we have remodeled. We were able to open up the room to not only allow more of a open-concept, but it came with the additional bonus of giving the space much needed extra natural lighting. The cabinets the homeowner went with gave them the look that they had always wanted. The additional lighting in the room brought the home into the 21st century with a nice contemporary feel. We had a great time on this project and the homeowner will have years of enjoyment with their new space.
My wife and I are huge fans of Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is known for Michelin-starred restaurants and tirades aimed at contestants on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen, a reality TV show. Off-screen, there’s one former contestant who elicits nothing but praise from the notoriously hard-to-please Scottish chef. And that’s Christina Wilson. Christina Wilson was, in our opinion, the most deserving champion of Hell's Kitchen and it is great to see how easy it is for Gordon Ramsey to utilize the tools available on Houzz to find exactly what you need.
We must admit that even sometimes we are stumped when it comes to designing the perfect space when the existing space is so limited. A wonderful client contacted us in regards to their bathroom and bedroom renovation that they wanted to achieve. The existing bathroom space was a very limited, 1980's era design that incorporated unnecessary column work, a platform bathtub, and a very dark and dreary shower area. Along with that, the bedroom was lacking on storage space and the flooring was subpar. Over the course of a few weeks, we presented the client with variation after variation of the new space and how we could best use the square footage available to us. The client had ideas of their own that they presented as well that gave us a goal to shoot for. In the end, the design that the client went with is stunning. We utilize in the build of the shower area more space as well as a zero threshold design for a modern feel. The client purchased a beautiful bathtub that gives the bathroom class. The vanity and surrounding furniture couldn't look any better. And we finished the project off with a brand new double closet and new flooring in the bedroom.
DCI HOME IMPROVEMENTS of Tampa Bay Area
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018
Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World
Tampa, FL, January 11, 2018 – DCI Home Improvements of Tampa Bay Area has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The family owned and operated company since 1980 was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2018” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
"We couldn't be more happy to win this award for the third year in a row. The competition in the bay area that Houzz has created by holding all of its recommended pros to the highest of standards will help continue to make us grow as a company. - Jeff Akins, COO, DCI Home Improvements
"The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise."
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About DCI Home Improvements
Tampa Bay's Premier Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation Experts with over 30 years in business. Based in New Port Richey, FL, DCI services all regions of the Tampa Bay Area. Founded by master carpenter Pete DeCillis, DCI Home Improvements have become synonymous with top quality and communication. DCI Home Improvements helps their clients with a step-by-step process that takes the difficulty out in performing a home renovation. They strive to hold themselves to the highest levels of customer service.
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.
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We had the opportunity of meeting with a fantastic client in South Tampa that came to us with some concerns about their 90's era kitchen. Their condominium kitchen was dated but the space we had to work with had potential. Our client purchased Eucucina cabinets from Palm Harbor Kitchens which had the style that they desired. The first thing that DCI Home Improvements did during the demolition phase of the project was to remove the drop ceiling in the kitchen to dramatically open the space. After removal of the existing kitchen, we went to work with our install. New lighting was added to the kitchen to brighten up the space. We also added a dramatic tile backsplash to the countertop and bar area. Once completed, we feel that we were able to deliver the dream kitchen that our client had always wanted.
This kitchen was a blast! In order to keep the floor plan and give room for storage, DCI created a custom "pass through" design allowing for upper cabinets. This concept allows the space to maintain it's open, friendly look while opening up a great deal more storage. We also installed new drywall, electrical, and plumbing. The lighting in the space was upgraded to provide a more inviting room. The gorgeous granite counter tops were the finishing touch on this amazing kitchen.
DCI Home Improvements is proud to announce that we will be incorporating the use of one of the most useful tools that is available to contractors, The BuildClean Dust Control Management System.
Are you ready to comfortably enjoy your remodeling project? Well DCI Home Improvements can help. The BuildClean system traps more than 90% of airborne dust that typically causes frustration with clients and will help reduce the clean-up after a project by the client.
YOUR HOME IS ABOUT TO BECOME A CONSTRUCTION ZONE.
As a homeowner, a major remodeling project can be one of the most stressful activities that you experience. You already know you’ll need to adjust your life, but are you prepared to ensure a livable home construction experience for you and your family?
DUST - IT’S MORE THAN JUST A NUISANCE.
Our New BuildClean system will provide a healthy, clean environment, while keeping cleaning costs on the back end of a project low for our clients.
During your remodeling project, dust will get everywhere. On floors, furniture, glassware, dishes, even your toothbrush. Studies have shown that homes being remodeled have five to eight times the amount of particles in the air than homes that are not being remodeled.
But dust is more than an inconvenience—it poses a serious threat to your family’s health, your pets and your belongings.
Particles from sawing, scraping and sanding are small, which means they can easily work their way into your valuable belongings—and stay there.
Jobsite dust in older homes can contain hazardous materials like asbestos, arsenic or lead, which can have an adverse effect on the health and safety of pets that are in the home during construction.
Make sure you go with DCI Home Improvements for your next project. Not only will we continue to provide excellent customer satisfaction and provide our clients with the best home renovation, but we will now provide a cleaner environment in which our clients live during the renovation process.
Taking a kitchen and laundry room from needing an update to this sleek, contemporary area was such a satisfying project. The kitchen was updated with new, stacked cabinets to create more storage. We installed an island for more counter space, complete with matching granite counter tops on the counters and island. This client was in need of more electrical outlets so we installed more electrical access points to give the kitchen greater functionality. The laundry room became an extension of the kitchen. The same granite and cabinets were installed to create two rooms that flow together seamlessly.