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What gadget makes your home mainteance easier?  I’m firmly on record as someone that doesn’t enjoy doing home maintenance.  If you’re anything like me (and I know you are), lets discuss a few gadgets to help lighten the load. Few people enjoy house cleaning.  Maybe it’s therapy for some people, b...
People are usually surprised when I tell them that I’m one of the least handy homebuilders around.  It’s not that I can’t do the typical maintenance items around the house.  I just don’t want to. Just to be clear, I’m not lazy.  My dad instilled in me a solid work ethic and I live by it, but I ge...
Whether they are 12’ tall ceilings or full two-story volume rooms, they both make for impressive entrances and spacious interiors for Tampa custom homes.  We are asked to design them all the time, but are they really worth it? In certain style homes, these high volume ceilings really make sense. ...
So how many emails do you have in your inbox?  10, 20, 100?  I was talking with one of the folks at the permit office last week and he said he had close to 400 unopened emails.  Holy Cow!  I think I’d have to go nuclear and delete them all. I know that I often use my email as a defacto to do list...
You may be familiar with the old saying, "The cobbler's kids are always the last to get new shoes".  Well after renovating and building homes for other folks for many years, we decided it was time for us to renovate our offices and showroom.  So during December, we did just that.  The feedback ha...
Nothing is more exciting than reviewing the more than 100 changes in the new Florida Building Code.  It takes some serious intestinal fortitude to get through, but that's what we live for.  If you are considerring a new or custom home in Tampa, here are some things we thing you should know about ...
By Missi McCombs, Javic Homes Designer Did you know that the average household does 6-8 loads of laundry per week?  The laundry room used to be placed in a spare closet near the kitchen or in the garage.  As a custom builder in Tampa and St. Petersburg, we work with our clients to design a floor ...
There are some really cool new technologies for home appliances being unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.  There are refrigerators that scan your groceries and create a shopping list when you're running low; washers that notify your iPhone when your clothes are done, ...
Finally, we have a day that I understand.  January 10th is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day.  Frankly, I am getting a bit tired of “green” everything, so cutting energy costs is something that I can sink my teeth into and know that we all want. I Love A Geeky Piggy Bank - Bet It'll Save Energy ...
It pretty much goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, that building a Tampa custom home is an exciting and big commitment.  So it stands to reason that after the home itself, the most important thing is to make the design/build process - smooth and enjoyable.  That’s why we use a variety of...

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