tampa builder: What to Look For in a Builder’s Contract - 02/20/13 11:13 PM
By Jon Solomon
The days of a handshake agreement are long gone. When it comes to the critical components of a builder’s contract for a Tampa custom home, here are the areas that homeowners cannot do without.

Scope: Review all of the details in the scope and specifications for the home. Make sure this section is clear if there is a conflict between the scope and plan. Timeframe: This area should clearly show what defines the start and completion of your home. It should also provide the estimated duration of the project. Price: Of course, there has to be a … (0 comments)

tampa builder: Get Your Work Done With a Functional and Inspirational Home Office - 02/18/13 11:13 PM
By Lana Bingham
Rising gas prices are a good enough reason to work from home, and with custom offices designed by Tampa home builders, it’s easy for homeowners to bring function, style and inspiration into their at-home workspace. Here are a few great office designs to help you identify a workspace design that works for your home and lifestyle.

The Shared Station - A joint office is a great option for families with two or more children. Double desks allow kids to have a personalized area designated for homework and study time. To allow minimal interaction (and maximum production) face … (3 comments)

tampa builder: Show Your Kitchen Some Love This Valentine’s Day - 02/13/13 11:44 PM
By Lana Bingham
Today your mind is filled with chocolates, cards and conversation hearts as you try and plan a romantic day for your significant other. But what about showing your kitchen a little love this holiday? If you are considering building a custom home or undergoing a major kitchen renovation, here are a few inspiring ideas for your kitchen – trust us, as a Tampa builder, we know what your kitchen loves.
Fall in Love with Lighting: Your kitchen likes to show off, and what better way to be seen then with efficient and tasteful lighting? Tons of task lighting is important … (0 comments)

tampa builder: 16 No-Brainer, Must-Have Items for Your Tampa Custom Home - 02/04/13 11:49 PM
By Jon Solomon
When it comes to your custom home, we like to cut through the BS. Here are 16 no-brainers that will improve the way you live by increasing your home’s comfort and efficiency.

Warranty – By far the biggest no-brainer is that your home needs to have a written warranty. A 1/10 warranty provides a 1-year warranty on all material and workmanship in your home, as well as a 10-year warranty on the structural components. The warranty is transferable and backed by a 3rd party. For more information visit http://www.bondedbuilders.com/. Soil Test – Doing a soil test prior … (0 comments)

tampa builder: February 2013 Newsletter - 01/31/13 10:51 PM

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tampa builder: What Is Your New Home Personality? - 01/28/13 11:06 PM
By Lana Bingham
Homeowners are not typically stumped by what style of home they desire. However, when it comes to floor plan design and all the amazing custom home features that can be included, sometimes a Tampa custom builder needs to do a little investigating. When building a custom home, it’s important to take a good look into the personality traits of each homeowner to determine what best fits their unique lifestyle. Here are a few questions to help you determine your new home personality.

What size family are you building for? A large, growing family will need a much … (1 comments)

tampa builder: Javic Office & Showroom Open House - 01/24/13 03:04 AM
By Jon Solomon
We’re just about settled into the new digs. We still need some minor touches, but it’s time to have folks over to check it out. Mark your calendars - our open house will take place on Thursday, February 7th, from 4-7pm. We’re now located at 4263 Henderson Blvd in South Tampa.

We’re really pleased at how the new space has turned out. You’ll see that we expanded our display and selections area, which now includes an outdoor area complete with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace, as well as an indoor kitchen display area.
Please stop by for … (0 comments)

tampa builder: Achieve Bathroom Bliss with a Stunning Shower Design - 01/21/13 11:18 PM
By Lana Bingham
A lot more than hygiene and hot water goes into designing a master bathroom shower. In addition to size, style and layout, there are countless selections of fixtures and features for your shower. Here are the top 7 design characteristics of a dream shower.

Sizable –Although the shower doesn’t need to accommodate more than two people, having a larger shower is a nice amenity for your custom home. For a comfortable space, the shower should not be any smaller than the circle of your outstretched arm span. Also take into account which fixtures you will be selecting. … (8 comments)

tampa builder: Kid Inventor’s Day - 01/17/13 03:08 AM
By Jon Solomon
What do swimming flippers, popsicles, trampolines, Braille and earmuffs all have in common? They were all invented by kids!
So then why not have a day to celebrate this ingenuity. Add one more holiday to the calendar – today is Kid Inventor’s Day! Today was chosen for this holiday because it’s the birthday of a famous inventor and statesman, Benjamin Franklin, who was born on January 17, 1706. Benjamin was supposedly the kid that invented flippers when he was only 12.

Some 500,000 kids invent gadgets and games every year to make our lives easier – and … (2 comments)

tampa builder: 5 Must Have’s For Your Man Cave - 01/10/13 10:19 PM
By Lana Bingham
The Little Rascal’s said it best when they formed “The He-Man Woman Haters Club” and enforced the rules of NO WOMEN ALLOWED! Technically speaking, no women allowed also means no women allowed to decorate, so men are happily left to their own devices and style preferences when it comes to their man cave. While each male varies in personal style and interests, custom home builders Tampa have identified the 5 key factors for designing a man cave.

1. A Well Planned Location: Once you have been granted the “OK” and convinced your better half to give up … (0 comments)

tampa builder: We Know What Women Want…in a Custom Home - 01/07/13 11:12 PM
By Jon Solomon
We’re not going to even pretend to know what women want in most areas of life, but when it comes to custom homes, we do have a pretty darn good idea.
A lot of research has been done about what it is that women want in a home. Over the last few years, the folks at Design Basics, have done a great job of summarizing it. According to their research, the areas that women want in a home fall into four main categories – Storage, Flexibility, De-Stressing and Entertaining. Here are some examples of each category and how … (2 comments)

tampa builder: 5 Home Improvement Resolutions For The New Year - 01/03/13 11:12 PM
By Lana Bingham
After a holiday season full of prepping, planning, and Champagne sipping, it’s time to start working towards your list of resolutions. Now this list doesn’t involve your typical home improvement goals, such as upgrading your outdated furniture or repainting the living room. This list includes the 5 most common New Year resolutions, and how to easily achieve them right from the comfort of your own home.
1. Get More Organized – Time to make room for all those gifts that Santa brought - and filling dead space and cramming things into corners isn't gonna cut it. Being savvy … (7 comments)

tampa builder: January Newsletter - New Office, Cozy Fireplaces and Southern Living - 01/02/13 02:59 AM

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tampa builder: Santa Brings Javic a New Office and Showroom - 12/27/12 10:12 PM
By Jon Solomon
We must have been “nice” this year since Santa and his helpers delivered on our request for a new, larger office, so thank you Santa. Although the past 7 years at our Kennedy location suited us well, we needed more space to support our customers.

Our new location at 4263 Henderson Blvd in Tampa is conveniently located. Our new office is 2,000 sq. ft. which will provide significant display and showroom space to help our customers when they are selecting many of the great items for their custom homes. Our goal has always been to minimize the … (2 comments)

tampa builder: 5 Tips To Avoid Holiday Havoc In Your Home - 12/20/12 10:37 PM
By Lana Bingham
Face it, not everything is going to go perfectly smooth this holiday season. As a Tampa custom builder, we take safety very seriously and believe that the best way to avoid any “merry mishaps” is to be prepared and proactive. Follow these 5 tips to avoid any holiday hitches that may come your way.

Problem # 1 – You’re competing with Clark Griswold for “Best Christmas Lights” in the neighborhood and you want to avoid clumsy accidents.
While it offers great amusement to watch Clark in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” as he falls off his roof, … (3 comments)

tampa builder: Southern Living Provides Javic with Amazing House Plans - 12/18/12 10:40 PM
By Jon Solomon
We recently announced that Javic Homes was fortunate to be selected as a member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program. We are honored and very excited to be the exclusive member for the Tampa Bay area.
 
 
But What Does It Mean To You?
Members of this program are well established professionals that are selected for their strong presence in the market place, excellent reputation in the community, and outstanding accomplishments. Furthermore, each builder member must demonstrate superior quality and attention to detail, and be financially sound with excellent credit based upon reviews of its suppliers … (2 comments)

tampa builder: Hosting A Holiday Party - 9 Festive Ways To Prepare Your Home - 12/16/12 11:16 PM
By Lana Bingham
The big day is one week away! In addition to last minute shopping trips and a great deal of gift wrapping, planning to host a holiday get together can seem overwhelming. Whether your event is for co-workers, clients, neighbors or family members, following these “C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S” tips will allow you to plan and execute an amazing, and stress-free holiday party.

C is for Cleaning. No need to go into full-deep clean mode, but “spot-cleaning” is necessary for areas that you will be entertaining your guests. Kitchen counters, floors, guest baths, and living and dining areas are most important. … (2 comments)

tampa builder: “All I Want For Christmas Is…” – Your Home’s Holiday Wish List - 12/11/12 10:43 PM
By Lana Bingham
While some brave shoppers headed out on Black Friday and joined the online frenzy during Cyber Monday, the rest of us still have a bit of last minute gift-getting left to do. While you are trying to squeeze in shopping trips to collect presents for significant others, children, extended family members and pets, don’t forget that your custom home also has a wish list of its’ own.
#1. A Caffeine Buzz – During those dreaded zombie-like mornings, your home (and all of its beloved residents) is in need of a serious wake-up call. Not only will a coffee … (2 comments)

tampa builder: Inspiring Islands For Every Style Kitchen - 12/09/12 11:00 PM
By Missi McCombs
It’s difficult to find a harder working kitchen element than an island! It provides storage, prep space, and often includes your sink or stove as well. It’s a homework hub, email hotspot, and extension of the home office. An island anchors dinner parties as well as after-school snacks. And, if designed right, it can also be a show-stopping focal point for your kitchen. Proper style, size and placement is crucial when it comes to your island, as it should provide function and space, but also blend in with cabinets, counters and appliances. In addition, the island should be … (5 comments)

tampa builder: Javic Homes Becomes Member Of Southern Living Custom Builder Program - 12/06/12 03:42 AM
By Jon Solomon
Javic Homes has been selected for membership in the Southern Living Custom Builder Program. Javic is the only member in the Tampa Bay area and is one of only 100 builders nationwide that have been chosen for the 20th year of the exclusive Southern Living builder program.

Southern Living is the premier lifestyle and entertaining magazine of the South, reaching more than 16 million readers each month. Each year, Southern Living carefully selects members based on their reputation among local businesses and consumers; strength of presence in their respective markets; superior quality and attention to detail; innovative … (0 comments)

 
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