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Should I Move to a New House or have a Tampa Bay Contractor Add a New Room?

Over the past decade, it has become more and more common for families to require additional space in their homes. It used to be that this became necessary after new additions to the family or in instances where an elderly … Continue reading

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Should you go with Granite, Quartz, or Marble Countertops in your New Kitchen?

When I first enter a client’s home to discuss their kitchen remodeling project, one of the things I am always prepared to present them with is different material options for countertops. That’s because, in a lot of ways, the countertops … Continue reading

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The Right Tile Type for Your Home

So you have decided to hire a Tampa Bay tile contractor to help you renovate the floors in your home. There are many choices you will have to make with regards to the style, color, and size of the tiles … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tampa Bay Bathroom Remodeling Trends of 2013

A little while back, we addressed some of the most popular kitchen remodeling trends that have been hot in 2013. For this post, we are going to switch rooms to look at the biggest bathroom remodeling trends of 2013. In … Continue reading

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Make Sure Your Florida Tile Contractor Uses the Schluter-DITRA Membrane for Your Job

I know what you’re asking yourself. “What the heck is a Schluter-DITRA membrane?” Well, before I go into all of that, let me first talk a bit about why a tile installation job in Florida may be a little different … Continue reading

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Why Waterproof Your Shower with a Schluter Shower System

When it comes time to redesigning the bathrooms in your home, there are many things that you may want to have renovated. Some of the more common areas that homeowners like to focus on in the bathroom remodeling process are … Continue reading

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Modern Bathroom Design Innovations that will Wow You!

Up until relatively recently, most homeowners thought of their bathrooms as utilitarian. Rooms that needed to be practical. To serve their purpose. But not necessarily rooms that needed to incorporate modern design ideas. As a Tampa Bay bathroom remodeler, that … Continue reading

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Gas Powered Appliances: The New Tampa Bay Home Remodeling Trend

When it comes to home remodeling, every year seems to bring different trends. From modernized kitchen styles, to this year’s most “in” color choices, to popular flooring types for your home remodeling project, being up-to-date and in-style is something that … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Kitchen Remodeling Trends of 2013

Each year, thousands of kitchens are remodeled all across the United States. And each year, the products, themes, and styles that homeowners want put into their new kitchen design change in many ways. That’s because just like with any other … Continue reading

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Job Site Challenges and Delays Your Tampa Bay Contractor May Encounter

Whether it’s a product you ordered online, a plane flight, or a new tile flooring job you purchased from a Tampa Bay contractor, there is nothing worse than paying for something and having it arrive late or be delayed. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Want Your Rectified Travertine Tile to Look Great? The Contractor is Key

There is nothing worse than spending your hard earned money to buy a product, then receiving it and finding out it’s not up to the standards that you expected. And when you are talking about a home remodeling service such … Continue reading

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Understanding the Estimate Your Tampa Bay Residential Contractor May Present You With

As a state licensed residential contractor, the management team here at Jack O’ Trades has always taken the decision of how to present estimates to our clients very seriously. To us, clarity, transparency, and protection are always the goals with … Continue reading

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DIY: How to Install Your Own Wood Flooring

So you have decided to renovate your home by installing real wood flooring, and you are wondering what it would take to do so without the help of a Tampa Bay wood flooring contractor. You consider yourself pretty handy, and … Continue reading

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Testimonial

“I am new to the area, and Jack O’ Trades has been one of the most pleasant companies I ever worked with.  I needed a new bathroom vent fan installed and a number of companies told me it was impossible … Continue reading

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Have Your Tampa Bay Flooring Contractor Rip Up Your Old Carpet and Modernize

As you may have noticed, a major home flooring trend over the past few years has been the move away from carpeting and into more modern surfaces such as wood flooring and tile floors. There are many reasons this has … Continue reading

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Growing Family = Beautiful New Master Suite

With one child already and another new arrival these clients found that their current three bedroom, one bath house was not providing enough space to accommodate their growing family. Since moving was not an option, the family decided to expand … Continue reading

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“It was a pleasure working with Logan. He is a rare find here in Florida. He returns phone calls and goes over all of your options. He communicates very well and sticks to the schedule he provides before work begins. … Continue reading

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Beautiful tongue-and-groove Cypress patio ceiling remodel

One of the persistent issues we have found that our clients need help with is cracked and peeling drywall in exterior spaces or ceilings. Exposed exterior drywall in Florida is never a good bet with our never-ending humidity. Yet, it … Continue reading

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“Logan was quick to respond and promptly came to measure and provide estimates for the work.  He provided many ideas for the projects that we had not thought of and was very helpful with suggestions for a “better way” to … Continue reading

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Modern Floors: 3 New Flooring Trends to Consider in 2013

If you’ve decided to have a Tampa Bay flooring contractor renovate the floors in your home, the first step in the process is to decide on what type of flooring you want. For most homes, the best choices are wood, … Continue reading

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4th Floor Townhome Modern Bathroom Remodel

This bathroom remodel transformed a tight, cavelike space into a spacious-feeling modern bathroom.  The image to the left was the design inspiration for the space. All projects have their own unique challenges, in this case, the bathroom was on the … Continue reading

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Testimonial

“This guy was great, I really liked him. They were punctual and they returned my call immediately. He was on time and he called to let me know when he would arrive. He explained what was going on. The price … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Flooring Contractor

 You’ve finally decided that it’s time to revamp your home’s floors. You have a pretty good idea of what type of surface you want to go with. Some basic thoughts on color scheme. And maybe even a general budget that … Continue reading

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Why are All My Friends Getting Laminate Floors? Should I?

When homeowners decide to remodel their residences, one of the most common areas they focus on is flooring. Years ago, this usually meant ripping up old, worn carpet and replacing it with new carpet. Then, tile and wood began to … Continue reading

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Testimonial

“Just a note to say thank you for everything.  My house looks wonderful!  Once I have saved the funds, I will be calling you to help me with the rest of the house.”      -Kathy Schroeppel

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Organize that garage, simply!

Using common building materials like 2×4’s and OSB (oriented strand board), we were able to construct a very simple, customizable and affordable shelving system to organize this garage while not obstructing the electrical breaker panels.    

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Modern Bathroom Tile Styles for Your Home

Even though they are used multiple times per day, bathrooms used to be the most hidden and forgotten room in the home. They existed to serve a practical purpose, and that’s how they were often treated from a design perspective. … Continue reading

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St. Pete beach house kitchen remodel

On March 29, 2011 we met with our potential clients to discuss a full remodel of the outdated 1980’s-era kitchen as well as a major deck remodel for their stilt home.   The clients wanted a modern, functional kitchen with specialty features including … Continue reading

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2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award!

Jack O’ Trades has earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service … Continue reading

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Testimonial

“These professionals rescued me as I was on a very tight time limit.  I could not have been happier with all aspects of this company from their immediate response, pricing, the quality of the work and the professional billing.  I … Continue reading

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The Schluter-Shower System is our shower remodel standard

The Schluter Kerdi-Shower System is specifically designed to protect underlying moisture-sensitive construction materials such as wood framing, plywood or OSB sheathing, and gypsum wallboard–items that can lead to structural damage and mold problems when exposed to prolonged moisture. The following description is from the … Continue reading

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Non-Rectified Tile vs. Rectified Tile: The Manufacturing, Style, and Installation Differences

Once you have decided to remodel the floors in your home with new tile, the next step you have to make as a homeowner involves which type of tile want to use. To most people, that means carefully selecting the … Continue reading

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Angies List Super Service Award 2011

Angies List awards Jack O’ Trades with the highly coveted Super Service Award for maintaining a superior service rating throughout the 2011 year in multiple categories.  This is our third year in a row maintaining such a high level of … Continue reading

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Choose a Modern Glass Shower Enclosure for Your Bathroom

When it comes to renovating bathrooms, one of the most common questions a homeowner will normally ask their contractor is “How do I make this little room look and feel bigger?” Now, unless you want to tear down walls, add … Continue reading

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Testimonial

“Logan Steege is a superior individual who performs Outstanding High Quality work. Logan and his Team have remodeled two bathrooms in my home. Logan performed both jobs ahead of schedule and on budget. Logan kept me updated on the progress … Continue reading

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Tricky, yet pretty, fireplace tile job

Remodeling a fireplace can be quite a challenge, not to mention expensive, but it usually pays off with excellent aesthetic dividends.  The owner of this fireplace had done the demo work before we signed on to this job. It was … Continue reading

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Awarded Angie’s List 2010 Super Service Awards

Jack O’ Trades has earned the service industry-coveted 2010 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies. … Continue reading

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The Right Hardwood Floor for Your Home: Real Wood, Engineered Wood, or Laminate?

When it comes to improving the look and feel of your home, one of the most important areas to focus on is your flooring. No matter how great the other aspects of your interior are, old carpet or outdated tile … Continue reading

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A designer inspired shower curtain!

If a full glass enclosure is not in your budget for your shower or bath remodeling project, why not make it look a bit more intended.  This is a simple, cheap, and attractive way to leave your shower curtain daily. … Continue reading

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When will your shower look like this?

Is this happening to your shower? This is happening to every shower with only drywall board behind the tile.  Water absorbs through the grout and into the drywall paper causing it to delaminate from its gypsum core. Eventually the static … Continue reading

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2009 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Jack O’ Trades has earned the service industry-coveted 2009 Angie’s List Super Service Award for Kitchen & Bath remodeling, Decks & Hardscapes, Handyman and Flooring Installation, honors awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the … Continue reading

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