Decorative Concrete Tile by EcoSimplista

EcoSimplista offers a wide selection of decorative concrete tiles.

12" x 12" Adobe Tile by EcoSimplista
12″ x 12″ Adobe Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/12-x-12-adobe-tile.html
Adobe, as a building material, dates from the Spanish colonization times. We have the ever popular 12″ x 12″ square tile-including this traditional Adobe Tile.

 

12" x 12" Belgium Slate Tile by EcoSimplista
12″ x 12″ Belgium Slate Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/12-x-12-belgium-slate-tile.html
Aside from chocolate and waffles, the tiny country of Belgium is known for it’s beautiful Slate. We have replicated that look and combined it with a 12″ x 12″ square tile. The tiles have a light hammered edge for a natural look.

 

12" x 12" Belgium Slate Tile - Sand Grout Lines by EcoSimplista
12″ x 12″ Belgium Slate Tile – Sand Grout Lines
https://www.ecosimplista.com/12-x-12-belgium-slate-tile-sand-grout-lines.html
Aside from chocolate and waffles, the tiny country of Belgium is known for it’s beautiful Slate. We have replicated that look and combined it with a 12″ x 12″ square tile. The tiles have a light hammered edge for a natural look. This version has a wider sand grout line. This gives the tiles the appearance of being grouted.

 

12" x 12" Flamed Granite Tile by EcoSimplista
12″ x 12″ Flamed Granite Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/12-x-12-flamed-granite-tile.html
The look of 12″ tile, with the low cost and durability of concrete. We offer this stamp in your choice of three background textures – including this Flamed Granite.

 

12" x 12" Italian Slate Tile by EcoSimplista
12″ x 12″ Italian Slate Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/12-x-12-italian-slate-tile.html
Italian Slate is used primarily for billard tables because in it’s natural state it is relatively soft and not suited for outdoor use. Now you can have the look of Italian Slate with the durability and low cost of concrete. Each tile has a hammered edge, for a natural look

 

12" x 12" Mexican Tile by EcoSimplista
12″ x 12″ Mexican Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/12-x-12-mexican-tile.html
Saltillo Mexican Tile, from the Saltillo region of Coahuila, Mexico is a time-honored classic look of the South West. The tiles are surrounded by a sand grout line for a more realistic quality.

 

12 x 12 old granite grout lines

12″ x 12″ Old Granite Tile 1/8″ – Sand Grout Lines
https://www.ecosimplista.com/12-x-12-old-granite-tile-1-8-sand-grout-lines.html
Granite is a plutonic rock of the Earth’s crust, formed by the cooling of magma. We offer this highly natural looking Old Granite Cleft Stone in a 12″ x 12″ square tile pattern. Old Granite is easily characterized by veins running through the pattern. This pattern is available, as seen, with a 1/8″ grout line or a bolder 3/8″ grout line. Both versions have the look of a grouted, sand grout line.

12" x 12" Roman Slate Tile
12″ x 12″ Roman Slate Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/12-x-12-roman-slate-tile.html
This concrete stamp couples the favored 12″ x 12″ tile with their most popular texture of Roman Slate for a perfect combination. Roman Slate, designed for Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, is consistently the most selected texture.

 

12" x 12" Sandstone Tile
12″ x 12″ Sandstone Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/12-x-12-sandstone-tile.html
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock that is formed as pieces of earth have eroded and settled into the bottom of rivers, lakes and oceans. Cast from real stone, we have duplicated the look of natural Sandstone with a 12″ x 12″ square tile. This pattern has a thin grout line with straight-edge tiles.

 

18" x 18" Belgium Slate Tile
18″ x 18″ Belgium Slate Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/18-x-18-belgium-slate-tile.html
Aside from chocolate and waffles, the tiny country of Belgium is known for it’s beautiful Slate. We have replicated that look and combined it with a 18″ x 18″ square tile. The tiles have a light hammered edge for a natural look

 

18" x 18" Mexican Tile

18″ x 18″ Mexican Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/18-x-18-mexican-tile.html
Saltillo Mexican Tile, from the Saltillo region of Coahuila, Mexico is a time-honored classic look of the South West. We have combined the look into an 18″ x 18″ square tile pattern. The tiles are surrounded by a sand grout line for a more realistic quality.

 

18" x 18" Old Granite Stacked Tile
18″ x 18″ Old Granite Stacked Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/18-x-18-old-granite-stacked-tile.html
Granite is a plutonic rock of the Earth’s crust, formed by the cooling of magma. We offer this highly natural looking Old Granite Cleft Stone in a 18″ x 18″ square tile pattern. Old Granite is easily characterized by the veins running through the pattern.

 

18" x 18" Old Granite Tile
18″ x 18″ Old Granite Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/18-x-18-old-granite-tile.html?___SID=U
Granite is a plutonic rock of the Earth’s crust, formed by the cooling of magma. We offer this highly natural looking Old Granite Cleft Stone in a 18″ x 18″ square tile pattern. Old Granite is easily characterized by veins running through the pattern.

 

18" x 18" Roman Slate Tile
18″ x 18″ Roman Slate Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/18-x-18-roman-slate-tile.html
We supply the 18″ x 18″ tile with their most popular texture of Roman Slate for a perfect combination. Roman Slate, designed for Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, is consistently the most selected texture.

 

21" x 21" Belgium Slate Tile
21″ x 21″ Belgium Slate Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/21-x-21-belgium-slate-tile.html
Aside from chocolate and waffles, the tiny country of Belgium is known for it’s beautiful Slate. We have replicated that look and combined it with a 21″ x 21″ square tile. The tiles have a light hammered edge for a natural look.

 

24" x 24" Coquina with Shells Tile
24″ x 24″ Coquina with Shells Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/24-x-24-coquina-with-shells-tile.html?___SID=U
Coquina Stone is a sedimentary rock mainly composed of seashells or coral. Now you can have the look of Coquina Stone with the low cost and durability of concrete. These 24″ square tiles are accented with an array of chevron seashells, starfish and seahorses. What a beautiful compliment to any outside landscaping. This piece is perfect for pool areas, as it has a natural traction to prevent slippage when wet.

 

24" x 24" Italian Slate Tile
24″ x 24″ Italian Slate Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/24-x-24-italian-slate-tile.html?___SID=U
Italian Slate is used primarily for billard tables because in it’s natural state it is relatively soft and not suited for outdoor use. Now you can have the look of Italian Slate with the durability and low cost of concrete. Each tile has a hammered edge, for a natural look.

 

36" x 36" Flamed Granite Tile
36″ x 36″ Flamed Granite Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/36-x-36-flamed-granite-tile.html?___SID=U
The Flamed Granite Tile set in a 36″ tile, achieves a natural stone appearance that will blend harmoniously with just about any landscape or architectural scheme, making it suitable for all types of exterior hardscaping – and interior applications as well. This pattern is sure to turn heads and boost curb appeal.

 

36" x 36" Old Granite Tile
36″ x 36″ Old Granite Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/36-x-36-old-granite-tile.html?___SID=U
Granite is a plutonic rock of the Earth’s crust, formed by the cooling of magma. We offer this highly natural looking Old Granite Cleft Stone in a 36″ x 36″ square tile pattern. Old Granite is easily characterized by the veins running through the pattern.

 

36" x 36" Roman Slate Tile
36″ x 36″ Roman Slate Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/36-x-36-roman-slate-tile.html?___SID=U
We supply the 36″ x 36″ tile with their most popular texture of Roman Slate for a perfect combination. Roman Slate, designed for Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, is consistantly the most selected texture.

 

4" x 4" Flamed Granite Tile
4″ x 4″ Flamed Granite Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/4-x-4-flamed-granite-tile.html?___SID=U
This stamp will provide you with the look of 4″ square tiles, with the low cost and durability of concrete. With a Flamed Granite background texture, this stamp measures 32″ x 32″.

 

5 Ft. Diameter Radius Cobblestone
5 Ft. Diameter Radius Cobblestone
https://www.ecosimplista.com/5-ft-diameter-radius-cobblestone.html?___SID=U
This unique stamp will create a 5′ diameter circle of lovely cobble stones.

 

6" x 6" Flamed Granite Tile
6″ x 6″ Flamed Granite Tile
https://www.ecosimplista.com/6-x-6-flamed-granite-tile.html
The look of 6″ tile, with the low cost and durability of concrete. We offer this stamp in your choice of three background textures – including this Flamed Granite.

 

For more information, visit:
https://www.ecosimplista.com/shop/building/decorative-concrete.html

EcoSimplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
217 SW 33rd Court, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
(954) 565-5900
https://www.ecosimplista.com

Above-Average 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Colorado State Researchers Predict Above-Average 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Atlantic seasonal #hurricane forecast from @ColoradoStateU calls for above-average season: 19 named storms, 9 hurricanes & 4 major hurricanes. Reasons for above-average forecast include predicted lack of #ElNino and warmer than normal subtropical Atlantic

For more info:
https://www.nbcmiami.com/weather/hurricane-season/colorado-state-researchers-predict-above-average-2022-atlantic-hurricane-season/2731193/?break=nbc97&_osource=newltr_station_Hdlines_wtvj

2022 Hurricane Names

2022 Hurricane Names

The Milky Way over the Everglades

I got up at 1:20am and gathered my gear to drive down to the Everglades to catch the Milky Way. The weather conditions were just right with clear skies, no moon, cool temperatures and a very light breeze that did not disturb the water surface. the cool weather kept the mosquitos in check. I arrived at one of the many lakes around 3:00am in the Everglades National Park. My goal was to try out some new techniques to capture the Milky Way. This image of the Milky Way is made up of 20 images that were stacked to reduce the noise and provide more definition to the stars in the night sky. Taken 03-30-2022

The Milky Way over the Everglades
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AFM Safecoat All Purpose Exterior Satin Paint

AFM Safecoat All Purpose Exterior Satin Paint by Eco Simplista

Safecoat All Purpose Exterior Satin is a sophisticated, premium quality, fast curing paint designed for a variety of exterior surfaces where a durable, weather resistant finish and superior film formation properties are needed. Safecoat formulas are uniquely designed for optimal indoor air quality and minimal exposure to chemical toxicity. They are ideally suited for areas in which the health of occupants is of particular concern, including schools, hospitals, homes and offices. Safecoat contains no formaldehyde, ammonia, aromatic hydrocarbon compounds, exempt solvents or hazardous air pollutants.

Advantages:

  • Durable satin finish.
  • Low odor, safely used by the chemically sensitive.
  • Fights indoor air pollution, limits offgassing.
  • Zero VOC content, meets or exceeds all federal and state air quality regulations, including California.
  • Fade and Chalk Resistance.

Our Mission
As Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions, the mission of Eco Simplista is quite simple. We believe the use of non-toxic, sustainable products and services will update and enhance your home, while bettering our world. For us home design is a combination of functionality, style and endurance, combined with a moral, social and environmental responsibility. At Eco Simplista design is about creating solutions from natural elements. Eco Simplista is here to help you to live, create, and innovate an environmentally responsible lifestyle.

EcoSimplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
217 SW 33rd Court.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
(954) 565-5900
https://www.ecosimplista.com/

Habitat Broward Collegiate Challenge Program

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Hosts Students from
across the Nation During “Collegiate Challenge” Program This Month

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Hosts Students from across the Nation During Collegiate Challenge Program This Month

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (March 16, 2022) – Instead of catching up on sleep or sitting by the pool students from across the country are spending their spring break building homes through Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s “Collegiate Challenge” program.

This year’s “Collegiate Challenge” kicked off on Tuesday, March 8 and lasts for two weeks. With assistance from Habitat Broward’s leaders, homeowners, and core volunteers, the students will be roof shingling, wall furring and painting homes for families in need of affordable housing. The need is great with more than 80 percent of Broward families unable to own their own home.

“We thank the students for using their spring break to participate in the Collegiate Challenge, which shows their true humanitarian hearts,” said Nancy Robin, CEO and Executive Director of Habitat Broward. “Through our Collegiate Challenge these students will develop construction skills, build lifelong friendships and make a huge difference in our community.”

Participating schools include Florida Atlantic University, Illinois State University – Wesley Foundation, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Babson College.

Collegiate Challenge was established by Habitat for Humanity in 1989 and has seen more than 260,000 students volunteer across the country, helping thousands of families achieve a decent place to live.

Students make both volunteer and financial contributions to Habitat Broward during their Spring Break, building homes and raising funds to help families in need of safe, affordable housing.

Applications for Habitat Broward’s homeownership program are open now, visit habitatbroward.org for more information.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

AFM MetalCoat Acrylic Metal Primer

AFM MetalCoat Acrylic Metal Primer

AFM Safecoat MetalCoat Acrylic Metal Primer is an outstanding thermoplastic acrylic emulsion primer fortified with rust inhibiting pigments.

It can be used on interior and exterior metal surfaces such as galvanized and masonry, steel, aluminum, and non-ferrous metal. Safecoat MetalCoat Acrylic Metal Primer has very low odor and zero VOC, making it one of the least toxic metal primers available, formulated without the heavy metals and other hazardous ingredients commonly used. Provides a tough, flexible film, producing outstanding corrosion resistance and excellent adhesion. It is suitable as a finish in a three primer coat application. May be recoated with a variety of other finishes, and is an excellent foundation for Safecoat paints.

Features:

  • Prevents rust
  • Use on interior/exterior metal surfaces
  • Low in odor and contains zero VOCs

Our Mission
As Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions, the mission of Eco Simplista is quite simple. We believe the use of non-toxic, sustainable products and services will update and enhance your home, while bettering our world. For us home design is a combination of functionality, style and endurance, combined with a moral, social and environmental responsibility. At Eco Simplista design is about creating solutions from natural elements. Eco Simplista is here to help you to live, create, and innovate an environmentally responsible lifestyle.

EcoSimplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
217 SW 33rd Court.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
(954) 565-5900
https://www.ecosimplista.com/

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Hosts 3rd Annual CEO Build

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Hosts 3rd Annual CEO Build at Collier City Revitalization Community in Pompano Beach
Habitat for Humanity of Broward Hosts 3rd Annual CEO Build at Collier City Revitalization Community in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (March 7, 2022) – CEOs from many of South Florida’s largest and most influential businesses joined together in support for affordable workforce housing during Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s 3rd annual CEO Build on Saturday, March 5. The company leaders helped weatherproof new homes being built as part of a revitalization program for Collier City in Pompano Beach.

Event co-chairs Brent Burns, President and CEO of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and Keith Koenig, Chairman of CITY Furniture led 40 business leaders who worked side-by-side with future homeowners striving to earn their piece of the American dream.

“Together we lead organizations that employ hundreds of thousands. We know how impressive these employees are and we need to speak up to ensure they have a safe, affordable place to call home. We cannot thank the participants in this year’s CEO Build enough for leading the charge for change,” said Koenig. “At CITY Furniture, giving back is at the heart of our brand. Our goal is to make you feel good about where you live — and that means both the place you call home, and the community we all share.”

“JM Family has been a supporter of Habitat for decades and are thrilled this is our third year sponsoring a CEO Build. We are always humbled by the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with families, whose sweat equity helps earn them an affordable mortgage, and I hope this serves as a rallying cry to other executives who want to join the fight. There is great need in our community and together we can make a significant, impactful difference for those who need it most,” said Burns.

Today in Broward the median sale price of a single-family home is $500,000. That’s a 16 percent year-over-year increase. Investment in affordable workforce housing helps families build wealth and stimulates growth necessary for a healthy, equitable society. The impact of families becoming homeowners is profound:

  • Their children are twice as likely to go to college
  • 74 percent will report better health
  • Their net worth will climb to 44 times that of a renter

Habitat for Humanity of Broward offers working families a way to earn an affordable mortgage kept to 30 percent of household income through the sweat equity they invest. The success of the Habitat Broward model has provided hundreds of families with the economic empowerment that comes with home ownership.

“We build more than homes – we build communities, we lift up neighborhoods, often helping them turn the corner from blight to connected places of hope. And in these homes, we help families become more empowered leaders to help nourish that community,” said Nancy Robin CEO and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward. “These participants provide the compassion, grit and leadership that is helping our community respond to the affordable housing crisis. Thanks to them Broward’s will enter the future as a vital, inclusive, and equitable community.”

Collier City Revitalization along the NW 27th Avenue corridor is a top priority of Pompano Beach’s Northwest CRA and Habitat for Humanity of Broward. Improvements will include Habitat’s construction of 12 new single-family homes with one-car garages, street lighting and improvements to McNair Park by the City, and the addition of a new Broward Sheriff’s Office substation. The combination of these investments will increase low-income families’ access to affordable housing, improve property values in Collier City and increase residents’ feelings of security through improved lighting, the BSO substation, and a state-of-the-art community park and center.

In addition to event co-chairs Brent Burns and Keith Koenig, leaders from companies such as Advanced Roofing, Amerant Bank, American Heritage Schools, AshBritt, AshBritt Management and Logistics, BDO, Ben F. Harrison Foundation, Burdette Beckmann Inc., Broward College, Castle Group, Celebrity Cruises, City of Deerfield Beach, Cushman and Wakefield, Denison Yachting, DOTOLI Group, The Festus & Helen Stacy Foundation, Inc., GL Homes, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Health Business Solutions, HEICO Corporation, Holy Cross Health, Hudson Family Foundation, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Kaufman Lynn Construction, KEITH and Associates, Mesirow Financial, Miami Dolphins, Miller Construction Company, Pirtle Construction Company, PNC Bank, Ranger Technical Resources, Rick Case Automotive Group, Right Management, Rogers, Morris & Ziegler, Tripp Scott, South Florida Business Journal, Walter Duke + Partners, and Channel 7 Foundation/WSVN were present at the CEO Build.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and

Fantastic Beasts 3 trailer pits Dumbledore vs. Grindelwald

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” is the newest adventure in the Wizarding World™ created by J.K. Rowling.

The Harry Potter universe will continue this April 15, 2022 in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, and the Wizarding World could surely use a hero in its darkest hour. Check out the Trailer on Youtube

Open Enrollment for Habitat Broward’s Homes – February 1

Open Enrollment for Habitat Broward’s New Energy Efficient, Affordable Single Family Pompano Beach Homes Begins Tuesday, February 1

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (January 31, 2022) – Open enrollment for Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s pre-application process for new energy efficient, affordable housing at “A Rick Case Habitat Community” and North-West 27th Street developments in Pompano Beach will begin on Tuesday, Friday 1, via www.habitatbroward.org.

The new energy efficient single and two story affordable Habitat homes in Pompano Beach include four bedrooms garages modern kitchens landscaped yards and hurricane impact windows

The new energy efficient models will include four bedrooms, garages, modern kitchens, landscaped yards, and hurricane impact windows.

These locations are minutes away from beautiful beaches, schools, churches, a lively art and cultural scene, and great recreational and shopping amenity.

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime for first time home buyers, there is no better affordable housing option in Broward County,” said Thor Barraclough, Habitat Broward Chief Program Officer. “Selected applicants will enjoy affordable mortgage loans through our home ownership program and can achieve the economic empowerment that comes from owning your own home.”

The homes include the last 33 to be built in the new intentional community, “A Rick Case Habitat Community,” which when completed, will be the largest affordable housing development of single-family homes in Broward’s history, providing 76 homes for hard-working families.

The application process has four steps that includes a pre-qualification questionnaire, orientation, financial analysis review and face-to-face interview. Successful applicants can expect to move into a home within 12 to 18 months.

Qualifications include but are not limited to the following:

• Must be a first-time home buyer.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
• Must be a current Broward County resident or working in Broward (for a year or more).
• Must demonstrate a need for affordable housing.
• Must be able to afford a zero-percent mortgage and make a $2,000 down-payment.

Interested families can visit https://www.habitatbroward.org/2020-pre-qualification-questionnaire/ to start the pre-application process.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of home ownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Barn Doors, Hanging Hardware & Tracks

Barn Doors are a new way for adding doors in homes and minimizing the door space. They slide on wheels in solidly mounted tracks and are easy to open & quiet.

Designed for the Interior of your home and Custom built to your specifications by EcoSimplista

  • These doors take about 2-3 weeks to build
  • 1 1/2″ thick
  • It is delivered fully built
  • Hardware not included but call us to decide on which hardware would be best for you Barn Door. Hardware Kits – Barn Door Hardware, Handles, Tracks

Watch this short video for measuring a door Frame for A Hanging Barn Door

3 Panel Craftsman Barn Doorhttps://www.ecosimplista.com/3-panel-craftsman-barn-door.html
The 3-Panel Craftsman Sliding Barn Door adds a modern craftsman touch to a traditionally rustic barn door design. The door has the traditional standard frame, and contains a solid core with the classic craftsman 3 panel design.
5 Panel Acrylic Barn Doorhttps://www.ecosimplista.com/5-panel-acrylic-barn-door.html
The Contemporary 5-Panel Glass Barn Door is the ultimate addition to any home. All doors are made from alder wood, and frosted or clear acrylic glass, offering your choice of transparency and modern design.
Artisan 2 Panel Barn Door https://www.ecosimplista.com/artisan-2-panel-barn-door.html
The Artisan 2-Panel door is a variation of the 2-Panel door. The X in the lower half adds a distinct look and rush of rustic into any home decor. The door itself is made with mortise and tenon joinery, along with engineered Alder rails and stiles to ensure the doors longevity.

Artisan Brace Barn Doorhttps://www.ecosimplista.com/artisan-brace-barn-door.html
The Artisan Brace barn door is a time tested design with an Artisan touch. The door is divided into two panels. Vertical T&G is strengthening the core and engineered alder rails and stiles strongly holds the door square. The door itself is made with mortise and tenon joinery and crafted to the custom specifications ordered by each customer.

Chalkboard Barn Doorhttps://www.ecosimplista.com/chalkboard-barn-door.html
The Chalkboard Sliding Barn Door is a simple and functional addition to any creative home or space. The chalkboard center can capture ideas, act as a calendar, or display fun artwork done by the little ones. The barn door is made from hand-selected Engineered Alder Wood for the highest quality and lowest warping or movement by the wood. The chalkboard has a solid core wood center and a thick chalkboard coated exterior for continued use.

Reclaimed Panel Barn Doorhttps://www.ecosimplista.com/reclaimed-panel-barn-door.html
The Reclaimed Panel Barn Door is made from hand-picked nature-aged lumber. Because of the unique quality of nature-aged wood we do not paint or stain the doors in our shop.

Z Sliding Barn Doorhttps://www.ecosimplista.com/z-sliding-barn-door.html
The Z Sliding Barn Door is the essence of barn doors. While there is no limit in how the door is used, the simple construction and recognized Z design recalls recognition in the minds of all who see. The door is built with a paneled core of vertical boards. The top and the bottom have a piece of wood horizontal that is routed out, and the center panels slide into the groove. This creates a double sided door that looks good from either side.

Wide assortment of Barn Door Hardwarehttps://www.ecosimplista.com/shop/building/barnwood-doors-and-tracks/tracks.html

Barn Door Handleshttps://www.ecosimplista.com/shop/building/barnwood-doors-and-tracks/handles.html

Barn Doors, Hardware and Handleshttps://www.ecosimplista.com/shop/building/barnwood-doors-and-tracks.html

EcoSimplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
217 SW 33rd Court.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
(954) 565-5900
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5 Families Welcomed at the Rick Case Habitat Community

Five Families Welcomed to Their New Habitat Broward Homes at ‘A Rick Case Habitat Community’ in Pompano Beach

Raquel and Ryan Case with the Sterile Boyd family at Habitat Browards Dedication Ceremony on Saturday February 5 at A Rick Case Habitat Community

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (February 8, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward welcomed home five hard working families on Saturday, February 5th at “A Rick Case Habitat Community” in Pompano Beach.

Representative Chip LaMarca, Broward County Commissioner Lamar Fisher, Pompano Beach Mayor Rex Hardin, and Vice Mayor Beverly Perkins joined the new homeowners to celebrate along with Habitat home sponsors, board members, family, and friends.

“We are now more than halfway through folks, with only 33 of our 76 homes to go at A Rick Case Habitat Community – our current class of future homeowners is our largest ever and we are currently accepting applications for our next class so please share the word,” said Kelly Kolb, Chair of Habitat Broward. “In other words, we are very busy. Why? Well because Broward is one of the most cost-burdened housing markets in the country, but for these five families that is no longer the case. This year, their hard work has earned them their part of the American Dream.”

The proud first-time homeowners include couples Susan Black and Dammaine Medley; Kelsey and Antonio McNeal; Osseline and Claude Moreau; Erik Boyd and Belinda Sterile-Boyd; along with Lydia and Hank Williams.

“Before we joined the Habitat program, every month Dammaine and I would ask ourselves why we were spending all this money to pay off someone else’s mortgage?” said Black. That’s when the family decided to apply for Habitat Broward’s program. Now, when the family makes that first mortgage payment every cent is an investment in the family’s future.

“Now we are building a future,” Black added. As a Hospital Coordinator at Conviva Medical Center, Black works alongside partner Medley, a Patient Transportation Associate for the same location. The Jamaican American parents are raising four children ranging from age three to 21.

All thanks to the generosity of Family Home Sponsors such as Rick Case Automotive Group, Robert Taylor, Jr. Family, and WSVN-TV Channel 7; House Foundation Sponsor Bank of America; Blueprint Sponsors The Gore Family Memorial Trust, Truist, Wells Fargo, The Oppenheimer Family Foundation, and Homeownership for All, Inc. Additionally, special thanks to the continued support of the Community Foundation of Broward and the City of Pompano Beach.

“We know these new homes will be filled with love, laughter, and treasured memories by the families. It was wonderful to all be together to celebrate this amazing milestone,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward Executive Director & CEO. “Habitat Broward is committed to lifting families up to help them accomplish their goal of homeownership. With homeownership comes financial stability, and ultimately a more equitable and vibrant community.”

Open enrollment began on Tuesday, February 1 for new energy efficient, affordable housing at “A Rick Case Habitat Community” and North-West 27th Street developments in Pompano Beach; and extends through Thursday, March 31. Interested families are encouraged to visit https://www.habitatbroward.org/2020-pre-qualification-questionnaire/ to start the pre-application process.

Through Habitat Broward, hardworking families can obtain affordable homes with affordable mortgages through a combination of sweat equity hours, a modest down payment and coursework.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Habitat Broward Receives $5,000 State Farm Grant

Habitat for Humanity of Broward received a $5,000 grant from State Farm as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (January 18, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward received a $5,000 grant from State Farm as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary. The grant funds will be used towards keeping Habitat homeowners safe from hurricane-force winds by providing hurricane straps to anchor the homes’ roof trusses to the exterior walls. The grant will benefit hard-working families in need of a decent, affordable place to live in Broward County.

“This grant embodies the spirit of what our company has been about for the last 100 years, about giving back and being a good neighbor,” said Jose Soto at State Farm. “We are excited to continue our partnership with Habitat Broward and to help keep families safe and secure.”

Affordable, resilient housing is critical to promoting a sustainable COVID-19 recovery for the more than 80 percent of Broward residents who can’t afford their own home and the local economy they support.

Housing experts and community leaders agree that affordable housing solutions will play a key role in Broward’s long-term COVID-19 recovery.

“No one entity can solve this social and economic crisis alone. That is why we are so grateful for private-sector support from corporate citizens like State Farm,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward’s CEO and Executive Director. “We thank State Farm for continuously investing in safe affordable workforce housing and for stepping up to meet this community challenge.”

Habitat Broward’s program combines home construction with affordable mortgage financing and robust education to put working families on the path to long-term financial security through homeownership.

State Farm has been a corporate sponsor of Habitat Broward for over a decade. With the shared commitment to affordable housing, they have worked together to build a stronger, resilient community, one home and family at a time. Since making its first gift in 2011, State Farm has donated over $50,000 in funding and hundreds of volunteer hours to make affordable housing a reality for low-income families in need of a decent, affordable place to call home.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to hardworking families who are unable to qualify for conventional financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and create intergenerational wealth. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

About State Farm®
For 100 years, the mission of State Farm has and continues to be to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its 19,300 agents and nearly 55,000 employees serve approximately 86 million policies and accounts – which includes auto, fire, life, health, commercial policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 39 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.

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