According to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard University, home renovations are on the rise. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry echoed that finding, reporting that most remodelers expected significant growth this past year.
Whether you already live in Southwest Florida or are considering moving here, this part of the country is a great place to live. Here are just a few of the reasons savvy retirees have made Southwest Florida (and the Naples area in particulr) their home.
Outstanding home remodeling begins with great home design and a clear plan that allows you to achieve your goals for a more comfortable, enjoyable home. But sometimes, it’s the little touches you add later that increase functionality, comfort, and convenience. Smart homes are no longer a “new” thing, but the technology that’s available continues to evolve. Here’s a look at a few of the outstanding smart home technologies that you may want to consider for your Naples-area home.
It’s always interesting to take a look at what design experts pick for the hot color of a new year. But just what makes a particular color “the color of the year” and who chooses it?
Commercials for Lexus automobiles tout their “Relentless Pursuit of Perfection.” It’s a pretty lofty goal. But what does perfection look like when you’re remodeling the kitchen in your Naples-area home?
We Americans don’t have the best track record when it comes to keeping our New Years’ Resolutions. Despite the fact that approximately 40 percent of us still make resolutions every year, the statistics (according to Forbes) indicate that only about 8 percent of us are actually successful in accomplishing those resolutions.
Let’s be honest: a lot of people have heard about Naples, Florida. It’s a pretty well known destination. Not as many people, however, are aware of a wonderful Florida town located just a little to the north. Known as “The Gateway to the Gulf” Bonita Springs’ motto "Small Town Charm Big Bright Future" aptly captures some of the potential of this great community.
It’s really no surprise that lanais have become so popular in Florida. We live in the perfect place for a “hybrid” kind of room that’s part indoor and part outdoor. It’s a chance to enjoy unobstructed views and to feel a gentle breeze. A lanai can be ultra casual and ultra chic at the same time.
If you’ve been thinking about remodeling your Naples-area home for a while, you probably have some pretty good ideas about what you want. Maybe you’ve gleaned some great design tips from sources such as houzz.com or Pinterest. You may have visited some home improvement shows—or even attended one of our design seminars.
Nobody enjoys paying more for utilities than they have to. And yet, next to your mortgage payment, your utilities bill may be your single largest monthly expense.