Just because you live in sunny and warm Naples (while friends and relatives are freezing in the North) doesn’t mean that you get out of holiday shopping. The good news is that there are a lot of places that make holiday shopping a little more fun around here. Here’s a look at where to go Christmas shopping in Naples, Florida. And here’s an additional bit of good news: You won’t have to scrape the windows on your car when you come out of the store!
There’s no question that we do winter and Christmas a little differently in Naples. Nobody thinks twice about seeing Christmas lights on a palm tree around here! We firmly believe that you don’t have to be cold to get into the spirit of winter or Christmas. So what kinds of events do residents around here engage in while their friends and families up north are shoveling snow? Here’s a quick overview of some of the best 2018 winter/Christmas events in Naples, Florida.
There are a lot of good reasons to remodel your Naples-area home. Often, Naples-area homeowners find that remodeling makes a lot more sense than moving when they want their home to better meet their wants and needs. Sometimes those needs have to do with the long-term health of the homeowners. Two of the major concerns are improving air quality and ensuring safety for those who plan to stay in their own homes as they age (aging-in-place). Let’s look at those 2 things to consider when you’re remodeling for your health.
“To pool or not to pool—that is the question.” It may not be one of Shakespeare’s greatest lines, but it’s a good question for homeowners in the Naples area. After all, pools and Florida homes just seem to go together. And while there is no state law requiring Floridians to install pools in their homes, a lot of residents do. In fact, it’s been reported that 40 percent of all single-family homes sold in Sarasota County in 2015 had private swimming pools.
Anybody considering remodeling their Naples-area kitchen is going to want to have a pretty good handle on what that remodeling is going to cost them. Of course, there are a lot of factors that will affect your cost.
Sometimes those of us who live in the Naples area year-round poke fun at residents who only spend the winter months with us. We lovingly call them "snowbirds" because when the snow starts to fly in the north, they head for the warm comfort of Naples. The truth is, they're probably onto something. Why not enjoy the best of both worlds? If you're going to do that, you might as well do it right so that you really do enjoy your time in both places. Here's a look at a few secrets to being a successful snowbird.
Not every Naples resident lives here all year long. In fact, according to the official Collier Country website, the seasonal population of Collier Country increases by 65,663 persons from October to May. That means a lot of people come to the area during the winter months to enjoy the Collier County weather. Some rent properties while they are here. Others choose to purchase property here where they can feel more at home. If you’re considering buying a second home in Naples, here’s what you need to know.
When most people think of Florida they immediately think of beaches. It’s not surprising since the state has so many great spots to enjoy the sand, the sun, and the ocean. If you happen to live in the Naples area, you’re in luck because some of the state’s best beaches are within easy reach.
The Internet is full of great information when you’re considering remodeling your Naples-area home. Site’s like houzz.com can provide you with ample amounts of inspiration and ideas. Blogs like ours can answer many of the questions you may have about the remodeling process. The Internet, however, can be a bit of a two-edged sword when it comes to finding the right remodeler for your project. That’s why you should be cautious when searching for contractors on third party websites. Let’s look at a few of the more popular sites and what they have to offer as reported by ConsumerReports.com.
Is it really possible to get everything you want in a remodel for the best price? Aren’t the two things mutually exclusive? Admittedly, it’s a bit of a balancing act, but with a bit of forethought and planning you can end up being very happy with both the results of your remodel and with the money that you spend. Let’s take a look at how to make that happen.