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Chris Reed

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4 Spaces to Inspire Your Outdoor Living Dream

Posted by Chris Reed on Nov 19, 2018 8:22:00 AM

Let's face it— the great weather is one of the many reasons Naples is a great place to live. It only makes sense to take advantage of being out in that great weather whenever you can. There are a number of ways you can do that at home—and still enjoy all the comfort and amenities you appreciate. Here’s a look at 4 spaces to inspire your outdoor living dream.

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Topics: outdoor living

Where to Go Christmas Shopping in Naples, Florida

Posted by Chris Reed on Nov 8, 2018 8:10:00 AM

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!

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Topics: Naples Lifestyle, Christmas in Naples, Holiday Shopping

Best Winter / Christmas 2018 Events in Naples, Florida

Posted by Chris Reed on Nov 5, 2018 8:11:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Christmas in Naples, Christmas, Naples Events, Holiday Events, 2018

Remodeling for Your Health

Posted by Chris Reed on Nov 1, 2018 5:57:59 PM

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.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Naples Home Remodel, Naples Home Remodeling, Healthy Remodel

To Pool or Not to Pool—Should You Put One In?

Posted by Chris Reed on Oct 19, 2018 11:15:00 AM

“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. 

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How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in the Naples Area?

Posted by Chris Reed on Oct 16, 2018 7:03:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Naples Design-Build remodeling, cost for remodeling Naples kitchen, kitchen remodel cost factors, Naples Remodeling Cost

Secrets to Being a Successful Snowbird

Posted by Chris Reed on Oct 12, 2018 10:09:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Naples Home Remodeler, Travel, Organizing your Home, Snowbirds, Energy Efficient Homes

Buying a Second Home in Naples: Here's What You Need to Know

Posted by Chris Reed on Oct 6, 2018 10:34:04 AM

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.

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Topics: Naples Home Remodel, Naples Home Renovation, Naples Home Remodeling, Naples Luxury Homes, Buying a Home in Naples

Why You Should Be Cautious When Searching for Contractors on Third Party Websites

Posted by Chris Reed on Sep 26, 2018 4:13:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Naples Contractors, Naples Home Remodel, Searching for a Contractor, Naples Home Remodeling

Best Country Clubs near Naples, Florida

Posted by Chris Reed on Sep 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM

It’s really no big secret that one of the favorite pastimes for residents in the Naples area is golf. It’s also no surprise that golf.com ranks Florida as the #1 golf state in the United States. And as comic, Jerry Seinfeld once quipped. "My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that's the law!"

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Topics: Golf Naples Florida, Best Country Clubs in Naples, Naples Florida Country Clubs, Naples Lifestyle