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Chris Reed

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Should I Remodel My Naples Home in 2019?

Posted by Chris Reed on Jan 2, 2019 12:54:00 PM

Every New Year arrives with a host of questions. To a large degree, those questions tend to focus on whether this will be a better year than the one before. According to NPR, most Americans are feeling pretty good about 2019. They cite a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll that showed 60 percent of Americans are optimistic about the world in 2019, compared with just 37 percent whose outlook is less rosy. (That leaves 3 percent of the country as merely ambivalent if you're counting.) If you’re a homeowner in the Naples area, you may have another question: “Should I remodel my Naples home in 2019?”

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Topics: Naples Home Remodeling, Home Remodeling, Planning a Remodel

New Year, New Home - How to Jumpstart Your Next Remodel in 2019

Posted by Chris Reed on Dec 27, 2018 12:25:00 PM

The beginning of a New Year often triggers thoughts about doing new things. Of course, thoughts about doing something new and different aren’t the same as actually doing something. Our lack of success in following through on New Year’s resolutions is a pretty good indicator of that! That failure can often be traced back to people doing things they really don’t want to do. Remodeling your Naples home, however, isn’t like that. It’s probably something you actually want to do. So let's look at some ways to jumpstart your next remodel in 2019. Here are some ways to turn your wanting into doing.

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Topics: Naples Home Remodel, New Year, Planning a Remodel

4 Signs You're Ready to Remodel

Posted by Chris Reed on Dec 11, 2018 10:42:59 AM

There are plenty of reasons you may want to remodel your Naples-area home. Things do wear out or get dated with time. Maybe your family dynamics have changed or the way you entertain has shifted. Perhaps you’re looking ahead to changing personal needs and want to make your home safe and comfortable for the future. All of those are good reasons to remodel—but are you prepared for that kind of undertaking?  Here are 4 signs that you’re ready to remodel.

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The Best Winter Getaways near Naples, Florida

Posted by Chris Reed on Dec 7, 2018 10:41:00 AM

If you live in the Naples area there’s a good chance you were more than willing to give up building snowmen in the winter in favor of building a sandman on the beach. But as the population of the area grows in the winter (as it does every year), you may be looking for some small escapes now and then. Here’s a look at some Naples winter getaways that you can take advantage of during “high season” in the region.

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Topics: Winter, Winter Getaways, Naples Vacations, Winter in Naples

Small Projects to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

Posted by Chris Reed on Dec 3, 2018 10:39:00 AM

We all want to put our best foot forward when entertaining over the holidays. Part of doing that means having your Naples home look its best when guests arrive. While there’s not enough time to complete a major remodeling project between now and the end of the year, here are some small projects to prepare your home for the holidays.

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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: Naples Events, Christmas in Naples, Christmas, 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: Naples Home Remodeling, Naples Home Remodel, 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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