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Michele Reed

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How to Learn the Most about Remodeling Before You Remodel

Posted by Michele Reed on Aug 7, 2017 9:31:31 AM

You can do a lot to ensure the success of your Naples-area home remodeling long before you start drawing up the plans. Whether you’re considering a kitchen remodel, thinking about completely remodeling your bathroom, exploring the possibility of adding an addition, or even doing a whole home remodel—the more you prepare yourself for the whole process, the more likely you are to be pleased with the outcome.

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Topics: Naples Remodeling, Reed Design Build, Learning about Remodeling, Remodel Preparation

6 Outdoor Kitchens that Inspire

Posted by Michele Reed on Jun 8, 2017 7:40:00 AM

In this blog post, you'll discover some amazing outdoor kitchens that inspire! Whether you're ready to create a full, upscale outdoor kitchen or simply want to upgrade your outdoor space, check out these amazing outdoor kitchens to get ideas for your outdoor upgrade.

1. Simple Elegance: This outdoor kitchen provides everything you need to enjoy entertaining outdoors anytime. The wall at the back of the kitchen provides privacy without creating a sense of being boxed in. In addition to a built-in grill, it also features a built-in sink so you don't have to run back into the house for quick clean-ups.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Naples Design-Build remodeling, outdoor living, outdoor kitchen

How to Stay Cool during the Naples Summer

Posted by Michele Reed on Jun 3, 2017 7:42:00 AM

During the winter months, those of us who live in Naples tend to enjoy the envy of our northern friends and families when it comes to weather. That comes to a rather abrupt end around this time of year when the temperatures, when the average highs start hitting the 90s and the lows are just north of 70 degrees.

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Topics: Naples, Summer, Naples Design-Build remodeling, Florida

Naples Neighborhood Spotlight: Pelican Bay

Posted by Michele Reed on Mar 29, 2017 6:44:00 AM

Some people might consider Pelican Bay to be the poster child for luxury planned development communities. Back in the 1970s the developer wanted to create a beautiful new community while preserving the eco system of the surrounding area and providing access to three miles of beautiful white sand beachfront.

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Topics: Naples Design-Build remodeling, Pelican Bay FL, remodeling in Pelican Bay FL, Pelican Bay

What Are the Best Times to Spend in Naples?

Posted by Michele Reed on Mar 18, 2017 6:43:00 AM

Perhaps you’re thinking about a move to Naples, but you’d like to get a feel for what it’s really like here on the Gulf Coast. What are the best times to spend in Naples?

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Topics: Naples Design-Build remodeling, seasons in Naples, best times to be in Naples

Exciting New Product Alert!

Posted by Michele Reed on Apr 2, 2014 6:01:00 AM

If you like the latest trend in larger tile sizes, you’ll love the newest innovation. What about a tile just over 3 ft. x 9 ft. (1m x 3m)? Unbelievably thin and available in a spectrum of colors and finishes, this new product can be installed on floors, walls, or ceilings.
Developed and manufactured by Laminam, a company known for innovative materials and unique technology, this tile is so thin it can be cut with a glass cutter. That’s right, no saw required. And, you’re not going to believe this part; it can be installed over existing tile. Yes, OVER existing tile. So, you can save on demolition labor and avoid the dreaded dusty mess of tile floor removal. Of course, this isn’t a DIY installation product, you’ll definitely want to work with experienced and trained installers on this one.
Crossville, an American based company, has partnered with Laminam to distribute this great new product to the US market. Check out the website LaminambyCrossville.com to find out more.

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Topics: Blog

New This and That

Posted by Michele Reed on Jan 13, 2014 9:09:00 AM

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Jewelry for your Cabinetry

Posted by Michele Reed on Jan 6, 2014 11:18:00 AM


You will often hear designers refer to cabinet hardware as the “jewelry”. Coordinating your hardware to match your faucet, tile or appliances is a good way to add the finishing touch, that completes the ensemble. Like jewlery, cabinet hardware comes in an array of styles, colors and designs. Finishes that were once popular such as polished brass are now being replaced with new chrome, brushed nickel and bronze hardware.

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Topics: Blog

LED - Lighting the Way

Posted by Michele Reed on Sep 23, 2013 8:17:00 AM


Wanda Pfeiffer
Florida Reg. Interior Designer

Ok, I’m finally convinced. LED lighting IS an acceptable alternative to our old tried and true Edison light bulb (standard incandescent). This is not a statement I make lightly (no pun intended) and I can’t help but feel a little guilty over ditching my, up to now, favorite light source. Feels like the end of an era. But the incandescent bulb is an energy hog, with 90% of energy used generating heat and only 10% actually creating light, there had to be a better solution*.

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Whats My Style?

Posted by Michele Reed on Sep 20, 2013 10:20:00 AM


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Topics: Blog