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The Remodeling Process: Why Choose Reed design build?

Posted by Michele Reed on Mar 3, 2021 9:00:00 AM


So, what does the remodeling process look like? How long does it take? Why should I consider going with a design-build company as opposed to an independent contractor? These are all great questions to ask when entering into your remodeling process. It's essential to go over all the options and decide which one best fits you. 

Let's think of this remodeling process like we would a wedding. There are so many little pieces to the puzzle when it comes to wedding planning. It can get overwhelming very quickly. From the decision making, the money invested, time spent talking to various vendors, hitting dead end after dead end. It can get exhausting doing this all on your own, which is why wedding planners are an angel sent from heaven above. 

Wedding planners are your point of contact from there forward. They do the "dirty work" while you sit back, enjoying the process! They are experienced professionals who know the ins and outs of which vendors to choose, which to avoid, what works, and what doesn't. They're there for you every step of the way. They manage your scheduling, communications between companies, contracts, etc. All so you can enjoy the wedding process without the added stress. In many aspects, a design-build company is the same kind of solution to a home remodel project. You work with a team of professionals: The contractor, the designer, the project manager, the production manager, the lead carpenter, and the crew are all under one roof. The plans that are imagined designed, specified, and built come through one group of people. You have one contact that coordinates and provides all the details needed to deliver a beautiful, luxurious space. 

Typically your design-build process is split up into four stages: decision making, designing, permitting, and installation. 

Choosing the right remodeling company is the first decision you'll be making! After that, the fun things start to take place. Such as meeting your designer, establishing a relationship with them, setting up a walk-through, and choosing the right materials. 

After the big initial decisions, the designing stage begins. This is where it gets even more exciting. Our designers will establish the best possible design that fits your budget, style, and taste. What's great about working with a design-build company is we are here to serve you. We use our expertise to guide you through this dream home process. It can be very complicated dealing with separate builders and designers. With Reed Design Build, it's all in one beautiful package. 

Once the designing plans have been completed, we'd make sure all permits are pulled, and every product order has been placed to be received in a timely manner. Our team will take care of everything every step of the way, so you don't worry about a thing! 

The amount of time spent on the installation process depends on a few variables, such as holidays or COVID restrictions. However, on average will take around 6-8 weeks to build! During this time you will see the most progress. 

We are so excited for you to begin your remodeling process! Schedule a consultation today!


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Topics: Bathroom Remodeling Ideas, Kitchen Trends, Aging in Place, Kitchen Design, Aging in Place Naples, Naples Contractors, Design Trends, Remodel, Remodeling Ideas

Aging In Place | A Guide To Independent Home Living

Posted by Michele Reed on Jan 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

What does aging in place mean? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aging in place is "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level." As we age, it's essential to consider what will make you feel the most comfortable living in your own home. In this blog post, we'll be guiding you on how to live comfortably and independently inside your own home!

1. Consider your surroundings


Consider your surroundings for a moment. Do you feel confident in your environment? The community you're living in? We all want to feel comfortable in our own homes. Especially as we age. As we get older, our household needs change. It's something most everyone will experience in life. We find that what once was useful and convenient will not be anymore. That's okay! That's one of the many ways we help our clients. When we sit down at our initial consultation, we go through all your concerns and your vision for your home. We take our expertise and combine ways to make your vision and dream happen in a way that is convenient for you! 

2. Switching Old To New


Certain areas in our home become less and less convenient over the years. Things that can be dangerous or uncomfortable to deal with on a day to day bases. For example, going up and down the stairs, reaching tall cabinets, or standing up in the shower. These are areas that we help with! With the right team of people behind you, these are areas that can be fixed to match your current lifestyle needs. Find the independence you crave once again without compromising the elegance of a well-designed home. There are certainly many ways to make your home feel luxurious and convenient all in one package.

3. Finding The Right Home Care


SeniorAdvice.com  aims to solve the problem of understanding and helps find the best-assisted living and senior care for seniors and their loved ones. They have built one of the largest directories of senior care providers anywhere and provide several tools and resources, including hundreds of expert-reviewed articles.
Take a peak at some of the highly recommended in-home care providers in the Southwest Florida area:
 With Reed Design Build we truly aim to make you as comfortable and confident in your at-home living experience!


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Topics: Bathroom Remodeling Ideas, Kitchen Trends, Aging in Place, Kitchen Design, Aging in Place Naples, Naples Contractors, Design Trends, Remodel, Remodeling Ideas

5 Factors to Consider before Retiring in Florida

Posted by Chris Reed on Feb 5, 2019 8:33:00 AM

There’s no question that Florida is a popular retirement destination. And there are plenty of reasons that Naples is high on the list of great places to live. But there's more than meets the eye when it comes to Florida. And retirement in Florida is about so much more than reclining on the beach! Let’s take a quick look at 5 factors to consider before retiring in Florida.

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Topics: Aging in Place, Naples Lifestyle, Florida Homes, Retiring in Naples

7 Things to Live Near When You Retire in Naples

Posted by Chris Reed on Feb 1, 2019 8:31:00 AM

According to Investodeia.com, Florida remains the most popular state in the country to retire to. It's also clear that (for many reasons) Naples is a great place to live if you’re headed to Florida. But even if you decide to make the Naples area your retirement residence, you’re not going to spend all of your time at home. You may not be working anymore, but you’ll still have plenty of things you want to do. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at 7 things to live near when you retire in Naples.

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Topics: Aging in Place, Naples Lifestyle, Retiring in Naples

7 Must-Have Home Features for Retirees

Posted by Chris Reed on May 30, 2018 3:24:00 AM

Most of the time when we talk about remodeling trends we tend to focus on interior design or style trends we observe in the industry. There is, however, another housing trend that has been growing for a number of years—and it has very little to do with how your home looks. Increasing numbers of mature Americans prefer to remain in their own homes as they age—rather than moving to some kind of retirement community. Florida (including the Naples area) certainly has its share of retirees who’ve chosen to live here. And while there are lots of great reasons to stay in the Naples area, there are 7 “must-have” features for retirees who want to continue living safely and comfortably in their own homes.

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Topics: Aging in Place, Universal Design, Aging in Place Naples, Retiring in Naples

8 Aging-in-Place Features You Must Have in Your Home

Posted by Chris Reed on Sep 19, 2017 9:28:00 AM

Because of it’s welcoming weather and many other amenities, the Naples area is an extremely popular place for people to retire. A lot of residents have arrived in the area early in their retirement years and enjoy the activities the region has to offer immensely. But what will happen in a few years?

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Topics: Naples Home Remodeling, Aging in Place, Universal Design, Aging in Place Naples