One question that may cross your mind as you’re considering a remodel of your Naples-area home has to do with how remodeling can influence real estate taxes on your home. We’ve talked before about how improvements can increase the value of your property, and that certain projects have a higher return on investment (ROI). But what happens at tax time?
It’s always interesting to keep an eye on emerging trends in the remodeling industry. Some things are just fun to watch. Watching out for the next “Color of the Year” is always entertaining. But at Reed Design, we keep an eye on more long-term trends as well—such as design trends that reflect changes in the ways people live that are reflected in the way their homes function. With that in mind, let’s look at the future of remodeling—trends that could take off in 2019.
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?”
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.
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.
For those of us who live along the coastal regions of Florida, hurricane season is a reality. Sure, a lot of Floridians shrug it off and claim that it comes with the territory. It does, in fact, come with the territory, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t impact us or that we should ignore it. Of course, one of the best things you can do to protect your home is to take precautions ahead of time. So here are a few tips on how to protect your home during hurricane season. A lot of this may be very familiar to you, but it’s good to be reminded—and to be prepared ahead of time for what we hope will never happen.