One thing most Floridians can count on is that they’ll get visitors on a fairly regular basis. Hey, you love living here, so it’s no surprise that your family and friends will want to come visit. So how can you show them a little bit of southern hospitality while they’re here?
One of the big trends in contemporary kitchens is the sleek look of kitchens without handles. Can you really design a practical kitchen without handles? Manufacturers are already creating the appliances, cabinetry, and fixtures to make it happen. Here are just a few of the possibilities.
Have you noticed how popular cooking shows have become? We’ve come a long way from the days of The French Chef and the Galloping Gourmet. It seems every time you turn around there’s a new cook with his or her own show—and unique twist on how to be a great cook. Take your pick from: The Kitchen, America’s Test Kitchen, Chopped, Unwrapped, Iron Chef, Master Chef, Hell’s Kitchen, and the irrepressible Emeril—just to mention a few.
It’s hard to overestimate the impact that your flooring has on your home. It affects the look and the feel of each room, so choosing the right flooring is critical. So which kind of flooring should you choose? A lot of that depends on which room you’re considering remodeling—and what kind of use that room will get. Here are a few general ideas to think about for choosing the right floors for various rooms of your home.
A lot of homeowners remodel their kitchens, but not all of them are happy with the results. Why is that? For one thing, many homeowners don’t think through the process before they begin. You know that old saying that: If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time”? It’s true when it comes to remodeling your kitchen. Here are 5 things to consider before you begin remodeling your Naples-area kitchen.
Black is a color that many homeowners don’t associate with home remodeling, and it’s easy to understand why they feel that way. It can be pretty dramatic—almost overwhelming if used too heavily. Many homeowners are concerned that it will overpower a room, or create a dark, gloomy atmosphere. They’re willing to let it have its place in the world of fashion—but not in their homes.
As professional remodelers in the Naples area we’re frequently asked which remodeling projects make the most sense. It’s a legitimate question, but there are at least a couple of ways to answer it. If you do some online research you can usually find articles that address this question. The problem is, they tend to address it from a single point of view.
Sometimes homeowners are inclined to look at remodeling as something they do to fix a problem. They want more space, so they add on. Their kitchen feels outdated, so they upgrade it. Maybe a dingy guest bathroom embarrasses them, so they do a complete makeover.
There’s no doubt that open floor plan design is extremely popular today. After all, who doesn’t like the idea of taking advantage of natural light and having the freedom to move freely between one room and another? It’s easy to draw the conclusion, however, that open floor plans are exclusively casual.
Planning a remodeling project for your Naples-area home can be fun—but it’s no game. You’re going to be making a significant investment in your home and you’ll probably be living with the results of what you do for a long time. So how do you identify what your next remodeling project should be? Here’s a two-step process that you may find helpful.