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Become The Hostess With The Mostess

Posted by Michele Reed on Nov 26, 2021 9:30:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! While we are fully immersed in the holiday season, it's appropriate to continue with the theme of hosting! Have things been lingering around your home that can use a remodeling upgrade? Better yet, are there any remodeling upgrades that can make your life easier during the holiday season? If you're a holiday fanatic, then you've probably dreamed about hosting that perfect Christmas dinner. With beautiful countertops to present a display of small bites, a stunning built-in bar to pass out your specialty Christmas punch, or that perfect gathering table that fits all 10 of your family members! We'll be taking you through some of our top ways to improve your hosting desires during that festive time of year! 

 

We know this is Florida, but some of us still crave the warm feeling of sitting next to a fireplace, curled up on the couch, watching a long movie, or reading through our favorite book! Whether or not you turn it on or it's just for show…that decision is up to you! There are many types of electric fireplaces to choose from nowadays. Whether you want something a little more contemporary and sleek like an all-white finish or something a little more adventurous like a fireplace TV console. This addition can give your home that cozy feel you crave! All while staying stylish and in the theme of your beautifully remodeled home

 

Have you been dreaming about hosting Christmas dinner since you were a small child? The feeling of Christmas festivities going on around you or the smell of dishes that come alongside your welcomed, loved ones. A gathering table is a perfect addition to a home that loves to host! Whether that's the occasional Friday night family dinner or being the hot spot to host during the holiday season…a gathering table is a must! Our designers will be happy to guide you in the right direction to picking out the right table for your desired space. There is a lot to think about in terms of size, coloring, finish, and shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When it comes to hosting, you pretty much take on the responsibility of clean-up duty! If you're lucky, your friends and family won't skip out after dinner and leave you with the mess to clean up! That's never fun! Making clean-ups fun can be tricky, but installing a brand new kitchen sink could possibly do the trick! There are so many various kinds of kitchen sinks to go for. From Top-mount sinks, Under-mount sinks, Double-basin sinks, and a handful more! Believe it or not, each one of these holds a particular purpose and function. So it's best to do your research and find the perfect one for your living needs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is never a shortage of upgrades that you can make to your home! However, it's about finding the qualities your home holds that you cherish and those that could use a bit of a spruce. We'd love to set up a consultation with you to go over your wants, dreams, and home remodeling desires. In the meantime, you can navigate to the Contact Us section of our website to speak with one of our designers today. 

 

Happy Holiday Season, 

Reed Design Build Team

 

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Topics: remodeling and style, preparing Naples home for winter, Home Remodeling, Vacation, Naples Contractors, Naples Vacations

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

Top Remodeling Trends of 2021

Posted by Michele Reed on Jan 15, 2021 7:30:00 AM

It's interesting to look back at the beginning of 2020 and the design trends that came with the new year. It's almost as if those trending natural elements such as wood and earthly colors predicted the need between human connection and nature. When the unpredictable began early last year, we soon discovered that we were surrounded by nothing but noise and chaos. From the constant news updates on our TV screens to having to limit the social interaction we all crave, we quickly discovered our desire to be immersed in the calming environment we were initially born into...nature!

As we swim quickly out of 2020 and jump happily into this brand new year, it's the perfect time to take a look into this year's remodeling design trends!

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

Our Remodeling Recap Of 2020: How We Implemented Popular Design Trends

Posted by Michele Reed on Dec 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Well, folks, we have made it to the end of yet another year. A wild ride of a year, to say the least. There are many different lessons this year has taught us. It has taught us all how to work pretty much every video-calling platform there is; it's taught us to cherish sharing an environment with our co-workers and to spend more quality time with family & friends every chance we get. There are many different lessons 2020 has taught us, and despite the negative, there is always a positive perspective to look at.

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

8 Outdoor Activities To Do While Social Distancing In SWFL

Posted by Michele Reed on Oct 1, 2020 4:47:31 PM

 

Kicking it back in Naples, Florida, during these last few months isn't too shabby with the stunning environment we're blessed with! The shining sun, palm trees, and warm breeze are something us locals take for granted too easily. We're here to crack open the finest hidden gems of the Southwest Florida area. All of these outdoor activities are perfect for doing while social distancing. Keep on reading for some of our favorite spots in the local area. 

 

Kayaking at CGT Kayaks, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What better way to spend a sunny day in SWFL than with a relaxing water excursion? CGT Kayaks Inc. is a fantastic place to rent kayaks and paddleboards from and is located directly in the heart of downtown Bonita Springs. We can confidently recommend this place knowing they're taking social distancing seriously. They've moved rentals to a reservation-only system leaving customers confident and comfortable. This local business has excellent ratings and reviews and would be a perfect addition to your weekend plans.

Picnicking in Riverside Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grab the family and head over to the beautiful Riverside Park for a delicious and relaxing picnic! There is plenty of wide-open space for picnicking in the luscious grass underneath the shaded trees. You can even hang out by the river and watch for turtles, manatees, and fish on the dock! Pack a lunch and picnic blanket and enjoy this hidden gem of Bonita Springs.

Baker Park Walking Trails

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A unique hidden gem of the Downtown Naples area is Baker Park! This park officially opened in October of 2019, but due to COVID19, it seems not too many locals know about this special spot in Naples. It's wide open grassy area is perfect for basking in the sun, playing frisbee, or going for a jog. You can find long walking trails and places to sit and gaze while overlooking the gorgeous Gordon River. 

 

Beach Walks In Naples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's impossible not to mention the abundance of beautiful beaches we have in the Naples area. A few of our favorites are Barefoot Beach Preserve ParkDelnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, and Lowdermilk Park. If you want to make a day trip out of it, perhaps check out South Marco Beach for Marco Island's beautiful atmosphere. Their beaches tend to be a lot more spacious than those you find here in Naples and are definitely worth checking out. 

Rent A Bike at Big Momma's Bicycles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gulf Shore area is a fantastic spot to ride bicycles. Ride your own or get the whole experience and rent a bike from Big Momma's Bicycles. Take the scenic route along Seagate Drive and be sure to soak in the beauty around you as you pass some of Naples's finest real estate and the stunning ocean views. You can even pause and enjoy the view at one of the many benches along the way overlooking the water. Pack a snack or book and enjoy this peaceful spot. 

 

Fishing at The Naples Pier 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you're into fishing, you won't want to miss fishing from the famous Naples Pier. This is one of the only areas that does not require a fishing license and will not fine you for fishing without one! Not a fisher? No worries; this is still a fantastic spot to walk along the boardwalk or sand and sightsee the beautiful Naples sea life. Get here early in the morning to catch a glimpse of the calm ocean and quiet atmosphere. 

 

Naples Botanical Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven't yet toured the Naples Botanical Gardens, you are certainly in for a treat. The giant 170-acre garden features stunning plants from around the world. A few of the gardens you'll be able to walk through are the Asian, Brazilian, and Caribbean gardens, to name a few. You can stop along the way and soak up the sun on one of their hammocks under the palm trees or take your camera and photograph the most beautiful scenery. This is truly a special spot in the Naples area.

Koreshan State Park

 

 

 

Koreshan State Park is not only known for its beauty, but it's history as well. Walk through the park's beautiful nature while learning about the history of the pioneer group that settled there in the year of 1893. This is an excellent place for a nice nature walk as well as photographing the nature and wildlife around you. There are lots to do at Koreshan State Park, from hiking to camping and fishing. Be sure to check out the guidelines and regulations here: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/koreshan-state-park

 

 

We hope we inspired you to discover a new hidden gem of Southwest Florida. Share this with friends and family to help them plan a weekend full of fun in the sun!

 

 

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Topics: Naples activities, Naples Lifestyle, Florida Homes, Fall in Naples, Vacation, Naples, Florida, Naples Contractors, Naples Vacations, Naples Homes, Home Style, 2020

Finding Your Fall Style: Home Decor

Posted by Michele Reed on Aug 20, 2020 11:17:25 AM

Where has this year gone?! Fall is quickly approaching us, and we could not be more excited. Mark your calendars for September 22nd, the first day of autumn. When we all think of fall, I'm sure we all have a very similar idea. The thoughts of a cool breeze in the air, the scent of sweet pumpkin flickering on the countertop, and those warm, cozy fall colors sprinkled throughout our homes. There is nothing like the feeling of getting ready for a new season, shopping for new home decor, pulling out the old ones, new candles to fill your spaces, and the sweet treats that come along with new seasons. Today we'll share our tips on switching out that summer style for a cozy fall flair. 

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Topics: remodeling and style, Fall in Naples, Naples, Florida, Naples Contractors, Preparing Naples Home For Fall, Naples Homes, Home Style

Why You Should Be Cautious When Searching for Contractors on Third Party Websites

Posted by Chris Reed on Sep 26, 2018 4:13:00 PM

The Internet is full of great information when you’re considering remodeling your Naples-area home. Site’s like houzz.com can provide you with ample amounts of inspiration and ideas. Blogs like ours can answer many of the questions you may have about the remodeling process. The Internet, however, can be a bit of a two-edged sword when it comes to finding the right remodeler for your project. That’s why you should be cautious when searching for contractors on third party websites.  Let’s look at a few of the more popular sites and what they have to offer as reported by ConsumerReports.com.

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Topics: Naples Home Remodeling, Naples Home Remodel, Naples Contractors, Searching for a Contractor