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5 Essential Things to Do Before Going on Vacation

Posted by Chris Reed on Jun 18, 2018 10:29:00 AM

By this time of year, many of us have witnessed the annual migration of the snowbirds as they head back north. Even year-round Naples residents like to get away every now and then. There are plenty of great places to get away to not far from here, but before you pull the suitcases out of storage and pack up, you’ll want to think about preparing your house for vacation as well. Let’s look at 5 essential things to do before going on vacation.

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Topics: Naples Lifestyle, Florida Homes, Naples Home, Vacation

Remodeling Debate: Traditional vs. Trendy for Your Naples Home Remodel

Posted by Chris Reed on Feb 26, 2018 1:17:00 PM

A lot of people in Naples (and other places) are serious about remodeling their homes. According to a Money.com article, spending on home renovations and repairs was expected to peak at $327 billion in 2017 (according to a report released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University). Of course, most Naples homeowners want to make some changes when they remodel instead of replacing existing home features with the same old thing. But they often find themselves wondering how to proceed. It's kind of an on-going remodeling debate: Traditional...

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Topics: design and remodeling, Naples Home Remodel, Naples Home

9 Things You Should Do Each Year for Your Naples Home Maintenance

Posted by Chris Reed on Dec 27, 2017 7:12:00 AM

It’s no big secret why people love the Sunshine State—especially this time of year. Let’s face it: we all take a little bit of pleasure reading the weather reports from up North—from the comfort of our decks in the winter. But just because we don’t face the harsh winter weather doesn’t mean our homes are free from the need for regular maintenance. Here are nine things you should do each year to protect and preserve your Naples-area home.

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Topics: Naples Home Remodeling, Home Maintenance, Reed Design Build, Naples Home

How to Decorate Your Naples, Florida Home for the Holidays

Posted by Chris Reed on Nov 24, 2017 7:53:00 AM

Many of us love to decorate our homes for the Holidays. There’s just something special about this time of year. Still, when you live in the Naples area, a lot of traditional holiday decorations seem—at least slightly—out of place. Is there really a way to mix palm trees and snowflakes, or beaches and snowmen? Here are a few ideas we found that can help you decorate your Naples, Florida home for the holidays in a distinctively Florida style

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Topics: Naples holiday décor tips, holiday decorating in Naples, Naples Home, Christmas in Naples

How to Host Thanksgiving at Your Naples Home

Posted by Chris Reed on Nov 19, 2017 1:32:00 PM

Even people who love to entertain can be overwhelmed by the task of hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends. Let’s face it: Many of us have the image of Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving painting seared in our memories. How can anyone live up to that? Even if you have the most magnificent kitchen in all of Naples, it’s still a daunting task.  Relax! Here are some tips on how to host Thanksgiving at your Naples home that will make things a lot less stressful.

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Topics: Reed Design Build, Hosting Thanksgiving in Naples, Thanksgiving, Naples Home