The beginning of a New Year often triggers thoughts about doing new things. Of course, thoughts about doing something new and different aren’t the same as actually doing something. Our lack of success in following through on New Year’s resolutions is a pretty good indicator of that! That failure can often be traced back to people doing things they really don’t want to do. Remodeling your Naples home, however, isn’t like that. It’s probably something you actually want to do. So let's look at some ways to jumpstart your next remodel in 2019. Here are some ways to turn your wanting into doing.
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.
Not every Naples resident lives here all year long. In fact, according to the official Collier Country website, the seasonal population of Collier Country increases by 65,663 persons from October to May. That means a lot of people come to the area during the winter months to enjoy the Collier County weather. Some rent properties while they are here. Others choose to purchase property here where they can feel more at home. If you’re considering buying a second home in Naples, here’s what you need to know.
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.
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 vs. Trendy for your Naples home remodel?
A major reason for that is often that there simply wasn't a realistic budget for the project, to begin with. As a homeowner, you can take control of that situation by setting realistic budget up front—and making sure your remodeling professional knows exactly what it is. Here are a few simple tips that show how to budget for a Naples home remodel that will accomplish what you want—without breaking the bank.
As is so often the case, some trends in home remodeling and interior design will spill over from one year to the next. But there are always new ideas and trends that spring up that are worth noting. Angie’s List recently reported on some of the general trends they observed in 2017. Those included:
Remodeling space in your Naples-area home can make that space much more usable and comfortable. But even when the structural work is done, you've probably got an additional task in front of you. How should you finish the room to make it more usable and welcoming? How can you create a room that captures your personality?
When it’s time to remodel your Naples-area home it’s easy to want to jump right into the details. Figuring out finishes, and flooring, and countertops, and hardware is where a lot of the fun is in the whole remodeling process. The good news is that you can immerse yourself in all of those glorious details when you visit our Design Center (click here to take a look around). Before you get to that level of detail, however, there are some big questions about your remodeling project that you should ask first. Here are five of them you should consider.
There’s more to remodeling your Naples home than simply picking out paint colors, new fixtures, or finish materials. If you’re going to do it right you need to educate yourself about the various aspects of your project before you get started. But not all home remodeling projects are the same. If you happen to live in a condo there are some additional things you may need to think about. Here are four factors to consider when remodeling a Naples-area condo.