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.
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.
- Look for Experience
(Not just years in the business, but also experience doing the kind of work you want to be done. There are plenty of reliable remodelers who do nothing more than swap out fixtures in kitchens and bathrooms. That's fine if all you want is a bit of a "facelift". However, if you're looking for more . . . .
What’s the best way to describe the design-build process? Imagine you are planning your own wedding. You do the research—browsing every bride magazine in print—and creating a stack of “must haves” a mile high. Then you compile a list of people to contact and services needed (the florist, the caterer, the location arrangements, and more). Your list begins to resemble a book. You’ll have to educate yourself on provider reputations, quality of work, and reliability (You don’t want to find out a florist can’t deliver 2 hours before the wedding). To pull this off you may have to give up every spare minute of your life for the next 6 months.
When you’re planning to remodel your Naples home you may want to check out the latest design trends for ideas and inspiration. You may want to see examples of what local remodelers have done in order to set expectations (and to choose a contractor whose work you like). But sooner or later you’ll want to deal with the question of cost. The thing is there are a lot of factors to consider when evaluating the cost of your Naples home remodel. We’ve pulled a lot of the important issues and information together in the Essential Guide to Naples Remodeling Costs. We hope you’ll find this helpful!
A lot of people choose to live in the Naples area—at least in part—because of the great beaches. And while we have an abundance of great local beaches at our disposal, it’s simply not practical to spend all of our time at the beach. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little bit of the beach home with you—and incorporate it into your home. Here’s a look at 6 absolutely gorgeous beach-inspired home renovations to provide ideas and inspiration for your home remodel.
Sometimes Naples homeowners are under the impression that in order to make a significant change in their homes they have to undertake a huge remodeling or renovation project. Of course, that can involve spending a significant amount of money. But that's not always the case. Let's take a look at some cost-conscious upgrades for Naples homes that will leave you with some extra cash in your bank account—while improving the comfort (and value) of your Naples home.
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.