Made to Last: New Trends in Outdoor Furniture and Fabrics

Creating outdoor rooms remains a popular design trend with home owners particularly in Naples. It’s a simple, budget-friendly way to increase your home’s square footage and to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you have a large small lanai or outdoor space, this space can easily reflect your style and become a treasured gathering for entertaining. …

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Top 5 Tips for Hiring a Remodeler

Are you among the growing number of home owners who are choosing to remodel their homes to fit their changing needs, rather than selling their home and buying another one? If so, you’ll soon learn that even simple remodels can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. With that type of investment on the line, it’s …

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Remodeling Right: DIY or Professional?

It’s fun and inspiring to watch TV shows about home design and remodeling – everything from the latest looks in countertops to whole-house remodels. And YouTube and other online video sites are chockfull of helpful how-to’s and demos to assist home owners through countless do-it-yourself projects. There are relatively simple home projects that can be …

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Making the Most of New Energy-Efficient Homes

One of the many benefits of buying a new home is its increased energy efficiency. Builders are using the latest technologies to reduce household energy consumption, from improved insulation to energy-efficient appliances. Recent analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows that, on a per- square-foot basis, the newer a single-family home is, …

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Go Green, Reduce Energy Bills With Smart Home Technology

From “learning” thermostats to energy saving smartphone apps, it has never been easier to monitor and control your home’s energy use. While we all love doing our part to help the environment, the real draw here is how these simple solutions will help you save money by keeping those monthly energy bills low. Here are …

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Baby Boomers’ Guide to Empty Nesting

A large number of baby boomers are reaching the point where their children have grown up and moved out of the house. Though the transition from full house to empty nest can be filled with excitement, it can also be filled with stress. Among numerous questions that may come to mind, you might be wondering …

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What’s the Consensus?

Everybody needs a crystal ball. While the future is unknowable, of course, commercial and residential builders still have to make a reasonable forecast of economic conditions to plan for the year ahead. One useful report is the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Consensus Forecast. The Urban Land Institute is a well-respected nonprofit education and research …

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Characteristics You Should Be Looking for to Ensure That You Hire a Professional Remodeler

Any homeowner planning to remodel wants nothing less than a professional job. Who wouldn’t want the best quality in terms of workmanship and materials when it comes to improving your most prized and most valuable asset?  However, when it comes to selecting a remodeler, too many buyers conveniently forget the time-proven adage that “you get …

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