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Gainesville Remodeling Blog

Best Springs, Rivers & Lakes Near Gainesville

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Sep 17, 2021 6:45:00 AM

It’s summertime in Florida, which means swimming, sailing and soaking up the sun are on the agenda.

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Topics: Gainesville Living

12 Reasons to Have a Summer Kitchen in Your Florida Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Sep 16, 2021 2:17:00 PM

These days, people are getting more and more interested in creating outdoor living spaces. There are at least two reasons for this. One, advanced materials and manufacturing techniques are making weatherproof, ruggedized furniture and appliances more and more practical. For this, we may have computer technology to thank, which has been making leaps and bounds toward mobile and weatherproofing applications for at least 20 years. The second reason might be the myriad benefits of an outdoor space, which we will describe here. Over the last couple of years, outdoor living spaces have been skyrocketing in popularity, perhaps none more so than outdoor kitchens.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

Controlling Custom Home Project Costs During the Design Phase

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Sep 14, 2021 3:57:00 PM

Going into a custom home building project in Alachua County, you likely have the expectation that the complexity of your unique project warrants a more substantial investment of time and money than building a production home.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

Tips for Living in Your Home During a House Renovation in Florida

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Sep 12, 2021 10:56:00 AM

The end result of a home renovation is well worth the investment of time and money. However, trying to continue your daily life in the middle of a residential remodel can be challenging.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

Bathroom Remodeling Trends That Are Becoming Outdated in 2021

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 14, 2021 1:02:00 PM

Bathroom trends have a way of coming and going with the wind. While some bathroom designs have a bit more of a shelf life, there are others that have now served their purpose and are no longer as popular as they once were. These bathroom trends can change on a dime, or others can change based on the current environment. For example, extended stay-at-home requirements have led to a number of not only new trends, but also bathroom trends to avoid. Here are some of the outdated bathroom trends you'll want to skip.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101, Trends & Ideas

Kitchen Remodeling Trends That Are Becoming Outdated in 2021

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 10, 2021 1:02:25 PM

There's just nothing like walking into a beautifully renovated, fully updated kitchen. It presents you with an air of satisfaction. In many ways, the kitchen is the heart of the house. Holiday meals are prepared here. Morning breakfasts before big work meetings and school presentations originate here. From early morning coffee to those midnight snacks, the kitchen is truly a centerpiece of the house. It's also a major selling point. When you have an updated kitchen it instantly sets your home above the competition. People are envious of your kitchen and, therefore, the house. It also adds value to your property, making it a natural starting point for any kind of renovation.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101, Trends & Ideas

How Long Does It Take to Build a Custom Home in Alachua County?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 9, 2021 1:14:00 PM

There are a handful of common questions just about everyone asks when considering a custom home build in Gainesville, FL (or anywhere else, for that matter). After questions regarding price points and what style the contractors are comfortable building and designing, the conversations turn to time. Just how long does it take to build new homes in Gainesville? Are there hiccups to potentially plan for? What might delay a new home build? You likely have your own time frame constructed in your head for when you'd like to move into the new house. Perhaps it's as soon as possible, or maybe you'd like to be settled in by the time the holidays roll around. Maybe you don't care either way and you're content with waiting however long it takes.

Whatever boat you find yourself in, it is helpful to, at the very least, have a general understanding of how long it takes custom home builders in Gainesville, FL to construct a house that's turn-key ready. Here are some of the ins and outs of how long it takes to build a house.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

What Is the Cost of a Home Addition in Gainesville, Florida in 2021?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 9, 2021 1:03:00 PM

Adding on to your Florida residence comes with a number of benefits. It gives you more livable space, it boosts property value, and it may add an important feature, such as another bathroom or bedroom, that can be used throughout the year. But what's the best way to add onto your house? Should you expand outward, pushing the footprint of your home deeper into your current property line, or should you add on, increasing the height of your home? If you don't plan on leaving any time soon, this guide is for you.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

What Is Design-Build?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 9, 2021 10:11:00 AM

Adding "design" to any title just has a way of giving it an artistic air of importance. They aren't a website maker, they are a website designer. It's not an interior decorator, it's an interior designer. That one, simple word, helps elevate the entire title of a person or place of business.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home, Home Remodeling 101

Should You Move or Remodel?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jul 25, 2021 7:42:00 AM

You've finally come to that point. That point in time when you look around the house and, instead of seeing joy you see things needing updates. The kitchen has a countertop you absolutely hate, the bathroom looks like it's from an entirely different time period, and even the bedrooms don't have the kind of flair you'd really like to have. What should you do? Should you wave your hands in disgust and call your real estate agent to start looking for new places? Or, should you begin renovating?

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101, Trends & Ideas

How to Know It’s Time to Renovate

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jul 18, 2021 9:05:00 AM

Have you been considering a new home renovation, but you're just not sure if the time is right? Wouldn't it be great if there were obvious signs that it's time to renovate? Outside of lights falling from ceilings and the living room TV going out when someone flushes the downstairs toilet, you're not going to have those blatantly obvious remodel signs. However, if you know what to look for there are clues to when it is time to renovate and remodel a house.

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Questions to Ask During Your Custom Home Design Meeting

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jul 11, 2021 2:00:00 PM

It's finally happening. You're moving forward with designing your dream home. You can now avoid purchasing a home with features you hate, or design elements that make no sense. You can cut out the build materials you'd like to avoid and, now, focus completely on your vision, even if that vision is honed with the help of a local Alachua County home builder. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

Cost of Outdoor Living Space Remodel in Alachua County

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jun 20, 2021 9:14:00 AM

One of the benefits of living in Central Florida is the favorable weather. If you don’t have a functional and inviting outdoor space on your property, though, you could be missing out.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101, Trends & Ideas

Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Florida Remodeling Company

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jun 12, 2021 2:14:00 PM

Remodeling your home in Alachua County is no small task, and choosing the company to come alongside you in this endeavor is similar to committing to a long-term relationship.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

Cost to Build an In-law Suite in North Central Florida

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jun 5, 2021 2:14:00 PM

Multigenerational living has become more common over the past couple decades—not only in Florida but across the nation.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

How Much Does It Cost to Buy an Acre of Land in Alachua County?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Apr 24, 2021 6:36:00 AM

If you want to design and build a custom home in Alachua County, the first step is deciding where to put it. 

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Take in Alachua County? [Updated 2021]

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Apr 23, 2021 11:19:00 AM

No matter how much you love your home in Alachua County, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to upgrade the space every now and then. If your kitchen has become outdated, is no longer functional for your family, or has simply lost its aesthetic appeal, it may be time for a renovation.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

Bathroom Niche Designs to Consider for Your 2021 Florida Home Remodel

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Apr 17, 2021 4:45:00 AM

Bathroom niches play a practical purpose, whether placed in your shower or built into other wall space. However, they have the potential to be much more than that.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

2021 Kitchen Remodeling Trends in Alachua County

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Apr 12, 2021 12:17:00 PM

Kitchens tend to be among the most well-loved and well-used rooms in the house. Families spend hours each day cooking, cleaning, working, and gathering in their kitchens, which makes this space a prime candidate for an upgrade.

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7 Best Summer Camps in Gainesville, Florida

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Apr 10, 2021 5:39:00 PM

Although summer is still a couple of months away, now is the perfect time to start making plans and getting activities scheduled so you're well ahead of the curve.

For children of all ages, one of the most memorable parts of summer tends to be attending camp, whether it be for a few hours on consecutive days or at an overnight camp that spans a week or even a month.

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Topics: Gainesville Living

9 Top Tech & Engineering Companies Hiring Near Gainesville in 2021

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Apr 8, 2021 9:47:00 AM

Over the past few years, Gainesville, Florida, has established a notable reputation as a thriving hub for both young and experienced entrepreneurs.

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Topics: Gainesville Living

How to Get the Most Out of the 2021 Parade of Homes in Gainesville

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Apr 7, 2021 4:14:00 PM

After last year's events, this year's Parade of Homes event is returning to its regular springtime schedule this April! Our entry this year is at Lot 12 in Fletcher Park which will be open to the public, giving you the chance to walk through the property. Twice per year, the Builders Association of North Central Florida shines a spotlight on more than a dozen beautiful new custom-built homes throughout Gainesville and all of Alachua County. Come see us there!

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

10 Reasons to Build Your Home in Gainesville, Florida in 2021

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Mar 31, 2021 3:53:00 PM

Although predominantly known as the home of the University of Florida and the Gators, the city of Gainesville, Florida, has plenty more to offer in the way of superior education at all levels, a strong job market, beautiful natural settings, and a high quality of life.

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Topics: Gainesville Living

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Land in Alachua County

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Mar 14, 2021 6:15:00 AM

When you’re building a custom home in Alachua County, there is a myriad of details to think about to ensure both the outcome and the process you desire. Selecting the property for your new home build is just as complex.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

The Best Flooring to Use in Your Florida Remodel: Hardwood vs. Tile vs. LVP

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Feb 25, 2021 10:05:00 AM

When it comes to creating a specific style and atmosphere within a room, you have to think from the ground up. Your flooring selection greatly contributes to the look and feel of a particular space, whether it be a bathroom, kitchen, entryway or other living area.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Remodeling Your Florida Home

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Feb 20, 2021 5:34:00 AM

Home remodeling has the potential to be a very rewarding experience. If done correctly, it can effectively increase the value of your home while improving the way it looks and functions and modifying it to better fit your family’s lifestyle needs.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

How to Choose Kitchen Cabinet Hardware for Your Gainesville Home

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Feb 13, 2021 5:27:00 AM

Whether you’re remodeling your home in Alachua County or building a new one, you know the kitchen is a hive of decisions just waiting to be made. You have to select the layout, cabinets, countertops, flooring, appliances and light fixtures you want for the space.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101, Trends & Ideas

Best Outdoor Summer Kitchen Materials to Withstand Florida Weather

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Feb 6, 2021 4:15:00 AM

A new outdoor summer kitchen can be a beautiful and useful extension of your home in Alachua County. Once the project is complete, there is no end to the outdoor soirees, pool parties and intimate family get-togethers you have to look forward to.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in Alachua County?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jan 5, 2021 1:52:00 PM

Kitchen remodeling is an investment that pays off by enhancing the value of your home in Alachua County and improving daily life for you and other household members in several ways.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

10 Front Elevation Styles to Inspire Your Gainesville New Home Build

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Dec 15, 2020 11:53:00 AM

When you’re building a new custom home in Alachua County, a lot of attention is understandably given to the interior, including the number and configuration of rooms, architectural features and design elements.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home, Trends & Ideas, Gainesville Living

2021 Bathroom Trends to Consider For Your Gainesville Remodel

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Nov 17, 2020 12:56:00 PM

With the new year on the horizon, it’s a good time to evaluate key aspects of your home, such as your bathrooms, and determine if they need an upgrade in 2021 to improve either their form or function.

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10 Best [& Pet-Friendly!] Restaurants in Gainesville

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Nov 3, 2020 10:46:00 AM

When it comes to top-notch dining in Gainesville, Florida, you have plenty of options no matter the occasion, from date nights and family get-togethers to business meetings and quick eats.

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Topics: Gainesville Living

How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost in Alachua County, FL?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Oct 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM

Do you have a bathroom in your home in Alachua County that feels small, outdated or dysfunctional? Do you dream of having a large master bath that is outfitted with little luxuries to enhance the comfort and ease of your daily routine? Is your family dynamic changing, necessitating the addition of a new bathroom space to support multi-generational living?

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

How Much Will it Cost to Build a Custom Home in Alachua County in 2021?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Oct 13, 2020 3:57:00 PM

Alachua County, home to the University of Florida, abundant natural attractions, and a diverse collection of thriving industries, is an attractive option for prospective homeowners from Florida and beyond.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

3 Options for Building a New Home in Gainesville

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Oct 6, 2020 11:29:00 AM

Building a new home sounds straightforward enough, but when you get down to the nuts and bolts of a new construction project, it becomes apparent there are different ways to achieve a similar outcome.

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7 Family Friendly Things to Do In Gainesville, Florida in 2021

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Sep 25, 2020 11:46:00 AM

Gainesville, Florida, has a well-established reputation as a college town, thanks to the Florida Gators. In recent years, however, the city and surrounding Alachua County area have become home to an increasing number of young professionals and families.

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Topics: Gainesville Living

How to Pick the Best Tile When Remodeling Your Gainesville Bathroom

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Sep 15, 2020 9:28:00 AM

The tile in your bathroom serves a practical purpose while also significantly influencing the entire aesthetic of the room.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

10 Upcoming Kitchen Cabinet Trends for 2021

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 27, 2020 10:53:00 AM

Cabinets comprise the bulk of your kitchen composition and set the tone for the rest of the design aesthetic and spatial arrangement. When you’re remodeling your kitchen in Alachua County, it’s worth taking time to nail down exactly how you want your cabinetry to look and function so it has the right impact and doesn't have anything outdated in it.

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9 Home Office Ideas for Working Remotely in Gainesville, FL

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 13, 2020 9:07:00 AM

Over the past few months, many professionals have grown accustomed to working at least partially from home. Given the uncertainty of the future, now may be the time to ensure you’ve created the optimal office space at your house.

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