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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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Topics: Trends & Ideas

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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Topics: Building a Custom Home

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

12 Best Springs & Rivers Near Gainesville

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Sep 1, 2020 4:27:00 PM

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

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.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

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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Topics: Trends & Ideas

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

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jul 30, 2020 10:49:57 AM

Some things are just better outdoors: grilled hamburgers, watching the sunset, and summer soirees with friends.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

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

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jun 8, 2020 4:14:00 PM

Due to the postponement of this year’s spring event to June, our entry this year at Lot 5 in Fletcher Park is already occupied by our happy homeowners and therefore not open to the public.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.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

2020 Kitchen Remodeling Trends in Gainesville

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on May 25, 2020 12:17:00 PM

Kitchens tend to be among the most well-loved and well-used rooms in the house, but now families in the Gainesville area have had to spend an inordinate amount of time at home, which includes cooking and gathering in their kitchens. That means it may be time for an upgrade.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

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

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on May 11, 2020 4:04:00 PM

There are numerous reasons you find yourself needing more space than your current home offers: Your family is growing or changing, you need a home office for work, you’re limited on storage, or you want a specialty room, such as a home theater or conservatory.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

Controlling Custom Home Project Costs During the Design Phase

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Apr 27, 2020 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 Apr 20, 2020 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

What Is Design-Build?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Mar 31, 2020 10:11:00 AM

When you think of building a new custom home, chances are you see it as two separate processes: Developing design plans for your house and then turning those plans into reality during the construction phase. Part of that binary conceptualization has to do with the fact that those two aspects of home building require unique knowledge and skills sets.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home, Home Remodeling 101

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

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Mar 17, 2020 1:14:00 PM

When you’re ready for a new home in Gainesville, Florida—whether you’re moving to town or simply ready for an upgrade — you have two primary options: Buy or build.

Building a home, particularly a custom home, does involve more decision making and time commitment than buying a resale home. If you’re going to make such a significant investment, though, it’s worth it to get exactly what you’re looking for: A lasting home you can see yourself living in and enjoying for many years to come. Additionally, with new construction, you can be confident all systems and structures will be up to current standards and you won’t have to spend time and money on repairs or renovations. As soon as the project is completed, you will have a home that is ready to support the future you envision.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Take in Alachua County?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Mar 10, 2020 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

9 Reasons to Build Your Home in Gainesville, Florida

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Feb 25, 2020 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, and a high quality of life.

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Topics: Gainesville Living

8 Biggest Tech & Engineering Companies Hiring Near Gainesville

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Feb 18, 2020 9:47:00 AM

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

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Topics: Gainesville Living

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