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Gainesville Remodeling Blog

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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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

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

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 in custom or any home, 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

12 Top 2023 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. The 2023 kitchen remodeling trends lean toward better organization, more color, and a more welcoming environment for hanging out in the kitchen. Your Florida kitchenis going to be your favorite room in the home with these 2023 trends!

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

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, amazing things to do with your furry friends, 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

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

2022 Bathroom Trends to Consider For Your Gainesville Remodel

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

Now that 2022 is here it’s a good time to evaluate key aspects of your home, such as your bathrooms, and determine if they need an upgrade to improve either their form or function.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

How Much Will it Cost to Build a Custom Home in Alachua County in 2022?

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

New homes in Alachua County are going up all the time, considering the vibrant growth of our University of Florida community and all of the opportunities springing up from local businesses, and the draw of the incredible natural beauty of the area. If you are considering building a home here in the Gainesville area, it’s good to know about your options before diving into the biggest (and most worthwhile) investment you will probably ever make.

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9 Family Friendly Things to Do In Gainesville, Florida in 2022

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 has become home to an increasing number of young professionals and families (and pets).

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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. Tile is the perfect material when it comes to remodeling your bathroom. Whether looking at new flooring, tile for a shower, or for walls and backsplashes around the bathroom sink, tile is versatile, relatively easy to clean, and can stand the test of time. However, you don't want to just select any tile. You need to keep in mind what's trending for 2022. This way, you'll update your bathroom while also increasing your home's property value. When it comes to your Gainesville bathroom remodel, here is what you need to know regarding how to pick the best tile for your new bathroom.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

10 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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