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6 Top Home Design Trends for Fall 2022

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Fall 2022 design trends echo many of those that were popular earlier in the year, with some added elements. Florida style trends are showing softening edges, incorporating more nature into the home, and continuing to play with color. From the floor to the ceiling, every part of the room is getting updated with colors, patterns, and textures. What are the design trends for fall 2022? What are the most popular 2022 fall decor and interior design elements and styles?

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

5 Remodeling Ideas to Maximize Storage & Space

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 21, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Having enough storage is a top concern for many homeowners. There seems to never be enough, and during remodeling or building a custom home, there’s a lot of pressure to get it right. How to maximize you and your family’s storage needs will differ room by room. Storage is also so much more than closet space. How can you get the most storage out of your remodel as possible? What are the best additions to maximize storage?

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

Home Additions: Should I Build Out or Bump Up For My Remodel?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jun 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM

The decision to add to your home may come from any number of reasons. Your family is expanding, you have an older relative moving in, or perhaps you’ve just bought a new home and planned an addition from the onset. Now is the time to decide: should you build up or bump out? 

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

6 Tips for Whole Home Renovation Projects in Gainesville

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jun 6, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Remodeling your entire home at once requires a lot of management, whether it’s cost, time, or expectations. You may also have plenty of questions from the very beginning. Like, how will you manage to control the cost? What remodels add the most value back to your home? What should you expect if you live in your home during the remodel? Having the answers to these questions, and a few others will set your whole home renovation on the right track before you even begin. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Home Remodeling Contractor

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Mar 31, 2022 8:00:00 AM

So, you really want to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, outdoor living space, or your whole home. You’ve spent hours pouring over design ideas on the internet and HGTV. You know it’s time to renovate your home. But there’s one thing keeping you up at night now: How do I choose the right remodeling contractor? You’ve heard stories from neighbors and friends about difficulties they’ve experienced—you’re eager to avoid problems and get the home of your dreams. To get there, you’ll need to get educated as you choose between different Gainesville remodel contractors.

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Topics: Insider, Building a Custom Home, Home Remodeling 101, Trends & Ideas

Home Design Tips for Your Gainesville Remodel

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Mar 25, 2022 8:30:00 AM

It seems like the turn of each year brings a stirring within many homeowners to strive for a more beautiful house interior, whatever that personally means to each person. If you find yourself salivating over the latest designer decor on HGTV (we’re guilty too), then let’s talk about what you need to know about the 7 elements of interior design (space, lines, pattern, shape, color, light, texture—in no particular order) and how they play into this year’s design tips for your Gainesville remodeling project.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101, Trends & Ideas

Remodeling Projects That Will Increase Your Home Value

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Mar 15, 2022 10:00:00 AM

If you own a home in Gainesville and are watching what the Joneses are doing with their home next door, you might wonder if doing the same thing for your house is a wise investment. Is there a difference between the most popular home improvement projects and the remodeling projects that Gainesville will actually increase your home’s value? If you plan to spend money on any remodeling project in your home, choose return-on-investment over whimsy. Are the home improvements you’re considering a smart idea to bring your home into the future for you and your family? Let’s look at the value projects like these could bring to your home, or detract from it:

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101, Trends & Ideas, Gainesville Living

How to Design a Kitchen in 2022

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Feb 14, 2022 12:42:32 PM

If you’re planning to sell your home and want to get the most return on investment out of your improvements, following interior decorating and renovation trends is your best bet. As you may or may not know, kitchen renovations offer some of the highest ROI of any renovation type with better than 90% average profit potential. If you’re looking to impress friends and family or just want to maximize the enjoyment you get out of your home, following 2022 kitchen trends will not steer you wrong.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101, Trends & Ideas

7 Pitfalls to Avoid When Remodeling Your Kitchen in Florida

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Feb 7, 2022 5:53:49 PM

Kitchen remodels are very exciting because they can result in a much more functional and stunning space. On the other hand, if you’re not careful, you could end up with regrets if you don’t avoid a few common kitchen remodel mistakes. Most people are careful to avoid putting outdated trends in a brand new kitchen. However, there is so much more than the colors and finishes you choose for your kitchen that every homeowner should keep in mind. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101, Trends & Ideas

Understanding Allowances in Construction

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Dec 4, 2021 10:02:00 AM

A construction allowance provides a limited amount of funds for a specific purpose. It’s important to know what role they play in your project. If you’re considering building or remodeling, and you need to know the house allowance meaning, we can help you see how they can affect your estimate.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

Why Custom Home Build Bids Can Be Different

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Nov 20, 2021 1:57:00 PM

When you’re getting custom home bids, you’re going to find that there is often quite a bit of difference in cost between those bids. This gets confusing because you rightly assume that there should be consistency between builders. When one bid comes in significantly higher in the cost per square foot, should you dismiss it and go with a cheaper option?

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Topics: Building a Custom Home, Home Remodeling 101

HGTV Shows: Reality vs. Entertainment

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Oct 30, 2021 10:19:00 AM

Home and Garden Television is very entertaining to anyone with even a passing interest in home improvement and all things DIY. Unfortunately, much of what you see on HGTV kitchen remodel shows does not always reflect the reality of remodeling. Naturally, they do have a responsibility to their shareholders to grow their brand and provide entertaining, if unrealistic TV shows, that draw in views and sell ads.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

Pros and Cons of Living at Home During a Remodel

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Oct 16, 2021 10:18:00 AM

Making major renovations on your home is a great way to add resale value to your property, enhance your own enjoyment, and improve your daily life in general. Major renovations will improve the look, feel, utility, and value of your home, but it is a major investment.

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

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

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Oct 11, 2021 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 new bathroom space to support multi-generational living?

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Topics: Home Remodeling 101

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 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

What Is the Cost of a Home Addition in Gainesville, Florida in 2022?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 9, 2021 1:03:00 PM
Adding on to your Florida home gives you more livable space and can increase the value of your home. You might have questions about what you can expect in different additions to cost, and whether it’s best to expand the footprint or to build upward. If you're considering adding to your home, here are some example costs and tips to follow before construction begins.
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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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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

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 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

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

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

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