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Choosing Your Custom Built Home Exterior Color in Alachua County Florida

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Oct 3, 2022 3:34:26 PM

Choosing the exterior paint color of your custom house seems pretty straightforward, especially after the more complicated decisions around what features you should include on the inside. However, once you begin looking at different exterior home colors and palettes, things can get a little overwhelming. The amount of variation in white alone will make you want to say, “maybe I’ll get to this tomorrow.” We’re here to make the choice between the most popular exterior house paint choices easier.

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

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

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Oct 1, 2022 8:30:00 AM

Creating a specific style and atmosphere in a room starts from the ground up. Your flooring selection greatly contributes to the look and feel of a particular space, like a bathroom, kitchen, entryway, or any other area. Whether it’s between luxury vinyl plank and hardwood, or porcelain tile and ceramic tile, choosing the best flooring material for a Florida home requires weighing every option.

When you’re choosing the best type of flooring to use for your home renovation or new home build in Alachua County, consider the cost of the flooring, as well as its durability, upkeep, and where the flooring will be installed.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

Which Kitchen Layout Fits Your Lifestyle?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 7, 2022 8:00:00 AM

A lot of life happens in the kitchen. Cooking as a family, late-night chats, important conversations, trying your grandmother’s recipe for the very first time. How you will use your kitchen will determine the layout of your kitchen. Whether you’re an avid baker who likes to entertain dinner guests or enjoy creating fine-dining-worthy dishes with the best appliances, take time to consider what the most ideal kitchen layout would be for your custom Florida home.   

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

Financing a Custom Home Build in Gainesville, FL: Common Pitfalls and How To Avoid Them

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

You’ve looked at homes on the Florida market and there simply isn’t one that feels like a good fit, so you’ve decided to build your own custom home. Researching how to finance your custom home and the mistakes to avoid when building a new house is a lot like taking a class. There is a lot of information out there, so we’ve made it simple by compiling the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Whether you’re building a new home or planning to remodel your existing home, keep these tips in mind. 

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

Which Home Style is Right for Your Custom-Build?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jul 17, 2022 8:00:00 AM

You’ve decided you’re ready to build a custom home that has every feature on your must-have list. You’ve read up on interior design trends for the kitchen, and even storage options for the bathroom. You know what amenities you’d like in your custom home, but deciding on the overall style of your home can be a little tricky. What home styles are popular in Florida? More importantly, how do you decide what type of home is right for you?  

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

Kitchen Remodeling Essentials

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

Remodeling your kitchen isn’t something you’ll want to do more than once every several years, so be sure to keep some essential insight in your back pocket. After all, your Gainesville kitchen remodel should leave you and your family relieved, not regretful!  What are some of the most essential tips to remember when remodeling your kitchen?

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

14 Front Elevation Styles to Inspire Your Gainesville New Home Build

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Apr 30, 2022 12:29:15 PM

When you imagine driving up to your newly built custom home, what type of front elevation design do you see? With so many elevation design options, this question could be more difficult to answer than you’d expect. What are the different types of elevations and which are the most popular designs? Let’s take a look at the most commonly used elevations and what makes each unique. 

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

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

Best Spring Activities to Do in Gainesville, FL

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Feb 7, 2022 5:54:56 PM

As any good real estate professional will tell you, location is everything. If you’re considering building a custom home in Gainesville, you might be asking yourself “What is there to do in Gainesville, Florida?” Well, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are plenty of terrific things to do around Gainesville. While we believe the area deserves more credit for the many fun things there are to do in Gainesville, the fact remains that it tends to get outshined by spots like Miami and Orlando. Gainesville is not a resort town, but it’s an excellent place to build a home, raise a family, and get the full American Dream experience.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas, Gainesville Living

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

Best Cities in Florida to Move to in 2022

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jan 14, 2022 3:08:11 PM

Florida has so much to offer and finding the best fit for you can be a really exciting process. With over 200 sunny days per year, a plethora of cultural sites, family friendly cities, and an abundance of nightlife, Florida is an oasis. This state has plenty to offer for anyone seeking a high quality of life, affordable living, an excellent place to raise a family, and anything in between.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas, Gainesville Living

8 Popular Bathroom Vanity Colors for Your Home Remodel in 2022

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jan 14, 2022 3:04:49 PM

Every part of the home is getting a new look in 2022! You may be looking at your Florida home and thinking of all the possibilities, with new trends to discover in every room. No element is too small to consider, such as the bathroom vanity. What colors are trending? 

 

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

8 Kitchen Cabinet Storage Trends for 2022

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Nov 14, 2021 1:59:00 PM

Are you considering a kitchen remodel? At the heart of most kitchen remodeling trends is new cabinetry. When you upgrade your cabinets, make sure you check out these must-have cabinet kitchen features.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas, Gainesville Living

14 Upcoming Kitchen Cabinet Trends for 2022

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Nov 8, 2021 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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Topics: Trends & Ideas

Aging-in-Place Remodeling Trends

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Oct 23, 2021 10:19:00 AM

The idea of making a home better suited to the needs of an aging occupant is far from new. But with modern technology, materials, and tools, today's homeowner has a better chance than ever of being able to stay home comfortably and safely while increasing the value of your home. The trends and tools for achieving this have changed quite a bit over the years. Here, we'll cover some of the best tips, tools, and trends for aging in place remodeling.

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

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. 

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Topics: Trends & Ideas

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

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

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

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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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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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

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

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 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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