Trend: Fully Wrapped Powder Rooms Just because homeowners are expanding their creative footprint to the laundry room doesn't mean they're neglecting the original statement maker. On the contrary, powder rooms seem to be going even bolder. According to Houzz, wallpapers are still the stars of tiny powder rooms, with designers now opting to fully surround the small space with a single eye-catcher, be it a large-print pattern or textural grasscloth. Trend: Wood Range Hoods The b
Trend: Double Floating Vanities Speaking of bathrooms, homeowners are also looking to spruce up their sink areas with floating vanities. Beloved for their clean, minimalistic look, these contemporary faves are practical for their ability to free up floor space, which can create an illusion of size in a room with minimal square footage. Trend: Statement-Making Laundry Rooms It used to be that, if a homeowner wanted to have a little design fun, the default location would be the
Trend: A Bathroom With Somewhere to Sit (Other Than a Toilet) Hear this one out. With bathrooms becoming more like spa-like wellness retreats in the home, benches, stools, and window seats are becoming much more common. Keep one near the vanity as a place to perch during your nighttime skincare routine, or by the bath as a catch-all for towels, candles, books, and face masks. Trend: Tiled Bathtub Aprons In a bathroom, tile is often one of those tricks designers use to yield b
Trend: Anything-But-White Kitchens In the kitchen, an all-white palette has reigned supreme since, well, forever—and for good reason. They're timeless, classic, clean, and work well with almost any style. But next year, homeowners just may be itching for change. According to Houzz, while white cabinets are still popular with remodelers (with 40 percent of renovating homeowners installing them), there's also more of an uptick in those searching for alternatives. Houzz points t
Golden Gate Estates Golden Gate Estates is located just east of Naples, Florida with 172 square miles of suburbia real estate. One of the few areas that allows two large animals per acre, amenities not found in your typical Naples, Florida neighborhood. Although horses are the popular favorite, even the more exotic animals like Alpacas and Llamas are welcome. Golden Gate Estates offer a host of trails nearby that can be enjoyed all year round. Picayune Strand State Forest is
No question, many want to move to or within Collier County, The latest Naples Area Board of Realtors market numbers show a 31% increase in showings in September as compared to the previous year. "With an average of 17.4 showings per listing, agents stayed busy this summer,” said Jeff Jones, broker at Keller Williams Naples. They're doing a lot of looking, but are they buying? Oh yes, they did. Collier enjoyed another 7% increase in overall closed home sales for the third mont
New York (CNN Business)—Despite a recent drop in retail sales, softer business spending and a slowdown in job growth, the housing market keeps humming along. That's good news for a US economy that may need housing to keep the current recovery alive.The National Association of Home Builders reported last week that builder sentiment in October reached its highest level since February 2018. What's more, the increase in sentiment so far this year is the biggest 10-month change in
5-6 5.) Easy to maintain Normally, you test and balance your water, sprinkle in some shock, and repeat the process every few days. With salt water pools, pool owners can set it and forget it. Really. Since a salt water generator has its “chlorine supply” (salt cell) built in, there’s no need to add chlorine to the pool. The generator does that for you. And this means that if you miss a week or two of pool maintenance, you won’t come home to a war zone of murky imbalanced wate
1-4 Salt Water Pool Benefits You Should Know About When people hear the phrase “salt water pool”, many of them picture a pool filled with ocean water. But in reality, the salt in salt water pools is hardly detectable to humans — smell or taste. This is due to the fact that salt water pools, or rather salt water generators, use a small amount of salt to produce chlorine. And if you’re reading this post, then you’re probably thinking about building a salt water pool or installi
Naples has been named as the "best place to retire" — again.
After recently ranking No. 1 on a list of 'best cities for early retirement' in the United States, Naples has once again clinched the title of the best place to retire in Florida — and the country. The newest ranking comes from SmartAsset, a New York financial technology firm. The study is based on three factors: tax-friendliness, medical care and social life.
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COLLIER RANKED AMONG FLORIDA COUNTIES WITH LOWEST CLOSING COSTS Collier County ranked No. 2 in SmartAsset’s 2019 Places With the Lowest Closing Costs in Florida. The study shows where closing costs are the lowest by measuring closing costs as a percentage of median home value at the county level. Collier County was listed as having an average closing cost of $7,595, median home value of $316,200, closing cost as a percentage of home value of 2.4%, and a Closing Costs Index of