The terminology of tile

Tile may be among the most understated – but effective – home remodeling features we have and yet the terminology of tile can often elude us. Unless we really understand tile and its uses as a homeowner we can make – or ask our home remodeling contractor to make – what might turn out to […]

Unclutter in 30 minutes or less

We’ve all faced it: our home feeling way too cluttered, suddenly, but we actually can unclutter in 30 minutes or less. Not possible, you say? Laura Gaskill, clutter expert (or, rather, the expert on getting rid of household clutter), gives us some fresh new ideas for simple steps to uncluttering a home in a recent […]

Saving water on our outdoor spaces

Saving water on our outdoor spaces is one of the most effective – and cost effective – measure we can do to ensure the resilience of our environment. While we have yet to experience in Southwest Florida the extreme drought experienced in some regions, we are so dependent on good water resources here that we […]

Remodeling industry is surging nationwide

The remodeling industry is surging nationwide, according to the latest figures. We certainly feel that trend, too, in Southwest Florida. “Four out of six industry sectors reported optimism for the first quarter of 2017 in line with one year ago,” writes Erin Carlyle of the Houzz editorial staff, reporting on the Houzz Renovation Barometer. “Notably, […]

Kitchen remodeling trends for 2017

Kitchen remodeling trends for 2017 will run from colorful cabinetry to tactile textures to pops of pink. At least those are some of the predictions from designers Jane Lockhart and Gail Drury as detailed to Houzz contributor Sam Ferris. “They’re confident these 10 trends will rule the cooking sphere this year,” Ferris wrote in a […]

Remodeling projects add home value

Remodeling projects add home value. The trend is borne out in statistics compiled and published each year by Remodeling Magazine, an authoritative source for the industry. The 2017 report, just published, suggests the overall average return on investment for remodeling projects this year – large and small – will be “three quarters of a penny” […]