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Top Tips for Hiring a Remodeler

Have you made the decision to remodel your home to fit your family’s needs instead of selling and buying new?  If that is the case, then you need to protect this huge financial investment from unlicensed unprofessional contractors. With your home on the line, it is imperative to find a contractor you can trust. As a top remodeler in Southwest Florida, Luxury Home Solutions (LHS), has the top tips to guarantee you make the right choice when you find, assess, and hire a remodeler.

Make Sure You Hire a Pro!

The best place to start is to contact your local building departments and associations to obtain a Directory of members. You can go to the Collier County Building Association, CBIA, website at https://www.cbia.net/membership/member-directory/ and Lee Building Industry Association, LBIA, at http://www.bia.net/members where you can download local remodelers through the online directory.

A professional remodeler will uphold the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry. Using the above Building Industry Association Directories can help you find a remodeler who specializes in a specific type of remodeling that you might need, such as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) to help change your home to better suit you as you age, or a Certified Green Remodeler (CGP) to create a more energy-efficient home.

Research, Then Research Again!

Start your research by viewing the prospective remodeler’s company website and social media accounts to see photos of their work. Visit review sites like Houzz to see more pictures and to read reviews of remodeling companies. Take the best with the worst whilst reading online evaluations and reflect on the descriptions of experiences and qualities which can be most vital to you as a patron. Ask for referrals from friends, family, acquaintances, coworkers, and others who’ve had remodeling work performed on similar homes with comparable schedules.

Cut the List Down!

Once you have an index of prospective remodelers for your home renovation, do a little more investigating to confirm that they’re licensed and have a terrific business record. You can check their license on the State of Florida Department of Professional Regulation website. Look them up with your local or state office of consumer protection. You can also get actively licensed contractor lists from Lee County Building Department here and Collier Building Department here!

Ask All the Right Questions!

When you first meet with the top three remodelers on your narrowed down list, you want to ask these important questions:

  • How long have they been in business in your community? Can they provide references from customers and suppliers they work with?
  • Do they carry insurance that protects you from claims arising from property damage or job site injuries? Ask for a copy of the insurance certificates.
  • What is their working knowledge of the many types and ages of homes in the area, and what sort of issues could arise?
  • Do they arrange for the building permit? (The person who obtains the permit is the contractor of record and therefore liable for the work.)
  • Do they provide a written estimate before beginning the work, and a detailed contract that spells out the work that will and will not be performed, protects both of you, provides a fair payment schedule contract and complies with local, state, and federal laws?

Listen to Your Gut!

Make sure you are compatible with the contractor you select. Beginning your project with mutual expectations will go a long way towards a smooth remodel. You’ll spend a lot of time with your remodeler so it’s important to have a good rapport and trust with them.

When going through the above steps to find the right remodeler for you please keep an eye out for these most significate Early Warning Signs of an Unlicensed Contractor:

  • You are asked to obtain the permit. A licensed contractor who is in good standing will always obtain the permit; unlicensed contractors cannot pull permits.
  • The verbal contract only; contractor is not willing to put all terms in writing. This is always a sign of potential trouble.
  • The contractor does not have proof of insurance. All licensed contractors must have current general liability and workers’ compensation insurance at all times.
  • You are informed that the job does not require a permit or an inspection. Check with your local building official. Almost all projects that involve installing a pool or pool cage, building an addition, have mechanical, electrical or plumbing work require a permit!
  • For jobs requiring a permit, make sure the contractor asks you to sign the “Notice of Commencement”.
  • Someone other than the person or company contracting to do the work obtains the permit. As previously stated, a licensed contractor who is in good standing will obtain the permit.
  • You are asked to make your check payable to an individual’s name (it should be made payable to a company), or asked to make payment in cash or to make the check payable to “cash”. Licensed contractors will almost always have a separate business account.

Finding a licensed reputable remodeler can be difficult and many are duped, but if you stick with the tips above you will find the right remodeler for your home renovation project! When you’re searching for a remodeler or custom home builder in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples Florida, look no further than LHS. We’ve been remodeling and building custom homes for more than 35 years, so you can sit back and relax knowing we have the experience and devotion to remodel or build you a wonderful, custom home. We are the remodeler and custom home builder you can trust! To learn more about our home remodeling work, click here. To get started click here or call 239-728-2143 to get a hold of our team today!

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Your Guide to Beach Home Style!

It’s summertime! With the summer season, everyone embraces beach home style. For those lucky ones who own a beach house or are like us and live in Southwest Florida, we get to embrace the beach home décor year round! Luxury Home Solutions, LHS, has put together a guide to creating the perfect beach style for your home. Even if you do not live in a beach area or have a beach home these beach décor ideas can provide your home with an open airy style too! Below are some concepts that will assist you in creating distinctive and inventive beach house decorations at the same time preventing your pockets from being plundered!

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  • Make the most of the seas shells and various things you discover while walking on the beach to brighten the space easily and establish the beach style in your house. You can keep the shells décor simple by filling various style and size vases and bowls with the shells. Or if you are crafty you can make wall are out of the shells by gluing them to wood or in picture frames!
  • Think Open and Airy! Bring in the bright light you’d experience at the beach by using linen curtains and crisp white slipcovers for your furniture. This combination will come together for a soothing and comfy beach style living. You can buy the fabric yourself at a discount online to save money!
  • If you have old paddle boards or surfboards clean them up and change the paint color if needed to match existing décor then mount them on a wall. If it is a simple wood paddle then brighten it up with beach colors that match your current color scheme.
  • Paint a nautical map on the wall! You can choose your favorite beach-region like Southwest Florida or Long Island and paint a map in different styles like; blueprint, navigational, Cadastral, or a simplistic outline of the region with stars for your favorite locations! Painting the map on a wall is easier than you think by using a stencil or projecting the map while you paint.
  • Do you have extra rope lying around or know of a local salvage yard or flea market where you can pick some up at low costs? If so you can use the rope by creating a wall art or even to tie back or hang curtains! Just cut the rope in even sections and tie knots every so often at even or uneven points depending on the style you like and then hang them on the wall or over a window. Also tie shells to the rope as well to achieve the beach style. Lastly, you can also use a rope to hang mirrors!
  • You can use bead board, grass, or even bamboo as wainscoting! This is a bold beach statement and you can find some of these options for low costs online or at a local home store. Installing is simple too, just requiring you to lay out the pieces, cutting to the right length, and using glue and a nail gun to put in place.
  • Use old pallet wood to create pallet wood shelving and/or a pallet wall mount coat rack. You can find old pallets at home improvements stores or even larger bulk item stores just give them a call and they’ll let you know if any are available. To start this project just tack together the pallet wood strips until you create a flat surface. Once that is complete you can add coat hooks for the coat rack or turn additional wood pieces on the side of the flat surface you just created out of the pallet wood to create shelves! Use beach colors or easy breezy sayings to brighten up the piece and it’s complete!
  • Do you love wine? Use your old wine corks to create beach themed wall art! You can glue them together with a hot glue gun in beach theme items like; an anchor, ship wheel, seahorse, starfish, pineapple, and so much more!

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The beach décor options are endless and the crafter you get the more money you can save in your endeavor to create your perfect beach home style! Are you looking for more than a simple home décor updates and require a home remodel then reach out to LHS! LHS is a top home remodeler and home builder in Southwest Florida remodeling and building homes in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Alva, Estero, Sanibel and Marco Island! You can tell us about your project here and an LHS specialist will reach out to you to set up a meeting. You can also call us at 239-728-2143 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

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Checklist: DIY Home Energy Audit

Your home can lose you money without you even knowing it! Luxury Home Solutions (LHS) has a checklist for homeowners on how to conduct a DIY home energy audit. The average household wastes $150 per year in energy costs just from holes and cracks in their homes. If these damages are detected and fixed, homeowners can save a lot of money in the long run. You can review the home energy audit checklist below:

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After reading through the checklist and examining your home do you need help fixing everything? The number of repairs and updates on an older home can add up and turn into a larger repair project. LHS specializes in complicated repairs and remodels throughout Southwest Florida. LHS is your home solution for remodels and even new custom home builds. Contact LHS today by calling 239-728-2143 or tell us about your home project here!

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Seasonal Maintenance Guide for Southwest Florida

On the off chance that you live in the Southwest Florida, here are important maintenance tasks you ought to finish in spring and summer to counteract exorbitant repairs and keep your home in top condition. Certain home upkeep tasks ought to be finished each season to avert severe damage and keep all your home’s frameworks running appropriately. These maintenance projects are most critical for Southwest Florida in spring and summer.

Spring and Summer Maintenance Checklist:

  • Vacuum the lint from the hose of your clothes dryer.
  • Remove showerheads and clean them to remove any sediment buildup.
  • Replace flashlight batteries.
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and replace batteries or devices if necessary.
  • Test any surge protected outlets: plug in a lamp, hit the test button and then the reset button to see if it turns the light off and then on again.
  • Change A/C filters and have a service man check it out.
  • Clean windows and repair any ripped screens. If a screen has a large hole in it, it’s time to replace it.
  • Check gutters and downspouts for clogs. Clean out any rubbish and make sure they are secure.
  • Check the ground around the foundation of your house and re-grade it if necessary. (The ground around the foundation should slope away from the house!).
  • Check your attic fan to make sure it is working correctly before the summer heat. If you need one to keep your home cool and costs down, call LHS we sell solar powered attic fans from Solaro Energy!
  • Check and safely trim back branches, before the windy rainy weather begins. This will protect your home from falling/swinging branches.
  • Check the roof. If you find holes, crumbling, blistering or rotting roofing, repair or replace it?? (Again, this may be a job for an expert.).
  • Clean or power-wash your home’s siding. It is common in Florida for algae growth and mildew frequently appears on the siding.
  • Check your home’s crawlspace for water damage, animals, or other foreign matter and then clean out.
  • Prepare for hurricanes. If you live on the coast check the shutters and bracing that protect your home. If you do not have hurricane roll shutters for the windows make sure you have plywood and fasteners on hand to cover them.

Additionally, spring is a decent time to renew your crisis supply kit. The pack ought to contain seven days of water, non-perishable nourishment, and toiletries. Keep in mind you might need medicines and pet supplies depending on your situation.

Spending a couple of hours on home maintenance projects prevents your home issues rapidly developing into exorbitant repairs. For best outcomes, finish the all the maintenance tasks above. Luxury Home Solutions is a home remodeler and builder throughout Southwest Florida including; Fort Myers, Naples, Estero, Bonita Sprints, Marco and Sanibel Island. If your home needs to be updated or has major repairs give LHS a call at 239-963-4093 or contact us here! We are your trusted resource for building and remodeling luxury homes in Southwest Florida!

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How to Create a Gallery Wall!

A lot of homeowners like gallery walls to artfully display their pictures and collections. Luxury Home Solutions has the pleasure of working with Southwest Florida’s finest home designers to achieve stunning gallery walls for our customers. From this experience, we have some ideas, as well as preparation and design tips, for you on how to hang a gallery wall that will create the look you want.

We’re here to inspire and help you from start to finish; from secrets to forming a gallery wall to selecting style options and organizing the project, as well as techniques to hang the collection.

Planning Your Gallery Wall:

Usually, gallery walls look as if they formed naturally over time, but this effortless look actually requires some planning to get the appearance aesthetically correct.

  • First, find a wall that is bare or needs an upgrade. Look for a larger wall or an awkwardly shaped area where customary artwork doesn’t fit right, which could include a stairwell or entry alcove. These awkward spaces can accommodate a collection of items or pictures while showcasing your style.
  • Second, decide what aesthetic you want your gallery wall to showcase. Check out the room your gallery wall is in, the style of the room can determine if simple black pictures frames, a more eclectic arrangement of items, or a mixture of pictures and objects would work best with the design. If the gallery wall is going to be the new feature of the room, you might need to change the design of the room to go with this feature.
  • Lastly, how much space do you have to work with? Do you have the whole wall to work with or a smaller area? Is the space narrow or wide? Knowing the space you have to work with for your gallery wall will determine the number of items you can hang.

Choosing Your Collection:

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Now that you have the space selected and a style objective set decide what to hang. There are standardly two methods of a gallery wall collection.

  • Unified: An assembly of similar objects such as pictures, mirrors, or collectibles.
  • Eclectic: A mixture of objects such as pictures, items, and paintings. You can use various objects like; baskets, vinyl album covers, framed wallpaper or patterned fabric, empty antique frames on a contrasting color wall, mirrors in different shapes and sizes, and even smaller antiques.

Your Gallery Wall Layout:

Get your collection organized and plan the layout. There are three ways to design the arrangement:

  • Arrange the items on the floor using approximately the same size space of the wall. This will allow you to visualize what the gallery wall will look like as well as provide you the opportunity to rearrange until you are happy with the layout.
  • You can use tape or chalk to create outlines of your gallery objects on the wall. With this method, you can make sure you are using the wall space right. It is easy to move the tape or chalk marks too.
  • Use a wall gallery kit – Wait they have those? There are a couple of companies online where you can order prebuilt gallery layouts that come with frames, mats, and a wall pattern. If you have absolutely no design skills then this might be the option for you!

Hanging Your Collection:

You no longer have to use nails that can be destructive to your house and you (depending on your skills with a hammer). Instead here are some other options you can use to hang a gallery wall:

  • Command Picture Hanging Strips. The easiest option and they come in many sizes and styles, so you can find the right ones for your collection.
  • Floating shelves. This option is for those who like to rotate and add to their collections often. The exchange and addition of items are quick and simple.
  • Museum gallery hanging system. This is a modern look but can be a little complicated to install. The museum hanging system is made up of steel hardware and cables that suspend from a track on the ceiling or wall.

 

The greatest part of building your gallery wall is the numerous ways you can fashion your photos and objects. Make sure you use items that reflect you and your style so it truly matches the design of your home. Looking to remodel your home? LHS is a top home remodeling contractor throughout Southwest Florida. Norman Bloxham, LHS President, has remodeled and built homes for over 30 years in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Marco and Sanibel Island. Let us know about your project by filling out this form or calling us at 239-728-2143.

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With a Custom Home Build Do You Need A Real Estate Agent?

Constructing a new custom home is entirely different from working with an agent to buy an already built home. If you’re buying a lot and building a custom home you have to deal with everything from zoning, permits, and builders, and if that’s too overwhelming for you, then solicit a real estate agent to help. In most situations, it will benefit you to partner with an agent. An agent helps you find and purchase a lot in your perfect neighborhood, so keep them with you when you begin the construction process. They will help you find the right builder and do so much more for you throughout the new custom home build process.

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What a Real Estate Agent can do for you:

Real Estate Agents work with builders all the time and know which builders have a good reputation. You can use your agent to find and broker a deal with a builder for you. The agent’s commission comes from the builder, so it will not cost you to have them find you a builder. Keep in mind that real estate agents have the expertise to negotiate on your behalf too.

You can work directly with the custom builder, but an agent can assist with the builder’s contract. If you do not have an agent you will have to work with a builder on your own, which leaves you to review the builder’s contract on your own. A real estate agent can keep you on track too when you go over what you need in your new home with the builder. That way you do not exceed your original budget and still get the home of your dreams.

Agents know what documentation is required for your home build, from inspection to permits, and can help you sort through it all. Although, when you select a builder with experience (like LHS), they will do this work for you and provide you with the correct documentation for your records. There are other responsibilities of building a home that can be very methodological, so if you’re not confident in the custom home building process, it would be in your greatest interest to hire a real estate agent.

If you want to know whether you should find an agent, reach out to one of our professionals at Luxury Home Solutions. We can help get you started on the right path, and put you in touch with the best real estate team possible. Norman R. Bloxham has built over 1,000 homes in Southwest Florida over the last 35 years. He is the custom home builder you can trust! Call 239-728-2143 to speak with LHS or tell us about your home project here!

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Deck Ideas for Better Backyard Fun

Backyard decks have risen in popularity over the last decade and Luxury Home Solutions (LHS) has built many for our clients. Having worked with various homeowners LHS accumulated deck ideas for better backyard fun. When you start on outdoor deck ideas, your first concern should be the construction materials used. There are four kinds of deck material, so do some examination before determining which one works best for your family. The possibilities are:

  • Pressure-Treated Lumber: Creates that traditional hardwood look but entails lots of maintenance and is very vulnerable to distorting.
  • Redwood: Woods like Redwood and Cedar are somewhat more hard-wearing, but are often costly.
  • Composite: Plastic or a composite material needs very little upkeep after installation, but can be restricted in terms of color and style choices.
  • Aluminum: The best long-lasting material and also the most expensive.

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After you know what material to build your deck out of, your next step will be to plan the deck layout and to create separate spaces for the best optimization of the deck. As you plan the layout ask yourself how you plan to use the space. You’ll probably use the deck for a couple different reason, so use furniture to separate the deck into the clearly defined functional areas you need. The separate deck space ideas we have seen:

  • Add a grand dining area with a large table to accept a party full of people. You can anchor the table with a canopy that will provide protection from the sun and rain, as well as add style to your backyard.
  • Add a lounge area with comfortable casual outdoor seating including lounge chairs or even a couch. You can put a table or fire feature in and around the seating to provide a warm atmosphere.
  • Put in a game area by centering space with an outdoor rug and then adding in a foosball, ping pong, or even a shuffleboard table. The game options are boundless, so you can find the right outdoor set with ease to entertain your family.
  • Do not forget the outdoor kitchen! Every backyard has an outdoor kitchen and adding another level to your deck that features the outdoor kitchen will provide multiple levels of entertainment and architectural detail to your yard. You can keep your outdoor kitchen simple with just a grill or go all out with a built in grill, countertop, fridge, beer keg, and so much more! Furthermore, the incorporation of an outdoor kitchen and/or wet bar is an amazing option for those who do not want to be trapped in a kitchen while the fun happens outside.

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The deck Ideas for better backyard fun are endless. You can do so much with a deck and even more if you incorporate multiple levels. Similarly, make sure your deck is equipped with adequate lighting and even a few speakers for music that will instantly create a party heaven.

Are you ready for your backyard deck project? You can let us know about your backyard project here! LHS is southwest Florida’s premier home remodeler and builder. You can view all of LHS backyard transformations here! When you’re ready, give us a call at 239-728-2143.

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Top 5 Favorite Living Room Centerpiece Ideas

Designing your living room is a bigger challenge than most will admit because it’s difficult to figure out how to center the room. You want your living room to be functional but also have style. Luxury Home Solutions (LHS) has been in the home remodeling, and design business for many years and has seen a lot of great ideas that make the living room a truly great room! Below are the top five living room centerpiece ideas that work to center the room for every homeowner.

Fireplace

Use a fireplace or mantelpiece as a focal point to form a center of attention in your living room. Opt for a deep, ornate wood or black hearth to heat up space and make it feel comfy and welcoming. For a light and airy atmosphere, choose a white or bright color, stone or paint color for your fireplace. Everyone loves a fireplace even in sunny Florida they are a cornerstone for all homes.

Bookshelves

A fixed floor-to-ceiling bookshelf on a full wall of your living room can produce a powerful, structured central point. In order for the bookshelves to take the stage, keep the remainder of your furnishings unostentatious. It’s an excellent choice for people who would love a fireplace, but don’t or can’t have one. To inject your own personal design pack the shelves with your favorite books or different things you’d prefer to show.

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Putting in a large bright chandelier at the entrance of a living room is a really great way to welcome people to your grand home. Also, You can put a chandelier centered above your lounging or conversation area to make them a focal point. If you have a larger living room with more than one section define the spaces with a smaller chandelier above each area. You can get chandeliers in all styles, colors, sizes, so if you aren’t a glam person who would like the traditional crystal look you will still be able to find a chandelier to center your living room.

Sitting Area

Fashion a proper conversation space as your living room’s focal point to create it an area that you can simply enjoy engaging guests. Use four armchairs organized around a small coffee table and add some simple décor, like a vase of flowers or different level candles. To form an upscale, warm atmosphere, use giant comfy arm chairs and place a wood table between them. If you’d need even more seating, you could compose two completely different sets of arm chairs on opposite ends of a longer coffee table then situate a sofa on the length of the table.

Sofa Design and Location

Section off your living room by placing your sofa in the center of the room facing the main wall. Put a sofa table along the backside of your sofa to create depth in the room. Then top the sofa table with big decorative items like sculptures or vase to make a grand focal point. Choosing the right colors for furniture and pairing the right pieces can set the mood of the room having a positive effect on the function.

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If you get stuck on the design of your living room or any room of your house give LHS a call and our team of designers will help you. We specialize in luxury home building, remodeling, and design and we build and remodel homes in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, and other surrounding towns. To look at our home remodeling photos, click here. To get started on your home remodel, click here or call us at 239-728-2143.

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How To Pool Table Design

Pool tables are frequently a central point in special game room transformations; they’re a great way for both children and adults to hang out. Installing a pool table is often a difficult task and it’s predominantly because of one reason, spacing. Imagine finishing your home entertainment room remodel, and realizing you don’t have enough room to play. It’s a nightmare that’s far too common.

Well, Luxury Home Solutions (LHS) is here to save the day! Below we’ve placed a chart, created by PoolDawg, which informs homeowners precisely how much space they’ll need in order to correctly use their pool table. Understandably, these distances may change slightly from person to person depending on height, stance and comfort level.

Pool Table Chart

If you need more assistance to get your pool table set up and to create a game room of your dreams please call LHS at 239-728-2143.  Let us help you create a stunning game room for you and your family to enjoy every day. We remodel build custom homes in Naples, Marco Island, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and other Southwest Florida cities. To contact us about your project click here!

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Top 6 Kitchen Plan Blunders You Don’t Want to Make

A lot happens in your kitchen — cooking, cleaning, eating, drinking, and socializing— making this the core of your home. That’s why the kitchen requires both beauty and functionality. Regardless of your kitchen design preference, function and layout are indispensable. Here are Luxury Home Solutions (LHS) top six blunders to avoid in order to attain both a useful and well-designed kitchen.

  1. Impeding the Kitchen Triangle – The kitchen triangle links the three main work areas in the kitchen; the sink, the range, and the refrigerator, this area has the greatest activity that requires careful planning and unhindered access. Of the three, the sink typically sees the most action; it should have easy access to the stove and refrigerator, as well as your countertop workstations. Regardless of your kitchen’s size or layout (L-shaped, galley, U-shaped or island), the sum of all the three sides of the triangle should be between 13 feet and 26 feet with the distance between these areas no less than 4 feet and no larger than 9 feet. If the work triangle is too tiny, people will be stumbling over each other; if it’s too big, food preparation could be a strenuous chore.
  2. Wasting Storage Space Kitchens normally hold lots of food and appliances. Not only that but items, such as food processors or pasta makers, are often oddly shaped and need a lot of space. One big design mistake is not including enough storage. Just about every kitchen has wasted space, but this can be reduced with adequate preparation and planning. If your kitchen is small, consider installing extra-long upper cabinets for further storage space. Always put cabinets in above the refrigerator; not utilizing this space is a waste of storage for big or seasonal items. Lastly, put in shelves on the back of the lower kitchen cabinets; this adds up to 4 square feet of storage.

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  1. Inadequate Counter Space – One of the biggest grievances about kitchen designs is the counter space deficiency. There are so many things that happen in your kitchen that need countertop space, as well as appliances that are permanently situated there, you want to fit as much counter space in as possible. This can be accomplished by adding an island or breakfast bar to your kitchen. You could even wall mount the microwave or put it below your countertop in a cabinet nook.
  2. Poor Lighting – The kitchen is one room where you can’t have poor lighting. It’s not only a matter of atmosphere, but also safety when it comes to working with sharp knives and additional kitchen tools. Use pendant lights or a series of mini-pendants to improve the beauty of your kitchen. Pendants look great above sinks, while a series of mini-pendants work well over breakfast bars or kitchen islands. Install under-cabinet lights to guarantee that the counters have the appropriate lighting for common kitchen tasks. If you have the space for a window put one in – natural light is the best source of light!

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  1. Selecting the Wrong Kitchen Island – When it comes to kitchen islands, we commonly think of extra storage, preparation and serving space in the kitchen. However, kitchen islands can waste a lot of space. Selecting the wrong island or putting it in the wrong spot can be a calamity, especially in a work area that can get very messy. Islands that impede the flow of the kitchen triangle and primary workplaces will create restricted access in the kitchen. An island ought to be at least 4 feet long and 2 feet deep, furthermore, it must have room for people to move and work around. Top home builders and remodelers say that unless your kitchen is at least 8 feet deep and 12 feet long, you shouldn’t even contemplate an island.
  2. Ignoring Your Recycling – As recycling has become more widespread, dealing with the trash in kitchen planning has gone further than placing a trash basket under the sink. Plan your kitchen to manage your trash and recycling efficiently — integrate sorting boxes for recyclables into your kitchen plan to make sure you are effectively using space and making it easy to recycle.

Use a professional home builder or remodeler to take on your kitchen design project; it could actually cost more money, time, and energy to do it yourself. The professionals at LHS have the latest designs and can help you identify your needs/wants and translate them into a well-organized design that fits your style and budget.

Contact us for your project by calling 239-728-2143 or fill out our project form to get a quote. LHS builds custom homes and remodels homes throughout the Southwest Florida area.