Home Renovation Sources - Naples, FL

Happy holiday weekend. I'm sure most of you are out and about and I will be soon, too. It has been great to learn, through emails, that many of you live in or visit the Naples area! 

I wanted to share my home renovation resources with you. These companies have provided me with excellent customer service, and I would definitely do business with them, again. 

Pool Company: Jeff Wilson Pool Service - By far, the most honest pool company in this area. For the record, they were the fourth company to come out and see my job....company 1, never sent the quote...company 2, thought they were building a new pool (or at least we could have on that quote)...company 3, tried to sell me equipment I did not need. 



Kitchen Cabinets: Smart Buy Kitchens - Ask for Jack or Jason, and tell them I sent you. They are fed up with me :). All joking aside, their prices are excellent and their service is fantastic. They never rush you and keep designing...until. If you happen to be there through lunch time, they will treat you to one of those green passion smoothies from Panera. Dollar averaging, that's an expensive drink ;).

Quartzite/Marble/Granite Slabs: - Davinci Granite - Ask for Marco. Searching for the perfect stone was like binge watching House of Cards......I just couldn't stop until it was over. Marco and I drove to several undercover non-retail stone yards. Interacting with the cast of characters at each yard reminded me of New Jersey. 


Tile - I purchased tile from multiple sources. I could write a book about the process of how tile is imported into Florida and channels through the customs department in Miami. This process can take up to ten weeks. Start the tile search, early. 

Naples Tile - Ask for Melony. Excellent source for floor tile.

Angela's Marble & Tile - Ask for Olga. A great place to source tile you found online. Olga is a machine at locating your tile and dealing with the Miami brokers. 

De Marco Tile Distributor - Ask for Stuart. He definitely hates me, and I did buy tile from him. Apparently, you are not supposed to request a shipment quote directly from the Italian salesmen, that are representing the line you are interested in, while they are making a sales call to the store. Who knew?

Tile Outlets of America - Huge selection and excellent prices. Be prepared to spend quite a bit of time walking up and down each isle. There is a lot to see. 

I hope you find these sources helpful. I'll update this list, as I go...or when I remember. 

See you at Starbucks in Waterside


 

Updates?

This is getting old. My renovation is moving at a slow....slow....pace. We are about to move our move-in date....again. I wish I could blame someone, but alas....this is really just how it goes. If there was something to blame, it would be the inspection process. Naples is going through a housing and population expansion. The inspectors are very busy. 

That's enough Monday morning whining....

Here is the latest....

The arches and the wall on the front.....


Are gone


I decided to keep the rectangular windows.....


And add a sliding glass door. The window was moved, also.


The pool heather is being relocated, today.  Below, kitchen table area before...


And now it is being framed for all windows, no sliding door.


This is the process of removing windows and framing for hurricane windows....remove old windows...


Frame for concrete to surround new windows.


Once the concrete sets, block will be installed below the frame....rinse and repeat about sixteen times.

In other news, my daughter got her drivers license. If you live in the area, this may be a good time to stay off the roads :). 

It fells good to be back on my blog. It's the only place that feels like home. 

If you have missed any of this project, you can get caught up:
My Next Project
My Architect
The Plan
Removing the Walls


 

Art Event at The Pink Pagoda


Jennifer at The Pink Pagoda has teamed up with Wizzie Broach Interiors to offer more than 40 incredible, original paintings. They'll be available at The Pink Pagoda Shop today through Friday evening.

 framed watercolors by Christina Baker

 painting by Reagan Geschardt

 painting by Reagan Geschardt

 painting by Danny Geschardt

 painting by Danny Geschardt

 painting by Amanda Leffel

painting by Janie Pinney

painting by Alexis Walter





I have a couple of favorites, and would love to hang them on my new wall......


We'll catch up on Monday!

 
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