It’s August in Florida and the tropical rains are upon us. That is the price worth paying to live in paradise. If you are planning an early trip to Naples we’d like to give you a heads up on the closure and construction next to us on 3rd Ave South. https://www.naplesgov.com/sites/default/files/cn003-plansrender-oas-6-17_1.pdf We hope the project will be done by the end of the year and looking fabulous. We are excited to tell you about the new […]
Unless you live in Florida, it’s hard to understand what spring is like here. For the northern half of the country, folks are just barely deciding if it’s safe to step foot outside without a winter parka and boots (it’s not). For us, it’s the beginning of perfection – warmth, brilliance, and a great time to start thinking about designing our outdoor living spaces. The green – the temperate breezes – the flowers sprouting and […]
Today’s bathrooms are not designed purely to be functional. In fact, the best bathrooms are those that provide a wonderful escape. We’ve installed TV screens behind mirrors, warming drawers, and other modern accoutrements in our clients’ bathrooms, but it’s being able to create the luxury of a home spa that makes a bathroom remodel worthwhile. These four luxuries are the ones we think will spoil you the most. Textures and Surfaces Bathrooms no longer […]
The holidays have come to an end, and a new year is finally here, bringing with it exciting new design trends. For those planning on remodeling a home in 2017, the kitchen is a fabulous place to begin, and we are so excited to help you achieve your vision. We think these 10 kitchen upgrades will deliver to your home the best style and functionality for entertaining and enjoyment. New Counters Upgrading and updating surfaces […]
By being personally involved with each of our clients, my staff and I ensure that homeowners achieve their remodeling and lifestyle goals. – Abbie Sladick January 2017 – In an age where artificial intelligence and automation are at the forefront, Abbie Sladick of Abbie Joan Fine Living takes an old-fashioned approach to delivering a better customer experience. Read more.
The beautiful weather has arrived in Naples and I often have to be reminded by friends and family up north that the holidays are right around the corner. Why not try something fresh and fun for your holiday décor. Bring the inside out with beach and garden themed decorations for your front door, living room and tabletops. These wonderful displays can last way past New Years day, so create and enjoy! Skip the Traditional Red […]
Here is a bit more advice from out local real estate experts….This season buyers in the upscale Naples, Florida housing market overwhelmingly favor whites and grays, with some highlights of coastal colors. “Our buyers indicate that they want the bright, white coastal look,” says Ashley Valentine of John R. Wood Properties. Keeping colors and themes consistent throughout the home helps to bring a strong appealing design together. Whites and grays offer a great neutral and […]
In the last few months, a number of Abbie Joan Fine Living clients have been buying and selling properties as they are transition into new life phases. In the early days we only worked with our clients on their construction projects. As Abbie Joan Fine Living has evolved to become their go to for “Everything Naples” that role has changed. Clients now want more input and guidance on many of their real estate decisions. Recently, I have […]
October 2013 – In the past, contractors often had to educate clients about the value of universal design, a term that covers barrier-free access for people of all ages and abilities, but a growing number of adults 50 and older are aware of such modifications, said Abbie Sladick, a contractor in Naples who specializes in universal design. Some of these people are providing care to others, and some have their own health problems, she said. […]
Annual Hot List December 2005 – When building contractor Abbie Sladick, 43, founder and president of Abbie Joan Enterprises in Naples, Florida, suggested to an elderly client that she install a grab bar in her new marble and glass-block bathroom, the woman told her she’d rather fall than let her friends know she had one. “Those were the words that created a product,” says Sladick, who founded a new company, Great Grabz. Read more.