Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Blog

Store Clothes In Your Closet, Not Dust

Household dust are tiny particles that can add up to big problems. Dust may look harmless, but look at it more closely and you are likely to see nasty components such as dust mites, dust mite excrement, pollen, toxic chemicals, and other materials that can cause discomfort, trigger allergies, or even cause or worsen serious illness.

No matter what kind of closet floor you have, closet dust can be minimized if you eliminate all the clutter. Do you really need those college t-shirts frayed around the neckline, or the cowboy boots you used to wear line dancing, or the Trivial Pursuit game you haven’t touched since you got it for Christmas however many years ago? Less surface area gives dust less space on which to settle and fewer crevasses in which to hide. Plus, if you make a donation of unneeded items that still have value, you’ll be helping people who do need them.

Of course, no amount of reorganization or decluttering can deliver permanent freedom from dust....

Periwinkle Place on Sanibel Island Florida

Periwinkle Place is one of the most beautiful spots to enjoy a day of shopping or a yummy meal on Sanibel Island. Some say it is like strolling through a park. It is a great way to spend an afternoon or an evening. Periwinkle Place encompasses 7 acres of park-like setting among shady banyan trees with covered walkways and attractive water features. A way to get outside and enjoy the surroundings for a few hours while grabbing a bite to eat or finding something fun and special to treat yourself with.

Periwinkle Place is listed as one of the top attractions and high-rated shopping destinations by locals and visitors alike all across Lee County. Many people would say it is one of the highlights of visiting Sanibel Island. There are several great local shops that offer a beautiful atmosphere and a wonderfully diverse variety of special and unique items. If you are hungry there are several amazing dining options ranging from relaxed...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Listed - 565 Lake Murex Circle - MLS#2210577

sanibel real estate - just listed

565 Lake Murex Circle

LAKE MUREX

Near beach, Southern exposure, lake-front home offering 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with a screen enclosed pool and spa. Great room, cathedral ceiling, tile floors throughout and sliders that open to the deck overlooking the pool & spa with expansive lake views. Kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. New roof 2021, dishwasher 2020, washer & dryer 2020, hot water heater 2020 and updated landscaping/mulch 2021. Impact windows, garage doors and all sliders have accordion shutters. Situated on a large lot in the Lake...

Bathroom Organization Ideas That Cut The Clutter

A well-organized bathroom is key to smoother mornings and relaxing evenings. Utilizing clever storage solutions allows you to add functionality and space to your powder room. Read on to find out how to bring order to your shelves, vanity drawers, countertop and under-sink area.

A vanity drawer could quickly turn into a bottomless pit of junk without a bit of organization. Consider dividing the space using office supply containers, bowls, silverware holders or small baskets. This lets you keep items such as hair styling products, deodorant and grooming accessories organized and contained. Drawer dividers may also help simplify your morning makeup search. You won’t have to dig for your favorite eyeshadow or mascara when all of the products are in one place.

The under-sink area is the ideal spot for products that aren’t used often. It’s best to keep the first-aid kit, plunger and cleaning supplies tucked behind cabinet doors. Gather cleaners and tools in a small caddy or...

Tips for Choosing the Right Condo on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Condos are a very highly sought-after real estate choice on both Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Condos are great because they provide a low-maintenance lifestyle allowing many to relax and enjoy the beauty of these great and beloved islands in Florida.

But what makes for a great condo? Here are some things to consider if you are searching for a condo on Sanibel or Captiva Island.

PricingTips for Choosing the Right Condo on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

In most scenarios, a condo will cost less than a single-family home especially if you are right on the beach. In exchange for this lower price, however, condos are going...

How Can You Mix Metals Appropriately?

While mixing metals can help create a layered, cohesive kitchen style, it only works when you do it thoughtfully. To design a space that you’ll be happy raising your kids in, here are some tips for mixing metals intentionally:

  1. Don’t overdo it. A little contrast is eye-catching and interesting; too much, on the other hand, tends to overwhelm a design and muddy the look. Generally speaking, you want to stick to two or three metals in the kitchen. Note, however, that iron can be considered a neutral and, in some cases, so can stainless steel.
  2. Make one metal the star of the show. When it comes to metals, every kitchen needs a primary material that’s used most often. Don’t pick two contrasting metals and make them compete with each other for top billing; rather, make one the dominant choice, and let one or two others complement it.
  3. Alternate the lights. If your space has both a chandelier and pendant lights, don’t match them....

Living In Harmony with Sea Turtles in a Beach Front Home on Captiva Island

Sea turtles are a huge part of Florida’s natural wildlife especially on Captiva Island and in Sanibel. It is important that those who live on the beach know how to live in harmony with these gorgeous creatures so that they will be around for generations to come.Living In Harmony with Sea Turtles in a Beach Front Home on Captiva Island

In 2015 the city of Sanibel Florida received a $6000 grant from the Sea Turtle Conservancy License Plate Grant Program. With this grant, the city has initiated a new educational campaign with the slogan of” after nine it’s turtle time” to help residents...

3 Classic Luxury Design Trends for Floridians

Classic Luxury Design Trends for FloridiansFlorida is the home for design lovers. The year-round sunshine and natural flora in Florida easily incorporate themselves into interior design. Many designs are based on light, bright and breezy hallmarks, and these are the things that define the Florida Style. Here are some of the classic design trends in Florida.

Natural Palettes

Natural palettes are a versatile design typical in Florida and can be used in bedrooms or living rooms to bring a vibe of relaxed sophistication. Natural palettes give endless design possibilities, and you can add with minimal effort a little more color to your design if you please. 

Classic Luxury Design Trends for Floridians...