Kitchen Renovation in Pensacola

Modern Materials + Quality Craftsmanship from Coastal Home Pros = Spectacular Kitchen Results!

This kitchen renovation job we just completed in Pensacola really knocks our socks off! Part of a complete home remodel, this kitchen is chock full of fabulous materials and high style. This once-dated home in one of Pensacola’s loveliest neighborhoods is now a showpiece of modern and enduring style!

New cabinets and white subway tile add classic charm
Stainless steel, classic white cabinets, subway tile, and light granite make this kitchen sparkle.

Shades of White and Gray Keep Things Light and Bright

Classic white recessed panel cabinetry pairs beautifully with white subway tile and light granite countertops. Brushed nickel hardware and stainless steel appliances add to the look, keeping it sleek and seamless. With lots of windows and sliding doors, this space benefits from abundant Florida sunshine, which reflects off the light surfaces to flood the entire room. We added a small island to maximize the functionality and flow of the space, which opens up into the great room. Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring looks just like hand-scraped pickled oak, but offers enhanced durability, water resistance, and a better price point for the project.

Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring offers durability, good looks, and a great price point.
The Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring extends throughout the great room space, tying the great room together.

A modern brushed nickel fixture and ceiling fan complete the look for this beautiful space. We know the new homeowners are going to love this kitchen, and we’re extremely proud of our talented contractors and craftsmen who turned this kitchen into a modern beauty!

Want to see more pics from this fabulous project? Stay tuned for the bathroom post coming soon! (Spoiler alert…you won’t believe what we did with an old, unused closet!) In the meantime, check out some other recent projects in our gallery, and give us a call to talk about ways we can help you create your dream home. Whether you just want to update fixtures and make simple changes, or you’re ready for a whole-house renovation, Coastal Home Pros has the local experts to make your dreams a reality!

$100 Ceiling Fan Install

Keep Cool and Stylish with a new Ceiling Fan

Summer’s heat is fast approaching, and they don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing! Get ready to handle Florida’s humid subtropical climate with a new ceiling fan. We can install a basic, single-story ceiling fan for $100*, and we can get it done right away. Call us today to book an appointment, and read on for tips on buying and using ceiling fans. 

*Prices will increase for vaulted or double height ceilings.

The Wind Chill Effect

First things first—let’s give you a little insight into just HOW ceiling fans work. Unlike your AC unit, ceiling fans don’t actually cool the room. Instead, they cool the occupants of the room through the evaporative process. When the fan blades rotate, it creates a breeze. When the relatively dry air passes over the skin, it evaporates perspiration and creates a wind chill effect. This is the same effect that makes our neighbors to the north flee south in the winter, but in your home, it’s on a much smaller scale. During the searing heat of summer, the wind chill effect is your friend, making you feel cooler without actually affecting the room temperature.

During the summer, you’ll want the blades to rotate in a COUNTER CLOCKWISE direction. This will push the cooling breeze down to the occupants. And there’s no need to keep the fan on when the room is empty–save money on your energy bills by flipping the switch when you leave the room!

Size Matters

So how do you know what size fan to install? The bigger the fan blades, the more air your fan will move. From a cooling perspective, it makes sense to go for the largest size fan that will fit in your room. But you want your fan to be properly sized for your space. A fan that is too large will look awkward and disproportional. Design experts recommend the following fan sizes:

Ceiling Fan Sizing Recommendations
Blade Span is the diameter of your fan (blade length x2).

Protect Your Head

In addition to thinking about the blade span of your new fan, it’s important to consider height. If you have 8 foot ceilings, you should look for a low profile or “ceiling hugger” fan. If you’re tall, you probably already know how important it is to avoid low-hanging fixtures. If you’re vertically challenged, don’t forget about visitors–you don’t want tall guests to knock their noggins in your home!

If you have higher ceilings, you may want to consider a downrod to drop the fan down from the ceiling. We recommend the following downrod lengths:

Ceiling Fan Downrod Length Recommendations
Downloads drop your ceiling fan down to the proper height for your room.

Don’t Forget the Great Outdoors!

Ceiling fans are not just indoor fixtures – porches and lanais are terrific places for ceiling fans. In addition to keeping you more comfortable, the breeze generated by a ceiling fan can make it difficult for mosquitos and other pesky bugs to fly. Cool and bug-free? Winner winner chicken dinner!

Ceiling fans can add style and function to porches and outdoor spaces.
This basketweave fan adds a decorative element to an outdoor porch.

These days, there’s a fan for every need and every style. Whether you want sleek and modern, classic and traditional, or something funky and totally eclectic, there’s a fan for you. If you’re planning to install in an exposed porch or outdoor space, make sure you pick a fan that is meant to handle exposure to the elements. You can pick up a great ceiling fan at any big box home improvement store, lighting store, or online.

If you’re ready to add style and cool breezes to your Florida home, give Coastal Home Pros a call to set up an installation appointment. Our Handyman Services contractors can handle any of your home maintenance needs!

Dog-friendly beach homes

4 Ways Coastal Home Pros Can Help You Prepare Your Home For Canine Chaos (Or Repair Pet Damage That Already Exists)

Three cheers (or should we say barks?) for Pensacola Beach, which just made Coastal Living’s updated list of Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in Florida! Here at Coastal Home Pros, we know our beaches are some of the best in the state. And since we’re all dog lovers, we know our pets enjoy the beach just as much as we do. But as much as love our four-legged buddies, we also know that they can wreak some serious havoc on a home. Since we’re the home maintenance experts, we thought we should share some tips on making your home tough enough for man’s best friend. If you’ve already had some accidents and minor damage, we’re here for you with our Handyman Services. Need durable and stain-resistant floors? We’ve got you covered. Even if your pooch has done serious damage, our remodeling team can have your home looking new again in a jiffy. Read on!

Dog at Pensacola Beach
Most dogs love the beach, but the sand and moisture they bring home can do a number on your home’s floors and surfaces.

1) First Thing’s First – Let’s Talk Fencing

Fencing is a good idea for homes with dogs.
Good fences make safe dogs.

The number one thing you can do to insure your dog’s safety is to install a quality fence. Keeping your pet safely contained on your property will buy you years of peace of mind. With a fence, you won’t have to worry about cars, predators, or incidents with other dogs. If your dog has anxiety or any signs of aggression, the fence will help them feel more secure within their own domain. Coastal Home Pros has a ton of experience installing fences in Pensacola area and beyond. From chain link to picket to privacy fencing, we’ve done it all. Check out our recent project gallery for some pictures of past projects – this pet fence in Navarre turned out great, as did this privacy fence in Gulf Breeze!

2) Dog-proof the Interior – Our Handyman Services Can Help

The American Humane Society has a great list of ways to make the interior of your home safe for your pets. Number one on the list? Install child-proof latches on cabinets to prevent curious and crafty pups from getting into trouble. You should also look for exposed electrical outlets or other electrical issues that can be a hazard to your dog. You can purchase child safety latches at any hardware store. Although they’re relatively simple to install, it can be time consuming to cover all the kitchen and bathroom cabinets. And it’s important to make sure they are installed properly. If you don’t have time to do this task yourself, check out our Handyman Services. We can professionally install the latches for a very reasonable price, and we can also inspect your outlets for missing plates or other issues.

3) Think About Flooring Options

Here in coastal Florida, wood floors take a beating from high moisture levels and tracked-in sand. Add pets into the mix, and your floors can go from beautiful to battered really quickly. If you’re think about adding a dog to your family, or your dog has already ruined your floors, consider ceramic or porcelain tile. Our flooring contractors can help you choose durable, low-maintenance tile flooring that will stand up to anything your pet can dish out.

When it comes to pet messes, tile is man’s best friend!

4) For Major Damage, Call in the Remodeling Pros

They may look cute and innocent as puppies, but dogs can do some serious damage to your home. Even a well-supervised dog can annihilate drywall, wood trim, and doors when they are bored or anxious. We once knew a dog who ate an entire deck off of a house while his owner was at work. (100% true – we saw it ourselves.) If your pup has gotten the best of you and your home, don’t despair. Coastal Home Pros is only a click or a phone call away, and our remodeling team can handle any work you need. From drywall repairs to carpentry work to a brand new deck and more, we can make your home look like new again. And we’ll even bring treats for the dog!