Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Five modern bathroom design ideas

Would you say your overall design style is sleek and chic? Do you enjoy the true architecture of a space with its linear simplicity rather than an overly adorned and accessorized space? If you'd like to translate your modern vision into your Master Bath here are a few design ideas to help get you started.

1. Cabinetry - When it comes time to selecting the design of your cabinetry lean toward clean, crisp and streamlined furniture. To create a lighter and sleek bathroom environment consider cantilevered cabinetry secured to the wall creating a minimal look to the vanity piece.Create some drama with strip lighting added to the bottom side of the cabinet which will cast a warm glow to the floor below. Provide additional built in wall-to-wall storage elsewhere in the bathroom to compensate for the reduced storage in the vanity area. Deep dark rich woods evoke a sense of warmth to the clean lines of contemporary design.

2. Fixtures - Crisp clean and sleek white fixtures speak to the contemporary/modern design. If space allows introduce one of the hottest trends - a free-standing bathtub. They are available in all shapes and sizes, and nothing creates a more dramatic focal point in the bathroom than an exquisite free-standing tub. Simply position it in front of a spectacular picture window with a breathtaking view as the backdrop.

3. Surfaces and Materials - Utilize solid surfaces for countertops, whether quartz, limestone, granite, concrete or glass to give it a clean contemporary look. Keep the edges simple and square for easy maintenance and sophisticated style. Always introduce an interesting backsplash material in contrast to the counter top color and material. Whatever the surface I like to apply it on all walls from floor to ceiling. It creates instant architecture and adds great detail and drama to the space. Glass tile, mosaic, stone or ceramic details are just a few of the highly decorative backsplash products out on the market today that create a sense of modern style. Keep geometry in mind when selecting the material for your contemporary backsplash. Consider tile shapes that are rectangular, oversized, or small mosaics to create detail in the pattern of the application. If the tile is oversized and rectilinear install it in a brick pattern. If it's shape is longer and thinner then stacking the tile creates a very interesting modern vibe. Stay away from the common square tile in any size.

4. Luxurious Shower - Create a steam shower with multiple rain heads, and body sprays. If your budget allows, add chromatherapy and aromatherapy to your master bath wish list as well. These fittings represent the epitome of modern luxury design. Don't forget a built in bench and access panel to hide the steam system. Design a full seamless glass enclosure from floor to ceiling and finish the interior with complimentary mosaics or stone tile to set it apart from the rest of the space. This glass enclosure creates a more visually open space within the overall space.

5. Accessories - Remember to keep clutter and display to a minimum. - Accessorize with towels in a bright color for punch or stainless steel and woods. Keep everything to a minimum and clutter free. Select chrome, nickel or silver toned drawer/door pulls, towel bars, towel hooks and paper holders for sparkle. Frame vanity mirrors in woods or silver tones in similar finishes to the other accessories adorning your modern bath.

Draw the bath and enjoy the modern luxuries of your new space.

by: Lori Gilder

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PCS Tips for Summer Moving

PCS Tips for Summer Moving
Helpful videos to assist you with your PCS Summer Move!

We are entering military PCS (permanent change of station) moving season. The majority of PCS moves with families occur during the peak summer months between May 15th through the 15th of August.  With over 520,000 PCS moves during the year, over half (reported at about 225,000 PCS moves) take place during this time.

Because this is peak move season, we often find a shortage of rental homes in the Pensacola area convenient to military bases and service members often find a lag in delivery of house hold and personal goods.  

Here's a few video tips from Military Benefits to help you with your summer PCS.

For other articles on PCSing to Naval Air Station Pensacola see:
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Also feel free to email us your moving questions to

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

The New Landlord: Importance of Property Managers

The New Landlord:  Importance of Property Managers
Pam Brantley interviewed by Small Business Trendsetters.

Our broker Pam Brantley appeared in Small Business Trendsetters April column.

The article, entitled, Pensacola Realtor Pam Brantley Discusses The Importance Of Having An Experienced Property Manager, summarizes Pam's history in Pensacola Real Estate and also highlights some of the main reasons it's important to hire a professional property manager.  

Pensacola Property Management Pam Brantley Realty Masters
Pam Brantley, Realty Masters Broker & USNR
 According to Pam, experience is key in successfully managing your home and your tenants. According to the article, "She has been in the business for 35 years now, and has probably encountered every imaginable scenario and has put policies in place."

To summary the article, other key factors when managing your investment property include:

  • Tenant screening
  • Landlord Tenant Law knowledge
  • Home Values
  • Maintenance & Repair knowledge
  • Connections with reputable vendors

For more information on Pensacola Property Management Services, contact Pam Brantley at (850) 473-3983 with Realty Masters or read the entire property management article here

This is the seventh article of our blog series "The New Landlord: Tips & Tricks for the Profitable Landlord."  Make sure to follow our blog for more advice on how to be an effective landlord!  

See our past articles including: 

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Seaglades near NAS Pensacola, FL 32507

Neighborhood Profile: Seaglades Subdivision
Newly developed, waterfront community in SW Pensacola near NAS Pensacola. 

The Seaglades community is located off of Gulf Beach Hwy between Blue Angel Pkwy & Perdido Key Dr., just minutes from the back gate of Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32507. 

Seaglades & Seaglades North Community in Pensacola, FL 32507 near NAS Pensacola Back Gate
Seaglades & Seaglades North in Pensacola, FL 32507 near NAS Pensacola Back Gate 

Located in Southwest Pensacola, FL, 32507 just minutes from Perdido Key Beaches & Naval Air Station Pensacola, this waterfront community is a favorite among military families.

The Seaglades community is located off of Gulf Beach Hwy, just minutes from the back gate of Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32507.  This community features three phases (Sealgades, Seaglades North, and Seaglades East) with over 200 homes with some homes featuring waterfront and water view lots overlooking Big Lagoon. 

Beautiful Neighborhood Photo of Seaglades by Dee Horton Images (Thanks Dee!)
The original Seaglades community was constructed in the 1970's, however, the majority of homes located in Seaglades Subdivisions are newer brick homes. Seaglades North was developed in the 1990's while Seaglades East was developed in the early 2000s.  

They range in square footage from about 1,400 square feet to 3,500 square feet and feature either front or side entry double car garages.  

Street names in the Seaglades Subdivision include:

Waterfront Homes in Seaglades Community, Pensacola, FL 32507
Waterfront Homes in Seaglades Community, Pensacola, FL 32507
Basla Ct., Bartram Ln., Cacao Ln., Catskill Ln., Ferdinand Dr., Flamingo St., Glades Ln., Mako St., Manatee Dr., Nassau St., Sandcliff Dr., Sea Oats Dr., and Seaglades Dr.

Neighborhood Amenities 
  • Waterfront community picnic area 
  • Dock for fishing! 
  • Underground Utilities
Perdido Kids Park, Pensacola, FL 32507
Perdido Kids Park- just a few miles away! 
Seaglades Pensacola, FL 32507
There is an awesome waterfront park on Seaglades Dr. but is supposedly only accessible to residents of Seaglades, not Seaglades North or East. 

Proximity to Major Employers & Attractions
Seaglades Neighborhood Waterfront dock! 
School Districts for Seaglades in Pensacola, FL 32507
Buses for each school run at different times. For more information, visit the Escambia County School District website! 

Seaglades Homeowners Association 
As with most newer construction communities, there is an active Homeowners Association in this community and mandatory dues that were $35 for 2013. Prior to renting or purchasing a home in this community, please familiarize yourself with the covenants and restrictions which govern the neighborhood. 

Seaglades Subdivision Homes for Sale 
Seaglades Association Park @ Pensacola, FL 32507 ~
Seaglades Association Park @ Pensacola, FL 32507 ~
Four homes sold during 2013 ranging in price from $105,000 to $260,000 with an average sales price of $160,000.  As of today's date, there are three homes for sale in Seaglades Subdivision priced between $110,000 for a foreclosed home through $200,000 for an updated home with an in-ground pool.  

For a current listing of homes for sale in Seaglades, email Pam Keen Brantley at or call her at (850) 232-2200. You can also browse for homes for sale on our website at 

Seaglades Subdivision in Pensacola, FL 32507
Seaglades Subdivision in Pensacola, FL 32507 ~ Sea Oats Dr. & Balsa Ct. 
Homes in Seaglades Subdivision for Rent
In 2013, twelve homes rented in Seaglades ranging in monthly rental rates from $975 for one of the older homes in the subdivision to $1975 for a waterfront 2,500 square foot home with an average rental rate of $1,250.   

This is a popular area and homes do not last on the market long Availability changes daily, so make sure to email me if you are interested in renting a home in the Seaglades Community or in nearby neighborhoods near the back gate of Naval Air Station Pensacola. 
SW Pensacola Rental homes near NAS
SW Pensacola Rental homes near NAS

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pensacola NAS History Video~

Quick video history of NAS Pensacola 
The Birth of Naval Air Station Pensacola video by the Naval Air Museum.

Thanks to NAS Pensacola, Pensacola is proudly known as the Cradle of Naval Aviation.

NAS Pensacola was established in 1914 and is celebrating its 100th birthday this year.  To help celebrate, the National Museum of Naval Aviation (located here in Pensacola) is working on a series of short videos describing Pensacola Naval Air Station's history. Watch The Birth of Naval Air Station Pensacola below.

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