Why You Need (and Want!) a Summer Kitchen

Summer Kitchen

For most of us, there’s nothing like searing favorite meats, seafoods, fresh fruits and vegetables over an outdoor cooktop. Then, enjoying the delicious results right on our back porch or patio. The ability to do this year-round is a major perk of Sunshine State living. You don’t need expensive appliances and stage-setting to make it …

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Use Springtime Inspiration to Refresh Your Home

Living room with springtime inspiration

Springtime can be an inspiration to refresh your home. A change of seasons always brings new weather, even though year-round warmth is a hallmark of Florida living. The energy, colors, and brightness of spring often inspires us to clean out, spruce up and embrace freshness. So, let’s allow it to inspire us around the house. …

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Container Gardening: The Most Fun You’ll Have Playing in the Dirt

A container garden allows you to enjoy blooming flowers and vegetables from sturdy garden pots rather than landscaped backyard beds.

Love the idea of a garden, but not the fuss and bother of installing and maintaining it? Not to mention the sweat equity required? Look no further, friends. A container garden is your solution and the best part is, it’s simple and fun. A container garden allows you to enjoy blooming flowers and vegetables from …

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Ready, Set, Go! For A New Season of Outdoor Florida Living

Lanai with summer kitchen and pool - outdoor florida living

It’s springtime and Mother Nature is ringing a giant alarm clock. Let’s get outside! Fortunately for Florida residents, that’s pretty much year-round, but sometimes we can find ourselves stuck in occasional ruts. So, let’s gear up our outdoor living areas for a new season. Renewal is all around us, and we at ICI Homes promise …

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What’s a ‘Lanai’? ICI Homes Tells All

What’s a ‘Lanai’? ICI Homes Tells All

If you’re not familiar with Florida living, you’re probably googling the word “lanai.” We’ll save you by telling you that “lanai” has two distinct meanings, one of which applies to architecture and another that’s helpful for geographical trivia. For our purposes, a lanai is an outdoor living space in a coastal or tropical climate. It’s …

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Creating Your Lanai: the Thrifty Method

Creating Your Lanai the Thrifty Method

Florida’s outdoor lifestyle is a major reason many people move to the Sunshine State each year. Its gorgeous beaches, world-class attractions and temperate climate are other factors, but the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors year-round is simply irresistible for most home buyers, particularly those from colder climates. No matter why you’re headed here, being able …

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