What Are The Minimal Things You Should Do To Help Sell Your Home?

A few affordable projects which are inexpensive, and help improve the resale value of your home.

For almost 20 years, Steve Rubin has been a Florida state licensed general contractor as well as a State licensed home inspector. In Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club in Palm City, Florida, Steve Rubin and his company Rubin Custom Homes, has remodeled well over 150 homes! Therefore, Steve was invited to join a panel of experts in the Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club Real Estate Sales Seminar to share his expertise in home remodeling tips.

When asked about the minimal things a homeowner can do to help sell their home, Steve shared his recommendations for a few inexpensive fixes to help improve a home’s curb appeal. Some ideas included:

  • Fascia Boards – As an integral part of your roof, fascia boards are the portion of your home’s exterior trim to which gutters are usually attached. Rotten fascia boards are usually easy to fix.
  • Gutters – Rusted, hanging or improperly pitched gutters are an eyesore, and prevent rainwater from flowing properly. Fixing or replacing gutters is an inexpensive fix that will greatly improve the overall curb appeal of your home.
  • Screening – Ripped screens on windows and doors are another small expense that will easily improve the look of your home from the inside and outside.
  • Pool Fences – Other than preventing accidents and being required by law in Florida, broken pool fences are a nuisance when trying to show your home, and can often be remedied with the installation of a single piece of material.
  • Paint – Painting the inside and outside of your home is a common way of hiding unsightly spots on walls and ceilings. Do it properly and get a licensed professional to treat trouble spots caused by leaks.
  • Kitchen Upgrades – Investing in a kitchen remodeling project can sometimes lead to a great return on your investment. Kitchen remodeling can sometimes make the difference between selling and not selling your home.

Steve always recommends getting licensed contractors to do work on your home. Whether you are just getting estimates to determine how much work needs to be done, or you are actively seeking the most competitive price for taking on a repair/remodeling job, make sure you consult with a contractor who carries the proper license for your home-improvement project.

Condo Renovation – Hutchinson Island – Stuart, Fl

Located at the southernmost tip of Hutchinson Island on the Atlantic coast, Sailfish Point offers the perfect opportunity for the homebuyer who has considered a Palm Beach home but prefers the tranquility of a private Island.

For this unique condo renovation, we were tasked with converting two separate condo units into one. In addition, both units were getting complete condo renovations, allowing us to create an entirely updated home for the client, by breathing new life into an old home.

For the before and after condo renovation photos, click here.

Rubin Custom Homes New Location in Palm City Florida

Rubin Custom Homes New LocationThere is exciting news from Rubin Custom Homes! A new location is in the works for this innovative new home builder and remodeling home contractor, with a move set to occur by the end of July 2014.  This upcoming move to a 2700 square foot office building in Palm City, Florida for Rubin Custom Homes new location is anticipated with enthusiasm, and a grand opening date is forthcoming. As a newly purchased location, Rubin Custom Homes is relishing in remodeling this new locale. Rubin Custom Homes offers a heartfelt thank you to current homeowners, subcontractors, and employees for helping to make this monumental move happen.

Check out the Rubin Custom Homes new location remodeling photos.

As a fully licensed and insured contracting company with approximately two decades of experience in residential construction, Rubin Custom Homes has made specialized remodeling, custom home building and creative home additions a reality for many homeowners in the  Stuart, Palm City and Hutchinson Island areas of Florida. The opportunity for clients to work hand in hand with Rubin Custom Homes to create the home of their dreams makes the experience  with Rubin Custom Homes a once in a lifetime opportunity. Steve Rubin,  founder and president of Rubin Custom Homes has two decades of experience and he is a native Floridian who is all too familiar with the harsh climate of the sunshine state. Mr. Rubin is a state licensed Certified General Contractor who has a dedication and passion for unique, quality custom home construction.

Are you seeking a distinctive addition or remodel for your current home or are you desiring a one of a kind new home construction experience? If you answered yes to either of these questions Rubin Customs Homes is available right now to meet your building and remodeling needs. You can count on expert architectural design assistance and coordination and a fully warrantied home with Rubin Custom Homes.

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From Drab to Fab – Custom Home Builders

custom homesAre you looking for a home that makes a statement? Renovating your home is the perfect way to turn it from drab… to fab! So you should have the highest expectations when it comes to hiring custom home builders to work on your dream home.

There are many things to take into consideration when renovating a home with a custom home builder. There’s a wide variety of choices and options for renovating your existing space, especially if you are building a new sanctuary from scratch:

  • Total kitchen renovations including updated custom cabinetry to meet your storage needs and additional space for dining and entertaining

  • The addition of a garden tub, Jacuzzi, sauna or spa in your bathroom to create a spa like atmosphere

  • Expansion of your current restroom to create needed space by installing dual vanities, a water closet or a total ensuite powder room addition

  • Designer fixtures for one or all of the rooms in your home to provide the sophisticated and sleek look you desire

  • Additions to give your home character, like crown molding, arches and columns

  • Renovations to turn your regular rumpus room into a high tech entertainment oasis

  • The creation of creative and custom rooms for children, ranging from bedrooms to playrooms

  • Decorating assistance and advisement that gives you the power to make your dream home into a reality

AdditionsWhether you are looking for a new kitchen, updated spa-like bath, or novel entertainment room, Rubin Custom Homes is a renown Palm City custom home builder to help you turn your dream into reality.

Rubin Custom Homes always meets and exceeds their clients’ needs, and have a stellar reputation in the Florida area, comprised of Stuart, Palm City and Hutchinson Island.

Renovate your home from drab… to fab, email or call Rubin Custom Homes today!

Rubin Custom Homes Featured in Florida Designer Homes Magazine

Florida Designer Homes Magazine - Jan 2014 - CoverRubin Custom Homes has been featured in the January 2014, Kitchen Issue, of Florida Designer Homes Magazine!

Florida Designer Homes Magazine is the region’s premier Interior Design and Architecture magazine. It showcase the interior design and architecture of some of Florida’s finest luxury homes.

Inside you will see a special 6 page spread featuring some incredible photos along with our exclusive interview.

You can see the 6 page spread below:

Florida Designer Homes Magazine - Jan 2014 - 10-11

Florida Designer Homes Magazine - Jan 2014 - 12-13

Florida Designer Homes Magazine - Jan 2014 - 14-15

You can also check out the magazine here, which is peppered with our various home designs and installation photos.

Home Renovation in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Rubin Custom Homes is in PGA National, working on a home renovation in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – home of the Honda Classic.

The following group of photos are the “before” photos for this job:

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Home Renovation – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – BEFORE PHOTO

We will be renovating all three bathrooms, the kitchen, and the main living area. If you are looking to do some home renovation in Palm Beach Gardens or in the surrounding areas, give Rubin Custom Homes a call to schedule an in-home consultation.

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Bathroom Renovation – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – BEFORE PHOTO


All of the bathroom appliances and plumbing fixtures will be changed to Toto, & Koehler brand name products. (Check out our other bathroom addition photo galleries).

Bathroom Renovation Palm Beach Gardens

Bathroom Renovation – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – BEFORE PHOTO

All of the kitchen appliances will be changed to Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. Here are some of our favorite Sub-Zero photos.

Kitchen Renovation Palm Beach Gardens

Kitchen Renovation – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – BEFORE PHOTO

All the flooring will be a beautiful stone, and luxurious wood.

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Home Renovation – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – BEFORE PHOTO

PGA National was fully renovated in late 2012. It features a luxurious resort and spa, 5 world renown championship golf courses, several restaurants and bars, and proximity to all the best South Florida has to offer.

We will be updating this home renovation article as soon as the new photos come in. Stay tuned for more photos of home renovation jobs in Palm Beach Gardens, and all along the Treasure Coast, and Palm Beach County.

Before, During, and After Photos:

Before During After - PGA National

Before, During, After – PGA National

Custom Home Design Options by Rubin Custom Homes

preparing-lay-wood-floorsCustom home design is the ultimate way to ensure that your home meets every need, desire and expectation you may have. If you have decided to purchase a new home make sure that your future abode will be unique, luxurious and built to your specifications by employing Rubin Custom Homes. By using a skilled, credible, reliable and expert Palm City general contractor like Rubin Custom Homes you will be certain to have the best in the business. Building a new home can be overwhelming; however, the stress of creating a custom home is significantly lessened when you are working with Rubin Custom Homes.

Mr. Steve Rubin, as well as his expert team will take your ideas and turn them into the home of your dreams! There is a plethora of custom design options for clients in the Florida area comprised of Stuart, Palm City and Hutchinson Island who are looking to build their dream dwelling. Rubin Custom Homes offers clients the opportunity to choose not only from a variety of custom upgrades for their future home, but also to create spaces that showcase their one of a kind style. Options for custom home design by Rubin Custom Homes include:

  • Spaces designed for luxurious living inside and out
  • Architecture that is designed to suit your style and character
  • Fixtures and materials that are high end and stylistic
  • Cabinetry built to meet and exceed your aesthetic and storage needs
  • Lighting options ranging from grand chandeliers to ultra-modern track lighting to complement any setting
  • Kitchen upgrades that create the hearth of your home, offering custom islands, dining nook options and artistic design
  • Features that will make your commode feel like a spa retreat, such as indoor Jacuzzis, jetted garden tubs and saunas

Rubin Custom Homes FleetMake your dreams of building a custom home a reality with Rubin Custom Homes and experience the pleasure of creating a house you love living in. Contact Rubin Custom Homes today and learn how building a custom home is the best option for you.

Building a New Custom Kitchen Addition or Renovating Your Existing kitchen

Renovating your existing kitchen, building a kitchen addition or creating your custom kitchen for your new home are all exciting to plan. Rubin Custom Homes is a custom home builder available to help you create your dream kitchen in the Florida area comprised of Stuart, Palm City, Hutchinson Island, Jupiter and Boca Raton. The expertise, reliability and integrity of Rubin Custom Homes offers you a reputable partner in building your kitchen utopia, as well as your perfect home. There are many customizable upgrades that Rubin Custom Homes builds, and they are all based on your needs and design preferences. Kitchen addition design options include:

  • Stylistic renovations to suit your lifestyle, whether it is modern or traditional
  • The creation of unique spaces to make kitchen storage and workspace inviting and useful
  • Custom tiled backsplash and intricately designed cabinetry to make your kitchen one of a kind
  • Built in accents and add-ons to cabinetry to customize your storage environment.
  • A variety of cabinet styles offering 42 inch and larger sizes with regal crown molding
  • Creative island additions that make cooking with the family and entertaining guests a pleasure
  • Sleek and sturdy countertops, ranging from shimmering granite to polished marble
  • Lighting options that not only create an optimum prep area, but also offer features to soften your dining experience
  • Classic design elements like crown molding and chair rails that add character to any kitchen
  • Top of the line appliances such as Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf
  • Additional dining space that offers a homey gathering place in your abode, designed specifically to meet the needs of your family
  • Distinctive sink placement with options for an apron or farmhouse sink, under mount cast iron sink, bar sink and others

Whether you are seeking a complete transformation of your existing kitchen or building a custom home and desiring your dream kitchen Rubin Custom Homes will meet and exceed your building needs. Rubin Custom Homes offers guidance and design assistance to help you make your ideal kitchen a reality. Contact Rubin Custom Homes today and experience the inspiration and dedication of a consummate builder.