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Posted on 07/25/2021
Beginner-Friendly Wood Crafts for Your Home
Reclaimed wood is increasingly popular in home decorating across many design styles. There are plenty of ways to get wood in order to upcycle into decorative pieces, but even the simple DIY tasks can require some light woodworking knowledge. Luckily, we’ve put together a couple of beginner-friendly DIY wood projects to create unique and useful decor for your...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Home Safety Tips for Your Pets
Whether you have young pets or older ones, there are certain household hazards to be aware of. Puppies and kittens can get into trouble while exploring different parts of your home out of curiosity. Adult dogs and cats can also end up getting hurt or sick from common household dangers for pets. Keep the following tips in mind...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
3 Reasons to Consider Minimalism in Your Home
Minimalism is a concept that people use in many parts of life. In interior design, it’s characterized by intentional simplicity and organization. Everything has its own place and everything has a reason to be included—thus helping you avoid distraction, clutter and achieve better focus. If you’re curious about adopting minimalism into your own home, here are a few...
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Posted on 07/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 147 Alljoy Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
Welcome to your outdoor oasis! Completely renovated modern farmhouse designer home set back on lush 1/2 acre lot located 1/4 mile from Old Town Bluffton as well as Alljoy boat ramp. Plenty of parking for boats and RV on property. Home offers inground lagoon salt water pool with 6 person hot tub and outdoor shower with hot water. Photos speak for themselves about this lovely home. Interior offers 3 beds, 2 full baths, master on first floor, living room, loft den, 200 sqft screened porch on first floor with electric fireplace. Vinyl-screened porch upstairs for year round enjoyment. Wood burning fireplace in living room and so much...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
3 Reasons You Should Build an Accessible New Home
Photo by ThisIsEngineering via Pexels Many of the open floor plans and spacious kitchens require only minor adjustments to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Although ADA considerations might not be on a contractor’s or architect’s radar when drafting state-of-the-art blueprints, there are persuasive reasons to build accessible new construction homes. 1: ADA-Compliant Kitchens Can Increase...
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Posted on 07/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 50 Pebble Beach Cove #F216, Bluffton, SC 29910
Lovely and spacious second floor 2BR/2BA villa with a cozy screened porch overlooking wooded area with a storage closet. New Carrier 14 Seer A/C unit installed in July of 2020. Washer, dryer and microwave purchased in 2018, carpeting and painting done in 2017. Tile in entry hall, kitchen and bathroom done in 2013. Living room with crown molding and dining area, as well as kitchen with a pantry. Master suite has large walk-in closet. Amenities include community pool, fitness center and clubhouse. Community has gated access and is across the street from the New Washington...
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Posted on 07/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 9 Lavender Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
This home is 3BR/3.5BA + Den/Office. First floor master suite, 2nd floor has media/game room with BR & full BA. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, SS appliances, high set cabinets, wood soft-close drawers & pantry. Laundry room, screened porch, 10 ft ceilings on the first floor, 9 ft on the 2nd floor. LVP floors throughout the home. Plantation shutters, gas fireplace, walk in tiled showers in master suite & upstairs bath. Custom designed closet in master, walk in storage, foam insulation, gutters, hurricane windows. Actual square footage is 3117. Private view, just under 1/4 acre. You can't build this home for...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Why Keep Your Home Market Ready ?
Photo by Agover via Pixabay You're not thinking of selling -- so why keep your home in market-ready shape? There are some excellent reasons for upgrading your home while you live there; keeping your house in good repair and in "ready to sell" condition benefits you in a variety of ways: Your own comfort: It's just more comfortable...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
5 Tips for Designing a Dining Room
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Your dining room might serve as your main eating area, or you might just use it on special occasions, such as holiday gatherings. Whether you get a lot or just a little use out of your dining room, it’s important to make sure this space looks its best. If you’re thinking of ways...
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Posted on 06/17/2021
513 Hearthstone Drive, Ridgeland, SC 29936 is now new to the market!
Lovely home in Hearthstone Lakes with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Kitchen has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Master bath has a tiled walk-in shower. Study/office/bedroom open to living space. High ceilings, wood floors, smooth ceilings. Large backyard is fenced. Tranquil view of lagoon. Hearthstone Lakes is just minutes from downtown Bluffton, 20 minutes from Savannah, Beaufort and Hilton Head. Low amenity fees for a pool and fitness room. POA $800 per year. Transfer fee...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
5 Types of Real Estate Zoning & How They Impact the Buying Decision
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay A neighborhood is a neighborhood. And a business district is a business district, right? Unfortunately, it's not so cut and dry. There are actually nine major zoning types in most areas. And these can impact things like home use, home value, and property taxes. Zoning can change over time. Let's explore the five...
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Posted on 06/08/2021
50 Pebble Beach Cove #F216, Bluffton, SC 29910 is now new to the market!
Lovely and spacious second floor 2BR/2BA villa with a cozy screened porch overlooking wooded area with a storage closet. New Carrier 14 Seer A/C unit installed in July of 2020. Washer, dryer and microwave purchased in 2018, carpeting and painting done in 2017. Tile in entry hall, kitchen and bathroom done in 2013. Living room with crown molding and dining area, as well as kitchen with a pantry. Master suite has large walk-in closet. Amenities include community pool, fitness center and clubhouse. Community has gated access and is across the street from the New Washington...
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