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Posted on 11/22/2020
Refresh Old Furniture with Upholstery
Photo by eric montanah from Pexels Furniture DIY projects can be fun and exciting. And better yet, these can help you save thousands of dollars. However, these projects take time, energy, and knowledge, which is where you’ll see a lot of people give up. But by learning some super simple DIY projects, you can get your hands on...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Vintage Features for the Modern Home
Photo by Alex Qian from Pexels Whether you’re remodeling your home or building one from scratch there are a few vintage features you may want to incorporate. No matter the style of your home—modern, traditional, country chic—these additions can fit seamlessly in your house. Work with your architect to see how you can add these details to your...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Are There Home Selling Shortcuts That Actually Work?
The home selling journey sometimes is filled with hurdles that make it tough for an individual to optimize his or her property sale earnings. Fortunately, there are several shortcuts that a home seller can take to boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable property selling experience. These shortcuts include: 1. Hire a Home Cleaning Company A home cleaning company...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Replace Your Toilet in 3 Simple Steps
Photo by Edgardo Lagmay on Unsplash Nothing dates a bathroom like an old toilet. Not only have toilets advanced significantly in the past 10-15 years. Older toilets often develop hard water stains and porcelain scratches that show their age. Fortunately, replacing a toilet is one of the most straightforward home improvement projects you can do. And it's relatively...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Best Home Staging Secrets to Help You Sell Faster
Photo by 영훈 박 via Pixabay The saying goes that you only get one chance to make a first impression and that applies not only to our personal and professional lives but also to real estate. Humans are sensory by nature, and those senses are linked to emotions that often determine our decisions. When you have the opportunity...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
How to Go Hands-Free in the Kitchen
Photo by Sarah Biesinger via Shutterstock You’ve probably heard how important it is to go hands-free in your car, but it can be just as important and useful to be hands-free in the kitchen. If you’re busy washing dishes or prepping for dinner, you can use hands free devices to do everything from answering calls to looking up...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Quick and Easy Kitchen Upgrades
Photo by Mark McCammon via Pexels If you usually spend your weekend sorting for ways to update your home, then doing some minor kitchen upgrades might be the ideal way to spend this weekend. Here are some easy kitchen projects that you can do in just a couple days, and you’ll be glad you did. 1. Change Your...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
Video Tour - 21 Oyster Landing Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Opportunity to be the next homeowner of this historic Hilton Head home. A beautiful Victorian style home built and designed by a British actress. Situated on a private, quiet residential street lined with majestic Live Oaks, this 3200 sq. ft home rests in the middle of a large lot; marsh and sound across the street and a tidal creek defining the back boundaries. At high tide, kayak from your backyard to the Sound. Enter the home through the wide wrap-around porch and be delighted with the bright open floor plan and a 32 foot great room that has a wall of glass that opens to the pool and large backyard. First and 2nd floor master...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
Video Tour - 34 Scarborough Head Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Large family home in private Port Royal plantation with a multi-leveled pool, an expansive backyard & views of the Big Lagoon. In 2016, home was gutted to the studs, every door & window was replaced. The spacious brand-new kitchen w/ walk-in pantry is in the center of the house and overlooks the pool and deck. Master suite and office to the left and family room and 3 large bedrooms and baths to the right. Custom millwork throughout. The oversized 2 car garage has a tool room & storage closet. Finished bonus room over the garage could be used as media room, office, or playroom. Solar panels on the roof heat the pool. Walk...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
Video Tour - 37 Oyster Landing Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Contemporary 3-bedroom Townhouse with magnificent wide marsh to Intra-coastal water views from LR, Deck and First Floor Master Suite. Second Floor has 2 bedrooms with a Jack & Jill bath, a laundry room, and an office with a million-dollar view of the marsh and its wildlife. Meticulously well maintained with renovations completed 2010 to 2017: 2 new outside HVAC elevated systems in 2017, all new windows, stucco, and sliding doors on the marsh side(2017), and a new roof (2013) with a 30-yr warranty. Located across from the community pool and tennis court. Enjoy all the amenities Sea Pines has to...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
Video Tour - 380 Marshland Road #J27, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Rare opportunity to own a 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa with a garage. The largest model in Summer House gated community is this 2nd floor end unit. Kitchen completely updated w/solid maple cabinetry, granite counter tops, tile floor & back splash. Split floor plan w/true master suite w/ walk-in closet & master bath. Enjoy outdoor eating and relaxing in screened in porch. Extra storage off balcony. Main living area has a contemporary style wet bar. Summer House community offers year-round grill area, cabana w/fireplace, TV, pool, hot-tub fitness center and car wash. In 2020 entire complex has been updated w/ new doors, windows and...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Helping Our Elderly Loved Ones Relocate
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There comes a time when family members must confront the realities of aging. It’s not uncommon for our parents and grandparents to still be living in properties that once housed multiple family members. The upkeep required for such residencies can place an undue burden on our elders, and downsizing remains a logical...
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