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The Charleston Single

When I think of Charleston homes, the first type of home that pops into my mind is a Charleston single. I remember coming to Charleston when I was younger and walking the streets, doing historical tours and just being amazed by all the beautiful homes. These days it's fun to test born and bred Charleston friends about their knowledge of the history of their city. I wanted to share a little about the Charleston single because that was the first ...

Creating Two Bathrooms from One: Before & After of Second Bathroom Reveal

I'm excited to show you the second part of the reveal! This was a little bit of a process, lots of demo, sheet rock dust... ya know, a renovation. Even though I remember moaning and groaning about the process, now looking back I can't really remember it that well. Funny how that happens right? So, here's where we started. I know what y'all are thinking... that's VINTAGE, is she nuts?!!? Ha, hope you aren't thinking that. It was bad, right? Then we ...

Home Tour Series: White, bright & fabulous home on Daniel Island

I decided that I don't spend enough time bragging about my husband's construction and remodeling company. Not only are they right in the middle of completing our master bedroom addition.... But, they are also knee deep in several other renovations and additions. I had to share one full-home remodel that they recently completed on Daniel Island. If you haven't been to DI, it is absolutely gorgeous - like a little city in itself, and they do their best to keep their ...

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Why I Sell A Lot of Fixer-Uppers

Buying fixer-uppers. This is something my husband and I do - and have done it often - but it's also a fantastic option for my real estate clients. Have you ever considered purchasing a home and never found the PERFECT one? Well, you're not alone. This happens to so many people; but, I consider a good problem to have. There are so many wonderful properties in Charleston and Mount Pleasant that could just use a few personal touches. In the ...

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My Fingerprints Are All Over This West Ashley Kitchen Remodel

Clearly I love home renovations. I've gutted my fair share of kitchens - from Queen Street to Lansing - but it's always more fun when a client places their trust in your design hands (and let's be honest... it's a little scarier as well). The first thing I always do is consider the style of the home so everything matches and flows. This West Ashley two-story home is pretty traditional - and so are the homeowners - so this set ...

Home Renovations to Consider Before You List

As a Realtor, when sellers approach me about listing their homes, I'm often asked about the state of their existing property. Questions like... Should I paint? Should I remodel? Do I need to fix anything before I list? The answer is different for each homeowner but there are certain universal factors to consider.Will you recoup your remodeling costs? It's possible but definitely not certain. There is no 'tit for tat' approach to home renovations. Your kitchen won't guarantee you $15K ...

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List Up or Trade Up Your Home? My Thoughts…

Many homeowners in my community of Mount Pleasant are often stuck questioning whether they should sell their property and list or invest in key remodels, thus trading up their spaces. It's good to really consider everything and discuss important market statistics with your Realtor before making a decision.Here are a few items that need to be evaluated before selling: Are the values of the homes in your neighborhood increasing? How does your neighborhood compare to others surrounding you? How quickly are your ...

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Logan Street Renovation Project

This post is WAY over due. Now am I surprised? Not at all. I'm fortunate to wear several hats - Realtor, mother, wife, decorator, home renovator, furniture re-modeler and I think party planning has temporarily been added to my list. But, sometimes I miss posting some fun "before" or "after" project shots that I would LOVE to share with you!It's been a year, but, finally, here is the story on Logan...I was so excited when one of my real estate clients ...

Not Your Grandma’s Ranch: Screen Porch Makeover

When we purchased our Mount Pleasant brick ranch, we knew we wanted to add a screened porch to the inviting backyard at some point. To me, it was a huge selling point for this property. My husband actually had the vision of redoing the roof line which made a HUGE difference! So we began our outdoor home remodeling project and added beams, beadboard, recessed lighting and, of course, a fan. Pre- construction Our ultimate goal was to create a comfortable outdoor room, ...

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Not Your Grandma’s Ranch- Exterior makeover

I'm a little hesitant to do this post because it is winter time and it won't show as beautifully because our plants aren't in bloom. Like most of the work we've done on our home there are still finishing touches that I have not, well...finished touching.So, this is a preview of the work that has been completed thus far...Remember how I mentioned painting brick?  Well, it was a hard decision, we were going to do a white but our neighbors have ...

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