May 2013

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, and I feel like that was accomplished! We hung curtains to give it a true room feel. In fact, Ryan

One of my passions is finding old, well-maintained pieces of furniture that still has tons of character and turning it into a more contemporary or modern piece. While maintaining the integrity - original wood and beautiful lines - I usually set out to find an updated fabric that matches the era the chair was made in but also give it a great, new look.Here are some of the latest pieces I completed:Grey Ikat ChairI found this chair at a consignment store in Charleston and loved the tufting and size. I did a little haggling and got it for another steal! Original

How's Our Market? Things look pretty promising in the Charleston, SC real estate market. Here are few key indicators from our Carolina One market share reports: Homes Closed are up 18% in the Tri-County Median Sales Price and Price/Sq Ft are both up 8% over last year List Price to Sales Price ratios are averaging about 95% Absorption Rate shows many areas are reflecting a Seller's Market of less than a 5 month supply of homes on the market In the Charleston County - comprised of Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties - homes closed were up 20% in 2012-2013 compared to the same time period