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unspecified-5In the darkness of nighttime, some of your home’s most impressive and welcoming features may become lost in the shadows. Illuminating the exterior of your house is a beneficial option for a number of reasons: not only does an array of light fixtures strengthen the aesthetics and increase overall home value, but it also helps with safety and protection. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charleston and Columbia provides services to help you tackle the challenge of embracing the artistry of lighting. The company strongly believes there is a science to lighting up your yard in both a functional and tasteful manner.

Not quite sure of the precise ways in which you want to design your lighting layout? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives offers free nighttime demos along with a consultation to help you set a plan. Temporary lights used throughout demos are perfect for allowing a little wiggle room—you can tweak and modify the lights as many times as you need. The employees’ friendly attitudes and timely services make the entire experience worthwhile. Whether you need lighting for a pool or deck, walkway, patio or driveway, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives gives the most professional advice. Highlighting columns or trees with fixtures that direct light upwards is also a popular choice you will see while cruising down streets at night. Shedding some light in the dark will enhance the architectural elements of your house as well as showcase your beautiful landscaping.

Steps outside your home may not seem steep during the day, but people are much more likely to trip and fall at night regardless. Why not add a little glow to your steps just in case? Another safety benefit is the way in which your exterior lighting can act as a security system. Luckily, there are options such as motion-detecting switches that brighten an area if someone happens to walk by. This deters unwelcome intruders from snooping around the perimeter of your house. Once you have chosen the placement of your light fixtures and begin installation, you will start to see the luminous effect you have created for your surroundings. On top of it all, these fixtures are made of weather-enduring metals and the best bulbs possible.

 

For more information call 843.412.5874 or visit outdoorlights.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Created by Paige Stover

unspecifiedWho knew organization could turn out so aesthetically pleasing? Deciding on the most suitable type of layout for your closets and storage spaces should be one of the easier tasks on the list when perfecting your home. California Closets is a company that thrives on creating the most functional, affordable and beautiful spaces that enhance your everyday life. Your lifestyle, whether luxurious or busy, has an organizational plan waiting to happen—and your abode, whether spatially limited or vast, has a specific solution to closets and shelving. California Closets is committed to mixing both comfort and quality so as to transform your layout into one that is beyond useful.

While your bedroom is your safe place to begin each day, your living room is the central point of your home. These locations are two places to highly consider redesigning your closet spaces and storage accessories. If you are creating the perfect closet to be tucked away in your niche of a bedroom, or if you are ensuring that things stay tidy when guests are lounging around in your family room, you won’t regret perusing California Closets’ options. There are many factors to consider when creating a closet that include shelving, storage, visibility and accessibility. It is an understatement to say that children can be messy when it comes to putting things away or picking up after playing, but a clear layout with accessible shelving can help keep a playroom a little more orderly. From chaotic kids to men and women with spatial needs, everyone needs some shelving. Consider custom, walk-in, reach-in or wardrobe designs to make getting dressed simpler for any member of the family. Women need space for hanging dresses, shirts, pants and skirts, but also need shoe racks and jewelry stands. A few sturdy hooks never hurt when it comes to purses and bags galore. On the other hand, men tend to come with a few more accessories than one would expect—keeping up with casual versus dress shoes, suits and ties, belts and hats deserves various types of shelving or drawers.

The pros at California Closets have been creating these ideal spaces for over eighteen years. They will treat your home as their own and will leave your rooms looking better than before. Take advantage of their free design consultations that will get the ball rolling and also give you confidence that this installation process will mesh seamlessly with your lifestyle. Bedrooms, workspaces, living areas and entertainment rooms, and even kitchen and bar areas all require thoughtful consideration when it comes to space. California Closets is on hand to provide lighting, accessories, doors, shelving and panels to finish off your closets, and these customizations can fit any style your home already embodies so well.

 

 

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Created by Paige Stover

Pendergrass-5182Whether you are a moving expert or this is your first time packing up your entire home, you know that the process is one that can often lead to stress. Luckily, a little planning and organization can go a very long way. Having a positive mentality, preparing yourself and your family members for any issue that could arise, and even keeping a checklist are just a few helpful hints to embrace. Pendergrass Moving Company, a local team who tackles this task passionately, knows exactly how to execute a smooth and safe move—even over long distances. They’ll gladly perform all packing, staging, delivery and loading services to your residential or commercial locations in the counties of Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester. So alert your contacts, because you are picking up and relocating! Here are a few quick yet highly beneficial tips on both packing and moving.

The first thing to accomplish is planning as far ahead as possible, because your ideal moving date will approach sooner than expected. Never settle for a moving company without having done a little research—choose the experts at Pendergrass Moving Company who know exactly how to take care of all the belongings that make your home special. Alert utility companies about your move, because they will need to know in advance. As you are becoming more and more familiar with the space you are moving into, take as many precise measurements as possible, because you will be overjoyed when the moving day comes and everything fits into place as you imagined. Try things like defrosting your freezer a few days before the big day as well as taking frames and décor off of the walls yourself to ease the entire process.

It’s difficult to find a person who truly enjoys the overwhelming task of packing up an entire room, not to mention an entire home. However, there are things you can do to make this much easier on yourself. A cardinal packing rule to live by, as suggested on Pendergrass Moving Company’s website, is to fill smaller boxes with heavier items and larger boxes with numerous lightweight items. This makes transporting your belongings easier on you and your movers. Before you begin to mark your moving boxes with clear labels on all sides, peruse a few nearby locations that may offer used, free boxes. Take advantage of any storage containers you come across—Pendergrass Moving Company even has rental trucks and containers you can use, and they’ll pack as many of your items as necessary.

When the day finally comes for you to take that big stride, there are a few things to keep in mind. Prioritizing the items you want to be placed firstly in your home as well as letting your movers know of fragile pieces of furniture are imperative steps to take. As long as your movers are in the know, they can do their job swiftly… So give them any reachable phone numbers and keep your ringers on loud! Save a few extra dollars by having them move only the items you cannot move yourself. Last but absolutely not least: keep belongings of high importance at your side, just in case they become lost in the shuffle of things. Wallets, passports and other documents, medications and valuable jewelry are all easy things to put in a bag or purse, so collect them before your actual moving day. Keep your pets close by—because even they feel the stress of the move.

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Created by Paige Stover

1stClass_WebNew4 There’s nothing that can give you a new lease on life like changing up your home with an updated paint job. Whether it’s inside the house, or on the exterior, a fresh paint color instantly revitalizes a space. Here in the Lowcountry, 1st Class Painting and Restoration can help you tackle the repainting process and leave you with a home that feels rejuvenated and completely “you.”

1st Class Painting can handle both interior and exterior paint jobs, as well as restoration projects. They use only the finest quality paints and bring their state-of-the-art painting, preparation, and lifting equipment to every job. They also can provide samples of colors in advance so you can be sure you chose something you love, and they keep all colors on file for future projects.

Excited to start a new paint project, but unsure of what colors to chose? Here are some shades that are trending throughout the Lowcountry: for the interior of your home, greys and whites feel modern and calming, and can transform any room into a tranquil oasis. An added bonus is that they allow for a ton of freedom in terms of the color scheme for the rest of the décor! For exterior walls, blues feel contemporary—and they add a bit of a coastal flair. Choose from a myriad of shades to find what suits you and your family best.

Adding a fresh coat of paint can make you feel more at home in your living space, but it can also help you prepare for the future—new paint will increase the value of your home, which will be useful, should you ever decide to sell.

For more information, contact 1st Class Painting and Restoration at (843) 776-8876 or visit 1stclasscharleston.com.

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Created by Katherine Bryan