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For their first home together, Emily and Matt bought this home with their love for entertaining in mind. The duo worked with Polished Renovations & Design (PRD) to reimagine their kitchen so that it would work well for their get togethers. They knew they needed a big space to entertain friends and family so walls were knocked down to create that extra area they needed. 

Emily owns a mobile boutique called Trailer Fash with a funky and eclectic style. According to owner and lead designer at PRD Katelyn Irizarry, they wanted to portray that same style in the spaces they were designing. Emily and Matt’s must-have centerpiece was the Big Chill Classic fridge in a custom light pink color. Katelyn designed the kitchen around this piece. 

Green tile, sourced through Triton Stone Group, stood out to Emily and Matt so selecting that was a no brainer. They also chose black leathered granite countertops with flecks of metallic gold. In addition to the statement surfaces selected, the pair wanted some natural wood accents so PRD created a custom island top out of butcher block and matching floating shelves to flank the range hood. 

Using the old sink location under the window, the PRD team created a prep sink and bar section with a hammered gold sink and black Delta Trinsic faucets with touch technology for easy clean up after cooking. An ice machine and pull out shelving was added to either side of the sink. Café appliances with custom brushed copper hardware finishes and fun hanging chair in the bay window top of the design. 

For more information, call Polished Renovations & Design at (843) 475-8856 or visit polishedrenovations.com.

When T. Phillips of Latitude Design Group saw Five Palmetto Road for the first time there wasn’t even an obvious front door. Now T. has married modern touches with the home’s history, designing a space that is both sleek and clean, with an obvious front door that invites guests inside. 

Enter the home and be welcomed by 4,000 square feet of custom finishes. Handcrafted cabinet details by Carpenters Restoration, wide plank European wood flooring, Italian calacatta gold marble tiled baths, modern black aluminum windows, glass transom french doors, full slab quartz detail with modern waterfall island in kitchen and main baths installed by Palmetto Surfacing, and antiqued wood beams and double sided gas exposed brick fireplace are just some of the many special touches that T commissioned from his partners. The updates to this home are not only on the surface, but also behind the walls. 

For T, it was important to make sure that the house came with great amenities behind the walls and on the exterior as well, so the redesign included replacing components with precision. There is all new electrical wiring throughout the home, new pvc plumbing, new roof and shingles, and a new European high velocity HVAC system. These touches, that might seem small, will make a huge difference in the longevity of the home and the comfort that it provides its future occupants. 

In addition to all of the stunning features in the main house, there are also two detached spaces on the property that offer supplementary square footage. The garage offers two stories of storage. Two car spaces on the first floor, and an unfinished second floor allow for the future buyers to create a custom space to suit their needs. There is ample space for an apartment on the second floor to be rented out, or used as a guest getaway for visitors. Another little building on the lot is the shed, perfect for an office, art studio, writer’s retreat, yoga studio, or just about anything you can imagine. 

Flooring Shaw European White Oak plank floors are seen throughout the main spaces pairing well with the natural hues. Tumbled Marble in a ‘Versailles’ pattern complete the butler’s pantry, and a Calacatta Marble tile is seen in all of the bathrooms, inspiring a modern European vibe.

Plumbing Rohl/Brizo fixtures are used in the kitchen and bathrooms, again continuing to modernize this remodeled home. The master bath features a freestanding Victoria and Albert tub made of volcanic limestone.

Other Unique Features The main house, garage windows, and exterior rear doors are Sierra Pacific. A custom California Pinky’s Front Exterior Door/Porch Steel Glass Doors welcome visitors inside the home. The team used antique barn reclaimed wood beams and mantels for the double sided gas fireplace, as well as custom fabricated Charleston artisan railings.

Rolled/eased trim moldings are seen throughout the house creating a modern look. Storm rated, seeded glass aluminum garage doors were used to assist in protecting against strong winds. The weather treated wood fencing is durable against the Lowcountry climate, as is the Hardie Plank and stucco exterior. The gravel walkways and driveway, and the stone pavers, offer a unique finishing touch.

For more information, visit fivepalmettoroad.com or wtphillips.com.

Never before seen photos from our Hausful Project File featured in our Fall 2019 issue.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

Never seen before photos from the Priester’s Custom Contracting and Crosby Creations Home Designs Project File featured in our Fall 2019 issue.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

Never seen before photos from Melcer Tile’s Project File featured in our Fall 2019 issue.

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There is nothing quite like a summer evening in the Lowcountry. As the sun starts to set, scraps of pink sky peek through the branches of live oaks, and it is dim enough to see the lightening bugs begin their nightly rituals. The heat of the day will have faded with the sun, making it the perfect time for outdoor entertaining or simply eating a relaxing meal on your back patio. It can be cumbersome to have to cook inside but entertain outside. Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens makes it possible to host an outdoor event and not miss a moment with your guests.

Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens offers fully equipped customizable outdoor kitchens as well as grills and fireplaces to accommodate all of your outside entertainment needs. Designers are available to assist you with personalizing your outdoor kitchen space from the cabinets to the appliances you would like to include. Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens will work with you to create a unique kitchen that fits your style and is integrated seamlessly into your existing outdoor space.

Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens also offers cleaning and repair services for your existing grills and installation services for your custom kitchens. If you would like to learn more about this company, their products, or their services, you can visit their showroom or come to the 2018 Charleston Home + Design Show from Friday, January 26 th to Sunday, January 28 th. Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens is a sponsor of the show and will be there to answer any questions you may have.

It’s hard to beat the traditional elegance of a clean and bright white kitchen or bathroom. It’s a classic choice when decorating a home, but many run into the problem of finding a way to have the space feel personalized to their own tastes. A fun way to create a unique look is using colorful accent tiles in your design. Decorative tiles can be used in almost any part or your living space. Whether you want to use mosaic tiles for a classy touch or use a single, bold color to add a fun flare, tiles provide a beautiful accent to the classic white kitchen or bathroom.

With so many options though it may be hard to decide which route is the best for you. To make sure you choose the tile that is perfect for your living space, schedule an appointment with Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. to tour their extensive show room and get an expert’s input. Locally owned and operated, they offer natural stone, ceramic, and porcelain tile, as well as decorative mosaic options for you to choose from. With their help, you can find the tiles that will add an extra touch to your kitchen and bathroom.

One South Battery Street homeowner called upon Bennett Hofford Construction to breathe life back into her historic home.

116-s-battery_ve_fall_16-06Classic Charleston brick with white pillars lined by a graceful iron fence set the perfect scene for a quiet, sunny afternoon stroll along South Battery Street. But behind the brick is a beautiful home, filled with French-inspired antique furniture, equestrian artwork, and a soft white and floral palette, all masterfully blended with a modern kitchen.

And that’s just the first floor. “Elizabeth called us after she purchased the house,” says Jessica Hofford, of Bennett Hofford Construction. “It hadn’t been updated in a while and the color scheme was kind of dark.” Elizabeth, the homeowner, is an attorney and a full-time mom, so she wanted a cheerful home to return to after long hours in the office. Unfortunately, before the renovations took place, there was only a formal dining room and formal living room to offer space for family time. At Elizabeth’s request, the team at Bennett Hofford began plans for an addition to accompany the renovation.

It was important to Elizabeth that there be a less formal place for unwinding with family and friends. And because the house faces South, it was vital that large windows be added to the family room to maximize the natural light flowing through the space. She chose to have custom built-in shelves and storage added in order to assist the family in running a smooth, organized household. The brass horse statues, family photos, trophies, and stacks of academic books comingling among the shelves complement the traditional décor.

The newly refurbished staircase, with original wood steps and wrought iron spindles, leads to the second floor, where the master suite and guest rooms are located. “Much like the first floor, we renovated all of the rooms on the second story and restored all of the moulding, which is original to the house,” Jessica points out. The only exceptions are the two spectacular bathrooms. Each lavatory was entirely gutted to the studs, which allowed for the plumbing to be thoroughly updated. The guest bathroom features dark stained cabinetry with a white marble countertop contrast. In comparison, the master bathroom sparkles with white marble countertops that complement the original wood flooring. A stand-alone soaking tub creates a spa-like atmosphere.

Up on the third floor is where Elizabeth’s daughter’s room, a third bathroom, and a den are found. The den, which was formerly attic space, is enveloped with floor-to-ceiling original wood paneling. It has been stained to a rich, mahogany color to lighten and warm the room, due to its singular small, round window. Elizabeth’s daughter’s bathroom was also redesigned.

Now, there are endless possibilities to where Elizabeth and her family will land when they return to relax in their historic abode, and they can relish every moment together in a refreshingly spacious home.

For more information, call Bennett Hofford Construction at (843) 722-8169 or visit bennetthoffordconstruction.com.

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When a tornado destroyed part of their home in 2015, Chelsea and Ryan Meadows turned a tragedy into the perfect opportunity to redesign their Johns Island home.

Imagine you are awoken at midnight to hear a storm raging around your home. Now picture yourself racing into your one-year-old daughter’s room in order to pull her into your arms before rushing to find shelter. That is exactly what happened to Ryan Meadows when a tornado left a scar of destruction across Johns Island in September of 2015. “It was terrifying,” Ryan recounts. “My wife Chelsea was traveling for business, so I was on baby duty.” As Ryan was running down the back stairs, his daughter in his arms, almost the entire back side of the house was being wrenched away by the storm. He and his daughter, Madison, barely made it into the closet under the stairs before the sofa flew by, taking the bathroom door with it.

Fortunately, they stayed safe and Charleston County building department was especially eager to make the process of rebuilding as quick and painless as possible for those affected by the tornado. Even more fortunately,
the Meadows are good friends with several building professionals, including Travis Arnett of Arnett Construction as well as Chris Mevers of Mevers Kitchen and Bath. Once Ryan and Chelsea approached Travis about how to get started on the road to home recovery, he pointed them toward Jodi Crosby of Crosby Creations Home Designs to help draw the house plans to rebuild. Jodi walked through what was left of their home, and discussed with the Meadows the aspects of the home that they wanted to keep. “We loved our home before the tornado, but Jodi did a fantastic job of asking us the right questions and visualizing everything we talked about,” says Chelsea.Jodi worked tirelessly for four weeks (instead of the normal eight to 12 average) to redesign the missing parts of the house in order to integrate the panoramic marsh views for the new master suite upstairs and the living and dining rooms downstairs. “We did a little flip-flopping with the design,” adds Jodi. “The kitchen moved to the front of the home, we opened the floor plan, and incorporated larger windows.” From there, Travis took over the construction. He helped Chelsea and Ryan choose many of the finishes throughout. The floors in Travis’s own home turned out to be Chelsea’s inspiration for the rustic feel of the décor, and Ryan’s desire for an exposed brick fireplace played right into the charisma of the living room. “Once we were settled on a rustic theme, the Meadows and I had fun creating a space that they’ll love for years to come,” states Travis, who procured a lot of the reclaimed items in the living room, including the mantel over the fireplace.When it came time to design the kitchen, Chelsea and Ryan sought out another long-time friend, Chris Mevers. “They kept a lot of similar features from their old kitchen, with the spice racks and accessories on either side of the stove, but it’s the brick backsplash that ties the traditional cabinetry and the rustic feel of the living room together for a seamless look,” Chris mentions. Ryan adds, “I asked if the brick would even make a good backsplash and as soon as I brought it up, Chris said it would be perfect.”To pull Ryan’s traditional tastes and Chelsea’s rustic ideas together, Travis suggested barn doors here and there on the first floor, as well as marine rail fit
tings for the back porch so that the marsh view isn’t obstructed. Now, Chelsea and Ryan enjoy their lovely home and backyard scenery not only due to its beauty, but because it also reminds them of how their friends and community came together to help rebuild their dreams. v

For more information, call Crosby Creations Home Designs at (843) 514-7354 or visit crosby-creations.com. To learn more about the reconstruction, call Arnett Construction at (843) 271-8668 or visit arnettconstructionsc.com. For more information about the kitchen, call Mevers Kitchen and Bath at (843) 410-5656 or visit meverskitchens.com.

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501d338dca7ae5f8b7634ce7282a098f Stellar Engravings got its start when Lowcountry cabinet makers were inspired by the laser engraving and etching process used by parent company, Vencor in the manufacturing and industrial industry and recognized the potential to help make cabinets unique for their customers. Stellar Engravings is able to offer many unique products ranging from wood and furniture engravings, glass etchings, laser engravings on mugs and tumblers and kitchen utensil, signs for businesses, metal business cards, bar taps, wedding favors and more. You provide the kitchen and they can spice it up! Stellar Engraving can also engrave your furniture to turn it into an instant statement piece. Other examples of projects they are known for include custom cabinet door engravings for remodels, changing an ugly metal air return to a custom wood one to match your home, and specialty signs for a game room or bar! One of the most unique projects in the Lowcountry that Stellar Engravings has created is a detailed wall divider. Originally, it was designed for an indoor use, but many local homeowners have commented that they would like one to help block out some of their neighbors’ view in their “Old” Charleston style homes that are built close together.

If you have an idea already in mind, Stellar Engraving will help your design an images and create a rendering of what it would look like on a particular product. Once a customer modifies the design, Stellar Engraving will program their machine and cut or etch the product. If a customer is unsure of what they would like, but know they want something unique, Stellar Engraving can get creative and design ideas based on the customers taste and vision.

Stellar Engraving can also help around the upcoming holidays by creating Christmas cards, toys (planes, puzzles, jewelry box, etc.), personalized tumblers or coffee mugs with favorite sports team, Christmas tree ornaments that can hold a child or pet picture and so much more.

For more information call Stellar Engraving at 843-795-6680 or visit stellarengraving.com.

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