Aug
22

5 tips for selecting the right light fixtures for your home

Kitchen Lighting
Whether you've built a custom home or remodeled an existing, every homeowner knows selecting the right light fixtures for your home is one of the toughest stages of a project. Not only are there endless options of light fixtures to choose from, light fixture trends and technology are ever-changing and therefore makes it difficult to keep up with th...
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Jan
18

5 tips for building a new coastal home - a must read

A beautiful coastal home situated on the marsh in Sullivans Island

Building a new coastal home? Follow our 5 tips for building a new coastal home and we are confident you will have an enjoyable experience. In 2016, Sea Island Builders was voted the #1 custom home builder in Charleston. Much of our success has been due to the happiness of our clients so we wanted to share with you our 5 tips for building a new coastal home.

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Oct
05

Best Custom Home Builder Charleston

Charleston Best Custom Home Builder

Recently minted as the "Best Custom Home Builder in Charleston," we feel obligated to share with homeowners what makes Sea Island Builders different than our competition. What made us Charleston's Best Custom Home Builder? The answer is clear - we have a unique design-build approach that is tailored specifically towards the homeowner. There are many run of the mill contractors but few design-build custom home builders take time to understand our clients as much as we do.

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Aug
18

Shiplap - Charleston's handcrafted material of choice for custom homes

Shiplap

Shiplap! We won't say it started in Charleston, South Carolina but this rustic, handcrafted look is more prevalent in the Charleston beach communities than most areas of the US. Where does the shiplap come from? Shiplap is a material that was originally used in the construction of antique wooden boats, barns, and sheds. It is a fairly inexpensive product and is more durable than sheetrock.

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May
26

Sea Island Builders Receives 2015 Guildmaster Award for Exceptional Customer Service

Guild Quality

As a family- and community-oriented business, we at Sea Island Builders value the care of our clients and their families above all else.

That’s why we were both proud and incredibly grateful to have received a 2015 Guildmaster Award for our unparalleled delivery of customer care and service. The award recognizes Sea Island Builders as

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Feb
12

Infographic: Luxury Bathroom Trends of 2015

Luxury Bathroom Trends

Steam Showers Inc, the largest online distributor of steam showers, published a new infographic detailing some interesting luxury bathroom trends of 2015.

Steam Showers Inc found that home bathroom design is leaning towards the inclusion of spa features and glamorous designs. People want to feel relaxed and pampered in their bathrooms. In fact, luxury bathroom designs for homes may look like they were designed for movie stars. The more luxurious the bathroom, the better!

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Feb
03

Team Spotlight: Architect Rachel Burton

Architect Rachel Burton has been working with Sea Island Builders for the past decade, first with Herlong and Associates and now with her own firm, Swallowtail, but she never thought she would be designing buildings when she was growing up.

Rachel’s first love was landscape architecture, but she didn’t exactly...

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Jan
26

The Best Materials to Use for Beachfront Homes

Beachfront Home

There are countless benefits that come with owning beachfront homes, from stunning vistas to liberal ocean access. Americans across the country dream of owning property on the beach—of spending their days splashing in the warm ocean and their evenings watching the sunset over the water.

But beachfront homes do come with their share of challenges. Coastal homes are frequently exposed to harsh elements like moisture-fraught air, bright sunlight, strong winds, and saltwater corrosion. To build a sturdy home that can withstand Mother Nature’s temper, you must use proper building materials and techniques.

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Jan
23

Sea Island Builders Supports the MUSC Children’s Hospital

Sea Island Builders is proud to be teaming up with MUSC Children’s Hospital to raise funds to enhance the health of children throughout South Carolina.

We’re starting off our partnership by making an outright $1,200 donation as a sponsor of the 103.5 WEZL and Y102.5 Miracle Maker campaign. And for the month of February

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Jan
22

Sea Island Builders Receives 'Best of Houzz' 2015 Award

Best of Houzz

Sea Island Builders is proud to have been awarded “Best of Houzz” for Design & Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. We were chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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Nov
13

Choosing Insulation for Sullivan's Island Homes

Choosing Insulation

When most people are looking into home insulation, they just have to think about heating and cooling. But this isn’t true for coastal areas like Sullivan’s Island where there’s a lot of humidity and moisture in the air. If too much moisture invades your house, it can cause wood to warp as well as a variety of other problems. That’s just one big reason why Sea Island Builders always uses ...

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Oct
31

Sea Island Builders’ Bathroom Renovations in Charleston

Bathroom Renovation

At Sea Island Builders, we often have potential clients ask us what kind of process we go through for bathroom renovations in Charleston and the surrounding area. We understand that it’s important for these potential clients to have a sense of how long the project will take, what they can expect of their custom remodelers, and what the completed project will look like, which is why we’ve put together this guide to the Sea Island Builders bathroom renovation process and included examples of our previous work.

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Oct
15

Kitchen Renovation: 5 Tips for Purchasing a Kitchen Range Hood

Kitchen Range Hood Remodel

Purchasing a kitchen range hood for your kitchen renovation can be a difficult decision to make. However, like buying any other kitchen or home appliance, there is information out there to help you with your decision. This article will go over five different areas for you to consider while shopping for a range hood.

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Oct
06

More Exotic Deck Materials to Consider

Exotic Deck Materials

If you're looking for a deck material other than wood or Ipe, more exotic deck materials include composite, capstock, PVC, and ASA. In an earlier post, we talked about the pros and cons of two very popular decking materials—pressure-treated wood and Ipe, an exotic hardwood. However, these are ...

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Sep
19

Team Spotlight: Steve Herlong

Steve Herlong knew he wanted to be an architect when he was 6 years old, and he says he remembers the specific incident that turned him on that path. He was riding around Greenville, SC on his bike and happened to see a house hidden away in the trees. By 1970s standards, it looked incredibly natural and organic to him, with wood exteriors and – the kicker – a creek that seemed to actually be running under the house. When he went home...

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Sep
15

5 Reasons to Buy a Steam Shower

Steam Shower

If you’ve only experienced a steam session at the spa or the gym, it may seem counterintuitive to install a steam shower in your home. However, with an at-home steam shower, you’ll realize all of the possibilities available to you. Here are five reasons for installing an at-home steam shower...

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Jul
25

Sullivan's Island Renovation: 950 Middle Street

950 Middle Street Sullivans Island

The homeowners at 950 Middle Street knew that they wanted to make some major changes to the Sullivan’s Island cottage, but they also didn’t want to compromise the cottage’s historic beauty. When it came time to renovate, they entrusted the project to our experienced team at Sea Island Builders. The clients’ primary goal was to create more...

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Jul
08

Team Spotlight: Jeff Mathis

There is no doubt in Jeff Mathis’ mind that he’s working in the right field. In fact, his interest in construction and design goes all the way back to high school. As a teenager, the South Carolina native worked on construction projects and decided this would be a good college major and career path. He graduated from...

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Mar
26

Win Two Tickets to the Old Village Home, Garden, and Art Tour

Win two tickets to the Old Village Home, Garden, and Art Tour - a $90 value. Your share will also help to spread the word about this great event supporting the American Red Cross Carolina Lowcountry Chapter. To Enter:

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Mar
10

Win Dinner for Two: 4 Courses Plus Whiskey Pairings on Kiawah Island

Win dinner for two at Cherrywood BBQ & Alehouse on March 20th at 6 pm - a $130 value. Chef Jason Cote creates a 4-course whiskey dinner menu complete with pairings to delight your appetite. A reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, an international cheese display, and a Louise Redman Bourbon toast introduces this beautifully organic product made from...

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