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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Aug
20

7 Things to Consider When Selecting Carpeting

Selecting Carpeting

Carpeting is an important consideration when building a new home. It not only affects the aesthetics of your home but also your general comfort. After all, you’ll be walking on it each and every day. So what are some things you should look for to select the right carpet?

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Jul
30

Ipe vs Treated Decks

Porch Overlooking Marsh

When looking to build your home, or even remodel, the quality of the materials used should always be your focus. How beautiful or unique the design is will mean little if the materials used to carry out that vision are subpar. This goes not only for your home itself, but also for your outside entertainment areas.

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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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Jun
11

Project Highlight: Charleston Coastal Home Builder’s Inside and Out Renovation

Coastal Home Renovation

The inside and out renovation of this Charleston home brought new life to the aging island home. When the owners of this home decided to do a complete inside and out renovation on their aging island residence, they knew they had to find a Charleston coastal homebuilder with experience and a track record of success. After all, even with a budget of several hundred thousand dollars to work with, it was vital that they stick close to that amount and get the work done on time.

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May
21

Shingles vs. a Metal Roof

There are pros and cons for both shingles and metal roofs - find out which is best for your home.

When it comes to choosing a roof material, you want something that will stand the test of time – but also look fantastic. Shingles remain the most popular type of material being used today, and there are many reasons that people like them. But that doesn’t mean a shingle roof is right for you. One increasingly popular competing material that you might not have considered is metal roofing.

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May
07

Standing Seam vs. Crimp Roof

Standing Seam vs. Crimp Roofs

Metal roofs are low maintenance and add value to your home, but what's the difference between standing seam vs. crimp roofs? Over the last few years, homeowners all over Charleston, SC have started to realize that metal roofing can be a smart decision that not only adds value to their property, but also...

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Apr
24

Project Highlight: Isle of Palms Renovation and Addition

Isle of Palms Renovation Addition

When the Santella family approached us to take on a complex $1M+ Isle of Palms renovation and addition for their 3,800 square foot, 20-year-old home, they understandably wanted to ensure that we had the experience and talent to get job done right the first time. After all...

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Apr
11

Impact Rated Windows: Because Your Safety Matters

Impact Rated Windows

Coastal homes afford stunning views, but they also require impact rated windows. As a coastal city, Charleston gets many benefits from the ocean, but there are drawbacks as well. One of the biggest ones is that residents have to worry about the very real possibility of...

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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
26

What to Consider When You Winterize Your Home

winterize your home

When you’re enjoying the mild days of fall or seeing temperatures gradually rise in the spring, you’re probably not spending too much time thinking about how to winterize your home. However, it’s much better to start planning how to keep your home warm before the chill of winter sets in, so you don’t end up discovering the problems because you’re shivering in the living room.

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Mar
12

Ventless vs. Vented Fireplaces: What’s Right for Your Home?

Vented VS Ventless Fireplaces

There’s something incredibly appealing about the idea of having a fire crackling merrily behind the grate on a cold winter night (or even on some of the cool-brisk spring and fall evenings!) However, not everyone has a chimney or wants to renovate their home to add one, especially when traditional fireplaces use more energy and release environmentally-harmful fumes. That’s where gas fireplaces come in. They’re easier to...

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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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Feb
18

Charleston Home Site Clearing

Charleston Residential Site Clearing

 

Sea Island Builders has broken ground on their first Awendaw Charleston home site clearing located in the gorgeous neighborhood of Sewee Preserve. Sewee Preserve was established as a Planned Development [PD] in 2001. Sewee Preserve is an estate dedicated to the preservation of the lowcountry environment and lifestyle. Most of the lots in Sewee Preserve are over an acre in size and boast great privacy for...

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Dec
11

Sullivans Island New Custom Home

Sullivans Island New Custom Home Siding

Sea Island Builders is well underway on the construction of a Sullivans Island new custom home for a local client. This Sullivans Island new custom home is designed by Swallowtail Architecture. There are many uniquely custom features of this home that make it special. We will discuss a few below. For starters, this home features three...

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Jul
12

Sullivans Island Addition

Sullivans Island Addition

Are you considering a Sullivans Island Addition or Renovation? If so, the information below may be useful in your search to find the contractor that is best suited for your addition or renovation project. First, do not hire a contractor or builder who is unfamiliar with working in the saltwater / barrier island environment of the coast ( Sullivans Island, Isle of Palms, Kiawah ). What you should do is inspect past jobs over a year since completion, to see how the project looks after...

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Jul
11

Charleston Custom Builders

HGTV's Best Beach Home

Sea Island Builders, established in 2004, is one of many Charleston custom builders in and around Charleston, SC. At days end, we often get the question, "What makes Sea Island Builders different from other Charleston custom builders?" The quality of work, attention to detail of the management team, and absolutely over the top customer service have always been the virtues that differentiate Sea Island Builders from the other...

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Jul
10

Brick Versus Hardi Siding

hardi plank siding

Most homeowners have no idea what to expect when it comes to the pros and cons of using brick versus hardi siding on their home. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using brick versus hardi siding while looking at labor and material costs, installation time, thermal properties, sound attenuation properties, maintenance and upkeep, and structural stability of...

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