5 Spring Tips and Tricks

Spring is upon us! Some would say yay while others are not quite ready for the hot summer days that are sure to follow. We wanted to share some quick tips on how to get your home ready for this lovely time of year!


1) Wash that dear, sweet, overwhelming pollen away!

We recommend washing your home to prevent mold and build up twice a year. Once in the fall to wash away all the summer dirt and rainy season mold and once in the Spring after the big pollen fall to bring your house color back to normal and keep that stuff from settling into places that are very hard to get it out! We use a local company, Water Works and would recommend them if you don’t have a provider. Their number is 843-208-8734 if needed.



2) Give your yard and gardens a spring refresh!

Cut back those dead blooms, tall grasses, fruit tree branches and etc.


Also, change out your mulch or refresh your pinestraw. Another good tip is to inspect your irrigation lines to make sure there are no holes or leaking from the freezing weather before you start running them consistently. Check out this link https://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/garden-care/spring-gardening-checklist/ from our friends at Better Homes and Gardens for some more tips! If you need help with any of these yard chores please let Dalzell Design Landscaping give you a hand!


3)Check that AC system! We all know what is coming very soon…. HOT weather!

We want to make sure our systems are at tip top performance and able to handle keeping us cool through the next season! All of our new homes come with a guarantee from our provider, Northpoint Heating and Air. But beyond that, we recommend getting the continued service package. This includes a home visit twice a year to check the units, make sure the lines are clean, fill with coolant and more. In this environment, it’s worth it!



4) lighten up your décor!

 Spring into Summer is the perfect time to lighten up your décor! Everything seems to get brighter in the Spring from our highlights to wardrobe, so why not bring that into your home?

Pillows are a great place to start! Everywhere from Target to Home Goods has a wide variety of pillows in light and bright colors and patterns for you to change out for the darker ones from the fall/winter. A simple bright pillow or throw can change the entire look of a room!



5) Trade out that old patio furniture for some new coastal or modern designs!

I just noticed that Target is having a Patio furniture sale! Follow this link now to find some great deals on their new Project 62 line which looks way more expensive than it is! Bring some color into that backyard in the form of fabrics or the furniture itself! Where else is it ok to use turquoise so much and it make you so happy?! Go for it!

Hope these Spring Readiness Tips can help you get your home ready for the new season!


HGTV Smart Home

Super Big Announcement….

We have been working on an amazing project for the past year and have been good little boys and girls to keep such a secret for such a long time! 

But now, the time has come to announce…….. the next HGTV Smart Home is in Bluffton! Even more exciting is that our very own team here at Shoreline has worked hard to build it!! 

We are so proud of this home and can’t wait to see it, in all its glory on TV!


It has been a very unique experience to build a home and work with production and filming schedules. We have had the best time getting the “behind the scenes” peek at how these shows are made. Most of which are top secret. Sorry!

We truly hope you will follow along on TV and with us! Visit the HGTV website to watch the announcement video and to start Entering to Win!

Click here to watch the video.

5 Types of Flooring….. Though options are endless.

Here at Shoreline, our signature in every custom home is always the flooring. We are known for our truly reclaimed 150-year-old barn wood site finished floor and our clients love the look! We have a supplier that tears down barns in the northwest US and takes the wood directly from the barn and brings it here to be installed.



Its truly an amazing process and these floors have such history and tell their own story for sure!


The newest craze is white oak

this more uniformed but still custom look is coming in fast. It is lighter, it comes in both machine sewn or rough sewn so you can control the “rustic-ness” of it, can be stained or just clear coated, and tighter gaps and even heights make it easier to clean.

In addition to these popular two real hardwoods, there is also a plethora of other types, colors and styles. Such as pine, poplar, red oak, and so much more! This type of flooring is durable, able to be personalized and easily repaired but is pricey. The barnwood and white oak options can run anywhere from $9 sq ft up to $20!

The next type of flooring is laminate. This type can mimic hardwoods in look and even feel sometimes but much more affordable, very durable as its made of either lots of pressed material or rubber and plastics. It can be used in wet areas depending on type and is easy to install. It comes in thousands of different verities from bamboo, pine, oak to even cork depending on your tastes and budgets.


The next type of flooring is tile! This used to be ALL the rage to use in entire homes but has lost some of its trendiness in the last few years. But tile can still be a wonderful choice no matter home level. There is the expensive marble and travertine look that can be designed in patterns and intricate designs for interest and a high-end look. Then there is the classic porcelain or stone tiles that are super durable and great in wet areas like kitchens, baths, laundry, porches and pool areas. They even make very realistic wood look tiles that give you that warm wood look but have the durability and water resistance of tile.


Carpet is flooring type number 4. This tried and true home staple will never fully go away and does its best to keep up with trends and stay relevant. Its true carpet is not looked at as beautiful or used throughout homes anymore, but it’s still very useful and has a place. Lets face it, if we didn’t care at all about looks and price point, we would all carpet everywhere for comfort right?! There are tons of colors and designs that make it a tad more flattering but I doubt we will be covering our homes and walls with that long shaggy stuff from decades past. We still love this cozy element in guest rooms, playrooms, mancaves and media rooms!


Last but certainly not least, the newest trend we see peaking into the market is actually the most cost effective in the market…….. concrete!

Byt using your slab foundation as the actual floor there is no need to purchase flooring. There are tons of products and treatments to achieve almost any desired look. With rugs and furniture, how much flooring can you really see anyways? This look is modern industrial and may not fully fit in our lowcountry “fixer upper” trend right now, but in the next year or so, it will take a slight move in that direction. This could even be a DIY project for those handy people or a simple painter can handle it. Unlimited color selection make it universal for any décor, it can even be designed to look like tile or even wood!  And for the cost of a few gallons of paint, you can put that huge floor budget into something way more fun!



Hope you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about the most popular floor options. Don’t worry, if you build your dream home with us, you get an in house designer to help guide you through all these tough decisions and keep you on budget and on time!

Reach out with any questions!!