Monday, February 29, 2016

Price Reduction - 51 Chapel Hill Lane, Simpsonville, SC 29681

51 Chapel Hill Lane, Simpsonville, SC 29681
51 Chapel Hill Lane, Simpsonville, SC 29681
New Price: $249,800

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Levels: 1.5
Square Feet: 2500+
Type: Detached Single Family, Craftsman Style

Welcome to this craftsman 1-1/2 story ranch style home with stone accents and lots of curb appeal. This home features 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, bonus room and open-concept floor plan providing lots of natural light. Spacious rooms with versatility for furniture layout. The downstairs has a Dining Room or an Office, Great Room with gas fireplace, Kitchen with cappuccino colored cabinets, granite counter tops, black appliances, a custom glass pantry door, lots of counter space and bar sitting area. A breakfast room large enough to be a 2nd dining room, Master bedroom separate off the kitchen for privacy, En-suite has a high vanity with dual sinks, large walk-in shower with 2 shower heads and sitting area, private water closet, and a nice walk-in closet , and linen storage. Then there are 2 additional bedrooms with a secondary bathroom fitting for multiple people to use. Take the stairs upstairs that has a bedroom, private bath, and large bonus room, this area would be great for company, man cave or a teen suite. Backyard is fenced and private with a large patio area great for your enjoyment.

The interactive map below shows 51 Chapel Hill Lane but not necessarily the exact location of the home itself. Directions: Woodruff Road past The Five Forks Area. Take a RT on Lee Vaughn Rd. Subdivision is on your RT. Turn in to Kelsey Glen on to Chapel Hill Lane. Home on the LT - or Scuffletown Rd to LT on Lee Vaughn Road subdivision on LT - Turn on Chapel Hill Ln home on LT

Friday, February 26, 2016

4 Clever Hacks to Organize your Pantry

4 clever hacks to organize your pantry
Having a pantry can be a great thing but it often becomes an unorganized mess and no matter how hard you try it just continues to pile up. So here are four pantry “hacks” you can use to get your organized once and for all.
  1. Make use of Lazy Susans. If your pantry has some corners in it think about using Lazy Susans. They will sit in the corners and give you access to space you may not have used before. You also can spin them to see items that may have been lost before.
  2. Cupboard Pantry. If you don’t have a pantry or just need an extra one try finding an inexpensive cupboard and then make it more organized by adding black chalkboard behind the doors. Here you can write menus, grocery lists and notes to family.
  3. Adjust it! Most of us with pantry’s suffer with the white wire racks that the builder installs which doesn’t cost him much at all. Think about removing those shelves and replacing with solid wood or steel shelves that can be adjusted. By making the shelves adjustable you can store items that might be taller than normal or shorten the space on shelves that are all cans.
  4. Limited Storage Space. Check out the space between your refrigerator and the wall. There may be enough room that you can build a rolling pantry to slip in that space. With design and instructions available from Classyclutter.net you can put together this DIY project in a weekend.
So there you have it. Four solutions to getting your pantry organized quickly and inexpensively. If you have any ideas make sure to share them in the comments.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Hidden Storage Solutions

hidden storage solutions
We would all love to have hidden cubbies in which we can store more stuff! Neat places to tuck things you need but might not use that much out of the way. Well here are some handy places that might be applicable in your home.
  • Stair Drawers. Always seen but not often thought about is creating drawers under your stairs. When closed they are practically hidden from view. Adds an additional two square feet of space for each step and doesn’t compromise the integrity of the stairs. Or you can choose an option like the picture where the hidden storage is added under the banister of the stairs.
  • Crawl Spaces. Basement crawl spaces or even the open space under apartment floors can be filled with shelves and an attached folding staircase. A 10’ x 10’ finished space grants you about $11K of space value and might lower your energy bills.
  • Under the Bed. The space under your bed isn’t usable for much so why not add some drawers or containers. IKEA has a bed option where you can lift the top part and have storage under the mattress. It would save buying an extra linen closet and gives you about 20 sq. ft. of storage space. IKEA also sells drawers with wheels and you can find storage boxes at your local home improvement store.
  • Lock it up! As a throwback to my post about reclaimed items how about picking up some reclaimed school lockers. They can easily be recessed into a kitchen or bathroom wall and you can lock them or not. Create an additional 18 cubic feet or gain approximately $2K in storage space.
  • hidden storage solutions
    Hidden basement storage option.
  • Hide the Business! No one likes to see your kitty’s business so get an inexpensive, small storage cabinet and cut a hole in the door to give kitty some privacy and keep the nasties hidden. I did a quick search and found several options for furniture with hidden kitty cubbies built in.
  • Over your head. Place some floating space in overhead areas like hallway ends or sunken windows to gain about 2.5 sq. ft. of extra space. Add sliding doors to hide the contents if you like. Each space nets you about $275 worth of space.
  • Stash the Wrap. Use the open space above your closet to store Christmas or birthday wraps. Install some simple wire loops to lay the wrap tubes across. Keeps them neat, organized and out of the way.
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Just Listed - 130 S Davis Drive, Greenville, SC 29611

130 S Davis Drive, Greenville, SC 29611
130 S Davis Dr, Greenville, SC 29611
Price: $134,800

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2

Square Feet: 1600
Type: Detached Single Family, Traditional Ranch

Welcome to practically a new home with 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms situated on a 1/2 acre. This open floor plan has so many great features any homeowner would love. A great room that is open to the kitchen and dining rooms. In 2015 the following items were done on behalf of a new buyers comfort to enjoy. A new roof was installed, carpet and vinyl flooring laid throughout, windows, all the cabinetry, and bathrooms were up-fitted with new vanities, toilets, bathtubs, and this includes all the plumbing fixtures. Then new exterior vinyl and exterior doors were installed. There are two light poles in the backyard you can rent from Duke for extra light for gatherings or working on projects. Don't miss this gem of a home, a lot of space for not a lot of money and a great big yard!

Click this link to see more pictures and details on this property:
130 S Davis Drive, Greenville, SC 29611

The interactive map below shows 130 S Davis Drive but not necessarily the exact location of the home itself. Directions: Hwy 25 towards Travelers Rest, cross over Hwy 81 then turn Left on Maxie,
Pass Riley on Right, go over bridge road turns into South Davis then first home on Left just past the bridge look for sign.

Kick Up your Kitchen with Reclaimed Accents

kick up your kitchen with reclaimed accents
Are you bored with your kitchen but don’t have the budget to do a complete redo? How about kicking it up with reclaimed building materials. You will add some unique touches that no one else will have and add a bit of spice too! Here are some ideas.
  • Countertop idea. How about seeking out some salvaged chalkboards from an old school? You can have them cut to fit your counter sizes and replace your outdated counters. They are made of thin, honed slate and are a great surface. You will need to keep up with the seal so they won’t stain. And you can write on them with chalk too.
  • Cabinet hardware. Got any libraries in your area that closed down. For a unique look, add card catalogue drawer pulls to your kitchen. Makes an interest discussion topic.
  • Space idea. Need more storage space? If you have an open counter that overhangs and isn’t used as a breakfast bar, think about scrounging some used upper cabinets to mount there. These cabinets are 12 inches or less deep and you can paint them and maybe add glass doors so they become a furniture piece once installed.
  • Built-ins. Built-in banquette seating is making a comeback in today’s kitchens says trend-hunters. Using reclaimed wood to build them can add some old world charm.
  • Bowling alley reclamation. Got an avid bowler in your family? How about some new hard maple countertops made from reconditioned bowling alleys. Found at reclaimed lumber specialists.You can laminate the edge for extra durability and make sure to get sections with the arrows or dots for added accent.
  • Distress your kitchen. Pick up some old distressed barn wood or fence pickets to use as accents in your kitchen. Note: Test old painted wood for lead content before using.
  • Oversized sink. If you have a large family and are in the market for a new sink, think about a reclaimed industrial size one. They can be up to 4 feet long and would be the center of your kitchen so make sure it fits before you buy. Definitely a unique piece of work.
  • Grandma’s door. Missing your Grandma’s porch? Add a touch of that old tyme feel by picking up a Victorian look alike repro screen door at your local home improvement store. Painted it with an accent color it can be used as a pantry door.
  • Retro rage. If you love retro, than a restored gas stove from the 40s or 50s might be what you need. A quality company will strip down an old stove and clean and repair it so it looks just like new again but better. Watch the cost though.
So now that you are all charged up about reclaimed building materials, head out to your local salvage shop and let me know how you did in the comments.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Just Listed - 3 Oglethorpe Ct, Simpsonville, SC 29681

3 Oglethorpe Ct, Simpsonville, SC 29681
3 Oglethorpe Ct, Simpsonville, SC 29681
Price: $398,888

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3

Square Feet: 3200-3399
Type: Detached Single Family, two story, attached 2-car garage.


Welcome to this immaculate custom-built beauty nestled in a cul-de-sac in the sought after neighborhood of Savannah. This open floor plan has over 3200 heated square feet. Rooms include a Master Suite on the Main, 4 bedrooms 3 full baths, bonus room/5th bedroom, Formal Living and Dining Rooms, Great room, Library/Loft. The gleaming hardwoods flow through most of the main area and stretching across the ceiling is extensive crown molding. Allowing tons of natural light are floor to ceiling windows.

Click this link to see more pictures and details on this property:
3 Oglethorpe Ct, Simpsonville, SC 29681

The interactive map below shows 3 Oglethorpe Ct but not necessarily the exact location of the home itself. Directions: From I-85 or I-385, take Woodruff toward Woodruff. Right on Lee Vaughn, Right into Suvannah Subdivision, Left on Oglethorpe Court, Home on the Left in Cul-de-Sac.

Friday, February 5, 2016

February Events and Happenings for Greenville SC

Took a look at the events for February and here is a quick overview of a few of them with links to their websites.
  • American Heart Association Upstate Heart Ball
    american heart association heart ball
    on Feb 20th at the TD Convention Center. Times 6-11:30pm. This ball raised over $700K in 2015 with over 930 guests in attendance.
  • And Then There Were None at the Greenville Little Theatre runs Feb 19 thru Mar 6. Times Thu-Sat 8pm and Sun 3pm. Play based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling mystery novel.
  • Cupid’s Chase 5K at the Gateway Park - GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. 8am registration, 10am race start. Fee: $25 to $40. Spectators FREE.
  • Homeschool Days at the Greenville Zoo from Feb 22 to Feb 23. Times: K5-2nd grade 9-10:30am, 3rd-5th grade 11am-12:30pm, 6th-8th grade 2-2:30pm. Admission: members $10(1 child); non-members $15 (1 child). Bundle options available.
  • Martin Laurence Doin’ Time at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Valentine’s Day at 8pm. Admission: floor $56-$99, lower level $47.50 - $56, upper level $47.50.
  • Winter Jam 2016 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in “The Well” on Feb 12th. Time 6pm. $10 at the door. Largest Christian Music Annual Tour.
  • Yamato at The Peace Center on Feb 17 at 7:30pm. Admission $15-$45. A deep-seeded drum in Japanese culture, the Taiko, is the driving force behind Yamato.
Although this is just a few of the happenings this month, you can see a full list over at visitgreenvillesc.com. The link I have provided you will bring up the month of February in the events calendar. Make is a great month!

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