Carolyn Kraus' Blog

Posted on 10/25/2021
Boho Chic Design Style Guide
Boho chic is a design style that takes its inspiration from past generations. Today, it’s a popular style with a very bold yet relaxed attitude. While design aesthetics can be difficult to define, boho chic has several specific elements to define the style. Here we will go into those key design elements so you can better understand the...
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Posted on 10/19/2021
Another Property Sold - 7 Pierpoint Lane, Bluffton, SC 29909
Outstanding home only 3 years old! Exceptional floor plan with view of Red Oak Lake and wildlife. This house has everything - open floor plan with a screened in porch. Master is on 1st floor along with everything you need on the 1st floor, dining room, office, living area, beautiful kitchen with double ovens. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs (one being a 2nd master) and a bonus area that can be considered a 5th bedroom. Everything you need to complete your lifestyle at...
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Posted on 10/18/2021
New Kitchen Ideas for Your New Build Home
Photo by Skitterphoto via Pexels Purchasing new construction offers a chance to design a kitchen that suits your needs and fulfills your preferences in terms of style. When you’re coming up with ideas for your kitchen, keep function and aesthetics in mind. Your kitchen should provide a practical place to handle everyday tasks while also adding visual appeal...
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Posted on 10/12/2021
13 Driftwood Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910 now has a new price of $499,900!
This lot over 1 acre is truly- one of a kind marsh view and view of May River - located in the private community of Pine Island in Bluffton! Kayak and paddle board from you own yard! Close to All Joy Landing and a golf cart ride to Old Town Bluffton! Old Town offers quant shops and excellent...
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Posted on 10/11/2021
Will Your Real Estate Investment Weather the Hard Times of a Recession ?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Property owners got clobbered in the Great Recession of 2008, but that was the exception rather than the rule. Real estate typically weathers hard times well compared to other investments. Still, there’s always the possibility you could get squeezed if property values drop or if your personal or business income takes a...
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Posted on 10/04/2021
5 Key Benefits of Indoor Greenhouses
Without outdoor space, gardening might feel impossible. Even raised beds on small patios won’t give you the space you need to grow all of your favorite veggies, herbs and other plants. However, one option is to use your indoor space instead. By creating an indoor greenhouse you can enjoy gardening no matter what your outdoor space is like....
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Posted on 09/27/2021
What Is a Passive Solar Home?
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels If you're purchasing a new construction, consider the benefits of a passive solar home. Unlike simple solar panels that attach to your roof, architects design passive solar homes from the ground up, taking into consideration such elements as building site, position and materials. True passive solar homes collect heat throughout the day...
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Posted on 09/20/2021
How to Make Daily Cleaning Easier
Photo by New Africa via Shutterstock As a homeowner you know there is a lot of upkeep that goes into maintaining a nice home. From weekly cleaning to monthly home maintenance, you put in time, money and effort to give yourself the home life experience you desire. The best living environment to come home to is one that...
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Posted on 09/20/2021
13 Driftwood Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910 is now new to the market!
This lot over 1 acre is truly- one of a kind marsh view and view of May River - located in the private community of Pine Island in Bluffton! Kayak and paddle board from you own yard! Close to All Joy Landing and a golf cart ride to Old Town Bluffton! Old Town offers quant shops and excellent...
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Posted on 09/13/2021
ROI: Which Pieces of Your Home Puzzle Should You Look At?
Photo by Sue Smith via Shutterstock Choosing what to upgrade or fix in, on or around your home can be a complicated process. Changes fall into two categories – things that increase or decrease value (or sale price) and things that increase or decrease salability (or how willing people are to pay full price for it). Before you...
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Posted on 09/06/2021
What Is Modern Farmhouse Style?
Image by Andrea Barstow from Pixabay The modern farmhouse trend continues to grow in popularity. For both interior and exterior home design, the name of this style is everywhere, from inspiration blogs to retailers. Real estate professionals have even begun featuring modern farmhouse properties in their respective markets because of the continued demand for the style. However, with...
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Posted on 08/30/2021
Decisions: Should You Build or Buy?
When buying a home, you can either build a new residence from scratch or buy an existing home already built. This can be a tough decision to make. Here are a few pros and cons of each to help you move forward with your decision. Buying an Existing Home There are several advantages to buying a home that’s...
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