Bart Beasley Custom Builders: Longborough – Charleston Peninsula

Longborough is one of Charleston’s most recent neighborhoods, but you’d never be able to guess so by looking at the gorgeous neo-classical homes that comprise it. The neighborhood offers a Charleston experience unlike what you’d find in the lower peninsula. The flow of time is slower, there’s less hustle and bustle, and many of the homes offer a serene overlook of the serene Ashley River. Bart Beasley and Beasley Custom Builders have had the pleasure of working on a number of homes in this truly distinct neighborhood. Here’s a look at some of them:

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Recently Completed: 2809 Middle St.

I’m very pleased to announced that we recently completed yet another home. Located on the gorgeous Sullivan’s Island just outside of Charleston, 2809 Middle St. is a cozy, open home. We wanted to welcome in the surrounding environment while still giving a sense of privacy. It’s hard to figure out what the crown jewel in this home is. The pool and surrounding deck are very inviting. Then again, so is the porch. I personally how the kitchen ended up.

See for yourself!

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Beasley Custom Builders: Our Work

Since I started working as a builder in the Charleston area in 2003, I’ve had the opportunity of helping a number of great people build their dream homes. Although we’re based out of Mt. Pleasant, we’ve made homes on Sullivan’s Island, Kiawah Island, and, naturally, right in the heart of downtown Charleston. From building larger luxury homes to renovating smaller modest ones, our work has grown to be adaptive and serve the needs of each of our customers. I can promise that our work will give you the greatest value for your dollar in the quickest time possible. Below is a video that showcases some of the wonderful work that we’ve done over the years.

If you’d like to learn more, check out BeasleyCustomBuilders.com.

Improving Your Kitchen

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The Kitchen is the heart of the home. As we all know the kitchen is more than just a room that we cook and store our food in. It’s the workhorse room that everyone at some point during the day spends time in.

With a room that sees such a high volume of traffic, the appearance of the kitchen is almost as important as the functionality that it serves. So important, that based on House and Home surveys nearly one-third of the 170,000 respondents reportedly remodeled their kitchens in 2014.

Even millennials are tackling the most popular interior project along with their parents the baby boomers. Spending an average of $26,000 to complete major kitchen upgrades, the boomers spent on average $45,000 on remodeling the kitchen.

Spending big money on kitchen upgrades and remodeling isn’t always the most necessary step. Simple, inexpensive fixes can work just as well to create a new profile of the kitchen you are remodeling.

Before tearing down the walls, start by organizing the cabinets. Drawers and other areas that can get cluttered easily can easily take on new life by simple reorganizing. The next step is to determine your budget and come up with a remodeling plan. Part of the plan is to evaluate what still is functional, and won’t need to be replaced.

Cabinets can be a very expensive component of a remodel, going for almost $15,000, even for a small kitchen. But assuming the current cabinets aren’t damaged beyond repair, a good “facelift” to the cabinets can be just as effective with transforming a room. A even more cost effective tactic is as simple as throwing some paint on the cabinets to give them an even fresher new look, or just swap out the doors with new ones. Swapping out the doors and keeping the cabinet frame will save you thousands, and give the room a new look.

Countertops can cost over $2,000 for the average home, but for closer to $500 you can have them professionally refinished and resealed. The same goes for floors as well. Replacing tile floors can cost a fortune, but having the pros clean and reseal the tiles can be cost effective, and really transform a room. Once again, falling into restoring what you have.

The biggest and easiest quick fix is simply adding a colorful backsplash to the surrounding walls. A little color will make things “pop”, and can really change the mood of any room. Color and brightness will transform a room, and homeowners shouldn’t shy away from putting bright non-traditional colors into their kitchen.

Kitchen remodeling shouldn’t be an expensive remodel. Homeowners shouldn’t shy away from inexpensive kitchen remodeling ideas. Getting creative and sometimes just fixing up what you already have is all you need.