HOME & GARDEN: Before & After

With ever-changing trends and new technologies and options always emerging, every few years you likely find yourself considering a home spruce-up. Then come all the decisions: What improvements do we want to complete? Where do we start? What local companies are available to help? In this special section, we have before and after photos of real projects handled by businesses found right here in the Lowcountry.

Whether you’re looking for a complete remodel, to focus on one room, new lighting, landscaping, or to simply refurbish a single piece of furniture, you can find your inspiration here. 

AKD | Advanced Kitchen Designs


When you are thinking about remodeling, you are asking yourself: “Is it worth it?” When is is all over, our clients always say “Yes”, followed by years of enjoyment. Call us to explore the possibilities.

40 Pennington Dr., / Bluffton 843-815-4555 / www.akd.biz

Al-Harry Furniture Design

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Al-Harry can take your family heirlooms and revitalize them with new life and character by using fresh hand-painted finishes, select accents and meticulous attention to detail.

10 Calhoun St., Bluffton / 843-757-5999/ www.Al-HarryFurnitureDesign.com

American Wood Reface

AmericanWood Reface

This beautiful kitchen was achieved without the mess, hassle and high cost of tearing out and replacing cabinets. American Wood Reface transforms kitchens in just 1-3 days with their premium 1/4” Solid Wood Refacing System. Choose from eight beautiful solid woods and nearly unlimited choices of style, finish and installed options (such as roll-outs and bins). Shopat-home convenience makes it easy and fun to create your dream kitchen, all while SAVING UP TO 50% over an ordinary comparablequality kitchen remodel. Lifetime Warranty/Multiple Service Awards.

40-C Pennington Dr, inside Entry Point, Bluffton / 843-815-6700 / www.woodreface.com

Court Atkins Group 


At 501 South Studio, our design centers on living well. Attention to detail and lifestyle design create inviting, timeless and innovative interiors that reflect the individuality of each client. Conveying our clients’ vision for this Hilton Head Island project included the following collaborations: Wood floor refinishing and rugs by KPM Flooring, cabinets by Palmetto Cabinet Studio, backsplash tile by Walker Zanger and dining chandelier provided by Low Country Originals.

29 Plantation Park Dr., Bluffton / 2 Corpus Christi, HHI 843-815-2557 / www.courtatkins.com



The Grayco Building Center and Custom Millwork has everything you need to build your home from the ground up! By giving personal attention to each customer, individuals and large contracting companies alike, Grayco has grown to become a leader in the Lowcountry’s building and home improvement industry. Come into our showroom or have your order delivered to your job site… either way you can count on us to deliver the highest quality materials for your home that you will find anywhere.  

10 Calhoun St., Bluffton / 843-757-5999 / www.Al-HarryFurnitureDesign.com

Hilton Head Solar


Another successful solar installation by Hilton Head Solar. Hilton Head Solar is a licensed electrician and direct installer of solar electric generating systems. Pay your electric bill with a return on your investment. Harness the free power from the sun.

Serving Hilton Head Island/Bluffton / 843-217-6527 / www.hhsolarpower.com

J Banks


This project was a complete restoration of a 19th century farmhome or casale in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. The design vision was to create an authentic Tuscan home that reflected an overall continental European sophistication. Because the home was to be used for family gatherings and social events, it was imperative for us to incorporate elements of luxury into a livable, welcoming and comfortable space. Our services included all hard materials and finishes; lighting; fabrics; determining mural concepts;˜European vendor sourcing; designing all decorative details and managing the procurement process.

35 N Main Street, HHI / 843-681-5122 / www.jbanksdesign.com

Kelly Caron Designs


This 10,000 sq/ft renovation was a team effort from clients, architect, contractor, and our design team. We came into this project with prototypes of other amazing Engel & Volkers office spaces from around the world. We pulled together a contemporary design with a unique use of materials that show off the international luxury real estate brand. We love the before and after finished design!

5 Promenade Street, Bluffton / 843-540-9759 cell, 843-815-4737 studio / www.kellycarondesigns.com



Rethink Refinishing® with a complete cabinet Color Change. This process involves a much more dramatic effect than the other cabinet services such as traditional refinishing or even replacement. Need new doors or not sure of the color you want? We can help you choose! We can take you step-by-step through the process of choosing the color or door to suit your style. You can choose from a variety of colors + finishing techniques = unlimited options!

Serving HHI/Bluffton/Beaufort/Savannah / 843-715-8420 / www.nhance.com/lowcountry

NiteLites Outdoor Lighting


NiteLites of HHI added architectural and landscape LED lighting to this home in Palmetto Dunes by creating a custom design that was professionally installed by the NiteLites crew. Not only can NiteLites add a new lighting system for your home, but they can also retrofit older lighting systems. This lighting adds beauty, safety, security and curb appeal for the homeowners to enjoy for years to come.

Serving Hilton Head Island/Savannah / M: 864-357-7984 HHI: 843-593-9672 / www.nitelites.com

Shore Winds Landscape


Even the smallest changes can have a BIG impact. This is a major pathway that leads from the home to the beach walkway. It was a safety hazard and an eye sore. Resetting the stone plus adding decorative stone (recycled from another job) removed the trip hazard and beautified the pathway.

Serving Hilton Head Island/Bluffton / 843-815-3733 / www.shorewindslandscape.com

The Greenery, Inc.


This Hilton Head Plantation homeowner wanted to upgrade their 10-12 year-old overgrown landscape.˜ We were able to add more color, texture and interest with a combination of colorful shrubs and perennials such as˜ Sunshine Ligustrum, Purple Diamond Loropetalum, Knockout Roses, Dianella and Agapanthus.

960 William Hilton Parkway, HHI / 843-785-3848 / www.thegreeneryinc.com

Wright Home Services


Wright Home Services is home improvement company dedicated to the highest quality workmanship at reasonable price. You deal directly with the owners, who personally manage our staff of expert in-house craftsmen from start to finish. What sets us apart from the competition is our commitment to personalized and professional customer service.

843-290-9035 / www.wrighthomeservices.com