Discover Palmetto Bluff and How Building My Dream Home In The Community Of Palmetto Bluff was an amazing experience.
Building My Dream Home in the Community of Palmetto Bluff was a wonderful experience for my husband and my self. We truly enjoyed working with the builders. The builder is an award-winning builder called Reclamation By Design.
They were so easy to work with. When I have questions about how things are done they explain so patiently! My husband and I have learned so much from them.
TIP: So the lesson to be learned. Have a builder that is open to your ideas and suggestions.
We made some tweaks on the architectural plans to make sure everything was perfect. The changes have to be made first before they start building.
Foundation of the Home
Framing The House
The house is coming along slowly. Its been raining lots this summer and it has delayed some of the framings. During this process, my husband and I have been going through each room making any changes in sizes of closets or little things like the positioning of the vanities tubs and toilets.
TIP: This is the time where you make the changes at no added cost. But once the framing is done you really can’t make any changes unless you pay extra.
My design plans for the walls will start with the wood boards for foyer and kitchen instead of plain painted sheetrock. Some ceilings will have wood such as the half bath and my master bedroom.
TIP: Too much wood can look overdone unless you want a look of a log cabin its best to go with touches of wood here and there.
I also added wood in the stairwell walls. But left the walls in the living room sheetrock. I wanted a painted wall for more if a minimal look.
Now its time for designing the interior. Since I have been traveling to Italy for the last 5 years I have developed an obsession for Tuscany. So I want to add a few simple natural elements of Italian architectural details to my home.
Kitchen: I didn’t add any upper cabinets so it gave it an old-world charm. Wood on the walls. Shelving on the walls by the oven and reclaimed wood below the oven fan and a wood top island.
Flooring: I have dreamed of having concrete flooring, so this was my chance to have it. I had to tell the builder this at the very beginning of our talks. The concrete has to be covered and cured for a few months before they can stain it the deep brown color I choose.
Tabby Concrete: Tabby is very popular in South Carolina, especially in the Low Country where I live. I added tabby on the outside of the oven fan, the fireplace and on the lower exterior of the home.
Beams throughout the living space.
The builder found the beams at an old building in Georgia. We added them throughout the foyer, dining room and living room space. Its a very open floor plan so it looked like a loft-style feel.
I added Barnwood in the ceilings in the bedroom and half of the bath. I had them wood whitewashed instead of stained wood color. As I said earlier I didn’t want too much wood throughout the whole house.
The Exterior of My Palmetto Bluff Home
We went partial cedar siding in the front of the home. The sides were wood planks. The roof is metal. For the landscaping, we designed a circular driveway. We planted indigent plants from the area like saw palmettos and grasses.
For the back yard, we installed lighting and walking paths. There was a big fire pit for fun entertaining with family and friends.
I hope you enjoyed reading about building my home in Palmetto Bluff Community. It is a beautiful resort-style community nestled in the low country along the may river. You can read more about Palmetto Bluff.
Update: I sold this home in 2018, and moved to the community called Habersham. It is very similar to Palmetto Bluff but smaller. It’s located in Beaufort South Carolina.