Beachwalk Cottage joined the Beachside HHI family in August of 2020. As an older beach home, Beachwalk Cottage brought along classic Sea Pines charm. The best part of this home is no doubt: the beach access. Located right next to a beach path as a second-row home, the location is phenomenal. Let’s get down to the issues though. As charming as Beachwalk Cottage was, it was in desperate need of an update. Finally, in March of 2023, Beachwalk Cottage began its amazing transformation.
The primary step in the transformation was to declutter the living spaces and rooms. Everything was removed from the walls, shelves were taken down, and furniture was taken out. Once we had a “blank slate,” it was clear that we were in desperate need of paint.
Next, Chelsea’s Painting was brought in to transform the entire interior of the home. Chelsea’s went above and beyond by covering all of the furniture, sanding all the walls, caulking all the wood paneling, and painting away. Walls, trim and doors were painted from bottom to top. The walls transformed from a yellow hue to beautiful modern white. They even painted the fireplace mantle white. Once the walls were cleaned and brightened the living room fireplace was now the showpiece it was always meant to be.
Afterwards, with white walls, all of the electrical panels in the house needed upgrading. Every fan was replaced to provide more overhead lighting. Best of all: the chandeliers! A modern chandelier was hung over the staircase accompanied by a modern sconce. A beautiful, beaded chandelier was hung over the dining room table that really transformed the space. We couldn’t stop with the interior, so all new exterior lighting was hung as well. To finish off the electrical, all new TVs were brought in. 65″ TVs with Rokus were hung in the upstairs and downstairs living rooms. 43″ TVs with Rokus were brought into every bedroom.
Next, once the house was painted and electrical was updated – the furniture started rolling in. It was decided to have all 4 bedrooms transformed to kings and a brand-new sleeper sofa in the downstairs living room. Therefore, the house still sleeps 10 guests comfortably. Afterwards, new living room furniture, dining table, and downstairs living room furniture were brought in. 2 new beds were added and all new bedding in all 4 bedrooms were added. Since the house was decluttered, it was easy to go back through and add minimal art and decor, blending the old with the new.
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Once the living room and bedrooms were done, it was clear the kitchen needed some help. Next, we called in Sir Grout of the Lowcountry to paint and clean all of the tile in the foyer and kitchen. Secondly, we brought in Southeast Countertops to get new quartz countertops. And finally, we called Chelsea’s Painting again to paint the kitchen cabinets. Costco was called for a new refrigerator and dishwasher.
Screened in Porch/Deck
Lastly, one remaining room was in desperate need of attention: the screened in porch. The entire porch was rebuilt with new screens and a second railing for safety. Furniture and lighting were updated as well, of course. If you haven’t seen an entire deck built on the second story of a house before, I must say it’s pretty incredible!
Lastly, we couldn’t finish our project without updating the landscaping as well. We brought in C&C Landscaping – the right guys for the job! The large bush that covered the front of the house was removed. Finally, you can see the beauty of…the new deck! Concrete was removed and pavers were placed with grass in between to create a beautiful front patio. New drainage was added so there is no more rain run off onto the front patio. Ultimately, the most fun project for us personally was filling in the planter box by the pool with tropical plants to really tie the entire project together. The front porch was complete with hanging plants, planters by the front door and finally, a custom “Beachwalk Cottage” sign over the front door.
How long did this project take you ask? 3 weeks. Yes, you heard that right. 3 weeks and we completely transformed Beachwalk Cottage! In conclusion, I’ll let the photos do the talkin’. Rent Beachwalk Cottage for your next stay in Hilton Head today.