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Outdoor fireplace designs can range from cozy and relaxing to crisp and luxurious. No matter your taste, one thing is for sure: an outdoor fireplace instantly elevates your home value and functionality by expanding your living space.

Outdoor Fireplace Designs

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With Fall weather rolling in, it’s nearly time to chop the firewood, grab a chunky blanket, and light up the fireplace. If you are searching for the best designs, search no more! Keep reading for our favorite outdoor fireplace design ideas, tips for making the most of your space, and decor inspiration. It’s time to create a fireplace setting you love.


Outdoor Fireplace Designs: Rustic Fireplaces

Here is an example of a fireplace design that is classified as rustic, but still feels

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Fall in the Lowcountry

With a bit more time than usual on our hands this Autumn, we are bringing you three outdoor fall decor ideas you can personalize to create a beautiful and trendy home exterior.

It is time to embrace the season of changing leaves in fun ways. Adding Fall porch decor is a fun and easy way to increase your curb appeal this season. When you think of fall, you probably think of cooler weather and pumpkins - but there is so much more to embrace when coming up with designs for your home. 

We have a few ways to incorporate little vignettes of fall, with or without pumpkins, around the exterior of your home. With a little creativity and time, the next time you pull up to your home, it could have a refreshing new look!

1) Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas:

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Charter One Realty agent, Tracy Dayton, has lived in the Lowcountry for more than a decade and enjoys every minute of it. She describes our island as "a big playground with so much to explore," and we sat down with her to find out why.

Catch up with Charter One Realty agent, Tracy Dayton, as she talks about how she got her start in real estate, the vibe of the Lowcountry, and her home community of Port Royal.

Tracy DaytonCharter One Realty: When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in real estate?

Tracy Dayton: As a young girl I was always fascinated with homes, design, and construction. I knew one day that I would get to work in the field I felt so passionate about.

Charter One Realty: Tell us about your start in the business. How did the

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Outdoor Living

Spending time enjoying our outdoor living spaces is a staple of life in the Lowcountry. According to the Weather Channel, Summer 2020 is predicted to be hotter than average. 

We are no strangers to warm summers! Our many sunny days help make Hilton Head Island one of the best places to experience a wide variety of outdoor activities for locals and tourists alike.  

However, if we must admit, some of us may have a love-hate relationship with the summer heat. While it may not be as appealing to utilize your outdoor space as the temperature rises, we want to offer you some creative ways you can upgrade your outdoor space to combat the summer heat and feel comfortable.

From simple and affordable shade options to more sophisticated cooling

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Callawassie Island


Callawassie Island is a private island community situated directly between Bluffton and Beaufort, SC. As we continue our COVID-19 coverage, we are featuring ways the Lowcountry community has shown resilience in times of struggle. 

Callawassie Island stands out due to its unique location and equally unique response to the challenges presented by the pandemic. Completely surrounded by water and accessible only by a private causeway, Callawassie Island was the first South Carolina community recognized as a Wildlife Habitat in 2007. Quite literally a “hidden gem”, they take the responsibility of member and employee safety very seriously. 

Before we share the special ways they’ve been supporting the local community, consider catching up on our

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If you fancy morning beach walks in Port Royal Plantation, you might see Charter One Realty agent, Christina Forbis, and her husband with their two dogs in tow. It's a daily ritual, and Christina says her home wouldn't be a home without them.

We spoke with Christina about her path to real estate success, favorite Lowcountry restaurants, and what she loves about her neighborhood on Hilton Head Island. 

Charter One Realty: When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in real estate?

Christina ForbisChristina Forbis: About 20 years ago my husband and I started investing in small, long term rental properties. I was happy in my career as a Conference Sales Manager but often thought I'd like to one day have my own business.

Charter One Realty: Tell us about

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Shopping in the Lowcountry

As Lowcountry stores reopen slowly, our community is hoping to safely patronize the small businesses that make up the fabric of our town. COVID-19 continues to impact Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Beaufort, and we are covering the special ways our community has been responding in a series of articles.  

So far, we have featured the nonprofit organizations dedicated to our residents, and the fantastic ways our local restaurants are helping those in need. In today’s feature, we showcase the way retail stores have coped with forced closures, and how they’re safely re-opening their doors to customers.

Safety First: Lowcountry Stores Reopening

When Governor Henry McMaster lifted the closure on certain non-essential businesses last week, his

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