Joan E. Diamond's Blog

Posted on 09/19/2021
How to Create Your Own Plastic Bottle Planters
People who want to live a sustainable lifestyle at home often begin by minimizing the amount of plastic that they purchase and use. For the plastic products in the home, there are many ways to recycle or even upcycle it to prevent it from going into a landfill. One creative way to reuse old plastic materials is to...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Garden DIY Guide: Building Your Own Trellis
If you’ve ever wanted a trellis but haven’t found the right one, a DIY trellis might be your best option. With inexpensive materials and a simple design, you can make a sturdy and attractive trellis for climbing plants, flowers, veggies and more. Trellises can also make an excellent structural element to your yard by separating different areas or...
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Posted on 09/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 1 Oyster Catcher Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Unique Sea Pines beach house with a private pool and deck was designed by architect Kurt Herman and is just 5 houses from the Atlantic Ocean. Sunlit floor plan offers many windows and a two-story living room with bookcases, cabinets, and a screened gas fireplace. The large kitchen overlooking the pool has 2 new ovens, a new microwave. and a center island with a 6 burner Viking cooktop. Artistic gates are at the front entrance and steps to the pool. Gracing the entrance windows are turtles and ocean waves artistically carved in the glass. The location, quality construction, and meticulous maintenance will please the most discriminating...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
5 DIY Ideas to Create Rustic Farmhouse Charm
Rustic farmhouse style celebrates all things natural and comfortable. While relatively uncomplicated, the style does shine through decorative accessories and larger pieces. Here we’ll go over some ideas for DIY projects you can do to enhance or add the rustic farmhouse style to your interior spaces. Dress Up an Old Ladder Ladders are a popular trend in interior...
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Posted on 09/02/2021
SOLD 45 OCEAN BREEZE 19 LEMOYNE AVE on Hilton Head Island
Coastal cottage villa with master en-suite on the ground floor! Wake up and smell the salt air and life at Coligny Beach! Tan lines and good times at Celebration Park, shopping, restaurants and 2 tiki huts in walking distance will keep 'em coming back! This turn key villa has it all from newer HVAC, frig, washer, dryer, hardwood...
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Posted on 09/02/2021
SOLD 15 iNDIGO RUN # 7 AVALAN
Much sought after, single story, no steps, 3BR, 3BA plus 2 car garage. Beautifully renovated in 2017 to include LVP flooring, granite countertops, new appliances, cabinetry, new stone tile, walk-in showers. New roof 2020. Plantation shutters throughout. Security gate plus community pool for Avalon owners only. Reasonable monthly regime fee includes landscaping, refuse pickup, pest control, cable, internet,...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Why Upstart House Flippers Should Stay Away From Structural Renovations
Image by timotavi from Pixabay The basic premise of house flipping seems like a simple enough business model. Buy an inexpensive house that requires renovations, make them, and sell it for more than you invested. However, it's important to remember that house upgrades and structural repairs are worlds apart. A savvy house flipper would be wise to understand...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
How to Design Your Own Gallery Wall
If you’re not sure what to do with an empty wall in your home, a gallery wall might be your answer. Gallery walls have been a huge trend in interior design and continue to evolve and inspire both designers and homeowners alike. A unique way to display art, photos and other decor in a curated collection, gallery walls...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
4 Tips for Keeping an Old House Cool & Comfortable in Hot Weather
Vintage homes are full of charm and character. Unfortunately, if they haven’t had extensive updates, old houses might have poor insulation and other structural issues. While these things may not hinder your ability to live happily in an old house, they can lead to higher utility bills. If you live in an old house without air conditioning, hot...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Is Solar Lighting Right for Your Outdoor Space?
Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay Solar powered outdoor lighting has been on the market for a long time, but only keeps getting better and more affordable. As demand for eco-friendly upgrades and lifestyle changes continues to grow, so do the options available. It is easy to find solar lights in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
How to Decorate a Small Bedroom: 3 Ideas to Try
Sometimes decorating a small space can feel just as daunting as decorating a large one. For those with small bedrooms, it can be especially difficult to find a balance between decoration and maximizing available space. Luckily, there are some ways you can make a small bedroom feel bigger while adding style at the same time. Here are some...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
AC Routers: What They Are & Why You Need One
If you're looking for a new router, chances are that you're wanting to get back online as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to navigate the sheer quantity of numbers, letters and specs printed on the side of each box. The choices can seem overwhelming. The AC standard in routers has become more the rule than...
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