When you look around your home, you may find yourself feeling like your furniture and decorations look a little dated or dull. Luckily, there are ways to create a fresh look without breaking the bank. Here are a few times to help give your home a whole new look for less.

CORA BETT THOMAS LAUNCHES PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM, ADDS MARKETING DIRECTOR

CEO and Founder Cora Bett Thomas has announced a new philanthropy program called Team Cora Bett Thomas Cares. All Cora Bett agents will donate to the philanthropy program fund at each closing. The brokerage will match each agent’s donation. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for Team Cora Bett Thomas Cares should contact CBTCaresFund@corabettthomas.com.

Smart technology is really, really smart in luxury homes these days.

Nearly everything in your home — including air-conditioners, thermostats, lights and garage doors — can be connected to the internet and be remotely controlled with a mobile device or smart speaker. 

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY APARTMENT GETS TOTAL RENOVATION FOR BOLD COUPLE

The odd-colored shag carpeting was the first sign of a bygone era. Long, lightless walls stretching from the small front door to the living room offered another clue to the apartment’s dated interior.

Interior designers Michael and Candace DeLoach knew the challenge was formidable for their clients at The Cypress retirement community on Hilton Head Island.

High demand for low- and mid-priced homes continues to drive the Lowountry real estate market, especially on the mainland.

Here are some tips for navigating today’s real estate market:

CENTURY 21 DIAMOND REALTY IN BLUFFTON HAS ADDED FIVE NEW AGENTS

Alice Risley moved to Hilton Head Island last year from West Islip, New York. In addition to assisting buyers and sellers with home purchases, she will help sellers stage their homes using her experience in interior design. She also organizes and helps sellers clear out after a sale. Risley has a bachelor’s degree in education.

WHETHER YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY IS S VACATION VILLA BY THE OCEAN OR A HOME FOR A FAMILY, PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES CAN PROVIDE PEACE OF MIND.

Gardening is art, science and philosophy all wrapped together in one mysterious and sometimes unattainable enterprise. But that has never stopped anyone from pursuing it. A satisfying garden requires a basic knowledge of the science of horticulture in order to meet the physical demands of growing plants; sufficient knowledge of the primary principles of art to combine them harmoniously; plus your personal philosophy of what represents the ideal garden.

EASY UPDATES YOU CAN DO YOURSELF – MOST FOR UNDER $100

So you've been dreaming of updating your home, but the cost of new flooring or a kitchen remodel isn't in your budget? Don't despair. There are plenty of ways to revitalize and update your home without breaking the bank. Check out these simple updates and fixes that'll give your home a fresh new look, inside and out. Once your project's complete, you'll be dying to show off your beautiful abode to family and friends.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GOES FULL STEAM AHEAD

The heavy equipment has descended upon The Glen, Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood on Hilton Head Island, ready to begin construction on a second phase of homes.