Low Country Elegance – High Tech Living – HGTV® Smart Home 2018

Apr 27 2018

by Nancy McNulty

Forget what you know about smart, beautiful homes because the HGTV® Smart Home 2018 is setting a new standard and you can win it by heading to HGTV.com!

HGTV Smart Home 2018 in Bluffton, SC
HGTV Smart Home 2018 in Palmetto Bluff, SC. Photos © 2018 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.

Full disclosure, representing Forest Home Media, I had the pleasure of helping coordinate the influencer day for the HGTV Smart Home 2018 in South Carolina’s beautiful Palmetto Bluff community near Bluffton and so many smart Southern C alums joined us!

HGTV Smart Home 2018, Influencer Event, Southern C Alums
Whitney Long, Southern C co-founder, center, is joined to her left by HGTV Smart Home Designer Tiffany Brooks and Southern C Alums from four states at HGTV® Smart Home 2018 Influencer Event in Palmetto Bluff, S.C. (Photo by Teresa Earnest Photography)

Low Country Elegance

Moments from the May River and a short kayak ride to the Atlantic Ocean, the natural surroundings impacted the design of the gorgeous two-story coastal sanctuary with pretty outdoor living spaces nestled in the private resort community developed by Palmetto Bluff Development, LLC.

Industrial lighting and imaginative uses of wood paneling offer modern twists, while the porches and surrounding outdoor spaces, including a grilling area and a separate four-seat fire pit, bring sanctuary and relaxation to make this the perfect “smart” getaway.

HGTV Smart Home 2018 in Bluffton, SC, backyard
Pesky insects are always a concern, so the HGTV Smart Home 2018 comes with a retractable Phantom Screen on the porch that can be raised or lowered with simple voice commands.. (HGTV Smart Home 2018, kitchen, Photos © 2018 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.)
HGTV Smart Home 2018, screened porch, Bluffton, SC
Photos © 2018 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.

The home spans approximately 2,850 square feet with a stunning kitchen and three bedrooms.  The custom cabinets throughout the home are also packed with smart features: A hidden laundry basket on rails between the laundry room and master closet and a coffee pot lift in the master bathroom have been installed, among other features. The kitchen also includes a pull-out recycle center, mixer lift, pull-out knife and utensil organizer and more.

HGTV Smart Home 2018, kitchen, Photos © 2018 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.
Open window shelving helps maintain natural light in the kitchen with a walnut butcher block island and cabinets painted Debonair from the HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams collection. Smart storage includes a mixer lift. (HGTV Smart Home 2018, kitchen, Photos © 2018 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.)
HGTV Smart Home 2018 , master, Photos © 2018 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.
Shiplap panels arranged in a chevron panel provide a pretty backdrop for the serene master. (Photos © 2018 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.)
HGTV Smart Home 2018 in Bluffton, SC
Designer Tiffany Brooks does a great job of weaving statement pieces like plaid shower tile into a luxurious bathroom which includes smart mirrors that function like oversized tablets, a retractable coffee bar, a powered shoe carousel and a low-tech—but still magic—laundry chute.(Photos © 2018 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.)

The home features smart technology, clever design solutions and energy-efficient materials throughout that blend perfectly with Southern style.  Check out this video tour.

 

Designer Tiffany Brooks

Tiffany Brooks, HGTV Smart Home 2018 Designer, Teresa Earnest Photography
Tiffany Brooks, HGTV Smart Home 2018 Designer (Teresa Earnest Photography)

HGTV Smart Home 2018 host and interior designer Tiffany Brooks took cues from her surroundings to infuse the home with luxurious low country style. Light walls with playful textiles and patterns provide the perfect backdrop for the casual furnishings, creating a comfortable, calm and airy atmosphere.

HGTV Smart Home 2018, Great Room, The Southern C
The great room features LaNae Mitchell art flanking the brick fireplace with a metal overlay designed by Tiffany. (Photos © 2018 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.)

 

High-Tech Living

The home is filled with smart use of space and the master bath is filled with clever innovation.

HGTV Smart Home 2018 in Bluffton, SC
The master bedroom closet includes an automated shoe storage carousel. (Photos © 2018 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.)

The closet features Storage Motion Inc. ShoeSelect™: ShoeSelect™ – an automated shoe storage solution with motorized shoe shelves that rotate and maximize storage space. The carousel begins to rotate with the simple touch of a button.

HGTV Smart Home 2018 in Bluffton, SC
Both the master bathroom and powder room at the home features the Numi Toilet with remote, which is Kohler’s most advanced toilet. )Photos © 2018 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.)

Both the master bathroom and powder room at the home features the Numi Toilet with remote, which is Kohler’s most advanced toilet. The motion-activated cover and seat uses sensors for hands-free opening and closing. It also includes a heated seat and foot warmer. 

Win HGTV® Smart Home 2018

 

Planned by local architecture firm Markalunas Architecture Group and constructed by local builder Shoreline Construction, the home is part of a grand prize package valued at over $1.6 million that will be awarded this summer. In addition to the residence and all its furnishings, the winner will receive a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e Plug-In Hybrid and a $100,000 cash prize provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®.

 

HGTV Smart Home 2018, Mercedes, Front Yard
The HGTV® Smart Home grand prize package is valued at over $1.6 million and includes the residence, furnishings, a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e Plug-In Hybrid and a $100,000 cash prize provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®. (Photos © 2018 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.)

The sweepstakes period for the HGTV Smart Home Giveaway 2018 runs through 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 7, and eligible  viewers can enter twice per day at HGTV.com and sign up for daily email reminders. Also visit HGTV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for updates and new details (#HGTVSmart).

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Nancy McNulty View More Blog Posts from this Author

Cool, new and different is the mantra driving the public relations efforts of our company, Forest Home Media. Based outside Nashville in the historic Forest Home area, as a PR rep, I love working with a variety of home lifestyle companies including the 2014 Nashville HGTV Smart Home builder and served on the PR team for Southern Living Idea House at Fontanel. A long-time Tennessee girl with a communications degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, my career began as a newspaper reporter and a state agency spokesman. Connect with me at ForestHomeMedia.com

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2 responses on “Low Country Elegance – High Tech Living – HGTV® Smart Home 2018

  1. Kat Lanz

    Here is my question. Where is the food storage in this kitchen? No pantry cabinets except two shallow ones for can storage. And no pantry, which all other homes have had. For a large and beautiful kitchen that really seems like a miss.

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