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Should These Be the Next 5 Cities Where Top Chef Is Filmed? Slideshow


If it were up to us, these cities would be the next locations for 'Top Chef'

5 Locations Top Chef Needs to be Filmed

In May, Bravo’s Top Chef announced the upcoming eleventh season will be set in New Orleans, and filming in the city promptly followed.

Locations of past seasons have included San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, New York City, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., and most recently San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin for Top Chef: Texas, and Seattle and Juneau, Alaska, for Top Chef: Seattle. All are noteworthy food destinations, and this year’s addition of New Orleans is no different. The city is rich with history and a fusion of cuisines, so it is no surprise it made the Top Chef cut.

But it got us thinking, where has Top Chef not visited? There are options in all regions of the country. Considering unique cuisines, historic and/or intriguing landscapes to serve as a backdrop, and obviously a preexisting culinary presence, here are the five places we hope to see Top Chef to shoot in future seasons.

Is your hometown one of them? What other cities do you think would be fun and impressive settings for Top Chef?

Nashville, Tenn.

Nashville, Tenn., is essentially synonymous with country music, housing the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Country Music Awards, and more. The city's music contributes to a place full of vibrancy and culture that has developed an impressive dining scene. In fact, it had four recognitions in this year’s James Beard Awards: Tandy Wilson of City House was a nominee for Best Chef: Southeast, Margot McCormack of Margot Café & Bar and Tyler Brown of Capitol Grille were semifinalists, and Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack is a 2013 America’s Classics James Beard Award-winner. Nashville is actually the birthplace of hot chicken, which is chicken that's marinated in buttermilk, breaded, slathered in sauce that's spiced heavily with cayenne, then of course fried. But the city is so much more than chicken, and you can find anything from down-home Southern joints to beautiful restaurants serving modern, inventive American cuisine.

Denver

Denver embraces top cuisine without the snobbery that often comes with it. Its unpretentious, young vibe creates the perfect storm for chefs to experiment with flavors and create new takes on classic dishes. You can find local breweries (Wynkoop Brewing Company), farm-to-table cuisine (Fruition), fresh charcuterie (The Pig & Block Charcuterie), and more. The city’s ninth-annual Denver Restaurant Week had a record 355 restaurants participate, the most of any restaurant week in the nation. This year, Jennifer Jasinski of Denver’s Rioja was the Best Chef: Southwest James Beard Award-winner. With a mountainous backdrop, Denver would offer an active season of Top Chef.

Atlanta

How has Atlanta not been covered yet? It’s certainly a big enough city and as a central hub of the South, it truly is surprising it has not been visited yet. Not to mention that Hugh Acheson, a judge on the past two seasons of Top Chef, lives in the Peach State and owns one restaurant in Atlanta (Empire State South) and two in nearby Athens, Ga (Five & Ten and The National). New Yorkers can claim they know brunch, but Atlanta has it down pat, too — Local Three, Flying Biscuit, West Egg, Ria’s Bluebird are just a few of the city's best spots. Atlanta also has its share of James Beard recognitions: Steven Satterfield of Miller Union was a nominee for Best Chef: Southeast, Holeman & Finch was nominated for Outstanding Bar Program, and Hugh Acheson won two James Beard Awards last year, tying as Best Chef: Southeast and winning for his first cookbook A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen. With many surrounding suburbs, Atlanta offers a diverse landscape for Top Chef.

Portland, Ore.

A West Coast gem, Portland, Ore., is a food destination in its own right. For its midsize, it has a respectable amount of top-notch restaurants and fine dining spots, not to mention the abundance of food carts that has become a trademark of The City of Roses. The annual Portland Eat Mobile Festival showcases the some 400 food carts every April. The city has seen its fair share of awards, too. Gabriel Rucker of Le Piegon won a James Beard Award this year for Best Chef: Northwest, and two other Portland chefs were also nominated, Naomi Pomeroy of Beast and Cathy Whims of Nostrana. Also receiving recognition was Ken Forkish of Ken’s Artisan Bakery, who was nominated for Outstanding Pastry Chef. The uniqueness of Portland combined with Top Chef would make for a fun and entertaining season.

Charleston, S.C.

If Top Chef wants a backdrop full of old Southern charm, Charleston fits the bill. As the oldest city in South Carolina, Charleston has built a legacy of rich cuisine. The four-day Charleston Wine + Food Festival grows every year in attendance and acclaim with its showcase of Lowcountry cuisine. And Charleston is not without its star chefs: Sean Brock of Husk and McCrady’s, received a 2013 James Beard nomination for Outstanding Chef. The Ordinary, opened in 2012, was also a semifinalist for Best New Restaurant. Charleston’s coastline is dotted with outlying areas, perfect for off-site challenges. We can already see them at Bowens Island Restaurant for a steamed oysters shucking Quickfire challenge.


Smart Residents are Joining the Charleston Home Renovation Boom

Experts are hailing a ‘renaissance’ in the Charleston property sector – plans to build over 100,000 new homes have recently been approved in the three county Charleston metro area. And, spurred on by increased optimism about the economy, home improvement specialists are also reporting a ‘boom’ in renovation work across the county – noting Mount Pleasant and The Battery in Kiawah and as restoration hot spots. Local tradesmen are benefiting as older properties left run down and dilapidated as a result of the recession are being overhauled, proving that the upturn in the market is great news for Charleston homeowners and businesses alike. In fact, there are even some emerging trends in the regional home improvement market that could translate as business opportunities for local traders offering the next big thing in home improvements.

Building in Smart Technology

Once thought of as an idea gleaned from science fiction, smart technology in the home is becoming mainstream. Residents of Charleston are embracing so-called smart hubs, technology epicenters that control anything from heating and lighting to security – via smartphone or tablets. As smart speakers that link up to these home hubs and offer voice control also soar in popularity, experts predict more and more appliances within the home will become automated and intelligent.

One reason that smart technology in the home is being billed as the latest big thing is because, as it becomes more commonplace, it’s much more affordable. Popular products that could be offered by local businesses are smart sprinkler systems, doorbells that allow homeowners to interact with visitors via a smartphone and, of course, who wouldn’t want a vacuum cleaner that will clean the floors at the push of a button? And the good news for burglary hot spots, such as James Island and West Ashley, which saw a spike in break ins, is that 60% of intruders say they would be put off by a smart home security system.

High-End Finishes

Home to the luxurious beach-side districts of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, Charleston is not short of homes where no expense is spared. But, finding themselves with more disposable income, even homeowners who don’t live in the most sought-after of areas are investing in high-end items to add value to their properties. According to local tradesmen, high spec ‘over-the-top’ kitchens and bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular in the local area. Luxurious jacuzzi baths, rainforest shower heads, waterfall taps and oversized kitchen islands are just some of the products that are in hot demand. Another trend is recessed lighting, a stylish way to add refinement and polish to any room in the home.

Coastal Couture

Products like wallpaper, houseplants, grey walls and bright exotic accessories are seeing renewed demand. But there’s one key interior style that’s emerging as the winning look for the Charleston homeowner, according to renovation experts working in the local vicinity. Possibly no surprise given the four area beaches boasting miles of crystal clear waters and sandy beaches on offer in Charleston, Coastal chic is the ‘go to’ interior style for local homes. This look incorporates weathered shiplap, paneling and beachy chic styling for an on-trend look. If designing a home around this look sounds a bit ‘out of the comfort zone’, there are plenty of local tradespeople on hand to help homeowners get the look.

Successfully renovating an older property is a sound investment and can add significant monetary value. And luckily Charleston has an abundance of local businesses ready and able to take on projects big or small. As for the future of Charleston’s real estate market, according to experts, even in the face of a rise in interest rates, the good news is that the market should stay active.


Smart Residents are Joining the Charleston Home Renovation Boom

Experts are hailing a ‘renaissance’ in the Charleston property sector – plans to build over 100,000 new homes have recently been approved in the three county Charleston metro area. And, spurred on by increased optimism about the economy, home improvement specialists are also reporting a ‘boom’ in renovation work across the county – noting Mount Pleasant and The Battery in Kiawah and as restoration hot spots. Local tradesmen are benefiting as older properties left run down and dilapidated as a result of the recession are being overhauled, proving that the upturn in the market is great news for Charleston homeowners and businesses alike. In fact, there are even some emerging trends in the regional home improvement market that could translate as business opportunities for local traders offering the next big thing in home improvements.

Building in Smart Technology

Once thought of as an idea gleaned from science fiction, smart technology in the home is becoming mainstream. Residents of Charleston are embracing so-called smart hubs, technology epicenters that control anything from heating and lighting to security – via smartphone or tablets. As smart speakers that link up to these home hubs and offer voice control also soar in popularity, experts predict more and more appliances within the home will become automated and intelligent.

One reason that smart technology in the home is being billed as the latest big thing is because, as it becomes more commonplace, it’s much more affordable. Popular products that could be offered by local businesses are smart sprinkler systems, doorbells that allow homeowners to interact with visitors via a smartphone and, of course, who wouldn’t want a vacuum cleaner that will clean the floors at the push of a button? And the good news for burglary hot spots, such as James Island and West Ashley, which saw a spike in break ins, is that 60% of intruders say they would be put off by a smart home security system.

High-End Finishes

Home to the luxurious beach-side districts of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, Charleston is not short of homes where no expense is spared. But, finding themselves with more disposable income, even homeowners who don’t live in the most sought-after of areas are investing in high-end items to add value to their properties. According to local tradesmen, high spec ‘over-the-top’ kitchens and bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular in the local area. Luxurious jacuzzi baths, rainforest shower heads, waterfall taps and oversized kitchen islands are just some of the products that are in hot demand. Another trend is recessed lighting, a stylish way to add refinement and polish to any room in the home.

Coastal Couture

Products like wallpaper, houseplants, grey walls and bright exotic accessories are seeing renewed demand. But there’s one key interior style that’s emerging as the winning look for the Charleston homeowner, according to renovation experts working in the local vicinity. Possibly no surprise given the four area beaches boasting miles of crystal clear waters and sandy beaches on offer in Charleston, Coastal chic is the ‘go to’ interior style for local homes. This look incorporates weathered shiplap, paneling and beachy chic styling for an on-trend look. If designing a home around this look sounds a bit ‘out of the comfort zone’, there are plenty of local tradespeople on hand to help homeowners get the look.

Successfully renovating an older property is a sound investment and can add significant monetary value. And luckily Charleston has an abundance of local businesses ready and able to take on projects big or small. As for the future of Charleston’s real estate market, according to experts, even in the face of a rise in interest rates, the good news is that the market should stay active.


Smart Residents are Joining the Charleston Home Renovation Boom

Experts are hailing a ‘renaissance’ in the Charleston property sector – plans to build over 100,000 new homes have recently been approved in the three county Charleston metro area. And, spurred on by increased optimism about the economy, home improvement specialists are also reporting a ‘boom’ in renovation work across the county – noting Mount Pleasant and The Battery in Kiawah and as restoration hot spots. Local tradesmen are benefiting as older properties left run down and dilapidated as a result of the recession are being overhauled, proving that the upturn in the market is great news for Charleston homeowners and businesses alike. In fact, there are even some emerging trends in the regional home improvement market that could translate as business opportunities for local traders offering the next big thing in home improvements.

Building in Smart Technology

Once thought of as an idea gleaned from science fiction, smart technology in the home is becoming mainstream. Residents of Charleston are embracing so-called smart hubs, technology epicenters that control anything from heating and lighting to security – via smartphone or tablets. As smart speakers that link up to these home hubs and offer voice control also soar in popularity, experts predict more and more appliances within the home will become automated and intelligent.

One reason that smart technology in the home is being billed as the latest big thing is because, as it becomes more commonplace, it’s much more affordable. Popular products that could be offered by local businesses are smart sprinkler systems, doorbells that allow homeowners to interact with visitors via a smartphone and, of course, who wouldn’t want a vacuum cleaner that will clean the floors at the push of a button? And the good news for burglary hot spots, such as James Island and West Ashley, which saw a spike in break ins, is that 60% of intruders say they would be put off by a smart home security system.

High-End Finishes

Home to the luxurious beach-side districts of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, Charleston is not short of homes where no expense is spared. But, finding themselves with more disposable income, even homeowners who don’t live in the most sought-after of areas are investing in high-end items to add value to their properties. According to local tradesmen, high spec ‘over-the-top’ kitchens and bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular in the local area. Luxurious jacuzzi baths, rainforest shower heads, waterfall taps and oversized kitchen islands are just some of the products that are in hot demand. Another trend is recessed lighting, a stylish way to add refinement and polish to any room in the home.

Coastal Couture

Products like wallpaper, houseplants, grey walls and bright exotic accessories are seeing renewed demand. But there’s one key interior style that’s emerging as the winning look for the Charleston homeowner, according to renovation experts working in the local vicinity. Possibly no surprise given the four area beaches boasting miles of crystal clear waters and sandy beaches on offer in Charleston, Coastal chic is the ‘go to’ interior style for local homes. This look incorporates weathered shiplap, paneling and beachy chic styling for an on-trend look. If designing a home around this look sounds a bit ‘out of the comfort zone’, there are plenty of local tradespeople on hand to help homeowners get the look.

Successfully renovating an older property is a sound investment and can add significant monetary value. And luckily Charleston has an abundance of local businesses ready and able to take on projects big or small. As for the future of Charleston’s real estate market, according to experts, even in the face of a rise in interest rates, the good news is that the market should stay active.


Smart Residents are Joining the Charleston Home Renovation Boom

Experts are hailing a ‘renaissance’ in the Charleston property sector – plans to build over 100,000 new homes have recently been approved in the three county Charleston metro area. And, spurred on by increased optimism about the economy, home improvement specialists are also reporting a ‘boom’ in renovation work across the county – noting Mount Pleasant and The Battery in Kiawah and as restoration hot spots. Local tradesmen are benefiting as older properties left run down and dilapidated as a result of the recession are being overhauled, proving that the upturn in the market is great news for Charleston homeowners and businesses alike. In fact, there are even some emerging trends in the regional home improvement market that could translate as business opportunities for local traders offering the next big thing in home improvements.

Building in Smart Technology

Once thought of as an idea gleaned from science fiction, smart technology in the home is becoming mainstream. Residents of Charleston are embracing so-called smart hubs, technology epicenters that control anything from heating and lighting to security – via smartphone or tablets. As smart speakers that link up to these home hubs and offer voice control also soar in popularity, experts predict more and more appliances within the home will become automated and intelligent.

One reason that smart technology in the home is being billed as the latest big thing is because, as it becomes more commonplace, it’s much more affordable. Popular products that could be offered by local businesses are smart sprinkler systems, doorbells that allow homeowners to interact with visitors via a smartphone and, of course, who wouldn’t want a vacuum cleaner that will clean the floors at the push of a button? And the good news for burglary hot spots, such as James Island and West Ashley, which saw a spike in break ins, is that 60% of intruders say they would be put off by a smart home security system.

High-End Finishes

Home to the luxurious beach-side districts of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, Charleston is not short of homes where no expense is spared. But, finding themselves with more disposable income, even homeowners who don’t live in the most sought-after of areas are investing in high-end items to add value to their properties. According to local tradesmen, high spec ‘over-the-top’ kitchens and bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular in the local area. Luxurious jacuzzi baths, rainforest shower heads, waterfall taps and oversized kitchen islands are just some of the products that are in hot demand. Another trend is recessed lighting, a stylish way to add refinement and polish to any room in the home.

Coastal Couture

Products like wallpaper, houseplants, grey walls and bright exotic accessories are seeing renewed demand. But there’s one key interior style that’s emerging as the winning look for the Charleston homeowner, according to renovation experts working in the local vicinity. Possibly no surprise given the four area beaches boasting miles of crystal clear waters and sandy beaches on offer in Charleston, Coastal chic is the ‘go to’ interior style for local homes. This look incorporates weathered shiplap, paneling and beachy chic styling for an on-trend look. If designing a home around this look sounds a bit ‘out of the comfort zone’, there are plenty of local tradespeople on hand to help homeowners get the look.

Successfully renovating an older property is a sound investment and can add significant monetary value. And luckily Charleston has an abundance of local businesses ready and able to take on projects big or small. As for the future of Charleston’s real estate market, according to experts, even in the face of a rise in interest rates, the good news is that the market should stay active.


Smart Residents are Joining the Charleston Home Renovation Boom

Experts are hailing a ‘renaissance’ in the Charleston property sector – plans to build over 100,000 new homes have recently been approved in the three county Charleston metro area. And, spurred on by increased optimism about the economy, home improvement specialists are also reporting a ‘boom’ in renovation work across the county – noting Mount Pleasant and The Battery in Kiawah and as restoration hot spots. Local tradesmen are benefiting as older properties left run down and dilapidated as a result of the recession are being overhauled, proving that the upturn in the market is great news for Charleston homeowners and businesses alike. In fact, there are even some emerging trends in the regional home improvement market that could translate as business opportunities for local traders offering the next big thing in home improvements.

Building in Smart Technology

Once thought of as an idea gleaned from science fiction, smart technology in the home is becoming mainstream. Residents of Charleston are embracing so-called smart hubs, technology epicenters that control anything from heating and lighting to security – via smartphone or tablets. As smart speakers that link up to these home hubs and offer voice control also soar in popularity, experts predict more and more appliances within the home will become automated and intelligent.

One reason that smart technology in the home is being billed as the latest big thing is because, as it becomes more commonplace, it’s much more affordable. Popular products that could be offered by local businesses are smart sprinkler systems, doorbells that allow homeowners to interact with visitors via a smartphone and, of course, who wouldn’t want a vacuum cleaner that will clean the floors at the push of a button? And the good news for burglary hot spots, such as James Island and West Ashley, which saw a spike in break ins, is that 60% of intruders say they would be put off by a smart home security system.

High-End Finishes

Home to the luxurious beach-side districts of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, Charleston is not short of homes where no expense is spared. But, finding themselves with more disposable income, even homeowners who don’t live in the most sought-after of areas are investing in high-end items to add value to their properties. According to local tradesmen, high spec ‘over-the-top’ kitchens and bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular in the local area. Luxurious jacuzzi baths, rainforest shower heads, waterfall taps and oversized kitchen islands are just some of the products that are in hot demand. Another trend is recessed lighting, a stylish way to add refinement and polish to any room in the home.

Coastal Couture

Products like wallpaper, houseplants, grey walls and bright exotic accessories are seeing renewed demand. But there’s one key interior style that’s emerging as the winning look for the Charleston homeowner, according to renovation experts working in the local vicinity. Possibly no surprise given the four area beaches boasting miles of crystal clear waters and sandy beaches on offer in Charleston, Coastal chic is the ‘go to’ interior style for local homes. This look incorporates weathered shiplap, paneling and beachy chic styling for an on-trend look. If designing a home around this look sounds a bit ‘out of the comfort zone’, there are plenty of local tradespeople on hand to help homeowners get the look.

Successfully renovating an older property is a sound investment and can add significant monetary value. And luckily Charleston has an abundance of local businesses ready and able to take on projects big or small. As for the future of Charleston’s real estate market, according to experts, even in the face of a rise in interest rates, the good news is that the market should stay active.


Smart Residents are Joining the Charleston Home Renovation Boom

Experts are hailing a ‘renaissance’ in the Charleston property sector – plans to build over 100,000 new homes have recently been approved in the three county Charleston metro area. And, spurred on by increased optimism about the economy, home improvement specialists are also reporting a ‘boom’ in renovation work across the county – noting Mount Pleasant and The Battery in Kiawah and as restoration hot spots. Local tradesmen are benefiting as older properties left run down and dilapidated as a result of the recession are being overhauled, proving that the upturn in the market is great news for Charleston homeowners and businesses alike. In fact, there are even some emerging trends in the regional home improvement market that could translate as business opportunities for local traders offering the next big thing in home improvements.

Building in Smart Technology

Once thought of as an idea gleaned from science fiction, smart technology in the home is becoming mainstream. Residents of Charleston are embracing so-called smart hubs, technology epicenters that control anything from heating and lighting to security – via smartphone or tablets. As smart speakers that link up to these home hubs and offer voice control also soar in popularity, experts predict more and more appliances within the home will become automated and intelligent.

One reason that smart technology in the home is being billed as the latest big thing is because, as it becomes more commonplace, it’s much more affordable. Popular products that could be offered by local businesses are smart sprinkler systems, doorbells that allow homeowners to interact with visitors via a smartphone and, of course, who wouldn’t want a vacuum cleaner that will clean the floors at the push of a button? And the good news for burglary hot spots, such as James Island and West Ashley, which saw a spike in break ins, is that 60% of intruders say they would be put off by a smart home security system.

High-End Finishes

Home to the luxurious beach-side districts of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, Charleston is not short of homes where no expense is spared. But, finding themselves with more disposable income, even homeowners who don’t live in the most sought-after of areas are investing in high-end items to add value to their properties. According to local tradesmen, high spec ‘over-the-top’ kitchens and bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular in the local area. Luxurious jacuzzi baths, rainforest shower heads, waterfall taps and oversized kitchen islands are just some of the products that are in hot demand. Another trend is recessed lighting, a stylish way to add refinement and polish to any room in the home.

Coastal Couture

Products like wallpaper, houseplants, grey walls and bright exotic accessories are seeing renewed demand. But there’s one key interior style that’s emerging as the winning look for the Charleston homeowner, according to renovation experts working in the local vicinity. Possibly no surprise given the four area beaches boasting miles of crystal clear waters and sandy beaches on offer in Charleston, Coastal chic is the ‘go to’ interior style for local homes. This look incorporates weathered shiplap, paneling and beachy chic styling for an on-trend look. If designing a home around this look sounds a bit ‘out of the comfort zone’, there are plenty of local tradespeople on hand to help homeowners get the look.

Successfully renovating an older property is a sound investment and can add significant monetary value. And luckily Charleston has an abundance of local businesses ready and able to take on projects big or small. As for the future of Charleston’s real estate market, according to experts, even in the face of a rise in interest rates, the good news is that the market should stay active.


Smart Residents are Joining the Charleston Home Renovation Boom

Experts are hailing a ‘renaissance’ in the Charleston property sector – plans to build over 100,000 new homes have recently been approved in the three county Charleston metro area. And, spurred on by increased optimism about the economy, home improvement specialists are also reporting a ‘boom’ in renovation work across the county – noting Mount Pleasant and The Battery in Kiawah and as restoration hot spots. Local tradesmen are benefiting as older properties left run down and dilapidated as a result of the recession are being overhauled, proving that the upturn in the market is great news for Charleston homeowners and businesses alike. In fact, there are even some emerging trends in the regional home improvement market that could translate as business opportunities for local traders offering the next big thing in home improvements.

Building in Smart Technology

Once thought of as an idea gleaned from science fiction, smart technology in the home is becoming mainstream. Residents of Charleston are embracing so-called smart hubs, technology epicenters that control anything from heating and lighting to security – via smartphone or tablets. As smart speakers that link up to these home hubs and offer voice control also soar in popularity, experts predict more and more appliances within the home will become automated and intelligent.

One reason that smart technology in the home is being billed as the latest big thing is because, as it becomes more commonplace, it’s much more affordable. Popular products that could be offered by local businesses are smart sprinkler systems, doorbells that allow homeowners to interact with visitors via a smartphone and, of course, who wouldn’t want a vacuum cleaner that will clean the floors at the push of a button? And the good news for burglary hot spots, such as James Island and West Ashley, which saw a spike in break ins, is that 60% of intruders say they would be put off by a smart home security system.

High-End Finishes

Home to the luxurious beach-side districts of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, Charleston is not short of homes where no expense is spared. But, finding themselves with more disposable income, even homeowners who don’t live in the most sought-after of areas are investing in high-end items to add value to their properties. According to local tradesmen, high spec ‘over-the-top’ kitchens and bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular in the local area. Luxurious jacuzzi baths, rainforest shower heads, waterfall taps and oversized kitchen islands are just some of the products that are in hot demand. Another trend is recessed lighting, a stylish way to add refinement and polish to any room in the home.

Coastal Couture

Products like wallpaper, houseplants, grey walls and bright exotic accessories are seeing renewed demand. But there’s one key interior style that’s emerging as the winning look for the Charleston homeowner, according to renovation experts working in the local vicinity. Possibly no surprise given the four area beaches boasting miles of crystal clear waters and sandy beaches on offer in Charleston, Coastal chic is the ‘go to’ interior style for local homes. This look incorporates weathered shiplap, paneling and beachy chic styling for an on-trend look. If designing a home around this look sounds a bit ‘out of the comfort zone’, there are plenty of local tradespeople on hand to help homeowners get the look.

Successfully renovating an older property is a sound investment and can add significant monetary value. And luckily Charleston has an abundance of local businesses ready and able to take on projects big or small. As for the future of Charleston’s real estate market, according to experts, even in the face of a rise in interest rates, the good news is that the market should stay active.


Smart Residents are Joining the Charleston Home Renovation Boom

Experts are hailing a ‘renaissance’ in the Charleston property sector – plans to build over 100,000 new homes have recently been approved in the three county Charleston metro area. And, spurred on by increased optimism about the economy, home improvement specialists are also reporting a ‘boom’ in renovation work across the county – noting Mount Pleasant and The Battery in Kiawah and as restoration hot spots. Local tradesmen are benefiting as older properties left run down and dilapidated as a result of the recession are being overhauled, proving that the upturn in the market is great news for Charleston homeowners and businesses alike. In fact, there are even some emerging trends in the regional home improvement market that could translate as business opportunities for local traders offering the next big thing in home improvements.

Building in Smart Technology

Once thought of as an idea gleaned from science fiction, smart technology in the home is becoming mainstream. Residents of Charleston are embracing so-called smart hubs, technology epicenters that control anything from heating and lighting to security – via smartphone or tablets. As smart speakers that link up to these home hubs and offer voice control also soar in popularity, experts predict more and more appliances within the home will become automated and intelligent.

One reason that smart technology in the home is being billed as the latest big thing is because, as it becomes more commonplace, it’s much more affordable. Popular products that could be offered by local businesses are smart sprinkler systems, doorbells that allow homeowners to interact with visitors via a smartphone and, of course, who wouldn’t want a vacuum cleaner that will clean the floors at the push of a button? And the good news for burglary hot spots, such as James Island and West Ashley, which saw a spike in break ins, is that 60% of intruders say they would be put off by a smart home security system.

High-End Finishes

Home to the luxurious beach-side districts of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, Charleston is not short of homes where no expense is spared. But, finding themselves with more disposable income, even homeowners who don’t live in the most sought-after of areas are investing in high-end items to add value to their properties. According to local tradesmen, high spec ‘over-the-top’ kitchens and bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular in the local area. Luxurious jacuzzi baths, rainforest shower heads, waterfall taps and oversized kitchen islands are just some of the products that are in hot demand. Another trend is recessed lighting, a stylish way to add refinement and polish to any room in the home.

Coastal Couture

Products like wallpaper, houseplants, grey walls and bright exotic accessories are seeing renewed demand. But there’s one key interior style that’s emerging as the winning look for the Charleston homeowner, according to renovation experts working in the local vicinity. Possibly no surprise given the four area beaches boasting miles of crystal clear waters and sandy beaches on offer in Charleston, Coastal chic is the ‘go to’ interior style for local homes. This look incorporates weathered shiplap, paneling and beachy chic styling for an on-trend look. If designing a home around this look sounds a bit ‘out of the comfort zone’, there are plenty of local tradespeople on hand to help homeowners get the look.

Successfully renovating an older property is a sound investment and can add significant monetary value. And luckily Charleston has an abundance of local businesses ready and able to take on projects big or small. As for the future of Charleston’s real estate market, according to experts, even in the face of a rise in interest rates, the good news is that the market should stay active.


Smart Residents are Joining the Charleston Home Renovation Boom

Experts are hailing a ‘renaissance’ in the Charleston property sector – plans to build over 100,000 new homes have recently been approved in the three county Charleston metro area. And, spurred on by increased optimism about the economy, home improvement specialists are also reporting a ‘boom’ in renovation work across the county – noting Mount Pleasant and The Battery in Kiawah and as restoration hot spots. Local tradesmen are benefiting as older properties left run down and dilapidated as a result of the recession are being overhauled, proving that the upturn in the market is great news for Charleston homeowners and businesses alike. In fact, there are even some emerging trends in the regional home improvement market that could translate as business opportunities for local traders offering the next big thing in home improvements.

Building in Smart Technology

Once thought of as an idea gleaned from science fiction, smart technology in the home is becoming mainstream. Residents of Charleston are embracing so-called smart hubs, technology epicenters that control anything from heating and lighting to security – via smartphone or tablets. As smart speakers that link up to these home hubs and offer voice control also soar in popularity, experts predict more and more appliances within the home will become automated and intelligent.

One reason that smart technology in the home is being billed as the latest big thing is because, as it becomes more commonplace, it’s much more affordable. Popular products that could be offered by local businesses are smart sprinkler systems, doorbells that allow homeowners to interact with visitors via a smartphone and, of course, who wouldn’t want a vacuum cleaner that will clean the floors at the push of a button? And the good news for burglary hot spots, such as James Island and West Ashley, which saw a spike in break ins, is that 60% of intruders say they would be put off by a smart home security system.

High-End Finishes

Home to the luxurious beach-side districts of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, Charleston is not short of homes where no expense is spared. But, finding themselves with more disposable income, even homeowners who don’t live in the most sought-after of areas are investing in high-end items to add value to their properties. According to local tradesmen, high spec ‘over-the-top’ kitchens and bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular in the local area. Luxurious jacuzzi baths, rainforest shower heads, waterfall taps and oversized kitchen islands are just some of the products that are in hot demand. Another trend is recessed lighting, a stylish way to add refinement and polish to any room in the home.

Coastal Couture

Products like wallpaper, houseplants, grey walls and bright exotic accessories are seeing renewed demand. But there’s one key interior style that’s emerging as the winning look for the Charleston homeowner, according to renovation experts working in the local vicinity. Possibly no surprise given the four area beaches boasting miles of crystal clear waters and sandy beaches on offer in Charleston, Coastal chic is the ‘go to’ interior style for local homes. This look incorporates weathered shiplap, paneling and beachy chic styling for an on-trend look. If designing a home around this look sounds a bit ‘out of the comfort zone’, there are plenty of local tradespeople on hand to help homeowners get the look.

Successfully renovating an older property is a sound investment and can add significant monetary value. And luckily Charleston has an abundance of local businesses ready and able to take on projects big or small. As for the future of Charleston’s real estate market, according to experts, even in the face of a rise in interest rates, the good news is that the market should stay active.


Smart Residents are Joining the Charleston Home Renovation Boom

Experts are hailing a ‘renaissance’ in the Charleston property sector – plans to build over 100,000 new homes have recently been approved in the three county Charleston metro area. And, spurred on by increased optimism about the economy, home improvement specialists are also reporting a ‘boom’ in renovation work across the county – noting Mount Pleasant and The Battery in Kiawah and as restoration hot spots. Local tradesmen are benefiting as older properties left run down and dilapidated as a result of the recession are being overhauled, proving that the upturn in the market is great news for Charleston homeowners and businesses alike. In fact, there are even some emerging trends in the regional home improvement market that could translate as business opportunities for local traders offering the next big thing in home improvements.

Building in Smart Technology

Once thought of as an idea gleaned from science fiction, smart technology in the home is becoming mainstream. Residents of Charleston are embracing so-called smart hubs, technology epicenters that control anything from heating and lighting to security – via smartphone or tablets. As smart speakers that link up to these home hubs and offer voice control also soar in popularity, experts predict more and more appliances within the home will become automated and intelligent.

One reason that smart technology in the home is being billed as the latest big thing is because, as it becomes more commonplace, it’s much more affordable. Popular products that could be offered by local businesses are smart sprinkler systems, doorbells that allow homeowners to interact with visitors via a smartphone and, of course, who wouldn’t want a vacuum cleaner that will clean the floors at the push of a button? And the good news for burglary hot spots, such as James Island and West Ashley, which saw a spike in break ins, is that 60% of intruders say they would be put off by a smart home security system.

High-End Finishes

Home to the luxurious beach-side districts of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, Charleston is not short of homes where no expense is spared. But, finding themselves with more disposable income, even homeowners who don’t live in the most sought-after of areas are investing in high-end items to add value to their properties. According to local tradesmen, high spec ‘over-the-top’ kitchens and bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular in the local area. Luxurious jacuzzi baths, rainforest shower heads, waterfall taps and oversized kitchen islands are just some of the products that are in hot demand. Another trend is recessed lighting, a stylish way to add refinement and polish to any room in the home.

Coastal Couture

Products like wallpaper, houseplants, grey walls and bright exotic accessories are seeing renewed demand. But there’s one key interior style that’s emerging as the winning look for the Charleston homeowner, according to renovation experts working in the local vicinity. Possibly no surprise given the four area beaches boasting miles of crystal clear waters and sandy beaches on offer in Charleston, Coastal chic is the ‘go to’ interior style for local homes. This look incorporates weathered shiplap, paneling and beachy chic styling for an on-trend look. If designing a home around this look sounds a bit ‘out of the comfort zone’, there are plenty of local tradespeople on hand to help homeowners get the look.

Successfully renovating an older property is a sound investment and can add significant monetary value. And luckily Charleston has an abundance of local businesses ready and able to take on projects big or small. As for the future of Charleston’s real estate market, according to experts, even in the face of a rise in interest rates, the good news is that the market should stay active.


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