This year, the HGTV Smart Home is situated in one of the low country’s best kept secrets – Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina. The home exudes elevated Southern style.
What’s Smart About HGTV Smart Home 2018?
HGTV Smart Home 2018 sparkles with intelligent design in every space complete with state-of-the-art tech upgrades. From beds that customize comfort to a hidden virtual reality space for entertaining the entire family, this Palmetto Bluff home is full of smart solutions and inviting Southern style.
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®.
The two-story coastal sanctuary is nestled in the private resort community developed by Palmetto Bluff Development, LLC, and sits on the banks of the May River just a short kayak ride from the Atlantic Ocean. The home spans approximately 2,850 square feet and has three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. It features smart technology, clever design solutions and energy-efficient materials throughout that blend perfectly with Southern style.
“This is the fourth time we’ve selected South Carolina as the location for an HGTV home giveaway, so our love of this beautiful state is well documented,” said Ron Feinbaum, General Manager of HGTV Home Promotions. “Palmetto Bluff is a true Southern escape by the sea, and we know our fans will love the area’s antebellum charm, scenic views and vibrant culture.”
Great Room – Bright and Breezy Place to Gather
The conversational seating plan in the great room at HGTV Smart Home 2018 feels bright and airy and invites relaxation in a calm color palette.
Kitchen – Design and Performance
The kitchen’s stainless Wi-Fi enabled counter-depth French-door refrigerator features an Obsidian interior that showcases the food inside, and separate evaporators in the refrigerator and freezer compartments that maintain independent temperature control.
The Jenn-Air built-in coffee system turns your morning java into a culinary revolution with a frothing system and integrated milk container for personalized lattes and cappuccinos.
What designer Tiffany Brooks describes as one of her favorite spaces in the home, the dining room offers the perfect mix of modern and traditional elements that create a cozy and welcoming spot for sharing meals and conversation.
Relax in this impressive master bedroom with king-sized smart bed, eye-catching architectural details and a large vaulted ceiling with four solar powered skylights that bring the outdoors inside.
Sleep Number beds are found throughout the home including in the master suite. This Flextop King, i10 Sleep Number 360 smart bed with air pressure monitoring lets you rest easy with endless head positions and foot warming.
Brainy Bedroom Skylights
This bright and airy bedroom gets a smart boost with VELUX skylights are energy efficient and solar powered. Built in rain sensors automatically close the skylight moisture is detected.
Taking the bedroom from day to night is just a click away with this VELUX skylight remote control. Close the skylights at the end of the day and enjoy sleeping in the next morning or leave them open and wake with the sunrise.
Have a luxe spa experience at home in this fully-furnished master bathroom that offers the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation with the benefits of modern technology.
Technology in the Details
Start the day with the latest news, stock updates and social media feeds with double Smart Touch Vanity Mirrors in the master bathroom. Coffee is at your fingertips and can be hidden from sight when no longer needed with a Nexus21 small hidden storage lift.
High Tech Excellence
The remote-controlled Kohler Numi toilet in the allows for a custom experience for each user and brings the master bathroom into the future.
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. 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.
During the sweepstakes period for the HGTV Smart Home Giveaway 2018, which begins at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 17 and runs through 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 7, eligible viewers can enter twice per day at HGTV.com and sign up for daily email reminders. Fans can also visit HGTV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for updates and new details (#HGTVSmart).
Viewers can catch the DIY Behind the Build: HGTV Smart Home special chronicling the construction process, which premieres Tuesday, April 17 at 11 p.m. ET on DIY Network, along with the HGTV Smart Home Special, which premieres Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. ET on HGTV.
Sponsors of HGTV Smart Home 2018 include Bassett Home Furnishings; Mercedes-Benz USA; Quicken Loans®; Bush Brothers & Company; Peloton Interactive, Inc.; The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; The Gorilla Glue Company; HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams; Cabinets To Go; SimpliSafe Home Security; Sleep Number; VELUX No Leak Skylights; Kohler Co.; OxiClean; Trex; and Filtrete.
HGTV delivers the superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. America’s favorite way to get entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 90 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.7 million people each month; a social footprint of 16.8 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
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