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Is “Building a Dream Home in 2021” on Your Resolutions List?

Is “Building a Dream Home in 2021” on Your Resolutions List?

If you’re dreaming of building a dream home in 2021, let us help you with that New Year’s resolution! The year is still very young and the ink on the New Year’s resolutions list is still fresh. What’s on your list? Well, we can’t help much with your desire to lose...

Christmas Season Plans

Christmas Season Plans

The Christmas season is here and it's time for shopping, planning parties and decorating the house. We love this time of year. The chill in the air and the anticipation of Christmas, along with a new year and new beginnings. Even in the time of quarantine and social...

We Choose to Give Thanks this Thanksgiving

We Choose to Give Thanks this Thanksgiving

We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! We at B. Chaney Improvements in Charleston truly hope that on Thursday, you stop and reflect on all your blessings, even as we wrap up one of the toughest years ever. It's easy to reflect on all the negatives of...

Renovate Your House into Your Dream Home

Renovate Your House into Your Dream Home

Renovate to Get Your Dream Home in Your Current Location Most people sell and move because their current home no longer meets the needs of their current lifestyle. That may be because their family has expanded or possibly contracted. Nonetheless, the thought of...

October is Here and There’s Work to be Done

October is Here and There’s Work to be Done

October is upon us and it's a great time to be outside for work and play. We're closing out September and entering October, which means fall is here and the work that comes with it. Thankfully, it's not all work and no fun, because pumpkin patches and other outdoor...

Storm Season is Here

Storm Season is Here

Storm season means anxiety and the possibility of storm damage to your home. It seems that new storms threatening the United States are being reported on every week. Most of us watch the news or check weather.com every day until we know we're in the clear or need to...

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Happy birthday America from B. Chaney Improvements! The July 4th celebrations of 2020 might be some of the strangest in recent history. The events of the first half of this year have left some people angry toward our nation. Others are emboldened in their love of...

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father's Day weekend from everyone at B. Chaney Improvements. We hope Father's Day is a great one for all who take on the noble cause of being great fathers to their children! We know the job of "dad" -- making sacrifices and taking a leadership role -- is not...

Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!

Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!

We at B. Chaney Improvements hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer and we hope it means the start of a return to normal life. The upcoming holiday is about remembering. It's about remembering those who have...

April is National Month of Hope

April is National Month of Hope

April is National Month of Hope and our world is definitely in need of hope. While most of the planet is clamped down due to corona virus (COVID-19), there is reason to hope. Warmer temperatures and extra time with family are among the better outcomes from the havoc....

Think Home Improvement During Heart Month

February is National Heart Month, so start thinking about great ways to strengthen your heart and home improvement upgrades. Okay, we know one thing has nothing to do with the other, but we're in the throes of a Lowcountry "winter" and we just want you to think about...

New Year’s Resolutions and a Look Back at 2019

The new year is here and so are the New Year's Resolutions that will shape 2020. Each new year brings reflections on the old year passing and dreams of the new one to come. We are so thankful for another year of helping others and seeing our business grow and improve....

Merry Christmas from B. Chaney Improvements!

Merry Christmas from B. Chaney Improvements!

Everyone at B. Chaney Improvements wishes you a Merry Christmas and a great holiday season! "We wish you a merry Christmas. We wish you a merry Christmas..." Okay, now that you have the song in your head, we really do wish you a Merry Christmas, a happy holiday season...

Hello December!

Hello December!

Hello December! Bring on the holidays and the start to winter and a new year. December can be such a great month, as long as you plan it well and execute the plan with precision. After all, there are decorations to be put up, shopping to be done, bowl games to watch,...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

  Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for a great year.   The staff at B. Chaney Improvements in Charleston, SC is grateful for 2019 and hopes that your Thanksgiving is about taking the time to appreciate everything good in the past year.   Our staff...

November is for Fun….and Being Thankful

November is for Fun….and Being Thankful

Welcome to November in Charleston, SC Welcome to November, the month that reminds us to be thankful; a month to have some pre-winter fun; and a month to meet with us at B. Chaney Improvements to discuss home improvement projects. November's warm days and chilly nights...

Whole-House Rehab Might be Better Than Building

Whole-House Rehab Might be Better Than Building

Completing a whole-house rehab project on your home might be better than selling and moving. Most areas in the greater Charleston, SC area are wonderful places to live, because the location is very good. And the closer you are to the peninsula, the more likely you are...

Welcome to October!

Welcome to October!

Welcome to October, a great month for so many things, including the start to the holiday season. October in the Lowcountry is usually pretty close to perfect, as long as your not chased out by a hurricane. The warm days and somewhat cooler nights make for a blend of...

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

Everyone at B. Chaney hopes you and your family have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend! Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. We know this makes some people sad (students), while other people (parents and those who hate the intense heat) have been anticipating...

Are You Ready for the Next Hurricane?

Are You Ready for the Next Hurricane?

Hurricanes are bad, but can be measurably worse if you and your family aren't prepared for the next one. We are at the front end of the hurricane season in the Lowcountry. So far, we've only heard about some larger storms, but soon, they will become part of the...

July is Here!

July is Here!

Welcome to July, a great month for a home improvement project. Summer is now in full swing, because July is here, along with hot weather, pool days and family fun! It's also a great time to look for home improvement and home repair projects. We do have some time to...

Happy Memorial Day from B. Chaney Improvements

Happy Memorial Day from B. Chaney Improvements

Memorial Day Starts the Summer Season and the Last Half of the Building Year for 2019. Did you know that Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day? No matter what it’s called, the holiday weekend is here with the unofficial start of summer. Our...

Ask Good Questions Before Hiring a Builder

Make sure you have a list of good questions to ask when interviewing builders to build your house or major addition. Do you remember hearing the old adage, "There are no stupid questions" when you were growing up? Well, for those building a house should, the new adage...

Use Your Tax Return for Home Improvement

Use Your Tax Return for Home Improvement

Tax returns are a great way to help pay for home improvement and home repair costs to upgrade your home. April is here and spring/early summer has arrived in Charleston, SC. And by now, you are either getting your tax information together because of the looming...

March Starts Home Improvement Season

March brings spring, which brings warmer weather, which brings the start of home improvement project season. Are you thinking of upgrading your home in 2019? Replacement windows are great for keeping warm air inside next winter and frigid air outside, where it...

February is Here, But Spring is Coming

February is upon on us and that means spring is closer. We at B. Chaney Improvements work throughout winter, because the Lowcountry has such great weather. However, this is the time of year that people start thinking about outdoor living spaces and other building...

New Year’s Resolution: Build in 2019!

What is your New Year's Resolution? Do you want a new living space by this time next year? If so, contact us soon to talk about the change you want to make. Do you want to build a home in the coming year? Or, are you happy with where you are and just want to remodel...

Major Remodel of Lowcountry Home

Major Remodel of Lowcountry Home

When Lisa and Roberta decided to do a major remodel of their older Mt. Pleasant, SC home, they interviewed many builders and hired B. Chaney Improvements. The couple was living full-time in Atlanta and decided to do a major remodel of their older Lowcountry home....

Happy Thanksgiving from B. Chaney!

We hope you and your family have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.   The entire staff at B. Chaney Improvements hopes that Thanksgiving is a day filled with reflection on a year of blessings. If you have been blessed with faith, good health, a home, children,...

The Season for Storm Damage

Hurricane season is starting to wind down -- we hope -- but the Lowcountry is still on alert for another 45 days. If another storm arises, there is likely to be wind and water issues that require home repairs. One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United...

Happy Labor Day from B. Chaney!

Everyone at B. Chaney Improvements hopes you and your family have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend! This is the unofficial end of summer. We hope it was a great summer and hope the fall is even better. We know this time of year can be hectic, but if you are thinking...

Back to School, but Maybe a New School Zone?

Back to School, but Maybe a New School Zone?

As back-to-school season starts, many parents start to think about a new home in a new school zone for the coming years. Don't wait for another year to pass before talking to us about building. Summer is quickly coming to a close and the back-to-school rush is...

Whole House Rehab Better Than Moving?

Whole House Rehab Better Than Moving?

Hiring B. Chaney Improvements to complete a whole house rehab project on your home might be better than selling and moving. Most areas in the greater Charleston, SC area are wonderful places to live. Usually the location is good, because of the convenient commute to...

Happy Independence Day!

Everyone at B. Chaney Improvements wishes you and your family a safe and happy Independence Day. As we celebrate this great American holiday, we thought it would be a great time to learn more about this pivotal period in our nation's history AND enjoy some...

Happy Father’s Day!

We at B. Chaney Improvements salute all dads on this Father's Day weekend. Thank you for taking time to invest in the lives of your family members all year long. We hope the day is a great one for all dads who take on the noble cause of being great fathers to their...

Happy Mother’s Day!

From all of us at B. Chaney Improvements, we wish every mom a Happy Mother's Day! We know how important moms are to every household and we want to take time to celebrate each and every mother on their special day. The hard work they put in to build homes should never...

Great Ideas for Your Tax Refund

Tax season is coming to an end. What will you spend your tax refund on in 2018? April is here and Spring has finally arrived in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. And by now, you are either getting your tax information together because of the looming deadline or you...

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from everyone at B. Chaney Improvements! We hope this time of renewal and rebirth is a special season for you, your family and your friends. For us, it is a time to reflect on a special blessing of knowing and understanding the ultimate sacrifice that God...

Spring Clean Up Leads into Outdoor Season

Spring Clean Up Leads into Outdoor Season

As the temperatures start to consistently rise -- take a hint winter -- it is a great time to freshen up the home for a great start to the outdoor season of 2018. The new year is in swing; the tax returns are done; the tax refunds are being processed; and now it is...

Happy President’s Day Weekend!

Everyone at B. Chaney Improvements hopes you and your family have a happy and safe President's Day weekend! Did You Know?: George Washington's Birthday, also known as Presidents' Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents...

Ask Questions Before Hiring a Builder

Ask questions. Then ask more questions. And then ask follow up questions to the earlier questions. Then you can hire the right builder for your new home or addition. Brad Chaney of B. Chaney Improvements has had many meetings with potential clients over the many years...

Happiest of Holidays and Help with Your Resolutions!

We at B. Chaney Improvements Wish You the Happiest of Holidays During This Christmas Season and into 2018! Christmas time is such a great time of year. We are so thankful for all of God's blessings and for the opportunity to reflect back on the year that has been and...

We Salute Our Soldiers on this Veterans Day

We say "Thank you" to all of the military veterans for your service to our country on this Veterans Day. We are truly grateful for you. And for those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom, we are forever indebted to you and your families for your sacrifice. Did...

Meet Now to Build Your Dream Home in 2018

Meet Now to Build Your Dream Home in 2018

Plan to meet with builders now if your plan is to build your dream home in 2018 So what kind of home are you dreaming about? Are you dreaming about a stately colonial? Or maybe your mind’s eye sees a beach bungalow? There is always the possibility your Pinterest page...

Let’s Renovate Your Bathroom!

First question: Who's hosting family for the holidays this year? Next question: Who wants to show off their newly-renovated bathroom? Well, if you raised your hands to both questions, you better call Brad Chaney at B. Chaney Improvements in the next couple of days,...

Home Repair for Hurricane Damage and Water Issues

What was Hurricane Irma is now gone, but her damage and subsequent water issues are now causing Coastal South Carolina residents to deal with home repairs. The largest hurricane to ever hit the United States is now gone, but damaged roofs and water damage to homes...

Happy Labor Day from B. Chaney Improvements!

The home improvement and building specialists at B. Chaney Improvements hope you and your family have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend! This is the unofficial end of summer. We hope it was a great summer and hope the fall is even better. We know this time of year can...

Isle of Palms House Renovation

Isle of Palms House Renovation

We posted a blog piece a few months back about the trend of people doing whole house rehab projects. The following photos and narrative are of an Isle of Palms, SC house renovated and upgraded by the B. Chaney Improvements team. Brad Chaney and his craftsmen took the...

Checklist for the End of Summer

As summer comes to an end, everyone should use this checklist for end of summer to-dos that will make the busy fall season a little less stressful on everyone under the same roof. August is still technically part of summer, but with vacations wrapping up and...

Renovating a Charleston Home

Renovating a Charleston Home

Charleston, SC is filled with history...and old homes. Often times these homes need updating and even a full renovation. Whole house renovations are nothing new in the Holy City. Many people flock to Charleston because of the history and architecture. And while some...

Nice Review from a Home Improvement Job

Nice Review from a Home Improvement Job

Home Improvement Job Brings Nice Review from Satisfied Client We enjoy being in the home improvement business. We make a good living and we love helping people who are in need of hiring an honest contractor for a home repair, an upgrade to their home or to build a new...

Move or Rehab Your Home?

Move or Rehab Your Home?

A new trend seems to be developing in the real estate world: complete rehab -- or renovation -- projects of existing homes. Some experts believe the trend is due to several factors in the national economy, as well as a change in the thinking of homeowners. Nationally,...

Did You Pay Too Much in Taxes?

Did you pay too much in taxes this year? If so, building a home or taking a loan for a major addition to upgrade your current home may make the difference next year. With tax day here, many Americans are writing checks to the government while wishing they had spent...

Home Improvements Paid For By Your Tax Refund

Home Improvements Paid For By Your Tax Refund

Home improvements like replacing windows; remodeling a kitchen; renovating a bathroom, building a deck; etc... can be done with your 2017 tax refund that should be arriving soon. We realize it is more fun to spend a tax return on something like a vacation or a new...

Happy President’s Day!

Happy President's Day from B. Chaney Improvements! Did You Know?: The story of Presidents’ Day begins in 1800, the year after the death of President George Washington’s in 1799. His February 22nd birthday became a perennial day of remembrance from then on. Originally...

Renovation Ideas – Adding a Screen Porch or Sunroom

Renovation Ideas – Adding a Screen Porch or Sunroom

Adding a screen porch or sunroof maybe be the perfect renovation idea to turn your ho-hum house into the perfect living space for you and your family. Most people think about their house in terms of number of bedrooms, bathrooms and if the kitchen is up to date....

Old Mt. Pleasant Home Addition Makes Family Happy

Old Mt. Pleasant Home Addition Makes Family Happy

Many of the homes in Mt. Pleasant's Old Village were built half a decade ago with a couple bedrooms, a bath and small yard. Those homes are now having to accommodate families that want a little more space and sometimes, a different floor plan. This was the case for...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from everyone at B. Chaney Improvements! We hope 2017 is a bigger and better year than the old one we leave behind. We are grateful for all the blessings that 2016 held, but hold out hope that the new year will be one that brings great prosperity and...

Merry Christmas from B. Chaney Improvements

From all of us at B. Chaney Improvements, we hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas. We hope this special holiday is filled with the peace, comfort and joy that was meant to accompany this celebration of the savior of the world.   We look forward to...

Happy Thanksgiving from B. Chaney Improvements

We hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving! We are very thankful for you and thank you for helping us to have a wonderful 2016 thus far. Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to lead into the Christmas season. While some seem to want to jump over it or leave...

Thank You to Our Vets on Veterans Day

From all of us at B. Chaney Improvements, we say "Thank you" to all of the military veterans for your service to our country. And for those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom, we are forever indebted to you and your families for your sacrifice. Did You...

Call Us if You Have Water Damage

The hurricane has now been gone from the Lowcountry for two weeks, but several reminders of its destruction remain. Tree limbs and debris are still piled up in many neighborhoods. The other reminder for some is the wind and water damage to their home. By now,...

Hurricane Damage Checklist for Your Home

Here is a great hurricane damage checklist when your inspecting your home after the storm has moved out. PLEASE be safe when doing this. Do NOT take any chances when inspecting roofs or sources of electricity. ALWAYS call a professional before taking any unnecessary...

Renovation Ideas – The Bathroom

Renovation Ideas – The Bathroom

This is a Series of Renovation Blogs to Upgrade Your Current Living Space. Today We Will Focus on Bathroom Renovations. Bathrooms are a major part of the house, even though we may only spend a fraction of our day in the space. When someone is looking to purchase or...

Samples of Our Building and Renovation Projects

Photos of Our Work in the Lowcountry Here are some photos of our building and renovation projects over the years that we have been a trusted builder. B. Chaney Improvements began as a builder in the Northeast and relocated to the Charleston, SC area a few years ago....

Happy Labor Day from B. Chaney Improvements

The professional builders at B. Chaney Improvements hope you and your family have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend! Did You Know: Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. This year it is September 5th. The holiday...

Renovation Ideas — The Ceiling

This is a Series of Renovation Ideas that B. Chaney Improvements Professionals Can Help Design and Install in Your Home to Upgrade Your Current Living Space Most people don't think about their plain, boring 8-ft. ceiling, UNTIL they walk into a model home and notice...

Kitchen Renovation and Living Room Upgrade

Kitchen Renovation and Living Room Upgrade

Total Kitchen Makeover Gives Older Charleston Home New Life The professionals at B. Chaney Improvements were recently given the opportunity to complete a renovation project that left the homeowner very grateful for the new, high-end look they were going for in the...

Customer Loves Her Remodeled Bathroom

Customer Loves Her Remodeled Bathroom

A Charleston, SC Area Woman Used B. Chaney Improvements to Remodel Her Bathroom and Recommends Us to Others Here are some kind words from a recent client who hired us to turn her outdated bathroom into a new, trendy space that meets her needs -- and desires -- in a...

Happy Independence Day from B. Chaney Improvements!

Everyone at B. Chaney Improvements Wishes You and Your Family a Great Independence Day Weekend. Did You Know: Known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day...

Outdoor Living Spaces in 2016

Outdoor living space trends for 2016 include new types of furniture and a trendy new color. Like all things in the good ol' US of A, yesterday's "have to haves" quickly become the things that many people say, "I just can't look at that one more day." The same is true...

Happy Father’s Day

Everyone at B. Chaney Improvements would like to wish all the dad's in the Charleston, SC area a very Happy Father's Day. We hope this is an incredible day for them and their families. Being a proud father myself (Brad), I appreciate the hard work that goes into being...

Before You Hire A Contractor

Before You Hire A Contractor

Here is a great article on what to do before you hire a contractor -- or even meeting with a contractor -- to build your custom home; addition to your existing home; or deck, patio or outdoor living space. Below is the list that the author from the article How to Hire...

Happy Memorial Day

With Gratitude in Our Hearts, We Say Happy Memorial Day from B. Chaney Improvements Did You Know: Memorial Day is this Monday, May 30th. The holiday originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization...

Hot Trends in Building and Renovation

Hot Trends Include Barn Doors, Shiplap Walls, Exposed Brick and MUCH More. Hot trends are nothing new in American culture, and trends are certainly in flux every few years in the building and renovation industry. In decades past, you would have to go to a professional...

Happy Mother’s Day

From all of us at B. Chaney Improvements, we want to wish every mom a Happy Mother's Day! Did You Know: The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West...

Low Interest Rates Means Build Now

Money is Cheap, So Use it Now and Add Wealth Through Real Estate Low interest rates and available money make NOW the perfect time to build that custom home or addition you have been dreaming about. People ask us all the time, "When is the right time to build?" And...

Outdoor Living Spaces Great for Family, Entertaining

While the nights are still a little cool in the Lowcountry, we think it is a great time to start thinking about summer nights spent in outdoor living spaces around the house. And, since we are custom builders, we think it is time to starting thinking SPECIFICALLY...

What is the Cost of Building a Home in Charleston, SC?

What is the Cost of Building a Home in Charleston, SC?

Many people who are thinking of building often as us, "So, what exactly is the cost of building a new home in the Charleston area?" Well, the simple answer is, "It depends." Okay, that is a frustrating answer, but you may understand better if you think in terms of...

Inexpensive Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Inexpensive Kitchen Renovation Ideas

We at B. Chaney Improvements have clients of all types, but the one common element that ties most together is the question, "How much will this cost?" For many, a certain maximum budget has been set and we have to find ways to remodel the kitchen or renovate the...

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from everyone at B. Chaney Improvements! We hope this time of renewal and rebirth is a special season for you, your family and your friends. For us, it is a time to reflect on a special blessing of knowing and understanding the ultimate sacrifice the God...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from B. Chaney Improvements

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from B. Chaney Improvements

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Brad Chaney of B. Chaney Improvements! Did You Know: Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick -- the Day of the Festival of Patrick -- is the celebration of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. It...

Tax Refund Money For Renovations, Additions

Tax Refund Money For Renovations, Additions

Tax refund season is here and we at B. Chaney Improvements have a great recommendation for the money that will soon arrive in the mailbox. We think that re-investing it in renovations of your home -- or even building an addition -- is a great way to spend the cash...

Install Replacement Windows This Spring for Savings, Curb Appeal

Install Replacement Windows This Spring for Savings, Curb Appeal

There are lots of reasons to replace old windows in a home. Windows not only provide an important part of every home's basic structure, but they also add to -- or take away from -- the overall character of a home's aesthetics. Here are the top three reasons to call us...

Happy Valentine’s Day from B. Chaney Improvements!

Happy Valentine's Day from everyone at B. Chaney Improvements! Did You Know?: The history of the story of the patron saint– for which Valentine's Day is named -- is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that...

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Contractor

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Contractor

We at B. Chaney Improvements have had many meetings with potential clients over the years here in the Lowcountry. We appreciate those that come to the initial meeting very well-prepared, but understand when others come, well, not so prepared. Many people seemingly...

Happy New Year 2016!

Everyone at B. Chaney Improvements hopes and prays for a great new year as we start 2016 in the Mt. Pleasant/Charleston, S.C. area. If your new year's resolution is to build your dream home or that great addition or outdoor living area you have always wanted, please...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From all of us at B. Chaney Improvements to all of our clients and future clients in the Mt. Pleasant, Daniel Island and great Charleston, SC area, we want to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! You have helped us have a wonderful...

Who is B. Chaney Improvements?

B. Chaney Improvements is a South Carolina licensed General Contractor and home improvement specialist that services the Charleston, SC area, including the surrounding areas of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Daniel Island, SC. With more than 20 years in business as a licensed...

Happy Thanksgiving!

The staff of B. Chaney Improvements wish everyone in the Mt. Pleasant and Charleston, SC area a Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for our family, friends and customers, who put their trust in us to serve them throughout the year. We hope your holiday is a great one,...

Happy Veterans Day!

The staff at B. Chaney Improvements wishes to thank all of the military service personnel who have served our country throughout the years. We honor their dedication and sacrifice to defending our nation. Veterans Day Trivia: Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day”...

Brad helped us update our downstairs that included taking a wall out, adding molding and trim around window & doorways, built ins by our fireplace, shiplap on our fireplace and a complete remodel of our kitchen. He did a beautiful job and was great to work! He’s kind, respectful and professional. He does amazing work and is efficient and does his business with great integrity. I would recommend him to anyone looking to do any type of remodel, additions or updates to their house!

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