Group 3

(843) 689-9060
www.group3designs.net

Services Provided
Group 3 provides full service residential architecture and interior design services for custom homes and renovation projects of all styles, sizes and budgets for discerning clients.

Areas Served
Eastern US and Caribbean

Typical Job Cost
$50,000 - $5,000000

Business Description
Group 3 was founded in 1986 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, by Rick Clanton and Mike Ruegamer. Whether contemporary or traditional, formal or informal, the homes of Group 3 are known for their impeccable quality, genuine originality and serious architectural ambition. These traits have earned the firm numerous national awards as well as feature coverage in national, state and regional publications.

Certification and Awards
With more than 20 awards since 1995 to include 2010 Builder's Choice Merit Award, 2010 Best in American Living Award-Best in Region, 2010 Best in American Living-Best Home under 4,000 sq. ft. and 2003 Best in American Living National Home of the Year.
Award Winning South Carolina Architects and Interior Designers
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1600 Main Street,
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina,
United States, 29926 
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(843) 689-9072 
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It's 2 x 4 tongue and groove, pressure treated pine primed on all sides before installation and painted with a solid color deck-specific stain, like Sherwin Williams DeckScapes. This is a solid deck so it's important to slope it in what ever direction you want it to drain.

This is the closest to the old traditional decks I see on porches in Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah.
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That's one of the few colors I don't have in my file. It's blue-greener than it appears on my monitor and has a brown glaze. It also give me the opportunity to use my "Standard Color Disclaimer" (!): this photo, as with everything you see on line, was taken with a digital camera or digitally scanned, adjusted before saving the file was sent to us and further "adjusted" by the settings on your monitor. The best way to match colors you see online is to hold a color chip up to your monitor! :)
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I was also wondering about the molding color? I love the slight contrast between the molding and the walls. I have been wondering how to work with varying shades of white in a way that everything is white but not monochromatic.
April 5, 2014 at 3:29pm   
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I don't have the color selections anymore, but I like using different shades of white. Experiment! We like to try out different combinations by painting enough of an area of the actual room... until you put a color on the wall, you're just guessing.
April 7, 2014 at 1:21pm   
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No, sorry.
April 4, 2014 at 7:47am   
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The opening to the right and the window give you a glimpse of the dining room. The opening to the left is to the pantry, which includes a double oven and microwave.
April 2, 2014 at 6:28am      Thanked by mngola
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Grp 3 is a very honest, creative, professional organization. They do their work as promised, on time, and on budget. They are a pleasure to work with. Recommend them highly. Read More
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Paint and trim: Lancaster Whitewash (HC-174); benjaminmoore.com.
Shutter paint: Black Forest (SW2238); sherwin-williams.com.
Ceiling paint: Sage Tint (458), and floor paint: Northern Cliffs (BM-1536); benjaminmoore.com.
Everything is real wood, primed on all sides before assembly.

STANDARD COLOR DISCLAIMER: this photo, as with everything you see on line, was taken with a digital camera or digitally scanned, adjusted before saving the file was sent to us and further "adjusted" by the settings on your monitor. The best way to match colors you see online is to hold a color chip up to your monitor! :)
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I currently have white tiles on my bathroom floor with white grout. I will not choose white grout for my floors ever again- I know it looks pretty, but it is very, very difficult to clean, and is a dirty, brownish gray color most of the time. I am building a new home right now, and am using small white tiles again, but with black grout this time.
March 31, 2014 at 5:15pm     
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I agree with the dark grout, especially on the floor.
March 31, 2014 at 5:40pm   
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Our projects can be very difficult and longwinded, so its good to know that we have Group3 to help ease the process. Group 3 always gives very concise and accurate plans, with no wait time between us... Read More
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We love seeing a set of plans from Group 3 come across our desk, their attention to detail and the quality of their designs always make for a project we are proud to be a part of. Not to mention its a... Read More
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DeSantana Stone Company has enjoyed being part of some of the most beautiful homes in the Hilton Head area designed by Group 3. Rick Clanton is a consummate professional: a truly genuine person with... Read More
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Group 3 was our architect in renovating a 30+ year old second home. They did an excellent job in updating the home and meeting our objectives. We added windows to enhance the view and add light, wal... Read More
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The limestone fireplace was fabricated by DeSantana Stone Company. We are happy to answer your questions at 828.681.5111.
March 24, 2014 at 7:44am   
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(Our favorite supplier of carved stone, BTW.)
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16 ounce copper, same as the island counter top. We had a local metal shop fabricate them.
March 23, 2014 at 6:20pm   
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Personally, I specify eggshell finish for baths... and frequently for all the walls in a house, because I like the durability and the very slight sheen. Painters generally hate it because it shows imperfections in the wall and it can't be touched up as easily as flat finish paint. In new construction, I use water resistant gypsum board too. Especially when repainting, it is important to get the advice of an expert to ensure that you prepare the existing surface properly. Stores that well only paint and painting supplies generally are good sources of advice, big box stores like Lowes and Home Depot are generally not.
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We designed it. There is a gas cooktop in the island. The gas line runs inside one leg and the electrical wiring runs up another.
March 18, 2014 at 6:33am   
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