5 Tips for Getting Approval from the Kiawah Island ARB

Guide Cover, Kiawah Island ARB Submission Guide

“Can I get what I really want without running into difficulties because my Kiawah lot has a grand oak tree/a clump of hickory trees/a change in topography that the Board wants me to keep?”  “Do I have to use such dark colors on the exterior of my Kiawah Island Home?”

The Kiawah Island ARB wants to ensure that your home design will fit in with the natural beauty of the island, but how do you get your perfect Kiawah Island home and live your dream? The solution is knowing how to avoid the most common mistakes that will get your design denied by the ARB. This is why we created the guide for people who are considering building a custom home on beautiful Kiawah Island. Building a custom home is a complex and unfamiliar process for those who haven’t been through it before–building a custom home on Kiawah Island is especially so. Not only does the coastal environment require special considerations, like extreme weather, but designing a home on Kiawah is about preserving the landscape and embracing the local community. Before you consider building a home on Kiawah Island you need to read our free guide, “5 Tips for Successful ARB Submittal on Kiawah Island.”

All home designs plans must be submitted for approval to the Kiawah Architectural Review Board (ARB). The ARB has the authority to deny your project if it doesn’t comply with certain guidelines. As Kiawah Island Architects, we’ve compiled advice and information from our vast experience with ARB submissions to share with our clients our best tips for achieving approval from the ARB. The last thing anyone wants is a project delay… so get it right the first time. Learn about the process and what team members and consultants you need in place when a custom home project goes through the Kiawah Island ARB process. Learn what details and information you must include on your drawings to even be considered for ARB approval.

BONUSES for people who request the free guide:

  1. A hard copy of our NEW guide to ‘Starting Your Home Design Project.’  A planning pack, which includes valuable advice and information about understanding the architectural process, the timeline, and setting a budget.  It also includes our curated list of home design and home building experts in South Carolina.
  2. A one-on-one FREE 10 minute Q&A coaching session with the expert, Architect Rachel Burton, is available. Burton will answer your questions and point you towards the right people and resources for your project.
  3. You’ll receive our email newsletter about architecture and design in the South Carolina Lowcountry

Fill out the form below to tell us a little about you and your project and we’ll put the guidebook in the mail to you–sorry no P.O. Boxes. Order Today – Hard Copy Delivered By Mail To Your Home Or Office Within 7 Days. Congratulations on starting the dream of living on Kiawah Island!