If you are preparing to build your custom coastal home, you want to create one that takes full advantage of the ocean views and environment. You also want your home to last a long time and include design elements that won’t look out of fashion in a few years. It can be difficult to navigate the essentials of any home design project, but with guidance from experienced home designers, you can start determining what you want most. Before building your coastal home with T&G Builders, remember these tips for an excellent waterfront design.
It’s All About the Views
Coastal homes with views of the water are highly appealing. If you’ve purchased property with ocean views, be sure you take full advantage of those views when designing your home. Optimizing these views by placing windows or bedrooms in prime locations to soak up the sights can help you determine the layout of your home.
You Can’t Have Too Many Porches
Life on the coast is meant to be lived outside. This is why you can’t have too many porches, decks, screened porches, or covered verandas on your property. Building your coastal home with lots of comfortable outdoor living space will help you soak up the sun and enjoy the salt air and sea views.
Multifunctional Spaces Make Homes More Comfortable
People often live more casually on the coast, meaning that more family-oriented or entertainment-oriented spaces will be more desirable. Life on the coast can involve transitioning between different social activities throughout the day, so you want a home that facilitates this flexibility. Multifunctional spaces are ideal, unlike rooms that strictly serve one purpose. Open floor plans are equally desirable for this reason, as you can connect different spaces more efficiently.
Carefully Consider Home Building Materials
In high humidity, salt air environments, you must carefully consider what materials you use when building your coastal home. Your contractor at T&G Builders can recommend the best options for your style preferences and budget,
Let In the Sun and Air
The refreshing sea breeze is one of the best factors of living by the coast. Make sure your home can take full advantage of the sunlight and sea breezes that will be passing through. Design an open floor plan with plenty of windows to let sunlight shine into your home. Make sure you have windows that can open up wide to let in air circulation on cool days so that you can enjoy the natural breezes instead of air conditioning.
If you are ready to start building your coastal home, contact T&G Builders today to prepare for your next summer vacation.
Make Your Dream Home a Reality with T&G Builders
T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.