The best thing about having a home on the waterfront is the potential for some truly spectacular views. However, if your home doesn’t have good vantage points for those views, you might miss out. After all, what is a waterfront home if you aren’t enjoying the beauty around you? Additionally, a waterfront home that doesn’t have good vantage points for beautiful views will simply not have the same resale value as one that does. If you want to have the waterfront home of your dreams (and for that home to have the value it should), you must capitalize on those views with your design. Read on for great tips to maximize those views when designing waterfront homes.
Rooms With The View
The first step when designing waterfront homes is to consider which rooms you will spend the most time in. The kitchen often is a space where we spend a lot of time, but if your kitchen is never where you host, it may not be the best choice for the most direct views. If you know that you want your views to be a prime element of parties that you throw, make sure the rooms that will play host to the parties have the best vantage points. Don’t forget that you’ll have vantage points on most, if not all, levels of your home – give yourself the gift of a beautiful view from your main bedroom as well.
Great views require great windows to see them through but don’t settle for just any old (small) window. Consider designing floor-to-ceiling glass walls, oversized sliding doors, or expansive bay windows into your design so you have the most window possible to see those gorgeous water views. Some modern windows are available now, including amazing corner windows, energy-efficient glass, and windows that darken or tint at the touch of a button, making it easy to take in the sights.
Finally, remember to design amazing outdoor spaces where you can appreciate the waterfront beauty. Sitting outside in the warmth of the sun, where you can hear the birds and smell the water, can make the experience of living on the waterfront even better. Consider incorporating multi-level decks as a feature of your waterfront home to create even more usable space with outstanding views. Adding outdoor viewing elements is a great way to update an existing home that doesn’t capitalize on the views like you want.
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.