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The Basics of Coastal Home Design

T&g builders basics of coastal home design

Learn more about the basics of coastal home design as you build your new property.

If you are building a coastal home, you understand the appeal of coastal home design. If you want to design your home to suit the spacious, relaxing coastal home of your dreams, there are a few things to learn about the basics of coastal home design. You can work with your T&G Builders home builder to make sure you have everything you need to create your ideal home. 

Coastal Is Not the Same as Nautical 

First, it’s important to understand that coastal design differs from nautical design. Simply put, coastal is “beachy.” These designs use natural light, soft tones, and a clean aesthetic to evoke the breeziness of a beach. This design makes your home feel like summer year-round. On the other hand, a nautical design emphasizes items like seashells, anchor prints, and stripes. A coastal home design is meant to avoid kitsch and provide comfort and style for years. 

Let There Be Tons of Light

If you need one thing for a coastal home design, it is lots of light. Interiors should never feel dim or cramped but light, open, and airy. You want to feel like there are no boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Install large windows, glass doors, and skylights to achieve this goal. 

Coastal Design Keeps It Natural

To create a relaxed, easy vibe, coastal design typically incorporates many natural elements. This is seen in the furniture, often made from wicker, rattan, or weathered woods and fabrics. Rugs are generally straw, jute, or seagrass, and fabrics are simple and matte. Wood is common, although it is typically white-washed, blond maple, or ash. 

White Is Key 

One of the basics of coastal home design is the incorporation of plenty of clean, white surfaces. Coastal design is almost like minimalist design in that less is more, and the design favors neutral colors. Because of the natural light used in coastal home designs, white surfaces emphasize that light. However, you can still use accent colors but keep the colors as soft, neutral shades. 

Design Open Floor Plans

A design emphasizing spaciousness and airy atmospheres will naturally favor open floor plans. When designing your coastal home, create a sense of flow between your rooms. Your designer can help you create a floor plan allowing plenty of movement between living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens. 

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.

To see what your dream home could look like and receive a free home design, contact us today! Don’t forget to follow T&G Builders on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Houzz.

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