Owning a beachfront home is a dream for many people. For a lot of the families in our service area, however, this has already become a reality. From North Carolina’s Outer Banks to South Carolina’s Daniel Island, we serve a large number of homeowners whose homes are right on the coast. No matter where you live, though, you can bring beach style curb appeal to your abode. As you continue reading this guide, you’ll see a few pointers that will help you bring your vision to life. Don’t get discouraged if you live inland and still want to achieve this look. You may just need to tweak your design plan until it perfectly suits your house.
Nautical details are essential
Nothing says “beach living” like nautical details on the exterior of a house. If you’re worried about going overboard with themed pieces, keep it subtle. Cadet grey shingles, for example, have a worn-in appearance that is perfect for beach houses without being too much. You can also add one bolder hanging piece, like an anchor or a whale cutout, by your front door for a fun touch of nautical flair.
Let the water and the sand guide your palette
Beach house homeowners should consider taking their cues from the water and the sand when they choose their exterior color schemes. One of the great things about nature on the coast is that there are dozens of hues to pick from. The ocean can range, for instance, from bright cerulean blue to steely grey, so there’s sure to be a shade that fits your personal design aesthetic. In Charleston, SC, for instance, many homeowners select pastel siding paired with creamy trim to play off of the area’s white sand beaches.
Make your walkways into boardwalks
One great way to add beach style to your home no matter where you reside is to take standard pathways and make them resemble boardwalks. Use custom-cut deck boards that “float” slightly above the ground to get the look.
One of the most fun things about owning a beach house is really making it your own. In a lot of cases, beach houses are passed down through the generations of a family, so adding things like a sign with your crew’s last name or a wall that every family member signs can be the perfect personal touches.
The team at Hatch Homes lives and works in the Carolinas just like you, so we understand the appeal of beach living. If you’ve been thinking about renovating your beach house, but aren’t even really sure where to start, we hope you’ll give us a call soon. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure your home is absolutely perfect for your family by the time we finish your renovation project. Whether you want to add a few nautical touches to remind you of the coastline in your landlocked town or the beach is in your backyard, we’re here to help!