Elevating Your Oasis: How To Add Value to Your Coastal Home
At one point or another, we’ve all experienced that dream. We closed our eyes and heard the sound of waves gracing the shores in our own backyard. We’ve envisioned gulls overhead with a cold drink in our hand. Now, for you, that dream is a reality! Whether it’s a beach house or a waterfront property, owning a coastal home is a delight unlike any other.
At Coastal Creek Design, we understand there are always ways to improve a space, even after completing our work. In this blog, we’ll explore ways in which you can continue to add value to your coastal home.
Upgrade Your Outdoor Space
From the sea breeze to the sun’s warmth, one of the biggest draws of owning a coastal home is the outdoor living experience. Upgrading your outdoor space can significantly increase your home’s value while elevating the space for maximum enjoyment. To do so, consider adding a deck, patio or outdoor kitchen to create an environment for entertaining guests and enjoying the beautiful views.
Install Hurricane-Resistant Windows and Doors
While coastal properties provide unparalleled relaxation, it’s important to acknowledge they are at higher risk of damage from hurricanes and tropical storms. But worry not, as there are home additions that can help protect both you and your property when storms arrive.
Installing hurricane-resistant windows and doors provides added protection and can increase your home’s value. Potential buyers will appreciate the peace of mind that comes with knowing their home is protected during hurricane season.
Update Your Kitchen and Bathrooms
Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important areas of any residence. Given that we spend vast amounts of time in these spaces, it’s no surprise they can significantly impact your home’s value. Updating your kitchen and bathrooms can increase your home’s functionality and appeal.
Keep these potential updates in mind when considering how to elevate your space: Can I upgrade to energy-efficient appliances? Could new countertops or fixtures be installed? Would updated lighting make these spaces more modern and inviting?
Introduce Sustainable Features
Sustainability is a growing trend in the real estate industry, and coastal homes are no exception. Adding sustainable features to your home, such as solar panels, energy-efficient lighting, and water-saving fixtures, can increase your home’s value while reducing your energy bills and carbon footprint.
Remember, you do not need to sacrifice style for sustainability. Antique pieces can be a wonderful addition (and an interesting talking point) to any space. Reclaimed wood and repurposed sea glass products can also increase your space’s “coastal home” aesthetic.
Infuse Your Home With Coastal Ambiance
Coastal homes have a certain charm that makes them highly desirable. Creating a coastal vibe throughout your home can enhance its value. Consider adding beach-themed decor, incorporating natural materials such as wood and stone, and choosing a light and airy color palette to create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
Maintain Your Home
This final tip should be no surprise, but we are always appreciative of reminders. Maintaining your coastal home is essential for preserving its value. To maintain the appearance and structural integrity, homeowners should have regular home inspections performed to spot damage from saltwater, high winds and other environmental factors. Keep up with routine maintenance, such as painting and cleaning, to keep your home looking its best.
Coastal Creek Design Is Your Coastal Home Partner for Life
Adding value to your coastal home requires a combination of practical and aesthetic improvements. At Coastal Creek Design, our skilled team is always ready to design and customize renovation plans that will elevate your space. By investing in your home, you can create a beautiful and functional space that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. Contact us today to speak with our team!