Having a beach house is surely a beautiful escape from the busy streets of the city. It is really awesome to wake up every morning to beautiful horizons and cool breezes! However, when building your own house in your little place of heaven, there are considerations and conditions you need to account for. So when you are working on your interior and exterior, you should consider everything. From location to materials it should be suitable for your lifestyle.
There are many critical issues that you need to be aware of in designing and building a beach house and proven ways to deal with them. The requirements of your house are determined by the distance from the shore, vulnerability to wind and water, soil conditions, and local building codes. If the area is more subjected to hurricanes, then the house should withstand both giant winds and flying debris. If the exterior of a house is forced by debris during a hurricane, it will likely be susceptible to a great damage–both caused by wind and water. The house can literally shatter if strong winds enter the house and pressurize it. Ask your home builder to help you identify building codes and wind-speed maps so you can determine what specific rules apply to your home. Here are some important considerations that you might want to take as you build your beach home.
When you are at the beach, the most important element is considering where you can build your home. A beach house is very risky, you have to review factors such as proximity to the water, local variances, and beach erosion tendencies, so you can make sure that the place is safe to build your home.
Coastal areas may be subjected to terrible weather. One suggestion is to build your house on stilts so you can protect your house from in case high waters arise due to flooding or storm surge. Also, consider installing storm windows and shutters for protection when severe weather strikes.
Make Most of the Outdoor
You can turn your outdoor space into an entertainment area, it’s a nice idea to build your outdoor kitchen on your patio or deck and enjoy the beautiful weather and view. If the sun is too hot, you can provide shade with retractable awnings or umbrella.
Have Fresh Air
Who doesn’t like the refreshing scent of sea breeze? Try to have an open concept design so light and air can circulate throughout your spaces for a better ventilation. You can add a sliding glass door and big windows that open on either side.
Functionality and Durable Items
Now, when furnishing your home make sure that your functionality is always on the top. Since you are always at the beach, you may want to pick a light-colored decking and flooring so footprints and tracked in sand doesn’t show as much. Add some accents to your flooring with rugs made of hemp, silk, or wool. These kinds of materials dry quickly while they maintain their appearance.
Building a beach house is like building your own paradise on earth. Consider the material you will use and the determine building codes so you won’t stress for the years to come.
About the author
Ivandrea Ollero is a daytime writer for Wincrest Bespoke. Ivandrea gives out recommendations for exquisite home designs and services. She graduated from St. Scholastica’s College Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication minor in Broadcast Journalism.