5 Things to Consider When Building a Coastal House

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5 Things to Consider When Building a Coastal House

Building a Custom Coastal Home: What to Keep in Mind

Building a custom home near the coast is truly exciting; from the beautiful views to the peace and tranquility, there’s nothing quite like living in a coastal home. However, there are certain considerations you’ll need to take into account when building and planning your custom house along the water to ensure it’s everything you’ve always wanted. 

From the residential architects at Cardello Architects, here are five important things to consider when planning to build a custom coastal home:

1. Choose Your Location Wisely

One of the most important things to consider when building a coastal home is where you want it located. You will want to choose an area with access to beaches, public transportation, and other amenities such as grocery stores and restaurants. Before making your final decision, you should also research potential hazards such as flooding or hurricanes. 

2. Research Local Building Regulations

Before you start construction on your coastal home, be sure to research all local building regulations that may apply to your project. These regulations may include setback requirements, height restrictions, flood zones, and insurance, to name a few. It’s important to seriously consider and adhere to these regulations before breaking ground on your new home so that you don’t end up with any unexpected surprises down the line. 

3. Utilize Sustainable Materials

If you’re looking for ways to reduce your environmental impact while building your coastal home, consider using sustainable materials such as bamboo or recycled materials whenever possible. Not only will this reduce waste, but it will also help reduce energy costs associated with powering and cooling your new home in the long run. 

4. Protect Against Saltwater

Depending on where you live, salt water can be very corrosive and damaging to your property if not properly protected against. Make sure all your exterior walls are sealed properly with paint or sealant so they won’t be affected by salt water over time. Also, invest in quality windows and doors that can handle being exposed to salt water regularly without sustaining damage over time.  

5. Incorporate Natural Elements

When decorating the interior of your coastal home, try incorporating natural elements such as wood floors or stone countertops whenever possible for an organic feel that will bring nature right inside of your space! This will create a warm atmosphere perfect for relaxing after a long day at work or spending time with friends or family by the sea!   

Are you ready to get started building your dream custom home on the coast? Turn to Cardello Architects!

Cardello Architects is a high-end residential architectural firm that has been providing bespoke designs to fulfill their clients’ dreams from coast to coast for over 20 years. Our team will ensure you get the luxurious custom home that you deserve. Start planning today by giving us a call at (203) 853-2524 or get in touch with us on our website.

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