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Home design upgrades to maximize your coastal property location

A sun room at a beach house in Southwest Florida.

Coastal living is inarguably one of the best ways to live. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of the great location, the scenic views, the sunny weather, and the fresh air that comes with seaside living.

Here are the home design upgrades that you should definitely add to your coastal property:

  1. Sunroom

    Sunrooms are the perfect upgrade for a coastal property. Due to their large windows and glass surroundings, this additional room allows you to take in the outdoors without actually having to go outside. Sunrooms can be used in a number of ways — as a dining area, a lounge area, or as a greenhouse, all against the backdrop of the magnificent coast. If you’re planning to add a sunroom to your coastal property, have a motif but keep the decorations simple so as not to take away the ultimate purpose of the sunroom.

  2. Liven up your patio

    Patios are a great way to enjoy what your coastal property location has to offer. One way to upgrade your patio is by adding an outdoor fire pit. This will a wonderful addition for your outdoor beach parties, family bonding activities, plus it will keep you and your family warm from the cold sea breeze. If you want to build a fire pit in the quickest possible way, you can assemble one using bricks, gravel, and a fire ring.

  3. Landscaping

    The right landscaping can do wonders for your coastal property. Aside from making your home look more aesthetically pleasing, landscaping also makes your home more energy-efficient and increases its resale value. Here are some landscaping ideas:

    • Pond – If you have space in your backyard, a pond would do well in complementing your coastal property’s location. They’re easier and cheaper to place than a swimming pool and they have a number of environmental benefits.
    • Affordable DIY hardscaping – If you’re up for a challenge, try your hand at DIY hardscaping which involves using inanimate materials to rearrange your outdoor area. One budget-friendly idea for hardscaping is to add more pavers to your backyard.
    • Backyard recreational areas – You don’t need to have a ton of space just to add a sports court. Many homes nowadays have a simple basketball hoop or a ping-pong table right in their backyard.
  4. Vegetable garden

    Owning a coastal property also gives you plenty of sunshine, which is perfect for starting your own vegetable garden. If you don’t have a lot of space on the ground, you can plant your vegetable seeds in containers or pots instead. Start with just a few of your favorite vegetable plants or the ones that are always in season.

  5. From indoor items to outdoor decor

    When we no longer have any use for certain household items, we tend to store them or throw them away. But with some ingenuity, you can repurpose these items and use them for your coastal property’s backyard decoration instead. It’s a cheaper alternative to buying new outdoor items and it can spruce up your backyard in no time.

Coastal living in the southern Oregon coast is unlike any other. If you want to know more about the coastal towns and coastal properties in this region, feel free to give me a call at 541.661.3056 or send me an email at realtormcurtis(at)gmail(dotted)com.

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