Everyone loves an older beach home. There is just something so inviting and calming about a beach home, and an older one offers the additional allure of history. Older beach homes have a story to tell, and when you renovate an older beachfront home, there are several key items that you’ll want to have.
Select key re-purposed wood decorator items. Part of the allure of a beach house is the automatic sense of history you get when you walk into an older beach home. Keeping that sense alive when you renovate is important. Place key re-purposed wood items around your home as accents and reminders of the old as you create a new space through renovation.
This is something that is popular when it comes to décor, but when you renovate an older home you can keep some of the aged charm by keeping the original wooden beams exposed. You want to be able to keep some of the original wooden charm while adapting the space for modern needs.
A cozy bench to place on the beachfront side of your home. Enjoy your renovated home, both in and out, by placing a comfortable bench in the front. A bench out front invites you outdoors even when you are home. This will help to maximize your experience of your beach house. Many older beach homes that are on the beachfront have access to the beach. That’s usually the biggest draw to the home. However, the seawall may have cracks and voids that should be filled. This may mean your beachfront property may be in need of seawall repair. Not only will this help
When you are renovating a home that has beach access you won’t want the inside to be muddy or filled with sand. If you are in a warm climate then consider installing an outdoor shower so you can rinse the sea away from your kids before you go inside. This would go perfect next to a mudroom or a separate entrance.
A fire pit is a great addition to your home. You will not regret a moment spent outside under the stars, enjoying the ocean breeze with family and friends. Fire pits create great the focal point for social events and family gatherings and will be enjoyed by all for years.
A neutral palette for paint and décor. Creating a calming environment is easy to do in a renovated beach home and color choice is key. Deciding whether you want a cool or a warm palette is the first step. Once you know that you can choose between combinations of creams and whites or grays.
A beautiful centerpiece painting. Make a statement with an original piece of art. A large oil painting of a nature scene by a local artist is a tasteful and timeless choice that will add to the tasteful decor. If that isn’t your style, you could choose a large sculpture to create a focal point in your interior design.
Selecting eye-catching and timeless pieces for your renovated beach home will add to your enjoyment. Make sure to consider your enjoyment both in and outdoors, and focus on choosing decorator and furniture pieces that will add to your experience.