Written by Louise Weston
Designing an aesthetically beautiful waterfront home starts with considering the house’s placement relative to the water. Having buildings or facilities near the water (like a dock) make the house more convenient for water activities and generally raises its value. On the other hand, having infrastructure that maintains a certain distance from the water means less vulnerability to flooding and saltwater-related wear-and-tear. It’s just a matter of personal preference.
Almost any architectural style will work for waterfront homes. What’s important is how the design of a home takes advantage of the fact that it’s on a picturesque waterfront. In other words: great views are a must. If you don’t have plenty of windows or at least a balcony that’s overlooking the water, what do you need a waterfront home for? There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and peacefully having your morning cup of tea or coffee while seated on a balcony that’s pointed at the coast.
Author: ErinAnn (Martin) Beebe REALTOR®, CRS®, WCR®, 203k®, Associate-Broker, Certified Home Marketing Specialist®, RE/MAX® Realty Group Rehoboth
Moving is stressful! Just when you get everything packed, it’s time to unpack and get everything organized in your new place. For many people (me included), the room with the most boxes is always the kitchen. Take your time and get it right. I promise it will be worth all the effort.
My husband and I purchased our first home together (yay!) in May of 2017. Our new house is full of beautiful kitchen cabinets. I’m even having trouble filling them all.
Before we got married, we both had our own homes full of stuff, sometimes even doubles and triples of things. We both have plenty of moving experience (him five times and me seventeen times). With that many moves between us, we have learned a lot!
Whether you have a new construction home, previously owned home, or a vintage home – we have several ways for you to reduce your home energy & service costs.
1) Insulate your attic
With an unfinished attic, you want to have insulation in between the ceiling joists. With new construction homes, it is required to have R45 insulation installed. If you are moving into a pre-owned house, look around the attic to make sure the insulation has not been damaged. If so, make sure to replace with new.
Home improvement is a big deal for many homeowners – there are always things around the house that can get done or things that become something you hate over time. From painting to updating furniture, to even adding on to your home, the idea of home improvement has many faces, and sometimes it is hard to tell what you should do yourself, and what you should hire a professional for. Check out a few of our ideas below!
There is a lot around the home that is easy to get done yourself – especially if you just want to give things a little face-lift. Even doing a pretty big bathroom update can be relatively easy if you learn the way to do everything right! Today’s information age has made DIY even more feasible than ever before – you can pop online and watch endless videos on how to do something (or how not to do something, if you want a laugh as well as a lesson), and be able to become a pseudo pro in no time.
With the holidays right around the corner what better gift to give you and your family than a kitchen remodel? Americans are increasingly spending more and more time in their kitchens. We cook, eat, entertain, lounge, and even watch TV in our kitchens.
Technology has allowed us to utilize this area of our homes like never before. It is the place where we as families and friends congregate for meals and celebrations. The kitchen has become the focal point of American homes.
A kitchen remodel or design can be one of the biggest and best investments you make in your home. That being said, it can also be one of the most frightening projects to undertake. There are many things to consider during the process.
Do not panic; the experts at Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry have over 50 years of combined experience to help guide you through the process every step of the way. Keep reading to learn what our experts consider the 5 key things to reflect on before remodeling or building a new kitchen.
Read the original article on Delmarvanow.com.
(Photo: Scott Edmonston Submitted Image)
A house in South Bethany and its architect and builder have won a 2017 Integrity Windows and Doors Red Diamond Achiever Award award for their work on the house in the annual competition.
Architect Scott Edmonston of SEA Studio Architects and Shay Gallo of Shay Gallo Construction Inc. won the award for their work with the Integrity windows and doors from Marvin.
“I think Integrity likes modern architecture,” Edmonston said. “So they wanted to recognize some houses like this one that had a little different take on architecture.”
This beautiful custom coastal home built on the Assawoman Bay in Ocean City Maryland was constructed by Beachwood Incorporated with building supplies from Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry. Beachwood is dedicated to using expert craftsmen and quality products. They construct superior homes — homes which meet their customers’ needs and budgets; homes built on-time and supported by outstanding service; and homes which express pride. Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry has been supplying building materials to Beachwood Incorporated for nearly 25 years. During this time our two companies have mastered the art of building coastal homes.