Common Home Renovations for Beach Properties

When you have a beach property, your style of living is different from other people's. This means that when you decide to renovate your home, you may be looking for different updates than the average consumer.  As experts in Palm Beach home renovations, we have discovered a few trends when it comes to renovating beach properties.

These Palm Beach Home Renovations are Popular for Beach Homes

Here are some of the most common home renovations for beach properties.

Kitchens

Kitchens are a common home renovation in any case, but particularly in beach homes due to the desirability of beach property as a whole.  These homes tend to be a little older, and kitchens built before the 80's simply don't have a modern design.  Common renovations include replacing countertops with granite or quartz, adding stainless steel appliances, and removing walls to create an open floor plan.

Opening Up

This is particularly important in beach homes.  You want a light, airy and open feel when you live in a beach home.  So, it is a common request to open up space in a beach home, in many different ways.  This could mean opening up the ceiling to expose the beams, taking down walls, combining rooms, or creating master spaces like bathrooms or walk-in closets.  Skylights are also a common addition.

Showers

Beach home owners are ditching the tubs and opting for oversized showers instead.  Since beach homes tend to be located by sand, it's almost impossible not to have some grit on your person when you enter.  Showers are more practical, and many are considering them to be more luxurious than a bath, especially with the many features available.

Flooring

There are a number of common renovations done to beach homes that have to do with flooring.  Removal of carpeting to reveal hardwood flooring, or replacement of current flooring with hard wood, is a very common choice.  With the emergence of designer tiles, and particularly the popularity of wood tile, tile installation is another common home renovation.  Most homeowners opt these days to trade the choppiness of different flooring for each room for consistent flooring throughout the home.  This serves to make the space feel connected and give the appearance of a fluid, open floor plan.

What renovations would you choose for your beach home?  Let us know in the comments below!

Sources:

http://www.hgtv.com/shows/beach-flip/a-classic-americana-beach-house-renovation-pictures

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