How to Maximize Waterfront Views in Home Design

How to Maximize Waterfront Views in Home Design

Making the most of your home’s waterfront views involves strategic design.

Having a home on the waterfront of the Chesapeake Bay and its connected rivers boasts some incredible scenery. Everyone loves a waterfront view. Even so, those planning to have a custom home have a lot to think about to get the most out of their property’s views. Here are a few tips for how to maximize waterfront views in your home design.

Open Floor Plan

The best way to make the most of waterfront views is to maximize continuous wall space on that side of the house. To do this, you will want to opt for an open floor plan. Open floor plans usually combine two of either the dining room, living room, or kitchen. In some plans, all three are in one open space. While this layout is a drawback in terms of privacy and quietness, it also has the advantages of visibility (for supervising young children) and entertaining. What better way to entertain than in front of a beautiful waterfront view?

Panoramic Windows

An open floor plan will allow you to incorporate the best window design for the view. Many custom waterfront homes have panoramic windows, opening up the view from wall to wall and floor to ceiling. There are various window treatments available to give flexibility for natural lighting and privacy, including remote-controlled shades for high-up windows.

Deck, Patio, or Porch

This panoramic view usually includes a glass door or folding glass doors to open up to the outdoors. On fine weather days, there’s no better place to be than outside. Instead of keeping windows and walls between you and the scenery, you can always create an outdoor living space like a deck, patio, or porch to fully take it in.


Likewise, many waterfront homes have at least one balcony. Some have two, three, or four stories and have balconies on every level. This feature turns regular living rooms and bedrooms into relaxing retreats.

Well-Positioned Rooms

Most of the time, you will likely be indoors. How can you maximize waterfront views in daily life? It’s all about the position of the rooms and even of the furniture. Shore-Line Construction can help you come up with the best solution for you and your household. 


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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