Must-Haves for a Waterfront Home

Must-Haves for a Waterfront Home

When living on the waterfront, you’ll want these key design components.

Every custom home is one-of-a-kind; every one is unique to the family that lives there. With flexible custom home design, one can truly make their dream home a reality, a place that fully meets one’s exact wants and needs. Even with this benefit, all well-designed custom homes should follow a basic set of principles; when it is a waterfront home, the must-haves become even more specific. 

Large Windows

If there is one feature that a waterfront home should have, it is a stunning waterfront view. One could say that the waterfront view is a fundamental feature of any house on the water. Because views are paramount to the design, having large, panoramic windows is a must. When looking out from the living room, kitchen, or master bedroom, one can always have that relaxing, ever-changing Maryland waterfront scenery.

An Open Floor Plan

With large windows come an open floor plan. Open floor plans still remain high on the agenda for house hunters, as they most comfortably accommodate the modern lifestyle. An open floor plan gives families more visibility, easier entertaining, and an airier sense of space overall. Open floor plans typically create a cohesive flow between the kitchen, dining room, and living room, or two of the three.

A Mud Room

If you dream of living on the waterfront, chances are you’ll have your own private dock, too. Coming back from a trip on the water means you’ll likely have some dirty shoes to deal with when returning to the house. The mudroom comes to the rescue. A tougher version of the traditional entry hall, the mud room often features durable flooring and cabinetry for storing coats, shoes, and the like.

Outdoor Living Space

Living on the water often pulls residents outdoors, closer to nature. Including a backyard deck, patio, or balcony is a fantastic way to make the most of your property. One could incorporate outdoor living areas in different areas of the house, such as off the bedroom, off the kitchen, and off the basement, if applicable.

A Spacious Garage

If you plan to house your boat, kayak, or other water equipment with you, a spacious garage is also a must-have. Whether attached or detached, a fully-finished garage will help keep all your outdoor belongings safe. 


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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