Waterfront Home Ideas: Coastal Touches

Waterfront Home Ideas: Coastal Touches

Coastal touches can make a custom house a home on the Chesapeake Bay.

The Chesapeake Bay is where many are happy to call home, and if you work with Shore-Line Construction, you can call this area home as well. You might be wondering how to create the most beautiful as well as the most practical design for your house. This question might lead you to the coastal design. If you are looking for waterfront home ideas, these are some coastal touches to consider. Feel free to look at our custom home gallery for inspiration!

Color Scheme

A coastal color scheme is overall light and airy. It primarily features neutrals like white and light brown, with one or two accent colors. Any shade of blue is an excellent choice for the coastal theme; one can use navy, cerulean, or baby blue on any part of your house, such as the cabinets or walls. As it is your home, you can add a pop of whatever color you choose to add interest.

Wooden Floors, Walls, & Beams

Coastal touches also include any form of wood, but weathered wood has a special coastal vibe. Where you feature your coastal wood will make your home stand out in style. The flooring is the most common application; one can install natural hardwood or engineered wood with a neutral, rugged look. Another idea is to add weathered wood beams above doorways, or feature driftwood handrails on your staircases. 

Another waterfront home idea is to use shiplap on the walls or ceilings. Shiplap is a type of wood paneling with overlapping joints that have a small gap between each board. Originally used to keep harsh elements outside coastal houses, shiplap acted as the drywall of a home and used to be covered with cheesecloth or wallpaper. Today, its panels can be horizontal or vertical to accentuate the feel of the space.

Natural Stone

The Chesapeake Bay is home to many cliffsides. Natural stone features prominently in some waterfront homes and can apply to the home’s exterior, the walkways, the patio, the flooring, and the fireplace, just to name a few. Flagstone, river stone, and many other options are available in Maryland.

Ceramic or Glass Tiles

Central Maryland is also home to much sea glass. If the look suits you, you can also experiment with ceramic or glass tiles that resemble sea glass or the iridescent scales of fish. Naturally, the kitchen and bathroom are go-to places to feature these tiles.


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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