5 Safety Ideas for Custom Homes

5 Safety Ideas for Custom Homes

Safety is one feature your custom home shouldn’t go without; check out these ideas for waterfront homes!

Designing a custom home has its aesthetic and its practical sides. Both are fully integrated when the design functions just how the homeowner needs and wants it to function. Safety measures are one side that those building their custom homes should not overlook. Check out these five safety ideas for custom homes you won’t want to miss out on for your waterfront home.

1. Fire Protection System

Maryland requires new construction housing to have fire sprinkler systems installed, but other fire protection features, such as fire extinguishers and fire alarms, also come in handy. A home fire protection system can also connect with the local fire department should their services be needed. 

2. Home Security System

Your new home can also benefit from a home security system to prevent theft and monitor suspicious activity. The sight of an exterior security camera alone deters most burglars from attempting a break-in. If you can have a home security system, there’s no reason to do without.

3. Flooding Prevention

Waterfront homes need significant protection against the elements. You will especially need to consider flood prevention if your home sits in a flood zone, and one can go about this in several ways. In many cases, the main living areas will be on the second and third stories, while the ground level is a basement or garage with a waterproof exterior.

4. Fire Escape

If your waterfront custom home has an inverted house plan, you will need to think about how to escape the house should a fire, gas leak, or any other emergency occur. Shore-Line Construction can include a fire escape route in your house design that blends in with the rest of the exterior.

5. Automatic Shut-off Valves

Automatic shut-off valves can come with some of your home’s appliances, such as the gas and water supply systems. If a leak happens in either of these systems, an automatic shut-off valve will save you from much more damage. If any of these safety ideas for custom homes appeal to you, Shore-Line Construction can help you make it happen.


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!

If you’re interested in learning more about what Shore-Line Construction can do for you, check out our website or give us a call at 410-574-6623. Keep up with all of the latest news by following our blog and social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Houzz!

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