The Nitty-Gritty on Living near Sandy Shores – Part II

Something new under the Sun So far we’ve discussed 4 of the 5 Elements to consider when living or building a home near the coast – bright sunrises or sunsets, varying winds, salty air, nearness to the water and sand. The last of the 5 Elements covers how to deal, manipulate, or live in a home that is challenged… Read More

The Nitty-Gritty on Living near Sandy Shores – Part I

How to select flooring for a Coastal Home  If you’re considering flooring for a new home or remodeling an existing space, sit back and think about how your home will be used during the summer months. Those are the days when flip flops are back on the street and you think about hours to enjoy the… Read More

A ‘Shake’down on how Salt Air can affect your Coastal Home

The 3rd Element to consider when living coastal: salt air Exterior Lighting ‘sprinkled’ with too much Salt Air A beautiful home a block from the ocean, had a ‘Salt Air’ problem. Although built one year ago, the exterior lantern was corroding at a fast pace. My new client loved her previous fixture but the damage… Read More

5 Elements of Coastal Design

When you hear the word Coastal, it may bring to mind a picture of the New Jersey coast, or a Connecticut beach by the Long Island Sound. Or, it may bring to mind the issues of living in a Coastal area. As a designer and lover of the areas on the eastern seaboard, I have witnessed many beautiful… Read More