Outfit a Beach House From Deck into Drawer Knobs

Whether you are in the process of fixing up a beach home or dream of owning one, this ideabook is chock full of ideas for fixing up your escape. Here you will find products, ideas and color schemes, from outside showers and whirlpool decks to paint colors inspired from the sea and sand.

Butler Armsden Architects

The ideal beach houses exude a simple outdoor-living vibe, and that implies decks, and tons of them. If you are renovating a shore home, surrounding it with decking is a must.

Go with walnut for a classic look that will weather to a faded grey with time, or choose hard-wearing composite decking.

Design Within Reach

Deck Light | Design Within Reach – $425

Classic nautical-style outdoor light fixtures look at home on shore houses of all kinds. This one from Design Within Reach is magnificent and would work equally well indoors.


Copper Steel Outdoor Lighting – $39.99

This cute copper outdoor light provides plenty of shore chic for less than $40.

Siemasko + Verbridge

Think flexible, open and simple. If your existing installation has many small rooms, then consider working with a pro to rip down a couple of walls and open up the space.


Side by Side Carpet Tile – $13.99

With sand, salt and damp towels, the floors of a shore home take a serious beating. Avoid wall-to-wall carpeting, which will just drive you nuts — instead, consider carpet tiles in which you desire a little bit of color and softness. They are stain resistant, and also you are able to replace every one as needed.

Ceiling Fan Universe

Emerson Electric CF765 60-Inch Loft Ceiling Fan – $249

A great fan (or two or longer) is essential in a sultry climate. Swap wobbly, noisy old ceiling fans for glossy new versions similar to this stunning and exceptionally powerful version from Emerson Electric.


Maskros Pendant Lamp – $49.99

An announcement light fixture is a fun signature, especially in a great area with high ceilings. This pendant light from Ikea is a designer preferred yet costs just 50 bucks.


Sea Salt SW6204 Paint

When it comes to picking paint colors, allow the landscape outside your windows inspire you. Sea Salt from Sherwin-Williams is a beautiful pale blue-gray reminiscent of morning light in the shore.

Benjamin Moore

Camouflage 2143-40 Paint

A classic sandy impartial like Camouflage from Benjamin Moore won’t steer you wrong.

Rethink Design Studio

Crisp white walls and ceilings create the perfect background for colorful art collections, and a tiled floor feels superbly cool on sexy feet.


Regina Andrew Apple, Saucer and Cigar Jute Pendants

Woven materials and natural fibers are an ideal match with beachfront houses. Jute, sisal and sea grass rugs are a very inexpensive and always-welcome signature, but I especially love these jute pendant lights. Hang a cluster over the table.

Contemporary Floor Tiles

These slate tiles really are practical and stunning. Put them in the entry, in the kitchen throughout the whole living area.

Plato Woodwork, Inc..

A beach home is a natural draw for weekend guests, and it is inevitable that everyone ends up in the kitchen. Keep yours open with easy-access open shelves and glass-front closets, and add an ample island.

ShelfGenie National

If it seems there is never enough pantry space whenever you are feeding a crowd, consider devoting an extra corner of your kitchen to storage. Pullout pantry shelves like those shown here keep all tidy and accessible.

Fixture Universe

Kohler Brockway Wash Utility Sink

A triple sink similar to this one from Kohler would be just the thing to keep little ones from tramping through the home without washing up.

Island Stone

Muir Beach Shower

You can not fail with glass tile in Caribbean blue paired with an easy glass shower in the bath. Just remember that if little ones are frequent guests, you may wish to also have a bathtub in one of the guest baths — otherwise they’re bound to wind up utilizing the master bathtub.


Eight-Arms Hook – $48

This octopus hook from Anthropologie is on the pricey side, but it would add a good deal of bang for your buck in a little bathroom.

The Home Depot

Solistone Anatolia Honed Agate Natural Stone Pebble Mosaic – $13

This textured pebble mosaic tile might look amazing in the master bath.

Andra Birkerts Design

Painted floors feel fresh and calming in the bedrooms. They’re also a great cost-saving tip for covering imperfect wood floors.


Matte Aqua Paint

This light colored would look amazing on the floor of a beach home bedroom with white walls and airy white curtains.

Rethink Design Studio

A great budget tip for carving out extra sleeping space is hanging curtains. They provide each guest solitude but keep a fun, carefree camp setting. Fantastic for hosting a large clan.

Colors of Light

Deck Stripe Shade Pendant Light – $159

A good classic striped pendant light such as this is simply the thing in a guest room or child’s space.

Mythic Paint

Sunny Side Up Paint – $6.99

As vivid as the sun shining outside, this warm yellow paint would cheer up a tiny guest room or room.


Jute Rope Knot Knob by Kris Krafting – $7.50

Swap out dull old knobs with these jute rope knots for a fast update that may modify the appearance of an whole room.

Shannon Malone

A proper outdoor shower is a shore house essential. In case you have the room, a whole walk-in shower with hot and cold water is a luxury worth.

The Orvis Company

Outdoor Shower – $325

A great budget option is a freestanding exterior shower like the one shown here — simply hook it up to a hose and move.

Frank Shirley Architects

At any time you have the option, add additional ways to get outside — doors and sliding glass doors from every bedroom leading to the deck really are a beautiful touch.

Don Duffy Architecture

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