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How to Design Your Coastal Kitchen

How to Design Your Coastal Kitchen
Coastal homes offer a wealth of design and decorating ideas, from rustic to minimal, with a rainbow of color opportunities. A beach home kitchen is no different. Natural materials, such as driftwood and sea glass, serve as a great inspiration, as does the bright light and the surrounding beauty. As you start to design the kitchen of your custom home, here are some design ideas to make the most of your coastal setting.

A large expanse of windows is almost a given when it comes to beach home design and they should certainly be a part of any kitchen. As well as all of the natural light they provide, they typically offer some beautiful coastal views, whether of the water or just the natural beauty of the landscape. Keep your window coverings simple to make the most of the light, or consider using shutters for both privacy and stylistic, historical detail.

The kitchen is often the heart of the home, so it is important to include features that make the room comfortable and accessible for family and friends. A kitchen island is popular for all of the extra counter space, storage, and convenience it offers when cooking. If you enjoy a lot of casual entertainment, consider extending the countertop of the island on one or more sides to create plenty of bar seating.

Additionally, if you have a large, open kitchen area, consider adding in a comfortable window seat. Not only does it provide extra seating for family and friends, but you can also add in one or more bistro-type tables for added convenience. It is great for friends stopping by for drinks, kids doing homework, or simply relaxing on your own with a good book and a glass of cold iced tea.

When designing your custom home, don’t forget to think about the materials you use. With lots of light coming in, you can create a dazzling kitchen that uses stainless-steel appliances and iridescent tile along the backsplash to catch and reflect the light. Alternatively, you could turn to natural wood tones and shades of green, blue, and yellow to mimic the coastal landscape, creating a more cozy and intimate setting.

If you are looking to relocate to Atlantic Beach FL, then consider building your new custom home with Glenn Layton. As a top home builder in Atlantic Beach FL, Glenn Layton Homes along with their staff can help you create the ideal kitchen and home, from preliminary design through to closing.

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