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Building Your Beach Home, Part One

Building Your Beach Home, Part One

Waterfront property presents different factors, obstacles, and challenges than in a standard residential neighborhood. Here are your options for creating your very own beach home!

Designing your own home is always a great place to let your creativity shine. What if you want to build near the beach? Waterfront property presents different factors, obstacles, and challenges than in a standard residential neighborhood. Here are your options for creating your very own beach home!

Determine the Property Elevation 

Before selecting a lot and purchasing it, you must do your homework. What does this entail? For starters, be sure to determine the elevation of the lot – how high is it above the waterline? This decision can affect the rest of the custom home building process, so it is one of the most critical choices you will have to make before this project can get off the ground. 

Prepare for Inevitable Delays 

As with any long-term endeavor, planning can only get you so far. Even so, hope for the best, but expect the worst. In this case, delays are bound to happen. Don’t let that slow down your momentum, though! Any coastal lot will have its quirks, especially when you want to design the perfect beach home. 

Research Potential Flood Zones

A house on the beach is also subject to flood warnings and other associated natural disasters. That’s part of the reason why researching potential flood zones in the vicinity of your new place is so crucial. Following the necessary precautions and building codes can make the cost of the custom home go up. Still, it is worth the time, effort, and investment of relevant resources to make sure that your home is sturdy enough to protect your family. 

Beware of Height Concerns 

Height concerns are another factor that can affect the construction of your ideal beach home. Too many houses on the same street can create what is known as a “corridor of darkness.” The zones around these residential streets are being altered to combat this problem. 

Lean Into the Beachy Aesthetic

Don’t be afraid to play up the coastal living theme. Your custom home doesn’t need to resemble your neighbors and be a mirror image. So you’ve always wanted your own beach house – with help from Accessible Home Builders, you can make it happen

Contact Accessible Home Builders Today

Here at Accessible Home Builders, we’re proud to say we’ve been building and remodeling homes since 1994. In that time, we’ve serviced the areas of Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Selbyville, Seaford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Laurel, and more communities within Delaware. We work to guarantee a high level of professionalism, dedication, and the use of quality materials to ensure our customers have the home they deserve.

To get in touch with us, give us a call at our office at 302-663-0464, send us an email at info@accessiblehomebuilders.com or visit us in person at 28412 DuPont Blvd, #103 Millsboro, DE 19966. Alternatively, give our satellite office a call at 302-628-9571, which is located at 500 W. Stein Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to stay updated on what we’re up to next!

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