When setting up the ideal beach home, there are a few essentials that you must have.
Unlike traditional homes, beach homes have a unique feel and presence to them that you simply cannot find anywhere else. This article will walk you through some of the beach home essentials we have found that will make your beach home the perfect nautical getaway.
Beach Home Essentials
The Mud/Sand Room
You have to admit, there is one little drawback to having a home on the beach; sand all over your house. Sand is beautiful on the beach but not so much in your living room. What better way to keep the sand (or mud on stormy days) out of your beautiful home then to have a stylish mud/sand room?
Kids can have a blast on the beach, and when it’s time to come in for a break, they can enter through the mud/sand room leaving their wet towels and sandy flip flops behind. This is also a great place to store spare beach towels, toys, floaties, coolers, and anything else you may need on the beach but don’t want to have to walk through the house to get. This mud room from sehomes.tumblr.com combines function and style to create a mud room that you don’t have to hide from your guests.
A Large Beach Towel Closet
One thing you can never have too many of in your beach home are towels. Family members and guests can sometimes go through multiple towels each day. If you don’t want to spend every waking moment running laundry, you had better invest in a large supply of beach towels.
This convenient beach towel closet from House of Turquoise is just the right size to store all of your beach towels and maybe even a few other necessities right at your back door. No need to have kids running with their wet, sandy feet through your house to get a towel. And when you keep all of your beach towels in one place, you never have to sort through bath towels just to find your beach towels. This is definitely a beach house essential.
Your beach home would not be complete without at least a few extraordinary pieces of art. Cottage & Bungalow carries pieces of Mill Wood Coastal Art that are designed and created in the U.S. Each piece is hand-crafted and can be personalized to meet your unique decorating needs. Choose from a number of different images and match your art to your particular geographical area. These pieces are excellent conversation starters and can be placed perfectly in any room of your beach home.
An Outdoor Shower
Our next find is an absolute must for every beach home; an outdoor shower. Just think about it: you spend all day at the beach playing in the sand and swimming then come back to the house all salty and sand-covered. An outdoor shower allows family and guests to rinse off a bit before heading in for refreshments. This shower idea from Architectural Digest goes above and beyond, pairing a stylish shower with the beauty of nature. The door allows for just enough privacy as you rinse off under the beautifully filtered sunlight.
Lastly, we bring you to the dinner table. Every day dinnerware is fine for your traditional home, but when it comes to your beach home you deserve something a little more distinctive. This stoneware dinner set from Cottage & Bungalow has everything you need to set the table in nautical style.
Our beautiful Blue Crab stoneware is hand-painted and just as versatile as your every day dishes. Who wouldn’t love having a little something special on the table when you’re spending time at the beach?
Any one of these incredible beach house essentials would take an ordinary beach house to the next level. Which one would you choose to incorporate into your beach home? Let us know in the comments below.