5 Things to Know Before Building Your Coastal Virginia Beach HomeYou’ve decided to set roots in Virginia Beach and excitedly await building your new coastal home. With the most important decision – your home’s location – behind you, you can dive headfirst into the customization process, designing a home that’s perfectly curated to you and your family’s needs.
We at K.M. Cash Construction have been delivering our clients with perfectly tailored-to-you homes for many years, and with our expert experience, we suggest knowing these 5 things before you get started building your coastal Virginia Beach home!
1.Safeguarding Against Weather
When choosing to build a home along the coastline, you’re taking the risk of knowing that it your home will be subjected to the elements. Although a relatively small risk in the Virginia Beach area, hurricanes do make it to our area from time to time. Because of this, storm protection is an important feature to consider when building your dream coastal home.
By including hurricane shutters and sourcing only the most durable of materials in your build, you’ll feel at ease knowing that your family will remain safe against unpredictable weather.
2. Materials Matter for Longevity
Outside of hurricanes, your coastal home is exposed to countless elements – from sand, salt, and the occasional snow fall in Virginia Beach, the best way to protect your home is by using quality materials proven to pass the test of time. At K.M. Cash Construction, we have extensive experience and a unique knowledge and understanding of which materials should be used when constructing your coastal home.
For example, with the higher humidity along the coastline, as well as the constant salty air, materials like wood aren’t always cut out for the challenge. Luckily, synthetic porch decking and other great materials exist to ensure your home’s longevity.
3. Prioritize the Breathtaking Views:
Aside from selecting the most durable materials, you’ll want to build your home in a way that prioritizes and emphasizes the whole reason you build a coastal home – the ocean views! By expertly placing large picture windows throughout, you can capitalize on the beautiful scenery, enjoying it from your favorite spaces within the home. Nothing quite beats waking up to the picturesque view of the sun rising above the ocean, all from the comfort of your bed.
4. Amplify Outdoor Living
You don’t just want to see and experience the incredible views from inside your home, though! You’ll also want to immerse yourself in the scenery by creating and utilizing an inviting and cozy outdoor space for your coastal home. Expansive wrap-around porches are one of the most iconic and familiar features you spot on Virginia Beach homes, because these large porches are the perfect place to unwind quietly while overlooking the sand and ocean, listening to the waves as the crash ashore.
5. Maintenance is Key
After giving K.M. Cash Construction the honor and opportunity to build your family a perfectly-customized coastal Virginia Beach home, the last and most important thing to consider is the maintenance necessary to keep your home in tip-top shape. Salt can be incredibly destructive, as well as sand, so it’s important to prevent yourself from bringing these elements into your home, where they have the opportunity to damage upholstery and furnishings. If there are metal features on the exterior of your coastal home, don’t neglect them! Although a very strong and durable material, it still needs to be protected from water, which can infiltrate any small gap within the metal and begin rusting. By being proactive about these things, you’ll save time and money in the long run.
Building your home along the coast of Virginia Beach
Building a home along the coast is an exciting opportunity, and we at K.M. Cash Construction are thrilled to give you the coastal home you’ve wanted most. By understanding and considering the possible challenges of owning a coastal home, you can be proactive in its maintenance so that you and your family can enjoy it for countless years to come. Begin and end each day witnessing the beautiful Virginia Beach sunrises and sunsets, all from the comfort of your cozy coastal home, by calling us today at (757) 278-4036 or contacting us online.