Building at the Beach

Find green building tips, energy-saving ideas, construction material recommendations, and weatherproofing guidelines for building on the coast.

Building Materials

From windows to decking, find recommendations on the best materials for building on the coast.

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When the electricity goes out, you don't have to be helpless. In storm-prone coastal areas, power outages can prove disastrous, resulting in frozen pipes and water damage (not a pretty picture). But buy the right kind of generator and you'll keep the heat on and your plumbing protected.

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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