Our Best Coastal Makeovers

The best before and after coastal makeovers.

Galveston Bay Home Makeover

A design duo turns a fixer-upper on Galveston Bay into a nautically inspired beauty, perfect for a sea-loving family.

Idea #4: Hang it up
Photo: Rick Lew

Idea #4: Hang it up

This handy spot off the back door is the ideal landing pad for wet towels and beach must-haves—like baskets filled with sand castle--building essentials for the kids. "They needed extra storage, so we hung five hooks on the wall, and it immediately transformed the entire space," says Stiver. "It just goes to show that sometimes the easiest solutions are the best."

The towels are from Target. The baskets are from Michaels.

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