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 #5: Make room for function
Photo: Rick Lew

Idea #5: Make room for function

Borrowing cues from life aboard a ship, the designers maximized sleeping space in the boys' bedroom by working with builder Neil Potter to design and construct custom bunk beds. "We tore out an old closet and fit them right in," says Potter. "We even installed boat fans at the end of the beds. It was a really clever, fun project."

The sconces are from Circa Lighting. The throws are by Sferra.

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