Our Best Coastal Makeovers

The best before and after coastal makeovers.

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Revive Your Beach House

Some run-down beach homes deserve new life! These before and after images show why this Tybee Island home was worth the effort.


Living Room After

Easy Modern Updates

A 1960s kit house on a Florida island had lost its luster, but a budget-savvy redo brought out the best of its bungalow design.


Rustic beach house on Block Island

Redefining the Rustic Beach House

Passionate about Block Island history, one couple designed a home worthy of preservation.


Master Suite

Redecorating a Family Seaside Retreat

In Pacific Palisades, California, a family got a home that can stand up to lots of kids’ play but still looks sleek and chic.


Just Like New

Coastal Cottage Remodel

This Lake Michigan cottage got a much-needed makeover—but kept its historical charm.


Living Room After

Renovated Maine Cottage

A 110-year-old summer cottage on a Maine island went from dark and cold to light and airy.


Porch After

Tricks for Bringing Back Charm

Dilapidated and down-and-out, a house on Tybee Island regains its soul after an ambitious redo reveals timeless seaside style.


Master Bath After

Secrets for Doubling Space

With a clever addition, a modest house in Rosemary Beach, Florida, becomes a functional, modern beach pad.

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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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