September 6th, 2016 at 11:00 am

coastal home maintenance

Living on or near the beach is a dream for many Southern Californians. The fresh air, cool breezes, views, and sound of the waves are just part of the appeal of owning a coastal home. But anyone who’s achieved the dream will tell you that coastal living involves more home maintenance than what’s required in other areas. Fog, salt air, and humidity are among the elements that can contribute to greater diligence than living in an inland home–indoors as well as outside.

Think about the following upkeep requirements before you follow through with living in a coastal zone. They can affect your home even if it’s several miles from the water.

Coastal home maintenance tips

Outdoor Furniture


Bathrooms and Kitchens

One of the best things you can do is work with a real estate agent who specializes in coastal homes. He or she will have the experience and knowledge to advise you on how to buy and maintain your abode by the beach.

And before you tackle any major additions or modifications to your home, learn what the California Coastal Commission might have to say about your plans.


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