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The Blog: Michael Capobianco

Design Like You Mean It: Choose The Most Fabulous Beach Decor For Your Coastal Home Right Now 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Design Like You Mean It: Choose The Most Fabulous Beach Decor For Your Coastal Home Right Now

Want a home with a cool California coastal vibe? Use beach decor to create that ambiance in your custom built home! When we talk about beach decor, we’re really talking…

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10 Thing To Consider When Building a New Home on the California Coast 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

10 Thing To Consider When Building a New Home on the California Coast

Thinking of building a beach house and feeling a little overwhelmed? These questions and tips will help you find your bearings on the California coast. 1. Renovate or demolish? There…

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How To Choose The Best Beach House Exterior 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

How To Choose The Best Beach House Exterior

You’re designing a new home in California's South Bay? Don't overlook your beach house exterior. We know it’s easy (and fun!) to let interior design take center stage, especially when…

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Don’t Sacrifice Comfort to Have an Energy Efficient Home 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Don’t Sacrifice Comfort to Have an Energy Efficient Home

Do you have to sacrifice comfort and luxury for energy efficiency? It’s a common misconception that building an energy-efficient home means dim lights, lukewarm water, hot air in the summer,…

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Play To Win—In Both Beach Volleyball & Home Design 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Play To Win—In Both Beach Volleyball & Home Design

Choosing the right team is important in beach volleyball. It’s even more important when building your dream house. You’re ready to build the beach house you’ve always wanted. You’ve picked…

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Smoke, Pathogens & Allergens? You Need Whole-Home Air Purification! 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Smoke, Pathogens & Allergens? You Need Whole-Home Air Purification!

Considering custom-building? You’re probably thinking about air filtration in a serious way. We’re having a record-breaking California fire season, in the middle of a pandemic. You want your home to…

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Which So-Cal Beach Town is Your So-Cal Beach Town? 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Which So-Cal Beach Town is Your So-Cal Beach Town?

If you’re dreaming of the ocean but not sure where in the South Bay to build, this post is for you. When we hear “Los Angeles County,” most of us…

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Turn Your Basement Into A High-Tech Gym 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Turn Your Basement Into A High-Tech Gym

Billiards and ping-pong tables are nice, but your basement can be more exciting. Think home bouldering walls, indoor lap pools, interactive exercise mirrors...If you’re interested in transforming your basement into…

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Beach House Maintenance 101 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Beach House Maintenance 101

All houses need maintenance, but beach houses require extra TLC. Here’s how to do it in Southern California. Photo by Paul Jonason Between the sun, the salty air, and the…

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Open Or Traditional Floor Plan: Which Is Best For Your Beach House? 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Open Or Traditional Floor Plan: Which Is Best For Your Beach House?

Open interiors have become extremely popular, but don’t underestimate the advantages to distinct rooms, with real walls. My husband and I just purchased a home, which we’re now remodeling. We…

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Great Design Makes Great Use of Natural Light 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Great Design Makes Great Use of Natural Light

Natural light plays a powerful role in good design. Ignoring natural light is a tragic—and rookie—mistake for Southern California beach homes. We live in Southern California. Obviously we love the…

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Designing A Workspace That Actually Works 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Designing A Workspace That Actually Works

The way that we work has changed in recent weeks, but this change has been coming long before most offices closed. According to the Federal Reserve, the remote-worker labor force…

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Spending More Time At Home? We All Need Better-Designed Residential Spaces 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Spending More Time At Home? We All Need Better-Designed Residential Spaces

We’re at home a lot these days, and we’re asking a lot of our spaces. We need our domestic environments to be safe, comforting, and functional—places we can live, work,…

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What’s Most Important When Building Your California Beach House—Design, Time or Budget? 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

What’s Most Important When Building Your California Beach House—Design, Time or Budget?

All of our clients want their California beach house to be built fast and on-budget, with the finest finishes and furnishings. But custom building is a year-long journey, and building…

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Want to Live in a Boho Paradise? Custom Build in Hermosa Beach 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Want to Live in a Boho Paradise? Custom Build in Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach is like Manhattan Beach’s spunky younger sister—just as stunning, but a little more boho, more into nightlife, a tad more funky. Although in reality, Hermosa Beach was founded…

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Your Guide To Beach-Friendly Home Styles 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Your Guide To Beach-Friendly Home Styles

You know you want to build in the South Bay. You know what zoning regulations your Manhattan Beach lot falls under. You know you want to build a home that’s…

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Choose The Right Doors & Windows For Your New Home 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Choose The Right Doors & Windows For Your New Home

You make a lot of decisions when you custom build. You may find yourself thinking about things you've never considered before, like doors and windows. Do you know what type of…

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How to Design a Kid And Pet Friendly Luxury Home 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

How to Design a Kid And Pet Friendly Luxury Home

Your beach house can be kid and pet friendly without being boring or cluttered. Our clients sometimes assume that all the character and refinements have to be stripped from their…

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