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The Blog: beach style

Deciding on an Architectural Style For Your Custom Beach House? Discover Today’s Best Beach House Styles With This Helpful Guide 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Deciding on an Architectural Style For Your Custom Beach House? Discover Today’s Best Beach House Styles With This Helpful Guide

You're planning to build your dream California beach house in the South Bay, specifically in the scenic locales of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Venice Beach, or Palos Verdes. …

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Crafting Your Legacy: Should You Renovate or Rebuild in California’s South Bay? 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Crafting Your Legacy: Should You Renovate or Rebuild in California’s South Bay?

Navigating the journey of homeownership in California's South Bay can be a thrilling adventure. Along the way, though, you’ll be faced with some critical decisions that will determine the exact…

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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

As we look towards the future, the homes in Venice Beach, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach are evolving to meet their residents’ changing needs and preferences. By focusing on sustainability,…

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So Many Variables In Custom Design! Do You Want A Traditional or Open Floor Plan—Which Is Best For Your Beach House? 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

So Many Variables In Custom Design! Do You Want A Traditional or Open Floor Plan—Which Is Best For Your Beach House?

The open floor plan has become extremely popular, but don’t underestimate the advantages of distinct rooms with real walls. When designing your dream beach house in South Beach, LA, the…

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Keep Your California Beach Home Looking Great For Generations: Beach House Maintenance 101 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Keep Your California Beach Home Looking Great For Generations: Beach House Maintenance 101

All houses need maintenance, but beach houses require extra TLC. Here’s how to do it in your Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, Redondo Beach, Venice Beach, or Palos Verdes, CA beach house.…

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The Magic of Second Homes in Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, and Hermosa Beach 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

The Magic of Second Homes in Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, and Hermosa Beach

Considering custom building a second home? There's an undeniable allure to owning a second home, especially in the coastal havens of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach. These homes are more…

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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?

Building Your Dream Beach House in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, Redondo Beach, Venice Beach, and Palos Verdes, CA Building a custom beach house in California is a dream many aspire to,…

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What Are the Top Ten Biggest Must-Have Features You’re Dreaming of For Your New Custom Build? 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

What Are the Top Ten Biggest Must-Have Features You’re Dreaming of For Your New Custom Build?

For a long while now, you’ve had certain new home features in mind that you know you’ll never get unless you custom-build. They’re unique and precise to your lifestyle. What…

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Furniture, Art, & Decor: The Finishing Touches; We Truly Are Foundation to Furniture. 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Furniture, Art, & Decor: The Finishing Touches; We Truly Are Foundation to Furniture.

Building a new custom home, particularly along the sunny beaches of Manhattan Beach, is a rewarding creative endeavor. From choosing a location to finalizing the layout, every step of the…

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Saving the Best for Last: How to Complete Your New Home with Quality Appliances 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Saving the Best for Last: How to Complete Your New Home with Quality Appliances

For some designers, appliances are little more than a finishing touch on new builds or home renovations. With standard dimensions for each type of appliance, all contractors really have to…

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Living Tastefully: How to Build Clever and Thoughtful Spaces for Your Wine Collection 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Living Tastefully: How to Build Clever and Thoughtful Spaces for Your Wine Collection

It’s no secret that collecting wine is a favorite pastime amongst coastal Californians, from the rolling hills of Napa Valley to the beaches of San Diego. In fact, wine collection…

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Pairing Custom Furniture With Your Custom Home is the Clear Winner; A Look At The Dark Side Of Fast Furniture 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Pairing Custom Furniture With Your Custom Home is the Clear Winner; A Look At The Dark Side Of Fast Furniture

If the originality and artistry of custom-built pieces doesn't already draw you in, consider the fact that the alternative, “fast furniture,” is hurting our bodies and the environment. Times have…

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What Do You Crave in Home Entertainment? Here’s How To Design Playful Spaces Your Entire Family Will Enjoy 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

What Do You Crave in Home Entertainment? Here’s How To Design Playful Spaces Your Entire Family Will Enjoy

Designing at home entertainment spaces that serve the entire family can be tricky, but luckily, custom building is about catering to your family’s unique needs. For some of us, a…

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What Are the Top Ten Biggest Must-Have Features You’re Dreaming of for Your New Custom Build? 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

What Are the Top Ten Biggest Must-Have Features You’re Dreaming of for Your New Custom Build?

For a long while now, you’ve had certain new home features in mind that you know you’ll never get unless you custom build. They’re unique and very specific to your…

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How To Design Your Beach House to Stand Up To the Elements And Look Great For The Long Haul 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

How To Design Your Beach House to Stand Up To the Elements And Look Great For The Long Haul

Beach design is about hardiness. Conditions at the beach can be rough, but it’s like swimming in the waves. If you work with them, rather than against them, it’s much…

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How To Design a Family Beach House That Blends Luxury With Function and Today’s Technology 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

How To Design a Family Beach House That Blends Luxury With Function and Today’s Technology

With the right guidance, you can custom build a luxury beach house that works for your family and withstands the environmental stressors of oceanfront property. At White Sands, we’re not…

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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 Very Best Beach House Exterior To Withstand The Elements 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

How To Choose The Very Best Beach House Exterior To Withstand The Elements

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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How’s the Air in There? Worried about Smoke, Pathogens & Allergens? You Need Whole Home Air Filtration! 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

How’s the Air in There? Worried about Smoke, Pathogens & Allergens? You Need Whole Home Air Filtration!

Considering custom-building? You’re probably thinking about air filtration in a serious way. With record-breaking California fire seasons, COVID, and regular old (ever increasing) pollution, it's not a home feature that…

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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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Spending Lots of Time At Home? Need More Exercise? How To Turn Your Basement Into A High-Tech Home Gym 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Spending Lots of Time At Home? Need More Exercise? How To Turn Your Basement Into A High-Tech Home Gym

Billiards and ping-pong tables are nice, but your basement can be more exciting. Have you ever considered a custom home gym? Think bouldering walls, indoor lap pools, interactive exercise mirrors.…

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Great Design Makes Great Use of Passive Solar Energy & Natural Light 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Great Design Makes Great Use of Passive Solar Energy & Natural Light

Passive solar can 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…

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Design a Workspace that Actually Works Today: Smart Home Office Ideas To Benefit The Whole Family 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Design a Workspace that Actually Works Today: Smart Home Office Ideas To Benefit The Whole Family

Many of us want to work from home these days, even as offices reopen. The way that we work has changed, and this change has been coming long before most…

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Don’t Get Overwhelmed! Check Out Our Guide To Choosing The Right Doors & Windows For Your New Home 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Don’t Get Overwhelmed! Check Out Our Guide To Choosing 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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Got Fur? Got Mess? How to Design Today’s Kid And Pet Friendly Luxury Home 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Got Fur? Got Mess? How to Design Today’s 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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