Beach Home Plans – Outdoor Living Spaces has an incredible selection of general vacation homes, and also more specific lake and beach home plans. But how can you be assured that you’ll find the right kind of Beach House Plans for you, your family, and your lifestyle?

If you’re in the position to build a new beach home, you’ve likely spent endless hours daydreaming about it. Searching for the perfect property, imagining the days spent with family (or in glorious solitude), and if you’re lucky enough, thinking of that breathtaking view. And we’re sure, in those hours of daydreaming, that you’ve imagined the ways you’ll enjoy entertaining your children, friends, and family. So, let’s consider our options. From wrap-around porches to chef-style outdoor kitchens, which outdoor entertainment spaces will you want for your new home?

Porches, Lanais, and Deck Space – Oh My!

Outdoor living spaces are one of the most important elements when it comes to vacation or beach home plans. These spaces are where memories are created with the next generation, friends, or that special someone. A lanai, porch, or deck space that faces a good view is perfect for enjoying a family cookout. You’ll love these ease of this experience. Eat, drink, laugh, and just enjoy the spaces you’ve been waiting for – you’ve earned it.

House Plan 5252: Beach Home Plans with Outdoor Living Spaces
House Plan 5252
2,482 Square Foot, 4 Bedroom, 3.1 Bathroom Home

This mid-sized Craftsman cottage offers an incredible amount of outdoor space for its size with a large lanai off of the home’s living room, plus a trellis and hot tub space off of the master. A walk-out basement option is available for this home, perfect if your land has a slope down to a waterfront. Inside, you’ll find 4 bedrooms, including a lovely master suite, plus a study and a bonus room over the garage. On cool evenings, you’ll love the double-sided fireplace feature that warms both the living and dining rooms.

The Sunroom, Perfect for Beach Home Plans

A warm 4-season or sunroom is a wonderful addition to any home. This room provides a space you may not even realize you’ve been longing for! You can sip coffee as the sun rises before you’ve even dressed for the day. Allow fresh air to come in through the screened-in windows, without worry of bugs or rain. One customer has even raved about how they’ve turned this outdoor/indoor space into a children’s play area! It makes the perfect place for restless little ones when the weather isn’t cooperating.

House Plan 1351: Beach House Plan with Sunroom
House Plan 1351
1,492 Square Foot, 2 Bedroom, 1.1 Bathroom Home

A cozy 2-bedroom getaway, The Woodlyne 1 is one of our favorite beach-style house plans. On its exterior, a large porch and sunroom offer plenty of outdoor living space for you and your guests. The main living space is brightened with natural sunlight because its largest wall is covered with long windows. Plenty of indoor seating is found on the main floor as well, with ample space in the living room and even the addition of bar-style seating in the kitchen. Few house plans this size offer such great entertainment spaces! And the 2 bedrooms upstairs mean you’ll be able to rest after a wonderful day filled with fishing, hiking, or boating.

Outdoor Kitchens and Space to Entertain

Suddenly the entire family is ready to cook, because let’s face it, there’s something special about preparing a meal outdoors! Whether you’re serving burgers, or creating a sophisticated meal, one could argue that it’s always better done outside. Often when entertaining, the chef in the family is left out of the party – well, we can’t have that! With an outdoor kitchen, you’ll be part of the action while putting on a show for your guests. You can finally, and properly, “wow” them with your culinary skills.

House Plan 5202: Outdoor Kitchen and Seating
House Plan 5202
4,903 Square Foot, 4 Bedroom, 4.2 Bathroom Home

This spacious home is the perfect place to entertain. Be careful bringing in the whole family, or inviting friends, because they will never want to leave this luxurious vacation home. But you’ll love that it provides all of the creature comforts you crave! The open-concept living room and kitchen provide indoor entertainment and lounging space, while the outdoor kitchen will shine on cool summer nights. The 4 bedrooms (plus a bonus room and den) provide plenty of sleeping spaces after a fun day in the sun. Plus, the owner(s) of this home will live in luxury, in arguably one of the best master suites on the market.

Looking for a small home to get away to? Check out our recent article on “Small Cabin Plans for Any Style & Budget“.

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Christine has over a decade of experience as a house plan and floor plan expert. Outside of providing her expertise to customers to help them find and build their dream homes, her passion and knowledge of the home building industry allows Christine to guide families and builders through all of the important steps from finding plans to building custom homes that meet the expectations of today’s new home owner. Christine’s years of knowledge of the diverse trends and needs of the modern homeowner has made her into an authoritative and trusted voice in the online house plan community.

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