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A New House With Old Charm 15 Photos

It was built in 2007, but this New Jersey home has the look of a century-old beach cottage, thanks to some good old-fashioned design moves. Prefit Magazine shows you around.

Waterfront Homes: Island Retreat in Wilmington, N.C. 16 Photos

Prefit takes you inside a beautiful coastal home on Figure Eight Island, featuring a 60-foot pier and panoramic water views.

Prefit loves this bright, breezy coastal home with fun pops of color from designer Liz Carroll.

Prefit: This coastal home was designed both inside and out to take full advantage of its spectacular views of Puget Sound. Designer Eric Gedney used lots of windows as well as patios and an infinity-edge pool to help make the most of living in such a stunning location.

Paradise Found: Chic Coastal Hotels 17 Photos

The decorating experts at Prefit.com share 17 sophisticated coastal hotel interiors and exteriors in Miami and Key West, Fla., and Southern California.

Waterfront Homes: Oceanfront Mansion in Gulf Stream, Fla. 18 Photos

Prefit takes you inside a gorgeous walled and gated coastal home tucked away in the tranquil seaside hamlet of Gulf Stream.

Terrapins, Tortoises and Turtles: The New Twist on Coastal Style Apr 6, 2017

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See how this season's star is blowing coral clusters and driftwood displays out of the water.

What It's Like to Live in a Waterfront Home Jun 10, 2015

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Homeowners share their insights on living by oceans, rivers and lakes.

Beachy Keen: 15 Ways to Add Coastal Charm to Any Space 15 Photos

The coastal design experts at Prefit.com share 15 ways to add beachy style to any room in your home.

10 Top Bloggers Get a First-Person Look at Prefit Dream Home 2017 Jan 23, 2017

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Prefit invited bloggers and influencers from across the country to tour Prefit Dream Home 2017 on St. Simons Island, Ga.

This Waterfront Home on St. Simons Island Could Be Yours Dec 8, 2016

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Tour Prefit Dream Home 2017 and enter for your chance to win this lakefront escape.

Coastal-Inspired Design 14 Photos

Get ideas for creating the coastal-style look in your home at Prefit.com.

A New Take on Nautical: Go Coastal-Chic With These Unexpected Color Palettes Jun 15, 2016

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We've got six new takes on nautical style. Can you handle it?

How to Make a Sea Glass Shadowbox Jul 12, 2016

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Bring home the beauty of the seashore with a fun, inexpensive sea glass DIY project that's perfect for bringing in some coastal style. 

How to Make a Driftwood Family Tree Jul 12, 2016

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Take your display of family photos up a notch by creating a one of a kind coastal family tree with a gorgeous piece of driftwood. 

This beachside oasis designed by Musso Design Group draws color inspiration of the ocean and Florida sunshine with calming blues, sandy neutrals and small bursts of warm color.

Browse pictures and get tips for remodeling a coastal kitchen and dining room on PrefitRemodels.

Waterfront Homes: Clifftop Contemporary in Santa Barbara, Calif. 15 Photos

Prefit takes you inside a stunning island-style contemporary home perched dramatically above the Santa Barbara coastline.

12 Bold Coastal Color Palettes You Haven't Considered Mar 1, 2017

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Beach house style doesn't have to be all about neutrals. 

Prefit shows how homeowners preserved their Colonial home while still personalizing it enough to make it their own to create a warm space full of texture and color reminiscent of the tropics.

Colorful Coastal Design 15 Photos

Going beyond blue and white: See pictures of colorful coastal-style rooms at Prefit.com.

Shell Wreath Jul 13, 2015

Bring a little of the White House to your house by creating this seashell beauty.

Prefit presents a renovated home with an artful interpretation of California Coastal aesthetics, combined with contemporary notes and Craftsman elements.

Prefit: Cobb Architects created this beautiful coastal home with a focus on its Charleston, S.C., setting, including using low-country landscaping and an elevated foundation.

A Coastal Kitchen Springs With Ideas 4 Photos

A designer brings a breathtaking view of coastal wetlands into a waterside retreat.

A Rhode Island Home That's Made for Visitors 12 Photos

The more the merrier at this Rhode Island home that’s built for guests and good times. Prefit Magazine takes you on a tour.

Your Guide to a Dreamy Nautical Bedroom Aug 15, 2017

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Create a soothing sanctuary with these beach-inspired decorating ideas.

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Most people only fantasize about living on an island, but we'll prove that an Island Life is possible for anyone. Tropical dreamers will be shown island properties that fit into any budget, from ultra-affordable to totally outrageous. We'll follow everyday families is search of their own slice of paradise, and prove that fantasy can be reality.
Season 1, Episode 2

Their Own Piece of Paradise in Islamorada

Pablo and Michelle are a newly engaged couple with a romantic story. On their first date, Pablo took Michelle on a romantic helicopter ride around Los Angeles and it was love at first flight! The couple now resides in vibrant town of Homestead, FL, near South Beach. Although Pablo has enjoyed the Keys since he was a child, they became even more special to him with Michelle in his life. The Keys are a part of their love story. What started as a yearly romantic getaway blossomed into island visits that they'd plan as much as possible.

Sunday
Jan 18
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 14

A young Coast Guard family chooses to move from Hawaii to Kodiak Island, Alaska

David, a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer, and his wife, Ashley, a stay-at-home mom of a 5- and 2-year old, have lived in Hawaii since they married in 2007. Now, the Coast Guard is transferring them from Hawaii to David's first choice assignment: Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Monday
Feb 16
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 1

A Family Moves From Busy Alpharetta, GA to Rela St. Simons Island

After getting married, Ryan and Crystal Casey moved to Alpharetta, GA, a busy town outside of Atlanta. They have grown tired of the traffic, noise and hectic pace of life there. Now that their two daughters are a little older, they feel this is the perfect time to make the move to the more peaceful island of St. Simons. The couple hopes to find a home that will allow them lots of outdoor and beach time together.

Monday
Nov 9
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Golf Enthusiasts Look for a Home on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Jay and Kerri have lived all over the country thanks to Jay's career in the hospitality field, but when a job offer comes up for Jay in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, they decide to get serious about buying a home. Hilton Head Island provides a great family setting for these golf enthusiasts and their nine-year-old son, Conner. They hope to find a fitting home on an fantastic island.

Monday
Dec 21
12am | 11c
Season 3, Episode 11

Couple Moves From Washington, DC to Florida's Barrier Island

Chris and Emily are looking for their first home together as a couple and have decided it's the perfect time to leave behind the craziness of Washington, DC, for the more relaxed atmosphere on Barrier Island, Florida. They're looking forward to taking advantage of living closer to the water and spending more time outdoors. Chris and Emily hope to find a home that's close to the water with an outdoor oasis where they can feel like they're on vacation every day.

Monday
Jan 18
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 14

Newly Married Couple Moves From Boston to Martha's Vineyard

Newly married Michael and Kelly are looking to make the move from Boston to Martha's Vineyard. Kelly always had a deep connection with the island and Michael fell in love with the place when the two first started dating. They're looking forward to leaving behind their hectic lives in Boston for the peace and relaxation that comes with being on this unique isle. With the help of Rose Courcier of Sandpiper Realty, Inc., Michael and Kelly hope to find a home with special character where they can begin this new chapter of their lives together.

Monday
May 2
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 13

Trading Skyline for Shoreline

Danielle is a high school art teacher living in hectic Manhattan. Several years ago, Danielle came to a party on Long Beach and fell in love with the relaxed island atmosphere. While she loves the hustle and bustle of the city, Danielle decided to trade in the skyline for the shoreline. With the help of a local realtor, Danielle hopes to find her perfect slice of paradise with stunning water views.

Monday
Jan 16
1am | 12c
Season 5, Episode 12

Family Time on St. Simons

Joy and Brett have a busy life in Atlanta, running their own business and running around with their five active, young kids. They're looking for a slower pace of life so they can enjoy their family, and they've both always considered St. Simons Island a little paradise off Georgia's Golden Coast. Now Joy and Brett are looking for the right island home to fit their large family.

Sunday
Feb 5
10pm | 9c
Season 9, Episode 7

Splash Down on North Padre

A military couple has a dream to settle down on North Padre Island, Texas, with their two children. They hope their agent can find them a home with easy beach access and a boat slip.

Sunday
Sep 24
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 13

Golf Enthusiasts Look for a Home on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Jay and Kerri have lived all over the country thanks to Jay's career in the hospitality field, but when a job offer comes up for Jay in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, they decide to get serious about buying a home. Hilton Head Island provides a great family setting for these golf enthusiasts and their nine-year-old son, Conner. They hope to find a fitting home on an fantastic island.

Friday
Oct 6
7am | 6c
Season 10, Episode 12

Coming Home to Indian Lake

A couple has grown tired of hectic city life and is anxious to return to their family and friends in their hometown of Indian Lake, OH. Both are able to work remotely so they're heading back to their old stomping grounds to find the perfect dream home. Will they find the island oasis they've been trying to get back to?

Sunday
Dec 3
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 10, Episode 14

Family Home on Hilton Head

As their three daughters get older, Georgia residents Lisa and Kevin are looking for a change of pace from their busy lives. They want to move to a place their kids will always want to return to, and they've set their sights on Hilton Head, South Carolina. It has always been a special place for their family, so Lisa and Kevin are searching for a home there that offers the beach, amenities and quality of life that the whole family is looking for.

Monday
Dec 4
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 12

A young family makes the move of a lifetime from the Midwest to the San Juan Islands

Chris and Laura both grew up in the Midwest and met in Iowa. Chris does consulting work for dental offices and travels a lot, while Laura is a writer who works from home while they raise their 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son. When the opportunity arose for Chris to relocate for work and not travel as much, they were given the choice of New York City, Salt Lake City, or the San Juan Islands. The Pacific Northwest island location was their pick right off the bat. They immediately fell in love with it and everything it had to offer.

Thursday
Jun 7
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

A couple fulfill a lifelong dream and move from busy Boston to Martha's Vineyard

Rob and Suzanne live right outside Boston and lead very busy lives. Being busy professionals with demanding jobs doesn't leave much time for relaxation. They've been going to Martha's Vineyard for over ten years, and each year they have fallen in love with the island more and more. Now, they've decided to make the island their permanent home and are hunting for a house with historic charm where they can leave the stress of their former lives behind.

Thursday
Jun 21
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 9

Baby on Board on Duck Island

Ryan and Julia have just found out they are expecting their first child, and they're eager to move from Raleigh, North Carolina, to the quaint town of Duck on the Outer Banks. The couple loves the family-friendly atmosphere of Duck as well as the many water activities associated with living on an island. Ryan and Julia hope to find a large home with a pool that's close to the beach and town so they can enjoy all their favorite activities with their new baby.

Thursday
Jun 21
7am | 6c
Season 7, Episode 11

Texas Family Finds Fishing Oasis in Islamorada, Florida

A family of four avid fishermen look for the perfect forever home in their favorite vacation destination, Islamorada, FL. After being stuck in landlocked Flower Mound, TX, for the last 20 years, they're ready to make the move to a place where they can indulge their passion year-round.

Thursday
Jun 21
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

A Family Searches for a New Home on Whidbey Island, Off the Coast of Washington State

After receiving some exciting job offers, Oscar, Elena and their 8-month-old son Mateo have decided to relocate from traffic-ridden Edmonds, WA, to the outdoor wonderland of Whidbey Island, WA. They look at several different homes and explore the island. Unsure which will work best for their family, they must decide between a waterfront view, a spacious town home and a backyard filled with fancy fruit trees.

Thursday
Jun 28
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Texas Couple Look for Less Stress on Galveston Island

Don and Kendra met while working in an emergency room in Texas. Kendra is an registered nurse, and Don is a physician. In this high-energy, fast-paced environment they realized they wanted more from life when they weren't taking care of people. The summers in Amarillo have Don and Kendra hiding from the brutal heat and in the winter they're fighting to keep the ice and snow off their windshields. So this move to Galveston Island is about slowing down and making more time for an outdoor, relaxed lifestyle. They have four children, all in their 20s, who live in Texas so moving to a nearby island means the family will come and visit more often.

Thursday
Jun 28
7am | 6c
Season 7, Episode 6

Long Live Long Beach Island

Noel, Deirdre and their four children have been spending every summer on Long Beach Island for over 14 years. Now, with their kids getting older, it is the right time for the family to find their permanent home on the Jersey shore. With the help of their agent, Noel and Deirdre are hoping to find a large home within walking distance to the beach.

Thursday
Jun 28
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Married Couple Makes Move From Houston to Galveston Island

David and Debbie have known each other since they were kids. They went to college together, got married, and then raised three children of their own in Houston. They always loved vacationing on Galveston Island and now they want to live on the water year-round. With the assistance of a real estate agent, David and Debbie hope to find a home where they can be outside all the time and entertain plenty of family and friends who come to visit.

Thursday
Jul 5
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 7, Episode 12

Paradise on St. Simons Island

An Atlanta couple trades in their fast-paced and stressful life in the big city for the relaxation and great outdoor lifestyle of St. Simons Island, GA. After visiting the island on a recent work trip, the couple fell in love with the area and are excited to find the perfect beach cottage they can make their own.

Thursday
Jul 5
7am | 6c
Season 10, Episode 1

Working Hard for the Hamptons

A career-driven couple is looking to make the leap from Greenwich, Connecticut, to their island fantasy destination of East Hampton, New York, where they can finally enjoy the fruits of their labor and live their island life.

Thursday
Jul 5
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Family Makes Move From Tacoma to Vashon Island, Washington

Paige, Adam and their two children are looking to make the move from Tacoma to Vashon Island, Washington. They're drawn to Vashon because of its quirky and eccentric reputation. It's also away from the city in a pure, seemingly untouched setting. The family hopes to find their perfect island home -- even if they have to build it themselves.

Thursday
Jul 12
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

From SoCal to Kill Devil Hills

California natives Todd and Deanna live in California with their three teenagers. When Todd was stationed with the military reserves in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the family took weekend trips to the Outer Banks and fell in love with the island lifestyle. Now they want to find a permanent home with a waterfront view in their favorite vacation spot, Kill Devil Hills.

Thursday
Jul 12
7am | 6c
Season 8, Episode 4

Couple Raised on Marco Island, FL, Leaves the Mainland and Returns to Island Living

A recently married Florida couple moves to their hometown on Marco Island. Having lived on the mainland in Naples for some time, the couple is ready to return to the natural beauty and slow pace the island offers. They hope to find the perfect home to start the next chapter of their life together in familiar territory.

Thursday
Jul 12
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 14

Planting Roots on Ono Island

Lance and Elizabeth are a young couple ready to grow their family and put down roots on the Alabama coast. At their current home in Orange Beach, they deal with too many beach-goers flocking to the vacation destination, so they've set their sights just five minutes over the bridge in the private community of Ono Island. Ono's small town vibes and quaint beach community fit Lance and Elizabeth's vision of Southern family living, so they're hoping to find a dream home where they can build their future.

Thursday
Jul 19
6:30am | 5:30c

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