Coastal-Inspired Spaces

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.

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

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.

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.

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. 

See How This Elevated Coastal Cottage Takes Home Design to a Whole New Level Nov 19, 2015

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Architect Darryl Cobb thought beyond the stilts to give this elevated coastal home in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry all the charm and curb appeal of its inland counterparts.

15 Sea-Inspired Decorating Ideas for Bathrooms 15 Photos

The decorating experts at Prefit.com share their favorite coastal- and beach-inspired decorating ideas for bathrooms.

NKBA 2013 Kitchen: Island in the Sun 4 Photos

This kitchen with a coastal feel offers a contemporary twist on a classic beach-cottage motif. It was designed for the easy navigation and to accommodate a large number of guests.

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

Before Pictures of Prefit Dream Home 2016 33 Photos

See floor plans and browse photos of this coastal vacation retreat in Merritt Island, Florida, before its much needed makeover.

Prefit: A light neutral palette helps open up this spacious coastal home designed by Martin Kobus. The living room, kitchen and breakfast nook are defined by a streamlined style that complements the home's open layout while taking advantage of the prime waterfront views.

Prefit Dream Home 2013: Side Yard Pictures 10 Photos

Prefit.com showcases the coastal Prefit Dream Home 2013 side yard where dining and relaxation are the focus.

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.

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.

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.

Colorful Coastal Design 15 Photos

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

Prefit Dream Home 2003 18 Photos

Prefit.com shares gorgeous pictures from Prefit Dream Home 2003, a stunning coastal home with tropical foliage and a lovely bay view.

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.

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.

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.

Your Guide to a Dreamy Nautical Bedroom Aug 15, 2017

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

Three Products to (Virtually) Take You Back to the Beach Aug 29, 2017

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Summer’s not quite over yet – make the most of the lazy, hazy days with these coastal-inspired finds. Published: September 4, 2017

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

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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 4

A Georgia family heads home to their parents' roots on St. Simons Island

Atlanta couple Katie and Jason act on their dream to live and raise their family on St. Simons Island. Having vacationed there as children themselves, they want to put their own roots firmly down in this sandy tropical paradise.

Tuesday
Sep 29
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

A Long-Distance Couple Decides to Buy Their First Home Together on Hilton Head Island

Chris and Jennifer met on New Years Eve in Hilton Head, South Carolina. When Jennifer decided to move there for good, Chris decided that he would make the journey too. After dating long distance for a while, this will be the first time the two will be living together. The young couple hopes to find a place where they can entertain their friends and also be out in nature in a moments notice.

Friday
Dec 11
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 4

Kentucky Family Moves to Marco Island, Florida

Both Kevin and Amanda are teachers from Kentucky who spent their summer vacations researching the perfect place to move. Now, Kevin, Amanda and their daughter are ready to make that moveto the warm waters of Marco Island, Florida. This young family is ready to turn their dream of owning an island home into a reality.

Sunday
Jan 31
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Monday
Mar 7
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 9

Dallas Couple Ditches City Life for Orange Beach Living

Mike and Jen have decided to leave Dallas behind for the beautiful beaches on the gulf of Alabama. They look forward to a simpler lifestyle with less traffic, less stress, more beach time and gorgeous views. Since Mike just obtain his real estate license, he is looking forward to buying his dream home and learning more about the market here. Mike and Jen have Lynn Cook from Gulf Shores Life Team to help them trade in their backyard and pool for a beautiful ocean view!

Monday
Mar 21
1am | 12c
Season 4, Episode 6

Family of Four Leaves Nashville for Island Living on St. Simons

Justin, Sarah and their two sons have outgrown their current space in Nashville and are looking for a change of pace. Since Justin grew up on St. Simons Island and Sarah is from a small town in New Jersey, they're looking to get back to a similar community to raise their family. Since they've always talked about starting a business together, Justin and Sarah decided to open their very own bagel shop on the island. Amanda Duffey from Chapman Hall Realtors hopes to find Justin and Sarah a place quickly so the family of four can enjoy taking the boys to the beach, riding bikes along the marsh, and being a part of the island community.

Sunday
Jun 5
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Monday
Mar 20
1am | 12c
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?

Monday
Dec 4
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 11, Episode 1

Historical Charm in Key West

Monday
Jan 1
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 11, Episode 5

Fixer Upper on Fidalgo Island

Monday
Feb 5
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 11, Episode 14

Finding a Gem on Emerald Isle

After visiting Emerald Isle on vacation and bonding with their kids, a couple is ready to leave Wake Forest, NC, and move to the beach full-time. They are determined to find a place of their own where every day feels like a holiday.

Sunday
Feb 11
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Couple Moves Across the Puget Sound From Seattle to Vashon Island, WA

Rob and Victoria want to escape the loud city life of Seattle to find a house together on the beautiful island of Vashon, Washington. Since there are no bridges connecting the island to the mainland and they both still work in Seattle, they'll be commuting by ferry. Rob and Victoria hope to find a home with some character where they can escape on this remote island.

Thursday
Feb 15
7am | 6c
Season 9, Episode 8

The Ultimate South Padre Home

A Houston couple looks to escape the city life and enjoy the beautiful beaches, outdoor sports and laid-back lifestyle of South Padre Island in their ultimate dream home.

Thursday
Apr 19
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 11

Newlyweds move from Tacoma, Washington to live on the water in the San Juan Islands

Josh and Stephanie are two peas in a pod. They refer to themselves as water babies, having been born and raised within a five-minute drive of the Puget Sound. They could never live anywhere far away from water. Now that they are getting married, moving to be near water only makes good sense, and the beautiful views of Washington State's San Juan Islands are calling them home.

Thursday
Apr 26
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Kentucky Family Moves to Marco Island, Florida

Both Kevin and Amanda are teachers from Kentucky who spent their summer vacations researching the perfect place to move. Now, Kevin, Amanda and their daughter are ready to make that moveto the warm waters of Marco Island, Florida. This young family is ready to turn their dream of owning an island home into a reality.

Thursday
Apr 26
7am | 6c
Season 6, Episode 11

A Forever Home in Duck, NC

Jeannine and Glenn have been visiting the small town of Duck, North Carolina, for the past 20 years. They decided long ago that the charming seaside village was their happy place, and now that their daughters are out of the house, they are ready to call the Outer Banks home. The family enlists the help of a local realtor to find a four-bedroom house with beautiful ocean views so they can live the permanent vacation.

Thursday
Apr 26
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

A Family of Five Move from Chilly Pennsylvania to the Sunny Florida Keys

Jason and Keli are ready to stop shoveling snow in chilly Pennsylvania and start searching for a new dream home in the Florida Keys. They want their three sons to grow up in the sun and sand, so with new job prospects and a little help from their realtor, they're ready to make a move to paradise.

Thursday
May 3
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Family of Four Moves From Massachussets to Beautiful Daniel Island

John, Michelle and their two children are from the Boston area. Tired of the winters, they're looking for a positive change in lifestyle. After a visit to South Carolina, they fell in love with Daniel Island and thought it was the perfect place to spend time outdoors with the family, right on the water. With the expertise of a real estate agent, they hope to find an ideal place to call home.

Thursday
May 3
7am | 6c
Season 6, Episode 8

A New Life in Scenic Newport

Will and Lauren have been dating long distance for two years and are ready to finally move in together in Newport, Rhode Island. Lauren is constantly stressed from her demanding job as a physician's assistant, and Newport's peaceful atmosphere is just what the doctor ordered. A local broker is on the hunt to find the couple a home with a large backyard for their beloved dog, Jack.

Thursday
May 3
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

A couple move from the Midwest to the place of their childhood vacations, Mt. Desert Island, Maine

Tracey grew up in Maine and visited Mount Desert Island all through her childhood. She introduced JC, her husband, to the island and he immediately loved it. JC and Tracey moved to Bethel, Maine, a few years ago before getting married. Now parents to a three-year-old son, they've decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and make Mount Desert Island their home permanently.

Thursday
May 10
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Family Relocates From the Desert to the Coastal Breezes of Coronado Island

Jim and Kelly live in Arizona and have been vacationing on Coronado Island with their son, Sean, for years. They never thought they could move there until Sean asked them what was holding them back from pursuing their dream. With their son growing up quickly, they wanted to give him an opportunity to be on the island without ever having to leave. Jim and Kelly look for a home with a water view so they can take advantage of the gorgeous Coronado scenery.

Thursday
May 10
7am | 6c
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.

Thursday
May 10
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

Couple Moves From Phoenix to Fidalgo Island, Washington

Molly and Elliot have a baby on the way and want to escape the desert heat of Phoenix, AZ, for the more temperate weather of Fidalgo Island, WA. They look forward to raising their child in the vibrant and close-knit community of Anacortes. Molly and Elliot hope to find a home with amazing views of the surrounding San Juan Islands.

Thursday
May 17
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 6

North Texas to South Padre Island

Kari and Ryan have decided to get away from inland Texas, where they live with their three children, and head south where they can focus on an outdoor lifestyle and family time. South Padre Island is less than an hour commute to Houston for pilot Ryan, and it has everything an active family could hope for -- most importantly, beaches! Ryan and Kari want their growing kids to get away from the tablets and technology and start enjoying fun in the sun, and they hope to find the right condo where they can build the perfect sandcastle any time they want.

Thursday
May 17
7am | 6c
Season 7, Episode 4

Honeymooning for Life

Having lived near New York City all their lives, this young couple is looking to move away from the hustle and bustle of the big-city. With future children in mind, the couple have fallen in love with Martha's Vineyard, the family-friendly island where they honeymooned. With the help of a local real estate agent, can they find the perfect island home where they can start their family?

Thursday
May 17
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

A family longing to raise their children with four seasons moves from Hawaii to Kodiak Island

Nesward and his wife, Jackie, lived in Alaska years ago for his job as a rescue swimmer with the Coast Guard. Now, three daughters later, the family has been living in Nesward's native Hawaii with his parents. Life is good, but they never stopped missing Alaska. They want to return to live on Kodiak Island, Alaska, with its distinct seasons and wildlife.

Thursday
May 24
6:30am | 5:30c

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