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Efficient Home Design: Maximizing Value Without Compromising Quality

In the world of home design and construction, achieving a balance between aesthetics, functionality, and cost-effectiveness is essential. At Beacon Home Design, we understand the challenges faced by contractors in the field, and our principal custom home designer, Aaron Barnard, brings years of firsthand construction experience to the table. We believe that an efficient home […]

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Unlocking Possibilities: Explore Our Custom Home Portfolio

At Beacon Home Design, we understand that every dream home begins with a vision. Whether you’re dreaming of a sprawling coastal estate or a cozy cottage, our goal is to bring your vision to life. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce our extensive portfolio—a treasure trove of architectural inspiration and design possibilities. View a Collection […]

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Maximizing Coastal Property Value: The Art of Space Optimization

At Beacon Home Design, we believe that coastal living isn’t just about breathtaking views and salt air breezes—it’s about maximizing the value of your property while honoring the unique constraints of the coastal environment. One such constraint we navigate with finesse is the limitation on home size imposed by local codes along the Gulf Coast. […]

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Navigating the Coastal Codes: Crafting Architecture Along Florida’s Gulf Coast

When it comes to designing along the pristine shores of Florida’s Gulf Coast, architects and custom home designers face a unique challenge: balancing the beauty of coastal living with the stringent building codes enforced by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and local zoning authorities. Here in Sarasota and Manatee counties, where the allure […]

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Embracing the Elegance: British West Indies Architecture on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Nestled along the stunning shores of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Beacon Home Design is on a mission to redefine coastal living. Our vision? To seamlessly blend the charm and elegance of British West Indies architecture with the vibrant, sun-soaked lifestyle of the Sunshine State. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey through the […]

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Choosing a Home Designer or an Architect

When starting your home construction project, future homeowners often wonder whether hiring an architect or a home designer is better. While both professionals bring unique skills to the table, this article will highlight the benefits of choosing the home designer for your project, especially in the vibrant Anna Maria/Bradenton/Sarasota area. We will explore how home […]

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