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When you make Marco Island your home, you not only get to enjoy a variety of perks, such as idyllic sights and balmy breezes, you also get to take advantage of exquisite views…right from the comfort of your home! You may have just built a house right on the water or you may be interested in one of the immaculate homes in one of the prestigious neighborhoods on the Island. Either way, making the most of your stunning backdrop should be a top priority. After all, moving to Marco means that you’re among the elite who can call this area home, and trust us, you’ll want to enjoy it to the fullest, and it starts with your home. Here’s how to maximize your views in your Marco Island home.

Illuminate the Space

The best way to enjoy the exceptional views of the Island is to let them into your home with a nice amount of windows throughout. Everything from windows lining the rear of the home to skylights and bay windows throughout can let the outdoor charm into your house to create a one-of-a-kind ambiance. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…be sure to illuminate your space and make it bright and inviting to get that island feel you’re looking for in your home.

A Sense of Openness

Living on the Island, chances are you’ll want to enjoy your spectacular views from every angle of your home, which means an open and airy space is a must. Many Marco Island homeowners opt for an open floorplan, so that no matter where they are in the home, they’re graced by outstanding views. From prepping a meal in the kitchen to enjoying a good book in the master bedroom, an open floorplan will provide you with that sense of openness you need in your Marco Island home.

Outdoor Luxury

A must-have in any Marco Island home is an outdoor living area. After all, there’s no competing with the famous Southwest Florida sunsets and being able to enjoy them from your very own paradise can’t be beat. Fill the space with comfortable lounge chairs around the pool and an outdoor kitchen, so you’ll never have to miss out on anything when entertaining guests. Add in a water feature or a fire pit for enhanced style.

Designing Your Home Around Your Views

Many designers recommend proper positioning of furniture, walls and appliances, so that you’re able to get the most enjoyment out of your pristine Marco Island views. Keep the following in mind when designing your space:

  • Arrange furniture to focus on the views.

  • Make the windows the center of attention.

  • Create an indoor/outdoor space with pocketing sliders.

  • Add in floor-to-ceiling windows for a more dramatic effect.

The moral of the story is to take your views and enhance them as best as you can in your home. When you make your views the focal point, designing your home around them is easier. Remember, keep the space light and bright and take advantage of an openness to create a view from every room in the home. When you live on Marco Island, it’s as though reality just fades away, and when you design your home to work with the Island, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation every day.

Gulfstream Homes is ready to help you build the perfect home on Marco Island! Call (239) 259-8070 or visit to learn more.

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