Seattle floating homes are notoriously nostalgic and dripping in tradition… but modern designers are rethinking the way you see living on the water, sending this local living space of yesteryear into the future of home design. From rooms with a view to sleek interior styling, these trending design elements have made their way to the forefront houseboat design to create a lasting mark on a whole new look for a new generation.
Wall to Wall Glass
A recent Amsterdam build has the whole design world re-imagining what can be done with a houseboat and a little inspiration. With wall to wall glass, the front side of this houseboat is made entirely of windows, making for a striking view of the sparkling water. This chic idea leaves little room for privacy, however, with a quick call to a custom blind company this idea could be modified to fit your needs.
Because houseboats are made for coziness, appliances take on a design element unlike in any other style of home. Sleek, metal appliances become part of a smaller home’s decor and blend seamlessly into a upscale, modern look. Alternatively, some designers are opting for appliances built into woodwork to hide function and trade it for form.
Heavy woods and metals are an unexpected touch for a traditional houseboat but they work together beautifully. Woodwork in deep ebony provides a touch of elegance against a lighter backdrop of crisp white and eggshell. To keep your design sleek, choose statement pieces over small trinkets which can make a small space appear even smaller.
Whether you are looking for a traditional design or something off the beaten path, Seattle floating homes have become more versatile with each passing year. Classic and charming or modern and musing, your home should speak your own personal style without ever saying a word. Find a houseboat that says exactly what you want to say today… after all, there are plenty of houseboats in the sea but only one perfect for you.