Whether you're remodeling your current home or investing in a new one, the design of your landscaping is a big decision. Here are a few things to consider when planning your landscape design.
The Overall Aesthetic
For this, you'll need to consider two things: What is the current style of your home? What is your dream outdoor aesthetic?
You'll need to make sure these two answers blend to create a cohesive home design. For example, a whimsical garden backyard will look odd with a sleek, modern home. However, that same garden backyard would look lovely paired with a cozy cottage home.
As you look for inspiration online, make sure that whatever aesthetic you settle on for your backyard will mesh with your home's exterior design.
Create a Clear Path of Travel
Filling your backyard space and creating plenty of small nooks and sitting areas can be a great way to use your space. However, you need to remember to create a clear path of travel before planting any trees or shrubbery or installing any large features.
There should be a wide, easy-to-travel path that is accessible from the house. You and your guests should not be squeezing through branches or risking rolling an ankle on a loose stone. Paving this path is a great way to create a beautiful effect while making your backyard safe to travel, even after the sun has gone down.
Make Sure There’s Adequate Lighting
Installing adequate lighting is an essential step when landscaping your home. One of the main things to consider when planning your landscape design is what style of lighting you are looking for. From sconces to string lights, the options are endless; however, the lighting style should match the landscaping's overall aesthetic to create a cohesive look.
And of course, lighting for safety is a must. If your yard has a path, it needs to be well lit so your family or guests don't twist an ankle in the dark. Your porch or pergola should also be amply lit so that you can continue to use the space once night arrives.
A successful landscaping renovation can improve your home's value and curb appeal. With these tips, you're sure to have a stunning yard in no time.
About the PublisherBo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market. He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages. He can be reached easily By E-Mail or call/text him Call/Text Here
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