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How to Complement Your New Home with Landscaping Features

Posted by Don Brill on Mar 19, 2019, 2:31:00 PM

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Your custom home is a reflection of your style and taste. You've taken every measure to ensure that the inside is exactly what you've dreamed of. Why not take the same care on your home's exterior? The outside of your house sets the tone for your entire property. Here are some landscaping features that can complement your new home. 

 

Porch or Patio

Whether it's in the front or the back, a porch or patio can be an excellent complement to your new home's design. This outdoor living area will not only add visual interest to the exterior of your home, but it will also create a space for you and your family to enjoy your landscape. You'll be getting the most out of your property with more area to live, entertain, and relax. 

 

Textured Driveway

If you want to make your home stand out from the others in the neighborhood, consider enhancing your driveway with a texture or finish. You can choose to either use alternative materials like brick or stone to pave the driveway or simply use faux finish on the concrete. Whatever you choose, it's sure to be a wow factor on the block.

 

Water Feature

Ponds, fountains, and small waterfalls can complement the exterior of your home's design. The unexpected element brings a touch of nature to your landscaping, and the calming sounds of your water feature will muffle other noises so you can peacefully enjoy your outdoor living area.

 

Layered Greenery

Create depth to your landscaping by layering greenery in different heights, shapes, and colors. Flowering trees can be used to draw attention to the main focal points of your home's exterior. Shrubs and bushes add body to your landscaping and give it a more robust appearance. Smaller plants and flowers may be used to add a touch of color or texture. Together, these natural exterior design elements will complement your home and provide the same high quality appearance you'd find inside. 

 

Outdoor Light Fixtures

For both beauty and usability, include exterior lighting in your landscaping design. Spotlights can be used to highlight key areas, and canned or recessed lighting will help to light your home’s facade. You'll also want to consider an entryway light to create an inviting entrance for your guests.

 

Railings and Fencing

While they serve a practical purpose, rails and fences can also add to the aesthetic appeal of your home's exterior. As you select these external features, remember to keep the architectural style of your home in mind. Your custom home builder can help you determine the styles and finishes that will be most complementary to the house while still serving practical functions.

 

Make your dream home a reality with the help of the team at Homes by Brill. Our home construction process is designed with you in mind. From your initial ideas to the turn of your key, we’re here to provide exceptional home building services. Schedule your consultation now. 

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Topics: Outdoor Spaces