As you are planning for or constructing your custom home, you need to pay attention to every detail of your house. That includes both the indoor and outdoor features. Many people focus their attention on the indoor features of their custom homes. While this is a good approach to any design plan, you also don’t want to ignore other crucial elements of your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t appreciate their outdoor plan as contributing significantly to their homes’ value.
Landscaping can greatly transform your custom home’s exterior appeal, and it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. The following post describes how you can do this:
4 Super-Easy Curb Appeal Projects to Max Out Your Home’s Value
You’ve been spending so much time on projects inside your home (like that new shower you have to drag yourself out of), that your front yard is starting to scream for a bit of attention.
Poor neglected, thing.
You know your yard has some super curb appeal potential, but where to begin?
Check out the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2016 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features (full disclosure: NAR is HouseLogic’s sponsor). It’s got some interesting data on how landscaping affects home value, especially those with tons of curb appeal. They beat out all indoor projects when it comes to adding value to your home! Read more at House Logic…
A good landscaping plan will create a priceless curb appeal to your home, so you need to ensure you work with a great custom builder that will advise you accordingly.
Landscaping also includes your fences and gates. If you want to capitalize on them, you may want to go green. The following post describes how you can make the most of amazing vegetation, which can double up as privacy and safety features for your custom built home:
Privacy and Safety Barriers for Your Home: Fences, Hedges and Gates
Robert Frost wrote, “Good fences make good neighbours.” And Benjamin Franklin, “Love thy neighbour, yet don’t pull down your hedge.” Fences and hedges have long been essential to getting along with neighbours.
Good neighbours are those who respect each other’s privacy and property. Good parents are those who keep their children and pets safe from a busy road. And good home improvers are those who know the kerb appeal of an attractive hedgerow, fence, gate — or combination of all three.
The big question is what to choose. You love the look of a dense native hedge, but how practical is that idea when you could erect a quality fence and gate in just one day?
Starting with most homeowners’ top-three criteria — cost, time, and overall appearance — here are some tips to help you navigate the many options available and make the right choice for your home and family. Read more at Budget Direct…
If you have been toying with the idea of lush gardens with beautiful hedges for your custom built home, don’t hesitate to get started.
Design is everything when it comes to landscaping. The following post describes what you need to consider as you make your choice:
Enhance Your Garden With The Right Hedge Design
It is common knowledge: a garden is made up of different species of plants. These plants can be ornamental, fruit- or vegetable-bearing, functional, or even all three. Some types of foliage, though, can be both decorative and, at the same time, functional elements of a garden. Hedges are one of these.
Hedges can provide a visual barrier around a property or within a garden. A dense hedge can help stifle traffic noise from a busy street. It can also act as an effective windbreak. A hedge made of spiky plants can also act as a physical deterrent to unwanted guests, pests, and even dogs and cats that will intrude into and damage your yard. When designed properly, hedges can also be used in artistic ways to partition your garden to create rooms or areas. Read more at Jim’s Mowing…
To make the best decisions about your custom built home, you need to work with a custom home builder that will take into consideration your specific desires and advice you according to the expertise he or she has acquired over the years.
Oz Custom Home Builders has been designing luxury homes with lush gardens for the past 20 years. If you are looking for an experienced custom-home builder, we are here for you. To learn more about us, visit our website or call us at (803) 242-0050. We look forward to working with you to create the home of your dreams.