We’re sure that there’s been a time where you’ve watched home improvement shows and were in awe by the meticulously crafted architecture of the homes being developed, both from an interior and exterior perspective. When developing your living space, we often get caught up with the interior of our house, forgetting or not paying as much attention to the exterior.
There are many reasons why one would want to spruce the outside of their house, one of many being because it’s the first thing people see when they are introduced to your lovely home! Why wouldn’t you want to leave a memorable lasting impression on future guests or a passerby?
In this blog, we will be talking about 3 ways to give your yard that WOW factor that you’ve always been looking for.
A starting point that not only can differentiate your yard from others is the variety and contrast displayed throughout your yard using flowers. There are many approaches that can be used when implementing flowers or plants, which is subjective to each homeowner.
If you’re the one who likes to keep things simple but desires for a memorable aroma, we suggest something like the gardenia flowers. The gardenia flower is amongst the most famous fragrance in the world of gardening, which produces a heavy scent with its simplistic yet lovely white petals.
On the other hand, if you are an individual that likes a little bit of color in your life, flowers such as the oriental lily “star gazer” may be just right for you. With its powerful scent and gorgeous aesthetic, you get the best of both worlds when it comes to looks and scents.
Having the right flowers on the outside of your house can not only add character to your yard but it can also positively increase the overall presentation of your front or backyard.
What good is a house that you can’t see, especially in the dark?
Adding seamless lighting to the outside of your house can take your home to whole new heights. The key to having impactful lighting is what most lighting designers would call the “moonlight effect” which gives you subtle lighting no more intense than that of the moon. Although this lighting technique is subtle, it is still powerful enough to produce mesmerizing shadows and intense highlights on the exterior of your home.
3 Things to consider when lighting the exterior of your home:
- If you have trees on your property, giving them their own lighting can do wonders for your yard. Whether you decide to put a light at the bottom of the tree or within the tree, either way, can improve the look of your estate.
- Sticking to warm lighting is a practice that most lighting designers live by, although using different colors and temperatures are not out of the question.
- Providing guidance with lights allows you to control the focus of your guests. For example, if you have a beautifully designed walkway leading to your front door, this could something you would want to consider illuminating when speaking with a lighting designer.
Maybe you already have a perfectly designed exterior with all the bells and whistles. But by simply adding a complementary lighting setup, this could take your already fabulous yard to the next level!
Keeping your house guests interested in your beautiful yard can be done by creating different perspectives that alter within varying sections of the estate.
We know what your thinking, “I don’t have that big enough of a yard to even entertain this concept”.
Well lucky for you, a big yard isn’t needed to fulfill these types of illusions, just some research and the use of your imagination will do the trick. Trying things such as varying sized pillars to draw attention to different parts of your yard is a simple way to not only create height but also keeps your guest’s eyes and brains active.
Finally, whether you’re looking at the interior or exterior upgrades, the development of your home can seem like a lifelong project. Having a well-designed yard does not only build anticipation for what’s behind your front door, but it also can add value to your home if you decide to sell to a lucky homebuyer one day.
Consider these tips on your next outdoor project and you can thank us later for the many compliments you will receive.
If you are someone who thinks your yard needs an upgrade, contact us and we can not only give you a dream yard but also make you the talk of the neighbourhood.