There are only a few ways you can make your property look amazing. You can work on your landscaping, your physical building(s), or the land itself. However, within these three categories are virtually endless possibilities for increasing the aesthetic appeal of your home.
Are you on a mission to improve your home’s curb appeal or the general look and feel of your backyard? Here are 7 possibilities for you to consider.
1. Install some attractive vinyl fencing
Fences aren’t just for maintaining privacy and keeping the neighbor’s dog out of your yard. Sometimes fences are a good way to make your property look better. If you haven’t considered decorative fencing because you need something sturdy, you’ll be happy to know some vinyl fences provide the best of both worlds.
For example, vinyl fencing manufacturers like Duramax produce designs that are both attractive and functional, providing you with whatever you need: privacy, a traditional white picket fence for your front yard, or simple post and rail fencing.
When you’re looking for fencing, you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics for functionality. There’s nothing wrong with a chain-link fence; however, vinyl fencing is more attractive and it’s cheaper.
2. Plant a variety of succulents
Succulents can make just about any home look good. Skip the succulents with sharp, pokey needles (like cacti) and stick with something harmless like sedums. Sedums make excellent ground cover because they will grow over a large surface area and continue branching out.
Sedums come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. There are between 400 and 500 different species of sedum. Many varieties produce flowers so you’ll get a different view through part of the year. Just make sure you plant the varieties that will stick around year-after-year, since some sedums are seasonal.
Other beautiful succulents to plant include aloe vera, Agave, Crassula, Dasylirion, and Euphorbia. You just can’t go wrong with succulents. The key is to water them more frequently in summer and less in the winter to prevent them from freezing.
3. Hire a professional landscaper
Professional landscapers can look at your land and see big possibilities. The best landscapers have an eye for what’s possible, identifying places that would be perfect for specific types of plants, even if the final product will take time to create.
When you need landscaping ideas, there’s no better way to get those ideas than by talking to a professional. You don’t just want any random landscaper, however. Plenty of landscapers can manage existing foliage, but not all have the creativity to create from scratch.
Find a landscaping company that has a good reputation for starting from scratch rather than just maintaining existing landscapes.
4. Pave your dirt driveway
Simply paving your dirt driveway can make a huge difference in how people perceive your property. If you’re driving up to your home on a dirt or gravel road, you’ll increase the aesthetic appeal of your home by adding a paved driveway.
Although a nicely compacted gravel driveway will protect the ground and keep you from getting stuck in the mud, a paved driveway will look much better. You can pave it with either asphalt or cement, depending on your budget and preferences.
5. Install faux stone siding
Faux stone siding is the ultimate shortcut to making your home look great. There’s no need to spend the money on real stone siding when stone veneer looks just as good and costs a fraction of the real thing.
6. Get new curtains or drapes
Your curtains and drapes seen through your windows make a big impact on your home’s exterior aesthetics. If your window coverings look old, worn, or mismatched, it’s time to replace them.
If you’ve been nailing blankets over your windows, it’s definitely time to get new window coverings. Get coverings that look good from the backside so they’ll look appealing when seen from the outside of your home through your windows.
7. Add a planter box under your windows
Planter boxes with live flowers make any home look lively and cozy. Add some planter boxes under your windows, especially the kitchen window. Then, plant some vibrant flowers like violets, geraniums, or aster.
With a planter box under your kitchen window, you’ll have beautiful flowers to look at while you do the dishes, and so will your neighbors and passersby.
With a little attention, you can make your home look beautiful
No matter what your home looks like now, you can make it look stunning with just a little bit of work and some help from vibrant, colorful flowers.