Show your pride in home ownership by making your exterior space as stunning as your interior. These six steps will make sure your house is the best looking on the block.
1. Light the Way with Landscape Lighting
A lighted walkway adds safety and ambiance to any home’s front so solar path lights are a great addition there. Highlight pretty landscaping or architectural details of your home with outdoor spot lights and other landscape lights.
2. Add Flow with Outdoor Fountains
There’s nothing prettier nestled in a flower bed than a garden fountain. The sound of trickling water creates a calming atmosphere for all who come near, and birds will be especially grateful if your water feature is of the birdbath variety.
3. Grow Beauty in Planters & Window Boxes
Live plants and colorful blossoms are a no-brainer for adding beauty and a sense of life to your home’s exterior. Planters on the porch or along the walkway are easy ways to show you love your home, and window boxes … well, they can’t help but be charming.
4. Guide and Hide with Arbors and Trellises
A garden arbor over a walkway is perfect for marking the entrance to your backyard. Or place one at your front gate to make it easier for visitors to spot. Hide A/C units or gas meters behind the climbing vines on a trellis. Adding a trellis in a contrasting color to your house makes an eye-catching statement as well.
5. Sit for a Spell with Outdoor Furniture
Nothing says “welcome to my home” like a porch swing or a couple of outdoor rocking chairs on the porch. Garden benches settled among the flowers or Adirondack chairs in the shade of a tree will also create a hospitable vibe.
6. Send an Open Invitation with Shutters
Have you ever seen a house with shutters and thought it looked anything but homey and quaint? We didn’t think so. Exterior shutters instantly lend a traditional touch to any home and invoke an inviting feeling.